Is this the right book for me?
- do you lack the confidence to say no?
- do you feel that people sometimes take you for granted?
- would you like strategies that will help you communicate your needs openly and calmly?
Teach Yourself Assertiveness will help you if you're struggling to make yourself heard.
It will show you how becoming more assertive can change every part of your life for the better, and give you techniques and strategies to make assertive behaviour a part of your life. You will learn how to give and receive criticism, make and receive compliments, cope with anger, fear and, most importantly, to say 'no' without feeling guilty.
Be More Assertive includes:
Chapter 1: Do you want to be assertive?
Chapter 2: The tactics we use to get along
Chapter 3: Knowing your rights
Chapter 4: Responsibilities
Chapter 5: Beliefs and values
Chapter 6: Becoming assertive
Chapter 7: Accepting and giving criticism
Chapter 8: Accepting and giving compliments
Chapter 9: Saying no
Chapter 10: Getting caught
Chapter 11: Anger and other feelings
Chapter 12: Changing others by changing yourself
Teach Yourself methods:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Suzie Hayman is well known for her work as a Relate-trained counsellor and agony aunt on television and in a variety of different papers and magazines. She is the author of over 24 books and gives advice to hundreds of people through her website www.agony-aunt.com.