The Emotional Assertiveness Model

TEAM Emotion teaches people seeking personal growth and development, to become more assertive through the application of The Emotional Assertiveness Model. Whether a manager, team leader, coach, professional trainer, or seeking to develop interpersonal relationship skills, this model is for you.

John Parr (MSc) developed this logical model (The Emotional Assertiveness Model) in the late 1990s from observation of his therapy clients. He researched into the functions of emotions and thinking in problem-solving, especially regarding relationships. He saw two consistent psychological defence mechanisms, that most people utilise in daily. life, and that when over-used, lead to relationship difficulties. One being defence by overthinking, the other defence by over-emotionality. He created exercises and interventions to encourage people to simultaneously think about their emotions and feel about their thinking. The model explains the function of emotions and provides tools for application in real life situations.

The goal of Emotional Assertiveness’ is the enhancement of human relationships through Authenticity, Mutual Respect, Empathy, and Compassion and self-regulation.
He has developed seminars and published books for those who desire to live emotionally fulfilled lives, both personally and professionally.
Emotional Assertiveness is the skill of inviting healthy cooperation, seeking win / win outcomes, and building healthy and effective relationships. It is a rejection of destructive aggression, vindictiveness, vengeance, and victim behaviours replacing them with healthy human interactions.

Emotional Assertiveness Is about expressing one’s authentic emotions with the objective to strengthen and deepen friendship and cooperation. As such, it is an essential building block of healthy families, teams, and organisations.

Some client testimonials

“A few years ago, I came across this training in Emotional Assertiveness that I hoped would give me the answers that so many previous trainings had not. Usually, I found myself in a quandary on how to apply the new knowledge I had gained into the two main areas of my life: my personal relationships and my professional relationships as a leader of a team and educator of primary-aged children. This is where I found John Parr, and I can say my life began to change.”