Ep 33 – Using Assertiveness Techniques to Communicate Thoughts, Emotions and Desires

Hello and welcome back to another episode of Mindful Living with Dr. Cecilia Lopez. This is Zy, hello!

For today’s episode, Dr. L covers assertiveness skills for effective communication. These skills can assist you if you need to communicate thoughts, emotions or desires to someone while remaining respectful. Assertiveness can help with setting boundaries, expressing vulnerabilities and also validating your speaking partner. These skills can be used in romantic, platonic, familial, and professional relationships, and even with strangers.

Included in these skills are the following:
– “I” Statements
– Validating Others
– The “Sandwich Technique” (one of my personal favorites)
– Being a Broken Record (on purpose)
– The importance of tone
– Tricks, tips, and sayings that Dr. L has made up over the years to help teach this communication style

We hope you learn a thing or two and find this episode helpful! I personally think assertiveness skills are invaluable and are very helpful (and I still use what I learned today).

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