Womens Support Project

Assertiveness

This section offers a selection of helpful resources on assertiveness.

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Assert yourself
By Gael Lindenfield
Pub. Thorsons, London, 1992
This book offers a short do-it-yourself course in assertiveness training for both individuals and groups.

Assertiveness training
a starter pack for groups
By Scottish Women’s Aid, 1987
A brief but useful guide to being more assertive. Includes suggestions for group exercises.

Assertion training
a handbook for those involved in training
By Anni Townend
Pub. FPA, London, 1985
A resource for those involved with assertiveness trainin g.

Assertiveness workshops
a guide for group leaders
By Jane Schonveld
Pub. Lothian Regional Council, 1987
A useful guide. Looks at what is assertiveness, making decisions, building confidence. Also includes helpful advice on running assertiveness groups, and copies of suggested handouts.

A woman in your own right
By Anne Dickson
Pub. Quartet Books, London, 1982
Anne Dickson describes assertiveness as clear, honest and direct communication. This book aims to help women to “kick the need for approval”, and to be able to make their own decisions. Also looks at body language, saying no, expressing your feelings, how to handle
criticism, sexuality and assertiveness. Gives examples and “exercises . Could be used for individuals or groups.




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