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The Assertive Training Booklet

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Protect your own boundaries and respect other's in the same time! Do you want to know how? Assertive training is the answer, and is a must in our modern society.

Aims of the tool

This tool aims to:
- help the members of a group to respect each other;
- increase personal self-esteem;
- increase the group cohesion;
- improve the social integration.

Description of the tool

The assertive competence is very important nowadays: it helps you deal with the social challenges and, in the same time, is empowering you to know the proper response, somewhere in the middle of submissive and aggression scale of behavior.
To be assertive is an act of personal development, but more important: if you do this in a group, you can help the members to feel more cohesive and more integrated.
It's a great tool to fight discrimination, by helping the members of a group to know each other better and to act according to their safety limits, in the meantime respecting the limits of other.
Being assertive, you can express yourself better, in terms of: emotions, needs, feedback.
In this 6 sessions training, you will help a group members: to understand and name their emotions, to build an assertive critique, to make and receive compliments, to share their needs, to say yes or no.


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Tool overview

This tool addresses

Social Inclusion, Group Dynamics, Personal Development

It is recommended for use in:

European Voluntary Service
Training and Networking


6 sessions of 1 hour

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Irina Molnus (Coord), Mariam Akobia, Aleko Machaladze, Felisa del Viejo Nunez, Juan Anaya Rodriguez

in the context of

Human Skills for Human Life

The tool has been experimented in


The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Irina Molnus (on 7 October 2018)

and last modified

7 October 2018

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