Often, when we think about boundaries, we imagine a list of rules and restrictions like: you can’t do this, you can do this, and if you don’t do this, this is going to happen. But this isn’t actually the essence of a boundary and it’s not what the boundary is designed for.
Setting boundaries is actually a courageous act that requires self-awareness and self-love. It’s about prioritizing your own well-being and honoring your own needs. And by understanding the importance of boundaries, we can navigate relationships and maintain our connection to ourselves.
Join Lisa in this episode where you’re invited to embrace a more flexible approach to boundaries … but we get it – even the words “flexible” and “boundary” may seem contradictory to you right now.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Why boundaries are flexible and can change from moment to moment;
- How setting boundaries is about taking responsibility for ourselves, not controlling others;
- How to recognize the clues (in our bodies) that tell us when it’s time to set a boundary;
- Why nervous system work is essential for boundary work;
- Different ways to set boundaries, such as redirecting, being honest, or removing oneself from the situation;
- Why rejection often makes setting boundaries challenging (… and when we don’t set a boundary, how it’s a form of self-rejection);
- Why sometimes perceived deal breakers aren’t actually deal breakers; and
- How to translate this more relational-boundary setting into our work as clinicians.
Tune in to this episode and discover how honoring your boundaries not only allows for connection and maintains relationships, but is a deep act of self-love and acknowledgement of your own worthiness. ✨
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