The Assertiveness Workbook

The Assertiveness Workbook
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Release: 2022-09-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9781648480294
Language: en
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Stand up and be heard! With more than 100,000 copies sold, this fully revised and updated self-help classic by psychologist Randy J. Paterson—author of How to Be Miserable—will help you get started today. Do you feel uncomfortable in situations where you disagree with others? Do you struggle to express your opinions or assert your boundaries? If you’ve ever felt paralyzed by confrontation, or have bitten your tongue rather than offer an opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. Assertiveness is a critical skill that not only influences your professional success, but also your personal happiness! So, how can you make sure your voice is heard? The Assertiveness Workbook contains powerfully effective skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you communicate more effectively, improve social interactions, and express yourself with confidence and clarity. You’ll learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries while staying connected, and discover ways to be more genuine and open in your relationships. Finally, you’ll learn to defend yourself calmly if you’re unfairly criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests. Fully revised and updated—this new edition includes information on the impact of social media, mini-dialogs to help you navigate tricky social interactions, and skills to shift your behaviors to be more assertive—so you can improve your communication skills, and your life!

The Assertiveness Workbook

The Assertiveness Workbook
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781608824168
Language: en
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Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective, cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive. Learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries without becoming inaccessible. Become more genuine and open in relationships without fearing attack. Defend yourself when you are criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Cool Calm and Confident

Cool  Calm  and Confident
Author: Lisa M. Schab
Release: 2009-04-02
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1608824780
Language: en
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Self-assured, assertive kids are not only less likely to be picked on by their peers, they're also less likely to bully others. But it's not always easy for children to find a healthy middle ground between passivity and aggression. If your child is a frequent target for bullies, or has begun to tease and take advantage of other kids, the easy and effective activities in Cool, Calm, and Confident can help. These simple exercises help children stand up for themselves without coming across as aggressive, learn to be both kind and assertive, and develop self-confidence and a positive self-image. Using this workbook is an easy and effective way to instill self-esteem in both passive and aggressive children-a strength that will prove invaluable in childhood, in their teenage years, and throughout their lives. Help children to: Learn the difference between passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior; behave in ways that discourage teasing; understand their rights and stand up for themselves; stay calm and learn skills for managing anger; and make real and lasting friendships.

The Assertiveness Guide for Women

The Assertiveness Guide for Women
Author: Julie de Azevedo Hanks
Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781626253391
Language: en
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Isn’t it time you took a stand? Many women struggle with assertiveness, but if you’re prone to anxiety and avoidance, it is especially difficult. Grounded in attachment theory, this essential guide will help you identify your thoughts and feelings, balance your emotions, communicate your needs, and set healthy boundaries to improve your life. When you’re assertive, you’re able to communicate your needs and wishes clearly while respecting yourself and anyone else involved in the interaction. But when you aren’t assertive, you may stop yourself from saying anything when your needs aren’t being met, or end up lashing out in hostile or hurtful ways. People with different attachment styles struggle with being assertive for different reasons, and even women with a secure attachment style may have difficulty expressing emotion when faced with challenging circumstances. Using strategies based in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), The Assertiveness Guide for Women can help you understand the attachment styles that keep you from asserting yourself. You’ll learn about the three communication stances—from the passive Doormat to the aggressive (or passive-aggressive) Sword to the assertive Lantern—and find practical examples that show you how to apply your new communication and emotional awareness skills in your own life. Rather than being caught in a cycle of rumination and regret when you’re unable to express yourself or even acknowledge your own needs, you’ll be ready to assert yourself and get what you want. Whether you’re anxious and overwhelmed by the intensity of your emotions, avoidant and struggle to identify your emotions, or otherwise have difficulty expressing yourself, this book will help you become more aware of your own thoughts and feelings, and empower you to ask for what you need, set boundaries, and speak your truth for a more fulfilling life.

