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Insight Into Assertiveness

Break with people-pleasing and build healthy relationships

For those who struggle to assert themselves, life can be draining.

Often plagued by a need to say 'Yes' to every request, non-assertive people can find they are looking after everyone's needs but their own.

This in turn can lead to hidden resentment, frustration and anger.

Topics tackled in this book include:

  • The origins of non-assertive behaviour
  • Identifying unhelpful thought patterns
  • Dealing with uncomfortable emotions
  • Accepting who we are in Christ.

As well as a wealth of straightforward and Bible-based wisdom, this book offers real-life case studies and, at the end of each chapter, suggestions for personal reflection, activities and prayer to help those struggling with a lack of assertiveness or those seeking to help someone they know.

The Waverley Abbey Insight Series is based on one-day seminars held by CWR at Waverley Abbey House to give insight into some key issues with which many people struggle today.

Co-author Chris Ledger worked for 16 years as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer in the NHS, and is now in private practice.

She enjoys speaking at Christian meetings both in the UK and abroad.

Chris has written two books, and co-authored some of the CWR Waverley Abbey Insight Series.

She leads the Prayer Ministry Team at Greyfriars Church, Reading, where she and her husband John are Licensed Lay Ministers.

Co-author Christine Orme is now a teacher, freelance writer and Anglican Lay Reader but has also been a nanny, playgroup leader and doula, among other things! In 2007, her husband, Eddie, was ordained as he 'retired' and Eddie and Christine now work together in a parish in Reading.

Her greatest life-challenge to date was losing almost all her hearing in 1986.