Too Nice To Say No (Assertiveness)

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Assertiveness skills for gentle people There are a lot of misconceptions about assertiveness. So just for the record, assertiveness is not about battling through life to insist you get all your own way. Definitely not! I believe it's possible to be assertive while having respect for yourself and others, and maintaining empathy and sensitivity with the people around you. 

This workshop is about finding the balance. It's interactive and fun, and you'll get practical techniques to put you in charge of your life. Aims of the day Reduce stress by building confidence, so you no longer feel threatened or victimised when things don't go as expected. Recognise your own rights to state what you want and set boundaries Learn how to be empathetic – without being a pushover Create better relationships by encouraging others to voice their opinions Get to win/win agreements faster by stating your needs clearly and encouraging others to do the same. 

Judi Goodwin has handled many difficult situations (most of them successfully with tact and diplomacy) in her 30-year career as a journalist. She is now a full-time trainer and life coach and has worked with life-term prisoners, people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, groups with mental health issues and people with AIDS and HIV. She is an NLP Practitioner. 

What previous participants said:

“Very enjoyable day in a safe environment. Everyone got to talk about situations that were relevant to them.”

Sarah Sutton, Crewe

“I feel more empowered. Every part of the course was relevant.”

Sylvia Morrison Bird, Cheshire 

“Well constructed exercises. Good strategies to employ in the future.”

Bob Knowles, Mental Health Training Manager, Wirral

“I now have tools to handle future things in a different way.”

Linda Davidson, Sale 

A very successful and thought provoking event. Really gained insights and welcomed feedback about how I come across. Lots of ideas to add to my tool kit.” 

Janice Clare, Cheshire

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Mar 26, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm

About the teacher

Judi Goodwin

Judi Goodwin comes from a background of journalism and broadcasting. She regularly contributed to The Daily Telegraph and Woman’s Hour and was consultant houses editor for Ideal Home. She now...

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