How to Take Control of Yourself and Your Life (5 weeks)

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How to Take Control of Yourself and Your Life (5 weeks)

Learn how to effectively communicate your feelings, rights, & needs in a direct & respectful way, say “no,” & respond to criticism & anger.

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Are you tired of hiding your feelings and opinions, being overlooked, or always being expected to just go along with whatever others want to do? Do you find it hard to say “no” even when you’re overextended? Do people often take advantage of you?

When we don’t know how to speak up for ourselves in a direct but respectful and assertive way, every personal or business interaction can be frustrating and exhausting.

In this five-session highly interactive workshop, you will explore what it means to be assertive, what happens when we’re not assertive, and why we don’t assert ourselves. You will learn how to behave and communicate assertively. You will gain practical techniques to say “no” when appropriate, realistically evaluate and respond to criticism, recognize and handle manipulation, and handle your own and other’s anger.

We need to recognize and accept that we are worthy of respect. We need to identify and respect our own rights so that we don’t allow them to be trampled- by ourselves or by others. We need to recognize and accept responsibility for our feelings, rights, and needs. And finally, we need to identify the result we desire, take a win/win problem solving approach to achieve it, and communicate this effectively. This workshop will show you how to do it.

Meets on Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm CST beginning September 13th until October 11th