Assertiveness for Women
The Integral Development assertiveness workshop is a unique and dynamic course that aims to assist participants to develop their self-confidence and enrich their sense of self-agency in all areas of life. By better understanding our personal psychological processes, especially in challenging situations, we are able to improve our ability to respond in a way that is constructive and helps us achieve what we want from the situation.
A focus in the workshop is aggression and one of the first steps is to investigate and recognise how each participant manages varying levels of aggression, in both self and others. A key question that participants are encouraged to answer in the workshop is “Are you able to facilitate constructive workplace outcomes when conflict is present, either covertly or overtly, and particularly when the conflict is aggressive”? We also facilitate exercises aimed at assisting in the transformation of aggression into thoughtful determination.
This full day workshop will cover the principles of assertiveness for women (recognising that women may often face specific assertiveness challenges that are different to men) and practical skills for being assertive at work and in a personal setting. It aims to pair practical, research based topics with real life exercises and methodologies.
Benefits of Attending
- Develop an understanding of the links between aggression and anxiety and how to facilitate a potential switch from anxiety to being assertive
- Become aware of the differences between passive/accommodating, passive aggressive, aggressive and assertive behaviour
- Develop an understanding of how to manage power based relationships particularly in the context of career development
- Consciously access aggressive impulses via martial arts exercises and develop the capacity to transform and utilise aggressive energy constructively in asserting oneself
- Develop a greater sense of personal empowerment and confidence via a conscious engagement with embodied aggression, and the recognition that aggression is not the exclusive domain of males, and explore feminine power for a leader/manager
- Develop a psychological understanding of change and how to manage resistance to change in both self and others
- Identify areas for personal change and complete a practical Assertiveness Action Plan