The Assertiveness Workbook: Table Of Contents

In Part One, Finding the Path, the nature of depression is discussed. Readers are invited to consider their own mood difficulties in terms of a) their symptoms, and b) the risk factors that seem to have been operating in their own case. This section concludes with a questionnaire designed to help the reader identify the areas to target most strongly with their coping strategies.

Part Two, The Journey, presents the strategies themselves. Each general area is broken down into a series of up to 13 specific strategies. Readers are encouraged not to try them all, but to prioritize based on the specifics of their own life and their own mood problem. Part Two concludes with a chapter on preventing relapse.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Being there

Part One: Understanding Assertiveness

Chapter 1. What is assertiveness? Chapter 2. Overcoming the stress barrier Chapter 3. Overcoming the social barrier Chapter 4. Overcoming the belief barrier Chapter 5. Reality check Chapter 6. On the launchpad: Preparing for change
Part Two: Becoming Assertive

Chapter 7. Becoming visible: Nonverbal behavior Chapter 8. Being present: Giving your opinion Chapter 9. Taking the good: Receiving positive feedback Chapter 10. Giving helpful positive feedback Chapter 11. Taking the valuable: Receiving negative feedback Chapter 12. Constructive, not critical: Giving corrective feedback Chapter 13. The assertive 'no' Chapter 14. Making requests without controlling others Chapter 15. Preparing for conflict Chapter 16. Constructive confrontation
Postscript: Being you

Further Reading
Assertiveness Scorecards