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Assertiveness Skills

We all can benefit from learning to get the most from working with others whilst ensuring that our own views are considered. Assertiveness is about having self-confidence without being aggressive.

Being assertive is an important communication skill which could help you to reduce stress and anxiety, control anger as well as improve your self-esteem.

This course will help you to gain assertiveness skills and will provide you with practical techniques to feel more confident in different situations.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what assertiveness means
  • Identify barriers to assertiveness and explore ways to overcome them
  • Recognise the different communication styles we and others use
  • Understand why we use the communication styles we do
  • Explore different self-management techniques which promote assertiveness
  • Explore the best way to communicate with others to achieve common goals
  • Share your experiences to promote shared learning within the group.

“Really liked the presentation and reinforcement of skills needed to manage, also analysis of problems with passive aggressiveness.”

Lead tutors: Claire Watson and Lucy Burthem

Dates, Times and Venues:

16 July 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

11 September 2019 - 10am to 4pm
blueSCI, Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre, 54-56 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0LN


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