Effective Boundaries - Defining the
Wendy L. Huntington and Cathy McNally
Course for people who: experience isolation and
who feel trapped in roles, rules and obligations have experienced
abuse and violence within the family or in relationship are not
experiencing intimacy in relationship create symptoms as a substitute
for clear boundaries, ie. allergies, back and neck pain, chronic
fatigue, depression are overwhelmed by the complexity of life decisions.
Description: Most people
who have lived through violence and violation superimpose survival
patterns and the fear of assertive expression onto the present.
Without the ability to clearly define boundaries, you may be restricted
to a pattern of safety and control in life and have difficulty accessing
personal creativity, energy or aliveness. This restriction is played
out in prescribed roles within families, relationships and in jobs.
To move beyond this victim pattern, it is necessary to discover,
speak and stand behind thoughts, feelings and choices. This course
offers both tools and practice in boundary work.
As you establish and speak your boundaries,
you define your 'Self'. This course is about discerning living-saying
"no", saying "yes"-making choices based upon current information
with freedom and clarity.
Format: This three-day course
will combine concepts and experiential learning about boundaries,
their definition and their expression. Additionally, participants
will familiarize themselves with the world of consequences and learn
the skills necessary to establish useful consequences when an expressed
boundary is not respected.
For those who internalize boundary conflicts
into an illness pattern, opportunities will be offered to decipher
the story expressed in the symptom. By the end of the course, participants
will have the information necessary to recognize the differences
between boundaries and walls and be able to express themselves and
their boundaries effectively.
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