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Mindful Communication: How to Use Prosocial Assertiveness at Work

Embark on an enriching two-hour journey with us as we delve into the captivating realm of Mindful Communication at Work, unveiling the art of prosocial assertiveness.

In this extended masterclass, guided by the distinguished expert facilitator, Dr. Alice Shires, you will delve into the concepts introduced in the "Prosocial Assertiveness: How To Do No Harm" webinar, now tailored for a comprehensive exploration through interactive break-out sessions and skill-enhancing exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Embrace Mindfulness for Communication Mastery: Learn to harness the power of mindfulness to manage emotions, stay present, and navigate conversations with composure and clarity.
  • Unveiling Prosocial Assertiveness Techniques: Develop a deeper understanding of prosocial assertiveness, mastering the art of expressing your needs while nurturing respect and understanding in your interactions.
  • Advanced Nonverbal Communication Mastery: Elevate your communication finesse by delving into the nuances of nonverbal cues, including tone, body language, and facial expressions, enhancing the impact of your messages.
  • Strategic Context Setting: Discover the strategic importance of timing and environment in assertive conversations, ensuring optimal conditions for productive dialogues.
  • The Seven Pillars of Assertive Communication Reimagined: Delve into the seven pillars of assertiveness in greater detail and explore nuanced techniques for applying each pillar effectively.
  • Experiential Skill Development: Engage in immersive role-playing exercises and discussions within guided break-out groups, honing your skills under the expert guidance of Dr. Alice Shires.
  • Mastering Mindful Communication in Daily Life: Embrace the art of integrating mindfulness and assertiveness into your everyday interactions, leading to more fulfilling relationships, and enriched personal growth.


  • Masterclass PowerPoint: An in-depth slide deck incorporating advanced insights, practical examples, and step-by-step guidelines, offering an invaluable resource for post-masterclass reference.
  • Comprehensive Workbook: A thoughtfully curated workbook containing advanced exercises, case studies, and reflective prompts, fostering continued learning and application of skills.
  • Further Reading Recommendations: Dr Alice Shires' selection of recommended reading materials, articles, and resources to deepen your understanding of mindfulness, assertiveness, and effective communication.
  • Elevate Your Communication Prowess: Effective communication is the cornerstone of successful leadership and harmonious relationships. This masterclass is an extended voyage that offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practice. Led by the expertise of Dr. Alice Shires, an authority in mindful communication and assertiveness, this masterclass creates a transformative learning environment.

Through purposeful break-out groups, skill-building exercises, and personalised guidance, you'll not only grasp the principles but also build the confidence to apply them in real-world scenarios. The interplay of mindful communication and prosocial assertiveness is a dynamic skill set that every leader and professional should harness for meaningful connections and impactful conversations.

Invest in your personal and professional growth by enrolling in the Mindful Communication at Work: Unleashing the Art of Prosocial Assertiveness masterclass today. Prepare to embark on a journey that transcends theory, cultivates practical skills, and fosters a lasting positive impact on your communication landscape.

Remember, transformation is an ongoing process, and this masterclass is your catalyst for continued growth. Secure your spot now and embark on a path of communication mastery that will resonate throughout your personal and professional spheres for years to come.

Presenter: Dr Alice Shires 

Dr Alice Shires is a highly accomplished Clinical Psychologist, Senior Lecturer, and Director of the UTS Psychology Training Clinic. With over 25 years of experience, she specialises in teaching and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) while also incorporating Mindfulness into her practice.

She is recognised for her expertise in Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MiCBT) and is an established trainer in MiCBT nationally and internationally.

Dr Shires has conducted extensive research on the therapeutic benefits of Mindfulness, particularly in the areas of chronic pain and anxiety. She has co-authored books, developed assessment tools, and actively contributes to policy development and governmental reports.

Dr Shires' leadership roles in various organizations, including her involvement in psychology malpractice and legal cases, have made her a respected figure in the field.

As a member of prestigious tribunals and advisory councils, she brings valuable insights to public safety and mental health matters.

Dr Alice Shires is an esteemed practitioner, researcher, and advocate for mindfulness, and I welcome her today to lead an interactive session on mindfulness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the masterclass?
The masterclass will be delivered over 2 hours. 

How is it delivered?
The masterclass is accessible from anywhere, as it will be conducted via a live video call using Zoom.

How do I book?
You only need to purchase the masterclass to join. We'll take your pre-payment and provide all the access details to your registered email address.

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