The Assertiveness Guide for Women

The Assertiveness Guide for Women

How to Communicate your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform your Relationships

Book - 2016
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"Many women find it difficult to stand up for themselves, but for women who are prone to anxiety and avoidance, it is especially difficult. Grounded in attachment theory, this is an essential guide to help women identify their thoughts and feelings, balance their emotions, communicate their needs, and set healthy boundaries to improve their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oakland, CA :, New Harbinger Publications,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781626253391
9781626253384
9781626253377
Branch Call Number: 158.2082 Han 3565
Characteristics: 204 pages ;,23 cm

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