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Lifestyle: Coping with conflict at Christmas

Unbelievably it is that time of year again. Now I’m not a Christian, I’m a yoga teacher but I do observe the holiday because everyone else on the planet does too and I enjoy many of the rituals it brings although I do wish we could switch it to a Winter Solstice celebration instead. 681 more words

Assertive Communication At Its Best

Tandem skydiving over the Namibian desert at Swakopmund. A first for each of us, let alone as a family of five. We each had our own hopes, aspirations and concerns about the jump. 1,006 more words

DBT: Boundaries

This past Monday’s DBT class on boundaries was hard. I find these discussions even more difficult because (and I guess this is what I find most frustrating about interpersonal effectiveness) because in order for them to be effective I need the cooperation of the person I am interacting with or immense will power to stay on track if they do not cooperate with me. 408 more words

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Advocating for yourself is a very valuable life skill. Using assertiveness to express what your needs are and you are not shy in anticipating that your needs should likely be met.  181 more words

DBT: Assertive Communication Diagram

In my DBT class yesterday there was a great visual that help me understand what I’m aiming for when I communication assertively. Below is a recreation. 189 more words

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Assertive Communication

  • Do you have trouble saying no, even when you really should?
  • Do you feel like people walk all over you?
  • Do you have trouble keeping your temper under control?
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The Importance of Being Assertive

Positive assertive communication is based on mutual respect, an attitude which defends your rights without hurting those of others. Being assertive shows that you’re willing to stand up for your interests and express your thoughts and feelings. 655 more words