Self-Esteem and Assertiveness

Self-Esteem and Assertiveness

Location: #20, 9912 106 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5

Do you find it difficult to speak up for yourself and share your opinions or feelings, especially when they aren’t the same as someone else’s? Being assertive is critical for self-esteem and your overall health and happiness. But if you lack self-confidence, it can be very hard. You may believe you don’t deserve to be heard or that your opinion doesn’t matter. You may feel nervous about how others will react to your thoughts, and even find yourself putting other people’s needs before your own.

It is possible to raise your self-esteem and learn real-life ways to be assertive. You have a right to be heard, make your own choices, and even say ‘no.’ Our Self-Esteem and Assertiveness workshop will help you do that. It could be the first step you need in becoming seen and respected as the strong individual you are inside.

Who can attend?

  • Anyone over the age of 18 who has a desire to build self-esteem, confidence, or assertiveness skills.
  • Children cannot attend our workshops. Our workshops are intended for adults and we do not offer childcare. 

What will you learn?

You will build self-esteem and assertive communication skills by understanding:

  • Self-esteem and ways to build it
  • Self-defeating behaviours
  • How to communicate assertively
  • Ways to set healthy boundaries
  • How to effectively resolve conflict
  • Anger and its relation to self-esteem

By the end of the session, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Communicating, resolving conflict, setting boundaries, and asserting yourself
  • Sharing your most important concerns
  • Identifying personal traits to address specific issues, such as positive self-esteem, healthy boundaries, stress management, and emotional triggers
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

How will you learn?

At The Family Centre, we believe in continually adapting our programs based on the latest thinking and research. Our workshop instructors work with clients on a daily basis and see first-hand the typical challenges individuals and families face. The workshops are highly interactive so you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself, hear others’ experiences, and practise new skills.

When and where is it offered?

  • This 10-hour workshop is offered 6 times per year at our offices at 9912-106 Street
  • Each group workshop has a maximum of 14 participants
  • Workshops are Fridays from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For those who want to book a three-hour private session, please contact us to arrange a date and time

How much does it cost?

Group workshops: $150 per person
3-hour individual sessions: $325 per person

The Family Centre is dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If cost is a barrier to you attending this workshop, you can apply for subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the workshop registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only. Subsidies are based on your household income.

What is the difference between a group workshop and private workshop?

A group workshop is 10 hours long with up to 14 participants and a facilitator. This learning environment is interactive and will provide opportunities to hear and share various experiences and perspectives.

A private workshop covers the same content as a group session, but it is 3 hours one-on-one with a facilitator. These 3 hours can be scheduled in one appointment, or split into two 90-minute appointments. This learning environment will focus more on how the information is relevant to your personal experiences. Please note that subsidies are not available for private workshops.

Do I need to bring anything to the workshop?

You will receive a participant booklet when you arrive. Please bring a pen. 

We also provide coffee, tea, and water. If your workshop runs on a Saturday, you can bring lunch with you or go to a nearby shop or restaurant during a lunch break.

What do I get after I complete the workshop?

You will receive a certificate of completion after you have completed the entire course.

Are workshops the same thing as group therapy?

No. Our workshops are psycho-educational, meaning we focus on providing you with information and tools to help you with communication or parenting. Group therapy is focused more on thoughts, feelings, and the healing process.

See Strive and Healthy Relationships for information on our therapy groups.

Can I claim the workshop with my benefits or insurance plan?

No, because our workshops are educational and not equivalent to psychological therapy or counselling.

What is your cancellation policy?

To receive a full refund, we require 72 hours’ notice. You will receive a 50% refund with less than 72 hours’ notice. Cancel or reschedule your registration on our website or call 780.497.7536.


"I am so happy I took this workshop. I learned a lot."

"The course was very well run with good material and a great instructor!"

“Through this workshop, I learned I have a right to be respected when communicating with those I love, and I need to set better boundaries for myself. I have a choice in how I allow others to treat me.”

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Register By: April 3, 2019

Fri, Apr 5, 2019: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Sat, Apr 6, 2019: 9.00am - 4.00pm


Register By: June 12, 2019

Fri, Jun 14, 2019: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Sat, Jun 15, 2019: 9.00am - 4.00pm

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Fri, Aug 16, 2019: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Sat, Aug 17, 2019: 9.00am - 4.00pm

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