‘Assert yourself’ workshop


Participant feedback

I found this course to be excellent. I felt very relaxed and safe and I now know Assertiveness is a set of skills that anyone can learn and I have choices in how I want to interact with others. These are life changing skills that everyone needs to know” (Male Participant 2014)

I really enjoyed the Assertiveness course and love the practical tools and techniques which are just so easy to use. This along with a deeper understanding of boundaries and manipulation have given me tremendous insight. Since the course, I’ve been feeling a lot better and stronger and my confidence is returning.” (Head of Hr 2014)

Communicate with, confidence and impact.
“Improve professional relationships”
“Improve personal relationship”
“Learn to Establish boundaries”

Assert yourself workshop

Are you fearful of expressing what u want?
Would like to communicate with more confidence?
Do you say yes when you really mean no?
Feel others take advantage?
Avoid conflict / confrontation at all costs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then “Aspire Assert yourself  workshop” can help you!

Assert yourself workshop

Our Program combines psychological expertise with proven techniques to empower you to express yourself in a clear, open, respectful and confident way. Our approach is, practical, enjoyable and engaging, with an emphasis on improving knowledge and skills essential for becoming more assertive. Developing assertiveness is essential for improving well being, as it improves relationships, increases confidence/self esteem, and reduces  stress, anxiety anger and resentment

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve communication and interactions within personal and professional relationships. Programs are available in house and as open courses.

Benefits of our program

  • A safe, supportive & enjoyable training space
  • Small groups to ensure individual encouragement & feedback
  • Psychological expertise combined with practical models to build assertiveness skills
  • Opportunity to practice learned skills in a safe space to increase confidence
  • A combination of theory and skills training to appeal to different learning styles

Course Outline.

  • What is assertiveness?
  • Why be assertive? key benefits
  • Freeing yourself from fears
    around assertiveness
  • Overcoming self- limiting Beliefs
  • Assertiveness ‘The spoken Word’
  • Assertive body language
  • Applying effective listening to connect
  • Understanding communication styles: passive, aggressive, assertive
  • Setting boundaries
  • Dealing with anger, manipulation
  • Skills for saying ‘No’
  • How to be confident at giving constructive feedback
  • Conflict resolution tips.





Course Facilitator Background

Course is designed and facilitated by Michaela Fitzpatrick. Michaela is a Psychotherapist and Training Consultant with 16 years international training and therapeutic experience in mental health, communication and conflict resolution ‘About Aspire’ page.
For more Information
Please email michaela@aspirecounselling.com or phone 0061 431514162


Testimonial Assertiveness Course 2013
I found the course brilliant. A lot of areas/Topics were covered. The handbook is excellent and I liked the use of Power Point, Flip chart, Videos and Role plays to vary learning. I would definitely recommend this course and am interested in further training that Aspire offers.

Assertiveness Course 2013
This course was excellent. Well above my expectations. I enjoyed the interactions with class and how Michaela kept everyone alert and involved. Really good mix of theory and practical techniques. Information was very comprehensive with good examples of workplace and personal situations.

(Assertiveness Course participant) May 2012
I would highly recommend this course to many people I know who are in similar mind frames. Michaela is most helpful and made me feel so comfortable. She is a credit to the profession

(Assertiveness Course participant) March 2012
Michaela is an excellent facilitator and explained and demonstrated every aspect of the course in an easy, informative manner. I really liked the roleplays. I would highly recommend this course

(Assertiveness Course participant) November 2011
After years of trying to please so many people. I now have learned phrases and skills to help me stand up for myself and for what I believe, I liked the delivery and presentation broken up into different parts and found the setting very comfortable and safe

(Assertiveness Course participant) September 2011
Wonderful relaxed class environment open for development and improvement. Michaela your teaching is clear, helpful, concise, honest and thorough. I look forward to implementing what I learned in my personal and professional life. Thank you