Self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness skills training in Milton Keynes

 

What is the difference between self-esteem and confidence?

You might think that self-esteem and confidence are the same thing.  In fact, they are subtly different.

Confidence is your belief in your ability to do something, so if you’ve done a job for a long time, you may feel confident that you can do it well.  Self-esteem is the value we place upon ourselves, our sense of worth and value; our right to contribute to conversations, and our right to be heard.  This means you can feel confident, but have low self-esteem.

What is assertiveness?

Many people say they think they’re being assertive, but come across angrily or upset.  Stating your opinion can be done in such a way that is calm and gentle, making your point without forcing it.  Assertiveness is being able to say what needs to be said but aiming for a positive outcome – not one that’s focused on who is right and who is wrong.

Often how assertive we are (or not) is linked to our self-esteem.  So if you have low self-esteem, you might find that you struggle to communicate what you want in a way that’s healthy and helpful.  You may also find your own needs aren’t met.

Why assertiveness matters?

Have you got an interview for the perfect job but always get stuck when it comes to describing how great you are?  Do you need to have a difficult conversation with someone who always manages to leave you feeling like you shouldn’t say anything at all?  Do you or someone you work with need to be more assertive?

If so, assertiveness training may help.  1-1 and group sessions available.  You can use the form below to get in touch.

 

About Delphi Ellis

Qualified Counsellor, Mental Health and Well-Being Trainer, and Mindfulness Practitioner. Creator of Monday Mojo™. Talks 'Lady Business', raising awareness of factors which predominantly affect Women's Mental Health like pregnancy and domestic abuse. Helping to improve the global conversation, and bring an end to stigma and shaming. Dream Explorer as seen on the telly. Avid tea drinker.

2 Comments

  1. Hi is this something which is still available….??

    1. Hi Suzy, drop me an email via http://helpingyousparkle.com/contact and I can offer you some information about what’s available. Alternatively take a look at the events page http://helpingyousparkle.com/events to see what’s coming up.
      Thanks for asking! ✨😊✨

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