It is so much easier for people to behave assertively when they think assertively. Their understanding of their rights, the other person's rights and their inner dialogues has to lead to the right behaviour to achieve the desired outcome in any situation. These steps not only have to interlink; each step has to support the next. This interlinking and support is concisely and effectively illustrated in the desk rehearsal form in this tool. An added advantage is that the form is a great way of planning how to be assertive in a particular situation.
- To help participants understand the real and powerful links between our thinking, our behaviour and the outcomes we experience, giving them an opportunity to see how they link together in a situation of particular relevance to them.