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Do you find it difficult to tell other people what you do and do not want? You need a positive attitude and a confident approach to be able to do this. This course will help you develop the assertive communication skills needed to build your confidence and deal with the expectations and demands of other people.


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DURATION: 6 weeks

DAY: Wednesday

TIME:  1pm – 3pm


Autumn: 6 November 2019 – 11 December 2019

WHERE: Brighton Junction



This course cannot be booked online.

Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.



This course aims to:

Give you the skills and understanding to help you be more assertive.


Who this course is for?

Anyone who wants to be more assertive with other people; with friends, family and people at work. 


Health conditions and access needs

There will be conversations in pairs and as a whole group about your skills, strengths, values and weaknesses. If you would like to know more about how this approach works, it is worth talking this through when booking on the course or with the tutor.


What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • communicate more assertively with other people
  • demonstrate how to say what you want in an assertive way
  • say ‘no’ without feeling guilty
  • use assertive body language


What materials will I need for the course?

Pen, paper

Roughly how much will they cost?

0 – £2

How will I know I am making progress?

By practising your new skills each week, feeling more confident, and feedback from the tutor

Is there any extra study outside the class?


Who is the course tutor?

Gill Hasson has been teaching in adult education and at the University of Sussex for over 15 years. She teaches courses on personal development, professional development and career development.   Gill is a tutor on Friends Centre courses Confidence and Self Esteem, Realise your Potential and Counselling. She also writes books. Her books ‘Bounce,’ ‘How to be assertive,’  ‘Brilliant Communication Skills’ , ‘Brilliant Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘Mindfulness’ are all available from Amazon or to order from a bookshop.

What next?

Confidence Building course (Spring 2020) and Realise Your Potential course (Summer 2020)


Wednesday 6 November 2019 - Wednesday 11 December 2019
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sessions: 6

Full price: £15.00
Concession rate (if available): N/A
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Brighton Junction


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