Presentation Title

Assertiveness for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries & Transform Your Relationships

Brief Session Description

Using the guidelines in Julie De Azevedo Hanks, PhD ‘s book The Assertiveness Guide for Women, We will give attendees tools to recognizes what they feel, need and want, how to communicate those needs and still respect the feelings and different opinions of others.

Dr. Hanks suggests here are 5 skills that need to be mastered to achieve this goal. The Skill of self-reflection, Self-awareness, self-soothing, self-expression, and self-expansion. The results of mastering these skills is clarity, confidence, calmness, connection, and compassion.

Girls are socialized to be nice, compliant and relationship oriented, while boys are often socialized to be independent and strong, and encouraged to speak up. Societal expectations teach women that above all they should take care of others, and be self-sacraficing. All of these attributes are essential for families and community success; they can become barriers to a woman’s self-expression.

Our goal is to show attendees how to determine their attachment styles, recognize their barriers to assertive communication, and identify their self-expression patterns. Then using the tools in the book, how to overcome their individual challenges to effective assertive communication. To create a willingness and ability to express ones feelings, thoughts, needs and wants- even when they differ from those we are with. To learn how to say no without offending, needing to apologize, or feeling guilt.

Presentation Category

Leadership

Audience Expertise

General Interest (Appropriate for all experience levels.)

Start Date

9-11-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

9-11-2019 11:30 AM

Appendium Knowledge Area

Leading and Managing the Assessment Office

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Sep 11th, 10:30 AM Sep 11th, 11:30 AM

Assertiveness for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries & Transform Your Relationships

Using the guidelines in Julie De Azevedo Hanks, PhD ‘s book The Assertiveness Guide for Women, We will give attendees tools to recognizes what they feel, need and want, how to communicate those needs and still respect the feelings and different opinions of others.

Dr. Hanks suggests here are 5 skills that need to be mastered to achieve this goal. The Skill of self-reflection, Self-awareness, self-soothing, self-expression, and self-expansion. The results of mastering these skills is clarity, confidence, calmness, connection, and compassion.

Girls are socialized to be nice, compliant and relationship oriented, while boys are often socialized to be independent and strong, and encouraged to speak up. Societal expectations teach women that above all they should take care of others, and be self-sacraficing. All of these attributes are essential for families and community success; they can become barriers to a woman’s self-expression.

Our goal is to show attendees how to determine their attachment styles, recognize their barriers to assertive communication, and identify their self-expression patterns. Then using the tools in the book, how to overcome their individual challenges to effective assertive communication. To create a willingness and ability to express ones feelings, thoughts, needs and wants- even when they differ from those we are with. To learn how to say no without offending, needing to apologize, or feeling guilt.