Let’s Talk: Assertiveness is a card game to improve communication and confidence.
It is an adaptable resource, designed for use as a 5 min ice breaker, in a one hour discussion, or in a series of more detailed workshop sessions.
It includes information on assertiveness, including how to say no, making requests, making complaints, resolving conflict and receiving compliments.
The cards are presented in 6 sections:
Is this assertive, passive or aggressive? (this section provides examples of behaviour and responses to help people understand the 3 definitions)
Give an example of... (this section encourages participants to reflect on their own experiences in order to explore assertiveness issues)
Changing passive and aggressive body language, and responses to assertive ones
Discussion cards (this section is about the benefits of being assertive; about why people might act passively or aggressively; about saying ‘no’; about difficult situations)
Assertiveness strategies (such as tone of voice; body language; ‘I feel… when you’; asking for more time; setting clear boundaries)
Situation cards (these cards ask for ideas of an assertive response in different scenarios)
Let’s Talk: Assertiveness can be used:
With all ages
With individuals or in small groups
At home, school (e.g. PSHE, learning support), in youth work settings
78 boxed cards, instructions and ideas