Assertive Communication: Build The Independent You
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Assertive Communication: Build The Independent You

Become more independent in your thinking, your emotions and your social interactions. Boost Confidence and Self-esteem.
4.5 (27 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,884 students enrolled
Created by Lucia Grosaru
Last updated 7/2017
English
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the main five communication styles in yourself and others.
  • Know your assertive rights.
  • Identify and manage ten main cognitive distortions.
  • Express your emotions in an assertive manner.
  • Say "No" to unreasonable requests assertively.
  • Use assertiveness techniques in personal and professional communication contexts.
  • Provide constructive feedback.
  • Deal with criticism assertively.
  • Identify and activate assertive nonverbal cues.
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Requirements
  • No prerequisites.
Description

Learn the most effective style of communication and become more independent in your thinking, your emotions and your social interactions.

Start building the Independent You right now through Assertive Communication.

  • Learn how to guide your thinking in a way that boosts your confidence and self-esteem and that allows you to regulate your emotions better
  • Learn how to build healthier relationships
  • Communicate your opinions openly
  • Deal with criticism and conflict efficiently
  • Say NO and create time for the goals that truly matter to you

Regain the confidence in your inner power to create the future you want.

Assertive Communication is one of the top skills that people want to learn how to master, due to its extensive applications in both personal and professional contexts. Assertiveness is the key toward an authentic and independent life.

Thoughts, emotions and behaviors that rely on the assertive principles allow you to break free from toxic contexts and focus on your own significant goals.

Learn how to activate The Assertive Style of Communication and you will be able to approach personal and professional contexts in a confident, goal-oriented manner.

Content and Overview

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn how to activate The Assertive Style of Communication in order to increase their cognitive, emotional and relational independence.

While considering the multi-dimensional aspect of Assertiveness, the course will simultaneously address thinking patterns, the understanding of how these patterns shape our emotions and ultimately, how to project these inner events into observable behaviors, such as verbal and non-verbal communication and the overall management of social relationships.

We will first take a look at what Assertiveness is, the reasons why you should learn this complex skill, its benefits and when to use it.

Then we will zoom in into each of the five communication styles, so that you will be able to identify them in yourself and others.

We will then address the Assertive Rights or Assertive Principles and that will mark the passage to the practical part of the course.

You will learn how to identify and eliminate the main cognitive distortions and how thoughts and emotions are linked in the assertive realm.

Then we will get to the really interesting part, the actual techniques and strategies of the Assertive Style of Communication.

You will learn how to communicate in a more authentic and confident manner, how to efficiently deal with criticism and conflict, how to provide constructive feedback and how to make sure that your verbal message matches the non-verbal one.

And then you’ll be ready to go. The foundation for the Independent you would have been laid and you will have the main skills to start creating the life you want.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like to learn how to activate The Assertive Style of Communication in order to increase their cognitive, emotional and relational independence.
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
01:47:23
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The Five Communication Styles
6 Lectures 34:53

The Passive Style of Communication
03:35

The Aggressive Style of Communication
05:05

The Passive-Aggressive Style of Communication
03:42

The Manipulative Style of Communication
04:51

The Assertive Style of Communication
11:57
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The Assertive Rights
1 Lecture 03:33
The Assertive Rights
03:33
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Thoughts and Assertiveness
2 Lectures 05:05
Introduction
01:14

Thoughts and Emotions
03:51
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Cognitive Distortions
11 Lectures 19:01
Introduction
01:15

Dichotomous Thinking
01:56

Overgeneralization
01:32

Mental Filter
01:22

Disqualifying the Positive
01:16

Jumping to Conclusions
01:55

Augmentation and Minimization
02:14

Emotional Reasoning
01:03

"Should" Statements
03:21

Labeling
01:41

Personalization and Blaming
01:26
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Assertive Verbal Communication
4 Lectures 10:33
Introduction
00:44

Expressing Emotions
02:01

"I" Statements
02:28

The Assertive "No"
05:20
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Assertive Verbal Communication Techniques
4 Lectures 04:53
Introduction
00:49

The Broken Record
01:44

Free Information
00:56

Self-disclosure
01:24
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Feedback and Assertiveness
2 Lectures 05:45
Introduction
01:18

Constructive Feedback
04:27
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Dealing with Criticism
4 Lectures 08:25
Introduction
01:10

Fogging
02:07

Negative Assertion
03:33

Negative Inquiry
01:35
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Lucia Grosaru
4.5 Average rating
27 Reviews
1,885 Students
2 Courses
Psychologist. Assertiveness and Critical Thinking Advocate.

Lucia Grosaru is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with more than 7 years of experience in Assertiveness Training. She is the founder and author of the Psychology Corner blog where she mainly writes about Critical Thinking and Communication Skills.

Hundreds of people have attended her online courses and live events and one of her main goals is to help people develop their inner potential and achieve their personal and professional goals through methods that promote self-awareness,  personal agency, authenticity and independence.

Prestigious publishing houses, such as Cambridge University Press, and authors have invited her to review their psychology and neuroscience books and she has also collaborated with other professionals in these fields to produce personal development materials.

You can find out more about Lucia Grosaru's professional activities on her blog and through her social media accounts.