Have you ever...

Said yes, when you wanted to say no?
You have a right to say 'No', learn how to in this course.

Wanted to speak up but couldn't?
Assertiveness is a skill you can learn. Learn it in 30 days with this course

Had trouble with accepting or giving feedback?
This course has you covered!

Easy 3 step method!

  • Understand

    Understand concepts which make you behave the the way you do based on cognitive behavioural therapy.

  • Learn

    Learn how to change your thinking and behaviour through easy to follow video lessons

  • Apply

    Apply what you have understood and learned using the guided exercises on downloadable worksheets

Here is what you get!

-- 65 lessons spread over 13 chapters which cover...

• What is assertiveness?

• Assertive vs Passive vs Aggressive behaviour

• Unhelpful thinking patterns of un-assertive behaviour

• Assertiveness techniques

• Saying “No” assertively. Six different ways

• Dealing with criticism and giving criticism assertively

• Dealing with disappointment assertively

• Giving and receiving compliments assertively

-- Video lessons for each step

-- Downloadable worksheets to practice the lessons

-- Designed for busy professional 30 minutes for 30 days

That is not all! Free bonus worth $304

When you enroll, you get access to the following exclusive bonus material

  • Course on Time management

    20 part video course worth $37

  • Course on unleashing Creativity

    20 part video course worth $37

  • Slide deck to create your own workshops

    Worth $27

  • Live call with Dr. Tarique Sani

    Get your questions answered in a live expert call, worth $97

  • Library of useful books

    From Wiley, the publishers of For Dummies series, worth $97

  • The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy FAQ

    A useful companion to the course, worth $9

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    BONUS: Free ebook - What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

    • What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy eBook (Download)

  • 3

    Understanding Assertiveness

    • What is Assertiveness?

    • Top three myths of Assertiveness

    • Effects and Cause for Unassertiveness, Roadblocks for Assertiveness

    • Worksheet: How assertive are you? (Download)

    • Summary

  • 4

    Recognising aggressive, assertive and passive behaviour.

    • Why recognise the difference between these communication styles?

    • Recognise Passive communication.

    • Recognise Aggressive communication

    • Recognise Assertive communication

    • Summary

  • 5

    De-stressing for assertiveness

  • 6

    Thinking Assertively

    • Introduction: Thinking assertively

    • 10 reasons we struggle to be assertive (Part 1)

    • 10 reasons we struggle to be assertive (Part 2)

    • Worksheet: Which of these thinking patterns do you subscribe to? (Download)

    • Our assertive rights

    • Change your thoughts and beliefs - Thought Diaries

    • Change your thoughts and beliefs - Behavioural Experiments

    • Worksheet: Thought diary and Behavioral experiment (Download)

    • Summary

  • 7

    Behaving Assertively

    • The groundwork!

    • Non verbal assertive behaviour

    • Worksheet: Non verbal assertive behaviour assessment (Download)

    • Practicing non verbal assertive behaviour

    • Worksheet: Non verbal assertive behaviour practice (Download)

    • Verbal assertiveness techniques Part 1

    • Verbal assertiveness technique Part 2

    • Worksheet: Verbal assertiveness techniques practice (Download)

    • Summary

  • 8

    Saying "No" assertively

  • 9

    Coping with criticism assertively

    • Introduction

    • Worksheet: How do you respond to criticism (Download)

    • Responding to constructive criticism

    • Responding to destructive criticism

    • Worksheet: What are your unhelpful beliefs about criticism (Download)

    • Giving constructive criticism

    • Summary

  • 10

    Complimenting, congratulating and praising

    • Dealing with compliments assertively

    • Worksheet: Dealing with compliments (Download)

    • Responding to compliments assertively

    • Giving compliments assertively

    • Worksheet: Practice with compliments (Download)

    • Summary

  • 11

    Dealing with disappointment assertively

    • Dealing with disappointment assertively

    • Summary

  • 12

    Putting it all together

    • Putting it all together

    • Steps to put it all together

    • Worksheet: Putting it all together (Download)

    • Worksheet: Are you more assertive now? (Download)

  • 13

    What Next?

    • Learn to face your difficult emotions.

  • 14

    BONUS - Free Live Session with Dr. Tarique Sani

    • Book your free live 1:1 session

  • 15

    BONUS: Time management course (download)

    • Time management course (Download)

  • 16

    BONUS: Free slidedeck for coaches, start your own workshop

    • Slide deck to run your own workshops

  • 17

    BONUS: Unleash your creativity course (download)

    • Unleash your creativity course (download)

  • 18

    BONUS: Access to various free books

    • Access to free useful books

Effects of being unassertive

The main effect of not being assertive is that it can lead to low self esteem.

If we never express ourselves openly and conceal our thoughts and feelings this can make us feel tense, stressed, anxious or resentful. It can also lead to unhealthy and uncomfortable relationships. We will feel like the people closest to us don’t really know us.

Less assertive people are likely to suffer from social phobia, anxiety and also have higher incidence of depression and substance abuse.

Assertiveness is a communication skill which can be easily learned online

A course taught by Dr. Tarique Sani

Dr. Tarique Sani helps senior IT executives overcome anxiety, overwhelm and procrastination, unleashing their potential using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy . He is certified from Beck Institute, Philadelphia and Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA. He has  been practicing CBT since the past 7 years and has clients spread across 17 countries.

He is formally educated to  be a medical doctor, practiced as a Pediatrician and Forensic expert for 10 years before starting his software company SANIsoft. He successfully nurtured SANIsoft as the CTO for 20+ years. Currently, apart from doing one to one coaching, he is also the senior faculty for CBT at Achology - The academy of modern applied psychology. 

When not practicing CBT he can be found running and doing long distance cycling with his friends in the city of Nagpur in central India. He is passionate about sustainable living, teaching people to grow their own food in their gardens.

You can follow him on LinkedIn

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