Course aims

  • To help you to understand what being assertive means and the difference between assertiveness and other behaviours such as aggression.
  • To look at reasons why you may struggle with being assertive and to explore how assertiveness and basic human rights are linked
  • To help you to understand your strengths and how they can be applied to making changes in your behaviour
  • To teach you some tools and techniques that will help when trying to become assertive in a variety of situations.

What will the course cover

  • What is assertiveness
  • Assertiveness and behaviours
  • Using communication
  • How to act assertively
  • Planning for the future

This course is offered by:


What to expect

Courses are intended to be informal and enjoyable. There is no dress code and you are free to contribute as much or as little as you want. There are likely to be about 12 people on each course.

The course is taught using handouts which you can keep. You may wish to bring a pen so you can write your own notes.

There are opportunities for you to practice the skills learnt at home. You will get the most out of the course if you do practice at home as this will help you apply the skills to your everyday life.

Information sheet

You can download the information sheet for this course here

How to book a place on this course

If you would like to attend this course please call Bristol Wellbeing Therapies on 0117 982 3209 and book an assessment appointment. We assess before booking places on a course in order to check that the course is right for you.

Please be aware that there is sometimes a few weeks wait for an assessment appointment so please leave plenty of time before the course starts.