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Setting Limits, Saying No - A Guide to Better Boundaries

Setting Limits, Saying No – A Guide to Better Boundaries

Do you have a hard time saying no? Do you say yes to others when you really mean no? Or maybe you people-please others at your own expense. Then later you resent the very people you are trying to please. If any of this sounds familiar, then this workshop is for you.

Behind each of these relationship dynamics is a core issue – boundaries! Most of us don’t grow up directly learning about boundaries. We learn them indirectly, mostly from experiences with our parents or caregivers. And many of us come from families who had boundaries that were either rigid or wishy-washy.

Rigid boundaries dictate lots of rules that must be followed at all costs. And there is little or no questioning allowed. It’s “my way or the highway.” Loosey-goosey boundaries are the opposite end of the extreme. In this case, everyone is all up in one another’s business. There’s little to no privacy. I don’t know where I end and you begin. We are enmeshed with one another to some extent. Neither of these extremes is healthy.

Yet healthy boundaries are critical for a meaningful, well-lived life. They promote health, inner peace, safety, confidence and positive relationships. They define your identity and protect you from violators and the control of others. On the other hand, poor boundaries create confusing, unhappy relationships. They cause a loss of respect and control. They open the door to victimization.

Join New Leaf Center for a one-day workshop to learn healthy boundaries. Through education and self-exploring work sheets, attendees will understand boundaries and recognize boundary violations. They will practice establishing and enforcing effective boundaries. They will discover that healthy relationships start with healthy boundaries. And healthy boundaries start with valuing yourself. We protect what we treasure. Treating ourselves as our own best friend is a key to setting limits and saying no.

Topics that will be covered in the workshop are:

  • Types of boundaries and how they function
  • Indicators of healthy vs unhealthy boundaries
  • Signs of damaged boundaries
  • Steps for setting and communicating effective boundaries
  • Blocks to establishing healthy boundaries
  • Ways to value and protect oneself from boundary violations

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to set better boundaries that lead to healthier relationships.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dates to be announced

New Leaf Center

Jackie MacKay, M.A., LMHC, NCC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

$195 per person (Light lunch included)


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