Learning to Be Assertive

Is a Fun Life Adventure

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Do you struggle with being assertive? Maybe that is the wrong question to ask. How do you feel when you have to speak up for yourself and stop someone from running over you?

It can be challenging to become more assertive but is an important part of your healing journey. You can learn to make better eye contact and use more confident body language to help you feel more assertive. The heart of becoming more assertive is learning about the rights you have as a person. Believing in your rights leads others to treat you with respect.

Table of Contents

· Learning to Be Assertive
· Eye Contact
· Assertive Body Language
· Your Tone of Voice
· Center Yourself With a Few Deep Breaths
· A List of Your Rights and the Rights of Others
· The First Step in Believing in Your Rights

Learning to Be Assertive

During my divorce, I was ordered to go to counseling by the judge who presided over our case. I was grateful for the opportunity because I knew I had a lot of work to do to be the single mom my children needed.

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Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.