The Formulation Station: A Psychology Podcast

A-S-S-E-R-T... Find out what it means to me!

April 03, 2022 The Formulation Station Episode 19
The Formulation Station: A Psychology Podcast
A-S-S-E-R-T... Find out what it means to me!
Show Notes

Welcome to The Formulation Station: A Psychology Podcast with your co-hosts, Dr. Aimee Maxwell and Jessica Graham!  On today’s episode, we discuss all things assertiveness, including:

·       What is assertiveness?

·       The spectrum of communication, including passive, aggressive, assertive

·       The role of non-verbal and verbal cues when communicating assertively

·       Basic assertiveness, empathic assertion, consequence assertion

·       Overcoming barriers to assertive communication such as people pleasing, fear of rejection

·       Benefits of assertive communication. Why is it important to advocate for yourself and your needs?

Jess and Aimee also discuss what fictional universe they would live in and why, and share their Psychcesses and Human Moments this week. We also discuss assertiveness on Therapy Corner, specifically how to be assertive without being perceived as ‘rude.’ If you have a question that you want answered during our Therapy Corner segment, DM us on Instagram @theformulationstationpodcast or email us at theformulationstation@gmail.com

Here are also links to the self-help resources for assertiveness:

·       https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/Assertiveness

If the content discussed in today’s episode triggered anything for you, please reach out to one of the below organisations:

·       Lifeline 24/7 – 13 11 14 

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·       Butterfly Foundation 8am-Midnight - (for individuals with eating disorders) 1800 334 673

·       Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

·       DV Connect Womensline - 1800 811 811

·       DV Connect Mensline - 1800 600 636

·       Mensline Australia - 1300 78 99 78

·       Alcohol & Drug Service - 1800 177 833

·       Anxiety Resource Centre Vic (Nation Wide) - 1300 269 438