How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Pubpsher: New Harbinger Publications
Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective, cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive. Learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries without becoming inaccessible. Become more genuine and open in relationships without fearing attack. Defend yourself when you are criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
By the author of A Woman In Your Own Right. This book is for all women who lack confidence and want to improve their communication skills - but are not looking for major changes in their lives. It also advises on how to cultivate a more positive approach both in work and in relationships. Ordinary women have rights - the right to have opinions and have those opinions respected by others, the right to choose where to live, or who to marry, the right to consider personal needs, the right to refuse a request felt to be unjustified, the right to be successful, and the right to make a mistake. Joanna Gutmann shows how to assert personal rights in a reasonable and responsible way, whilst at the same time respecting those of others.
Do you want to be more assertive and get what you want in all aspects of life? Do you want to develop life-long confidence, greater self-esteem and a more effective communication style? This new Teach Yourself Workbook doesn?t just tell you how to become more assertive. It accompanies you every step of the way, with diagnostic tools, goal-setting charts, practical exercises, and many more features ideal for people who want a more active style of learning. The book starts by helping you identify your own preferred styles of learning and communication. It then helps you set specific goals to improve on; as you progress through the book, you will be able to keep checking your progress against these goals. Specially created exercises will help you boost your skills and communication so that you can reach your potential in any situation.
Most people can be assertive in some situations, and yet be ineffectual in others. The Real Solution Assertiveness Workbook expands the number of situations in which you can choose to be assertive. When a person is passive, opportunities are lost and unpleasant situations are tolerated. In time, bad feelings can build to a point where one more event can trigger an explosion of resentment that in turn provokes criticism or rejection. Graduated homework assignments allow participants to apply their newly acquired skills. The Real Solution Assertiveness Workbook emphasizes the building of assertiveness skills, using model presentation, rehearsal, positive feedback, prompting, and homework assignments.
How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships
Author: Julie de Azevedo Hanks
Pubpsher: New Harbinger Publications
Isn’t it time you took a stand? Many women struggle with assertiveness, but if you’re prone to anxiety and avoidance, it is especially difficult. Grounded in attachment theory, this essential guide will help you identify your thoughts and feelings, balance your emotions, communicate your needs, and set healthy boundaries to improve your life. When you’re assertive, you’re able to communicate your needs and wishes clearly while respecting yourself and anyone else involved in the interaction. But when you aren’t assertive, you may stop yourself from saying anything when your needs aren’t being met, or end up lashing out in hostile or hurtful ways. People with different attachment styles struggle with being assertive for different reasons, and even women with a secure attachment style may have difficulty expressing emotion when faced with challenging circumstances. Using strategies based in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), The Assertiveness Guide for Women can help you understand the attachment styles that keep you from asserting yourself. You’ll learn about the three communication stances—from the passive Doormat to the aggressive (or passive-aggressive) Sword to the assertive Lantern—and find practical examples that show you how to apply your new communication and emotional awareness skills in your own life. Rather than being caught in a cycle of rumination and regret when you’re unable to express yourself or even acknowledge your own needs, you’ll be ready to assert yourself and get what you want. Whether you’re anxious and overwhelmed by the intensity of your emotions, avoidant and struggle to identify your emotions, or otherwise have difficulty expressing yourself, this book will help you become more aware of your own thoughts and feelings, and empower you to ask for what you need, set boundaries, and speak your truth for a more fulfilling life.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives. This new edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based on the latest research, and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy. In the first chapter, you'll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives. A Reading Well Books on Prescription title.
The Workbook for Training Assertive Behavior and Communication Skills to Live Bold, Command Respect and Gain Confidence at Work and in Relationships
Author: Gerard Shaw,Tbd
Pubpsher: Communication Excellence
Become a Proactive, Assertive Person That Everyone Respects and Learn How to Say No! You just can't seem to catch a break. You work hard every day, yet can't get a raise or a promotion. You're kind to your colleagues but you still feel like they don't respect you. If someone asks you do to something for them, you'll undoubtedly say YES, even if you don't want to. Do you feel as if life is punishing you and it simply isn't being fair? It's not a case of bad luck, karma or destiny. If you find it hard to enjoy yourself when something good happens, if you're constantly on alert in case something bad comes your way, you need to go through a process of self-empowerment. Sometimes, the solutions to our problems lie in self-retrospective. This workbook will guide you through a detailed self-assessment process, and you might be surprised of the results. If you're finding it hard to express yourself, whether in work environment or at home and if you feel like your voice is not loud enough, you need to transform yourself into a more assertive person. This book will help you gain confidence, upgrade your communication skills and reveal the secret techniques of winners! It does not mean you have to change your identity or personality. It simply means you should focus on your strengths. This book will help you with that, but also discover the assertive, more confident side of your personality. A lot of us struggle with criticism, whether we're on the giving or receiving side. Use this guide to learn how to handle being criticized, but also how to criticize someone in a constructive way. Here's what you get with this workbook: Self-assessment questionnaires and activities to discover your personal style of communicating A guide on how to enhance your strength and use them to your advantage in everyday situations Attested methods to develop assertive behavior and build confidence A detailed guide on how to build a positive self-image A list of famous assertive individuals and what you can learn from them Numerous examples of how to be assertive in everyday situations A guide to conquering the fear of conflict A deep guide on how to say NO Techniques for personal empowerment Even if you feel like you're confident enough to express yourself clearly, you should consider using this workbook to advance your skills further. After all, assertiveness is a communication skill and as such can be trained and upgraded. If you've ever felt like you're not getting enough respect, you should use this book to test your behavioral patterns and find a solution. Do you want to gain confidence, become a more assertive person, be able to handle a criticism and gain respect you deserve? Scroll up, click on 'Buy Now with 1-Click' and discover a secret to professional and personal success!