Saturday, November 5, 2011

Assertiveness Training ( AT )

•The goal of assertiveness training is to increase the number and variety of situations in which assertive behavior is possible, and decrease occasions of passive collapse or hostile blow–up.

AT is found to be effective in dealing with:

•Depression

•Anger

•Resentment

•Interpersonal Anxiety

Examples

You are assertive when:

•You stand up for your rights in such a way that the rights of others are not violated.

•Beyond just demanding your rights, you can express your personal likes and interests spontaneously.

•You can talk about yourself without being self-conscious.

•You can accept compliments comfortably.

•You can disagree with someone openly.

•You can ask for clarification.

•You can say No!

•You can be more relaxed in interpersonal situations.