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3 Tips for Increasing Assertiveness

Assertiveness can be defined as the ability to communicate effectively while maintaining positive and peaceful relations with one’s self and others. Without assertiveness, our needs get overlooked and go unmet. With too much assertiveness, we become aggressive and lose the “positive and peaceful” aspect of our relationships. And passive-aggression is the worst of both worlds:…

Why and How

“Why…?” is perhaps the most frequently asked question in therapy. It’s a great question, asked by clients and therapists alike. And sometimes it’s a pointless question. The really hard part is to be able to tell when to ask it and when to ignore it. I often find myself assisting clients in figuring out the…