Boundaries are one of the most fundamental ways that we assert our needs and build supportive relationships with others. But learning how to affirm your boundaries can be super challenging when you live with trauma. In order to survive, we learnt that the best way to protect ourselves and avoid abandonment was to have really rigid or really soft boundaries. In this workshop, we’ll thank our trauma brains for the work they’ve done to keep us safe, and we’ll start to assess the ways in which supportive boundaries can help us move forward in our healing work.
Participants will each get a workbook that we'll use together and over the course of three hours we'll:
Develop a better understanding of the values that shape our boundaries.
Learn more about the different kinds of boundaries we have and assess which are soft, rigid, or supportive.
Discuss how to articulate our boundaries.
Move through some strategies for determining what to do when a boundary is crossed.