Your Perfect Right

Your Perfect Right
Author: Robert Alberti,Michael Emmons
Release: 2017-03-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781626259621
Language: en
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Your Perfect Right—the leading assertiveness guide with over 1.3 million copies sold—is now fully updated and revised. This indispensable guide to equal-relationship assertiveness is packed with step-by-step exercises, tips, and skills to help you express yourself effectively. Are you comfortable starting a conversation with strangers at a party? Do you sometimes feel ineffective in making your needs clear? Do you have difficulty saying no to persuasive people? Everyone needs a little help getting along with others. Assertiveness is a key social skill, as well as a tool for making your relationships more equal. Learning to respond more effectively to others can help you reduce stress and increase your sense of self-worth. In this fully updated and revised tenth edition, you’ll learn practical advice on dealing with difficult people, handling criticism, and expressing your feelings. You’ll also discover how to use humor in conflict resolution, ways to clarify others’ intentions, and how to distinguish between encouraging and discouraging communication habits. This edition also includes a new introduction by coauthor Robert Alberti, in addition to research and information on the subjects of anger and interpersonal communication. Assertiveness is an alternative to personal powerlessness or manipulation. The program in this book will help you develop effective ways to express yourself, maintain your self-respect, and show respect for others. This is not a “me-first” book—it's all about equal-relationship assertiveness!

How to Be Miserable

How to Be Miserable
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Release: 2016-05-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781626254084
Language: en
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In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we’re depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should—such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can’t change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.

Assertiveness

Assertiveness
Author: Judy Murphy
Release: 2011-11-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 108
ISBN: 1087902754
Language: en
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When I Say No I Feel Guilty

When I Say No  I Feel Guilty
Author: Manuel J. Smith
Release: 2011-01-12
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307785442
Language: en
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The best-seller that helps you say: "I just said 'no' and I don't feel guilty!" Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose her will on you? Are you embarrassed by praise or crushed by criticism? Are you having trouble coping with people? Learn the answers in When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, the best-seller with revolutionary new techniques for getting your own way.

How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties

How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Release: 2020-03-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781684034734
Language: en
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Following in the footsteps of his snarky self-help hit, How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy J. Paterson uses his trademark wit and irony to help you tackle the most common roadblocks that stand in the way of successful “adulting.” Are you living in your parent’s basement? Can you measure your life by the hours you spend video streaming or gaming? Do you have absolutely no idea who you really are or what matters to you? Are you emotionally stunted and incapable of mature relationships? Great! Keep it up. If you just can’t get enough of being miserable, you’re on the right path. In How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties, you won’t find platitudes or promises of love, happiness, and a fabulous life. What you will find are 40 strategies to help you cultivate a life of abject misery. On the other hand, if you want to take control of your destiny, find meaning and a sense of purpose, or just be a damn grownup, feel free to do the opposite of what this book says. You may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! So, keep getting caught in the same self-defeating traps that have led you to an unfulfilling existence—or not! Either way, this book will help you take a good long look at yourself and your life, and come up with a solid action plan for your worst (or best) future.

Private Practice Made Simple

Private Practice Made Simple
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Release: 2011-06-02
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781608824069
Language: en
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Start and Run Your Own Private Therapy Practice Running your own private practice takes more than an advanced degree, memberships in professional psychology organizations, and the ability to be a good therapist. And while your continuing education and training may be useful, setting up and managing a successful practice is a matter of business and organizational know-how as much as professional proficiency. If you're opening your own private practice or want to run your existing practice more efficiently, Private Practice Made Simple is your detailed guide. This book offers tips on everything from getting client referrals and creating a positive and comfortable office atmosphere to building a strong and thriving therapy practice that can serve both you and your clients. You'll learn how to attract clients as a new therapist and how to manage your practice as it grows. This complete tool kit will help you: Find an office and set up a treatment room Establish headache-free routines for organizing client information and forms Decide on a fee and manage your finances Prevent burnout by maintaining a healthy work-life balance

Your Depression Map

Your Depression Map
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Release: 2002
Editor: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
Pages: 324
ISBN: UCLA:L0090168279
Language: en
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Based on the premise that depression is not an isolated disorder but a cluster of related disorders, this workbook asks readers to look at the multiple causes and symptoms of their depression and the myths that may hinder healing. Illustrations, charts & graphs.

