There are many different types of boundaries and they are used in several different ways. They can be personal, physical, and emotional. Boundaries can communicate needs, preferences, expectations, consequences, and limits. They convey self-esteem, values, and self-respect. Yet, at times, boundaries do not appear to be effective, especially during emotional times of crisis. Many are constantly being challenged, tested, manipulated, and ignored. Others are well intentioned but misconstrued by others. They may say one thing but mean another. Some boundaries are clearly stated but actions convey a different message.
Despite the complexity of the process, boundaries can be effective. Healthy boundaries create a gateway to more open communication, self- awareness, and authenticity. This interactive session will detail the purpose of boundaries and provide insight into the traps that render boundaries ineffective. The program will delve into techniques to develop, communicate, and maintain effective boundaries. So, yes, boundaries do work!