Let’s Talk: Assertiveness is a card game to improve communication and confidence.
It is an adaptable resource, designed for use as a 5-minute 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.
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.
The cards are split into 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).
78 cards, instructions and ideas
Sue Nicholls‘ particular interest is in the personal development of children and young people. As a youth worker she was involved in the setting up and running of a nationally acclaimed youth-led peer befriending charity. Sue now works as an accredited childminder and is a National Childminding Association Tutor. She has been exploring creative ways of helping children develop their emotional literacy.