Healthy Living: Assertiveness, Self-Esteem and Managing Challenging Behaviour

Ref: C2224690

This course will enable you to look at your patterns of relating with others, understand the motivation behind these and discover how you can change current ways to allow you to assert yourself with others including challenging behaviours.

Course aim

This course helps to raise your self awareness, become more assertive with others and apply certain skills to help you manage challenging behaviours.

Who is the course for?

No experience needed, this course is for anyone who is interested in understanding themselves better and wanting to become more assertive. You may work or volunteer with the public, or just want to be able to feel more confident with others.

What topics will this course cover

week 1 - discussion about what situations cause you to lose confidence and why, what your goals are and begin to understand your patterns with others. week 2 - practise sessions of trying out new ways of conversing that cause a change in others responses. week 3 - case study work of situations of challenging behaviour, reflection of personal progress.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1 Identify situations you find challenging in relation to assertiveness. 2 Develop an understanding as to why these situations are challenging to you. 3 Plan a new way of relating with others. 4 Practise new patterns of relating. 5 Evaluate new behaviours and levels of confidence since beginning the course.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Tutor verbal feedback Written feedback on ILP Final week self evaluation discussion

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

You may find having an A4 pad for class handy to take down notes and to write weekly reflections. No reading is necessary, however titles will be offered of relevant books to particular situations in class.

Reading and information sources

No reading is necessary, however titles will be offered of relevant books to particular situations in class.

What could the course lead to?

The course could help you decide if you would like to train to work or volunteer with the public in social work, counselling, nursing, childcare.

Download full course outline

Healthy Living: Assertiveness, Self-Esteem and Managing Challenging Behaviour Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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