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Welcome to the "EmpowHer: Speak Up with Confidence" Workshop at Sunshine Paradise Retreat

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Are you ready to transform your communication skills and build the confidence to express yourself effectively in any situation? Join us at Sunshine Paradise Retreat for our empowering "EmpowHer: Speak Up with Confidence" workshop, specifically designed to help women enhance their communication abilities and self-assurance.

Who is this Workshop For?

This workshop is perfect for women who want to:

  • Improve their communication skills in personal and professional settings.

  • Build self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Learn practical techniques to navigate interactions assertively.

  • Overcome barriers that hinder assertive communication.

Ashlee Sunshine, yoga instructor dressed in all white yoga clothes, standing on a balcony in Topanga Canyon at Sunshine Paradise Retreat
Ashlee Sunshine at Sunshine Paradise Retreat

Meet Your Facilitator: Ashlee Sunshine

The workshop will be led by Ashlee Sunshine, the creator of Sunshine Paradise Retreat. Ashlee holds a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Clinical Psychology and has completed over 1,500 hours of yoga teacher training from around the world. Her passion lies in helping individuals find happiness, peace, and rejuvenation using holistic practices.

Workshop Goals and Objectives

Our goals and objectives for this workshop are centered around enhancing your communication skills, building your self-assurance, and equipping you with practical techniques to navigate personal and professional interactions assertively.

What You Will Learn

Understanding Communication Styles

  • Define Assertive, Passive, and Aggressive Communication Styles: Learn the differences between these styles and understand the characteristics and consequences of each.

  • Interactive Activity: Participate in a self-assessment exercise to identify your dominant communication style.

Learning the Core Principles of Assertive Communication

  • Key Principles: Highlight essential principles such as clarity, respect, honesty, and empathy.

  • Examples and Discussion: Explore examples of assertive communication in various contexts, including the workplace, relationships, and social situations, and engage in a group discussion on the benefits of assertive communication.

Developing Techniques for Assertiveness

  • Role-Playing Exercises: Practice assertive communication techniques such as using "I" statements, assertive body language, and active listening.

  • Facilitator Feedback: Receive guidance on effectively implementing these techniques.

  • Q&A Session: Address questions and challenges related to assertive communication.

Overcoming Barriers to Assertiveness

  • Identify Barriers: Recognize common barriers such as fear of conflict, cultural norms, and lack of confidence.

  • Brainstorm Strategies: Develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.

  • Small Group Discussion: Share personal barriers and strategies in small groups.

Creating an Action Plan

  • Set Goals: Establish specific goals for practicing assertive communication in your daily life.

  • Further Learning: Receive resources and recommendations for continued skill development.

  • Recap and Gratitude: Summarize key takeaways and express gratitude for your engagement.

The Importance of Assertive Communication

Assertive communication allows you to express your thoughts, feelings, and needs clearly and respectfully, fostering mutual respect and understanding. It helps build healthier relationships, resolve conflicts more effectively, and enhances your self-esteem and confidence. In professional settings, assertive communication is crucial for effective teamwork, leadership, and career advancement.

Join Us on This Empowering Journey

By the end of this workshop, you will feel empowered to speak up with clarity, respect, and confidence, equipped with the skills to assert yourself in any situation. Let's embark on this journey together to transform how we communicate and advocate for ourselves.

Ready to take the first step towards assertive communication and personal empowerment? Register for the "EmpowHer: Speak Up with Confidence" workshop at Sunshine Paradise Retreat today and unlock your potential!

For more information and to sign up, visit Sunshine Paradise Retreat.

Ashlee Sunshine and the Sunshine Paradise Retreat team look forward to guiding you on this transformative journey towards assertive communication and self-empowerment.


Written By Ashlee Sunshine 

Creator of Sunshine Paradise Retreat

At Sunshine Paradise Retreat, our mission is to foster a safe and supportive sanctuary where individuals are guided in rediscovering their inner harmony through yoga, meditation, sound healing, nutrition, and holistic well-being, all within a luxurious natural setting, while delivering impeccable customer service. 

Learn more about our 3-Day and 5-Day all-inclusive yoga and wellness retreat offerings in Malibu, Beach, Laguna Beach, and Topanga Canyon, CA catered to individuals, women, couples and small groups at

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