Assertiveness Workbook

Assertiveness Workbook
Author: Hermes Sheila
Release: 1997-12-30
Editor: Hazelden Publishing
Pages: 36
ISBN: 1568389515
Language: en
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Assertiveness Workbook

The Better Boundaries Workbook

The Better Boundaries Workbook
Author: Sharon Martin
Release: 2021-11-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781684037605
Language: en
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Do you have trouble saying "no," or constantly sacrifice your own needs to please others? If so, this evidence-based workbook will help you set healthy boundaries in all aspects of your life—without feeling guilty or afraid. If you find yourself feeling responsible for others’ happiness, worrying about letting people down, or struggling to speak up for yourself, you probably have difficulty setting healthy boundaries. Establishing clear personal boundaries is essential to creating and nurturing mutually respectful relationships based on equality. Setting limits can also protect you from getting involved in exploitative relationships, and help you avoid toxic personalities who don’t have your best interests at heart. This evidence-based workbook will show you how to set healthy boundaries across all aspects of life—without sacrificing your kindness or compassion for others. You’ll learn to define your boundaries and discover why they’re so important for your emotional well-being. You’ll also find a wealth of tips for maintaining boundaries in a "constantly-connected" world, strategies for what to do when people get upset or threatened by your assertiveness, and ways to make sure your needs are met. If you’re tired of feeling guilty or afraid of putting your mental and physical health first, are ready to take back control of your life, and create healthy and balanced relationships, this book will show you how to step up and set limits, assert yourself confidently, and realize your full potential.

Let s be Friends

Let s be Friends
Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro,Julia Holmes
Release: 2008
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781572246102
Language: en
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Presents forty activities designed to help children build better social skills, make friends, learn to adapt to changing relationships, cope with rejection and disappointment, and find deep and lasting friendships.

Alpha Assertiveness Guide for Men and Women

Alpha Assertiveness Guide for Men and Women
Author: Gerard Shaw,Tbd
Release: 2020-03-07
Editor: Communication Excellence
Pages: 180
ISBN: 164780065X
Language: en
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Become a Proactive, Assertive Person That Everyone Respects and Learn How to Say No! You just can't seem to catch a break. You work hard every day, yet can't get a raise or a promotion. You're kind to your colleagues but you still feel like they don't respect you. If someone asks you do to something for them, you'll undoubtedly say YES, even if you don't want to. Do you feel as if life is punishing you and it simply isn't being fair? It's not a case of bad luck, karma or destiny. If you find it hard to enjoy yourself when something good happens, if you're constantly on alert in case something bad comes your way, you need to go through a process of self-empowerment. Sometimes, the solutions to our problems lie in self-retrospective. This workbook will guide you through a detailed self-assessment process, and you might be surprised of the results. If you're finding it hard to express yourself, whether in work environment or at home and if you feel like your voice is not loud enough, you need to transform yourself into a more assertive person. This book will help you gain confidence, upgrade your communication skills and reveal the secret techniques of winners! It does not mean you have to change your identity or personality. It simply means you should focus on your strengths. This book will help you with that, but also discover the assertive, more confident side of your personality. A lot of us struggle with criticism, whether we're on the giving or receiving side. Use this guide to learn how to handle being criticized, but also how to criticize someone in a constructive way. Here's what you get with this workbook: Self-assessment questionnaires and activities to discover your personal style of communicating A guide on how to enhance your strength and use them to your advantage in everyday situations Attested methods to develop assertive behavior and build confidence A detailed guide on how to build a positive self-image A list of famous assertive individuals and what you can learn from them Numerous examples of how to be assertive in everyday situations A guide to conquering the fear of conflict A deep guide on how to say NO Techniques for personal empowerment Even if you feel like you're confident enough to express yourself clearly, you should consider using this workbook to advance your skills further. After all, assertiveness is a communication skill and as such can be trained and upgraded. If you've ever felt like you're not getting enough respect, you should use this book to test your behavioral patterns and find a solution. Do you want to gain confidence, become a more assertive person, be able to handle a criticism and gain respect you deserve? Scroll up, click on 'Buy Now with 1-Click' and discover a secret to professional and personal success!

Assertiveness Workbook

Assertiveness Workbook
Author: Dena Michelli
Release: 2013-01-25
Editor: Teach Yourself
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1444183117
Language: en
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Do you want to be more assertive and get what you want in all aspects of life? Do you want to develop life-long confidence, greater self-esteem and a more effective communication style? This new Teach Yourself Workbook doesn?t just tell you how to become more assertive. It accompanies you every step of the way, with diagnostic tools, goal-setting charts, practical exercises, and many more features ideal for people who want a more active style of learning. The book starts by helping you identify your own preferred styles of learning and communication. It then helps you set specific goals to improve on; as you progress through the book, you will be able to keep checking your progress against these goals. Specially created exercises will help you boost your skills and communication so that you can reach your potential in any situation.

