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Assertive communication is defined as “the ability to speak and interact in a manner that considers and respects the rights and opinions of others while also standing up for your rights, needs, and personal boundaries” (Pipas & Jaradat, 2010, p. 649). Communicating assertively takes understanding and practice. “You” statements can be perceived as blaming O Example: O You don’t keep me informed. • Review the definitions of passive, assertive and aggressive communication, asking for input/examples from participants. Assertive communication is defined by mutual respect, diplomacy, and directness. Vocal tone and volume are also important. 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Here are 9 helpful assertive communication examples to help you improve your ability to … 0000009855 00000 n Assertive communication is a communication style in which people clearly expose their thoughts, advocate for their needs in a calm and positive way and are able to state their point with respect to others and to yourself. Sometimes it helps to start by explaining what assertiveness is not: Aggressive Communication People often confuse assertiveness with aggression, because it involves sticking up for yourself. Many people think that being assertive means being rude, loud and aggressive. O I find it hard to keep up on the project when I don’t have all of the relevant information. “I” statements help the listener know exactly how you feel and why you feel that way. It the assertive form of communication, everyone strives to contribute to the improvement of ideas, and feedbacks are also positively considered. Communication is the most powerful tool a psychiatric nurse can have. This guide on how to improve your assertive communication skills includes examples and exact scrips to help you express yourself professionally, increase confidence, and command more respect from others. Assertive Communication 10/18/19 Assertive Communication Tips Ithac 1. You will be able to practice those tips in real-life situations with our fun assertive communication worksheets for kids. Assertive communication is most effective when it combines verbal language with non-verbal signals, such as eye contact and posture. endstream endobj 210 0 obj <> endobj 211 0 obj <> stream This is not true. In the face of certain types of people and contexts, imposing a certain degree of authority and firmness is sometimes essential. Our topic today is Effective, Assertive Communication. We will cover the various modes of communication and learn to develop or enhance open interpersonal styles for the betterment of our personal and professional relationships. 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Making Assertive Statements Since assertiveness doesn’t come naturally to most of us, let’s practice a bit to perfect your technique. The simplest, and maybe the best, basic assertion is: Assertive communication emphasizes the importance of both peoples’ needs. For example: 0000008251 00000 n It is the basic component of H�\��n�0��y This might mean rejecting things you decide are not a good fit for you, but then explaining exactly why you rejected them. • Give each participant the completed Styles of Communication chart handout. /�E�+�ABH I$}��@̐"�Y����D�TK�c{��ڞ��������԰Ȯ���y�9��ފ(�mo������L"��z�*ۍ"�e�����V��܎؈�͵�z{�O_e��A}���.2�E![�P襙^�d�ӶU����n1�/�s�@�~�3�0O���+�`��I�i��|7N�1�!vȊY! ���A�pP:(�sS�M��Q�(|��W��竢��&|�6l��՘����bL�|�����������ɤ*��� �}�� What Is Assertive Communication? Welcome to Focused Assertive Communication for Nurses . 0000000936 00000 n 0000008744 00000 n 0000010280 00000 n Model assertive, non-threatening body language for your students. H�\��j�0��y�9����. During assertive communication, a person stands up for their own needs, wants, and feelings, but also listens to and respects the needs of others. 5 INTRODUCTION Assertiveness training is really about: • Taking responsibility for direct, honest communication, • Appropriate expression of feelings, • Making choices and decisions that respect your needs and rights and those of others. This Assertive Communication information handout is designed to help your client understand what assertiveness and what assertive communication looks like. H�\��n�@��y��L. As a result, pass ive individuals do not respond overtly to hurtful or anger -inducing situations. Keep a safe distance away from the other person. MaFAF���S�)�z endstream endobj 213 0 obj <> stream �Ce-i%���V���hb:�P��~v\u�"��(v�a�t�ѻ�M�4����� ���S�lk��.�MW*��j'�J��*� ���q�3,�m���޼Eߺ+,��j Qu���MC��ņ.z��׺C�B٪�t�N�j�2>�! Know where your access to escape is. Assertiveness, Non -Assertiveness, and Assertive Techniques Introduction Difficulty with being assertive has stereotypically been a challenge ascribed to women. 0000002886 00000 n PNCC Assertiveness Skills Course'Objec,ves' After attending this course, participants will: • Understand the principles and values of assertive communication • Recognise non-assertive communication styles and their consequences • Be aware of their own levels of assertiveness in a range of situations Communication Styles Passive Assertive Aggressive General Compliant, submissive, talks little, vague non-committal communication, puts self down, praises others “I don’t mind…that’s fine….yes alright” Actions and expressions fit with words spoken, firm but polite and … It is a way to say, “this is who I am, and this is how I want to be treated” while remaining aware of the feelings and needs of others (Murphy, 2011). 5 Worksheets and Workbooks. 20 0 obj <> endobj xref 20 32 0000000016 00000 n Many of the statements below are conversation-enders—a fast way to save you time, money, or self-respect. “I” statements reduce the likelihood that the listener will feel accused, blamed, or defensive. 0000010778 00000 n 0000017848 00000 n ��塘���A�A�A0����%CJCkP���6�PE�C 0000004247 00000 n 0000003515 00000 n Having good talking and listening skills can also reduce misunderstandings and facilitate creativity and problem solving. 0000007338 00000 n ... 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