It is 30 years since the publication of Anne Dickson’s million-selling A Woman in Your Own Right. In that time the book has become the core assertiveness training handbook. It is recommended in confidence-building and personal-development courses across the globe. Dickson’s appearance at this year’s festival marks publication of a revised 30th anniversary edition of the work. It is also part of the festival’s regular series of talks on leadership.
Dickson has degrees in psychology, mental health and environmental science and has worked as a freelance psychologist, writer and trainer for many years. Among her other works are The Mirror Within: A New Look at Sexuality and A Voice for Now: Changing the Way We See Ourselves as Women.
‘Anne Dickson’s book is the bible for anyone who wants to stand on their own two feet, look life in the eye and get their voice heard. Thirty years on I still find the skills taught in its pages to be invaluable on a daily basis.’ Lesley Garner