8 Keys to Eliminating Passive Aggressiveness 8 Keys to Mental Health

8 Keys to Eliminating Passive Aggressiveness  8 Keys to Mental Health
Author: Andrea Brandt
Release: 2013-10-21
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780393708790
Language: en
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Guidance for dealing with this common and frustrating form of behavior. Many people often say “yes” to something when they’d rather say “no.” They offer cooperation through words but follow up with how they really feel—in actions that contradict their words. That’s passive-aggression. At its heart, passive-aggression is about being untrue to oneself, which makes it impossible to have a clean relationship with others. Passive-aggression as a communication method doesn’t make someone “bad.” It is simply a strategy learned in childhood as a coping mechanism, a hard-to-break habit. Changing passive-aggressive behavior requires knowledge, tools, and practice, as outlined here. The book offers effective methods for transforming passive-aggression into healthy assertiveness to communicate in constructive ways through eight keys: Recognize Your Hidden Anger; Reconnect Your Emotions to Your Thoughts; Listen to Your Body; Set Healthy Boundaries; Communicate Assertively; Interact Using Mindfulness; Disable the Enabler; and Problem-Solve for Better Outcomes. Hands-on exercises are featured, enabling readers to better understand themselves.

Assertiveness

Assertiveness
Author: Charles Golden
Release: 2019-05-17
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1099128617
Language: en
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If you want to discover how to stop being a people-pleaser and still be liked by others, then keep reading... Are you sick and tired of feeling like you have to say yes to everyone's requests? Do you finally want to be able to directly ask for what you want and feel good about it? Have you tried endless other solutions to increase your assertiveness but nothing seems to work for more than a few weeks? If so, then you've come to the right place. You see, gaining respect, setting boundaries and asking for what you want doesn't have to be difficult. Even if you've tried affirmations and subscribed to the power of positive thinking. In fact, it's easier than you think. And this book will show you how. Here's just a tiny fraction of what you'll discover: What it truly means to be assertive 11 key qualities that come with appropriate assertive behavior How to not come across as aggressive when being assertive How to come across as assertive without saying a word How to turn your thinking into that of an assertive person Why saying "yes" every time someone asks for something can be destructive to your health How assertiveness can promote healthy and equal relationships Assertiveness for children, parents, and families How to bring assertiveness into sexuality and intimacy to help both partners get what they want How to use assertiveness effectively in the workplace How to deal with criticism from others How to know when it is the right time to be assertive in life And much, much more! Take a second to imagine how you'll feel once you're no longer afraid to tell others "no" and how your family and friends will react when they see you grabbing life by the horns. So if you want to learn how you can take back control of your life, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness

The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness
Author: Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781608821730
Language: en
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Speaking up for yourself has benefits, but it has costs, too. Many people who struggle with assertiveness are paralyzed by worries that they’ll seem mean, petty, or that they will hurt the other person’s feelings. Even though they want to speak up, they may keep their true needs and opinions to themselves because of these fears—eventually building stress, resentment, and alienation. The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness does not require that readers ignore the needs of others and focus solely on their own desires. Rather, this unique blend of cognitive behavioral therapy-based assertiveness training and Buddhist psychology helps readers practice assertiveness skills while caring deeply about the welfare of others. This book helps readers develop a form of assertiveness that emphasizes collaboration, negotiation, and compromise. It focuses on speaking up for the benefit of others and speaking up for the relationship, not just one’s own needs. In this way, readers learn to assert their needs in ways that match their compassionate value systems. This book is the ideal assertiveness guide for those who are afraid of rejection, have a deep concern for how others perceive them, often feel judged by others, or have difficulty expressing their feelings and needs. Readers learn to apply assertiveness skills in all domains of their lives, including in romantic relationships, as parents, at work, and in social settings.

Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love
Author: Ruth N. Koch,Kenneth C. Haugk
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0963383116
Language: en
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