Understanding the Difference Between Assertiveness vs. Aggressiveness
— and When to Stand Your Ground —
September 27, 2019 1p.m. – 4p.m.
You CAN stand up for yourself, or help others do so, and there is nothing wrong with that! This workshop will show you how you can achieve that, and with it, a greater sense of pride in yourself and joy in your life.
In order to help facilitate healthy growth in the area of assertiveness in an individual, it is always a good idea to start with the Cognitive Behavioral Model. One cannot move in any direction if we do not understand where our client is coming from, why they feel the way they do, and their perceptions or misconceptions on being assertive. Once this is established over time, Behavioral Activation can be helpful, as long as it is rational and safe to do in the client’s situation. If not, or even in addition to Behavioral Activation, Exposure Therapy is a possible step for those that have excelled up until that point.
Through these exercises, assertiveness and social skills training is consistently and persistently happening, every step of the way, preferably, so that said client’s actions can be caught and corrected in real-time.