How to Speak Your Mind – Become Assertive and Set Limits by Darlene Lancer JD LMFT

“How to Speak Your Mind” explains what it means to be assertive, why it's important, and how to achieve it. It details all of the elements of assertive and nonverbal communication and lays out the steps to become assertive, as well as common mistakes to avoid.

“How to Speak Your Mind” walks you through the difficult

task of learning to set limits and boundaries, providing tips and techniques.

Do you say what you think, express how you feel, and ask for what you want? The way you speak immediately conveys your self-esteem. Nonassertive communication limits your professional success and leads to conflict and problems in relationships. Learning to be assertive actually raises your self-esteem, while benefiting your career, relationships, and sense of well-being.

“How to Speak Your Mind” explains what it means to be assertive, why it's important, and how to achieve it. It details all of the elements of assertive and nonverbal communication and lays out the steps to become assertive, as well as common mistakes to avoid.

Once you learn to be assertive, you're ready to establish boundaries with people. The book explains what it means to have limits and a bottom line and how to determine what yours are. The next section shows you how to go about verbalizing your boundaries in a way that will be effective.

About Darlene Lancer JD LMFT

Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT is a marriage and family therapist. She is a relationship expert and author of “Codependency for Dummies” and “Conquering Codependency and Shame: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You.” In her private clinical practice, she has treated individuals and couples for over 27 years. For two decades, she's been a consultant and workshop presenter at many addiction rehabilitation facilities. She's a frequent guest speaker on radio and has lectured at colleges, universities, and various organizations, including the California State Bar Association.

Before becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Lancer had a successful law career. She was a Senior Mediator for the Los Angeles Conciliation Court, where she helped families resolve custody and visitation disputes and domestic violence problems.

Her articles have been published widely in professional and popular periodicals. You can find her blogs at http://www.WhatisCodependency.com and http://www.Darlenelancer.com. More information about her seminars and coaching packages are available on her website, http://www.whatiscodependency.com.

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