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Having strong communication skills can positively impact every area of your life. However, learning assertive communication can be challenging, especially if you struggle to speak up or lack strong self-esteem. Take time to work with a mental health professional about these struggles. Know that you do not need to face that challenge alone. Here are a few different benefits you may expect as you work towards more assertive communication.

Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Being assertive will help you to build your confidence and self-esteem. As you speak in a direct manner, you will begin to see how strong and knowledgeable you are. You do know what you are talking about, and you can stand strong and get your point across.

Decision-Making Skills

If you struggle with making decisions, you may find that assertive communication skills will help you with that. Being able to make decisions confidently will help you as you work towards your goals. Whether you are working on mental health issues, addiction, or some other challenge, having the ability to make decisive decisions will help you make progress towards those goals.

Improved Relationships

Communication in relationships is essential. Often when disagreements occur, it has to do with a lack of clear communication. As you develop assertive communication skills, you will be able to speak up about what you are feeling or what you need. In every relationship, whether personal or professional, having the ability to speak up is essential.

Better Recognization of Feelings

Being able to acknowledge your feelings is an essential part of recovery. Once you can determine what you are feeling, you can begin to learn the best skills and tools to work through those feelings and challenges. Emotions can often be challenging to understand because they are frequently multilayered — often, other emotions can be found under the surface emotion. For example, if you feel angry and examine the feeling, you may find that fear is underneath the anger. If you work with a mental health professional, you will better understand your emotions and your mental health as a whole.

Having the ability to communicate assertively will help in many different areas of life. Working on communication skills can look different for everyone. Working on assertive communication may help you recognize your feelings, enhance your decision-making skills, and improve your relationships. Working with a mental health care provider can help you develop assertive communication skills. Here at The Guest House, we understand that everyone faces a unique situation and will need individualized support to reach their goals. We are ready to support you on your journey. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our treatment options.