We have all heard people say “You need to be more assertive!” but what exactly is assertiveness? Assertiveness is a communication style. It is being able to express your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and opinions in an open manner that doesn’t violate the rights of others.
People often confuse assertiveness with aggression, because it involves sticking up for yourself. However the two are actually quite different.
Being assertive means not being passive when it matters to you. If you are passive, you often:
Through Hypnosis, CBT and NLP you can develop skills in assertiveness. With these skills, you can change your existing patterns of relating to others and respectfully stand up for your needs.
Through Hypnosis, CBT and NLP you remove barriers to you being more assertive within your life. Assertiveness is a skill can be developed with the right guidance and even though you may find it difficult to speak up, with a little practice you can develop greater assertiveness and confidence.
Effective communication involves sending accurate messages to those around us. Assertive communication involves clearly expressing what you think, how you feel, and what you want, without demanding that you must have things your way. Communication involves both verbal and non-verbal aspects. Non-Verbal communication includes our eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, posture and body orientation, proximity, humour, as well as our tone and pitch.
Hypnosis, CBT and NLP and help you to feel empowered to say “no” when something doesn’t feel right.
You will develop the skills so you can politely explain why you are declining, but don’t feel that you have to apologise.
Being more assertive will help you to deal with conflict or confrontation, defending your situation without being overly aggressive.