Anne Dickson explores the art of assertiveness and the ‘Compassion Trap’ of being governed by a desire to please. She looks at how clear, honest and direct communication can teach us to take charge of our own feelings and behaviour, without blaming others.
A psychologist, counsellor, trainer and writer, Anne has over forty years’ experience of teaching communication skills and management of emotions. She has led training extensively in the UK and internationally – including in Ireland, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Hungary, South Africa and Japan – and for a wide range of private and public groups and organisations.
She is the author of several books, including The Mirror Within and Difficult Conversations. A Woman in Your Own Right, her first book, was originally published in 1982, remaining in print ever since, and has been translated into thirteen languages.
As A Woman in Your Own Right celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary and the publishing of a new edition this year, Anne shares with us her thoughts on what has and hasn’t changed in the four decades since it first appeared.