Holistic Therapy & Personal Development Services
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Therapists with Supervision access
First established 1993
Welcome to Scotland's Premier Therapy and Holistic Personal Development Site'Therapeutic care & Personal Development - The solution to your problems is in you'
Being AssertiveTo understand what being assertive is, you need to consider the alternatives!
1. Being "passive": Here the person is submissive, downtrodden and does not stand up for themselves. Often this is because they feel "held down" by someone else.
2. Being "aggressive": Here the person is the one taking control over others. Often considered a "bully" or dominating over others.
3. Passive aggressive: Here the person is a deliberate "victim" who uses that victim status or martyrdom to control or manipulate others. There are numerous variations of this type. One variation is the person who deliberately appears hopeless and weak so that other people do things for them.
Assertiveness is the natural "adult" condition where we stand up for ourselves and our rights, while also treating other people with the respect we expect for ourselves. We are neither submissive or dominating of others, and we take responsibility for our needs and actions, and are therefore not manipulative either.
What can present a natural assertive state?
Typically people "learn" to have the wrong state (passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive). This happens when:
Everyone has a different story to tell when dealing with these behaviours and states. It is essential that the therapist has a "toolbox" with different models, tools and methods that can be applied as needed.
In the first instance drop us an email or use the feedback form to contact us. We can then advise whether we feel we can appropriately assist you.
From 2010 psychological therapy will also contain elements of mindfulness and CBT in order to increase client development between sessions.
We support the coming voluntary regulation of psychotherapy and counselling. Stuart is a CNHC registered hypnotherapist (voluntary regulation of hypnotherapy).
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