People often confuse assertiveness with self-confidence. While self-confidence is important, the times we most need to be assertive are often when we are not feeling confident.
We hope that students who come to this workshop have already attended the Building Self-Confidence and Effective Communication Skills workshops, and so will have covered the basic concepts of assertiveness and practiced some of the skills. This workshop gives students the opportunity to reinforce, embed and practise that learning. For any students who may not have attended these previous workshops, this workshop will ensure that they have a clear understanding, with students who have attended the previous workshops available as a resource.
This workshop aims to ensure that students understand what assertiveness is and is not, and is mainly a chance to practise assertiveness skills so that you can be assertive in a range of situations even when you are not feeling confident. This is essential for self-advocacy.
Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.