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Develop your Assertiveness Skills
DEVELOP YOUR ASSERTIVENESS SKILLS
* Are you sick of being taken advantage of at work, by family or in relationships?
* Always find putting others before yourself?
* Ever feel stressed and exhausted at the end of the week because your are meeting everyone else's need, but no-one meets yours?
*Maybe you can't say 'no' and end up doing things or going places you either don't want to go to or have no time for.
* Perhaps you don't have a lot of confidence or worry that if you don't go along with what others are doing/saying, they will think badly of you or criticise you.
What stops you eing more assertive? Not being assertive can led to low self-esteem, lack of confidence, stress, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. We can also often feel drained and taken advantage of when we just go along with others and don't stand up for ourselves or our needs and views.
Assertiveness is a tricky business as we are often taught, from an early age, that we 'should' and 'must' put other people before ourselves. These 'shoulds' and 'musts' however, often mean we develop low self-esteem, don't feel good about ourselves and feel un-confident expressing our thoughts, feelings and views.
Our therapists and counsellors can help learn, develop and practice a range of assertiveness skills. Putting these new skills into practice can help you feel better about yourself, feel more confident, speak out more and improve relationships and life generally.
Get in touch to find out how we can support you with developing assertiveness and gaining more confidence and self-esteem.
Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service
Experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Psychologist: Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service (GADS) Please note this position may close at any time, therefore, early submission of your application is highly encouraged. The GADS team is growing and we are experiencing an increased demand for our services. We are looking to recruit another suitably qualified and experienced psychotherpist, counsellor, CBT therapist or psychologist to join the team to provide psychotherapy, counselling, support and therapy sessions to clients. This is based in our offices in Glasgow city centre (in-person appointments), although there is the opportunity to see see some clients online and at other times. This role is NOT suitable for newly qualified practitioners (1-3 years). We are looking for experienced practitioners. We are looking to see a minimum of 5-6 clients per week (although other work will be available here and at our other should you want extra clients ). We do all the adm
#MondayMotivation Every Monday, we post some 'motivation': this could be a quote, picture, activity, story, articles etc. This week's 'motivation' involves making a 'Safe Box' or 'Comfort Box'. Read about how to do this below. Make yourself a 'Safe Box' or a 'Comfort Kit'. This can be very useful during times of distress, overwhelm or when we feel under threat in some way (e.g. anxious, confusing feelings etc.) What you put in your box/kit is up to you; however it's purpose is to provide you with a 'go to' a toolbox that you can reply on during times of distress or discomfort. You can choose from various things from the kit or box that will help you when you are feeling distressed, upset, unhappy, angry, sad or when your eating disorder thoughts, feelings and behaviours are overwhelming or difficult to control. Some of the things the box/kit might include are: * relaxation CDs; favourite music that you can dance to/cheer
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