Staying in the Lines I

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Session Description: Creating and setting boundaries can be tough in relationships. Together we will learn how to create boundaries that not only feel right but are also healthy. Staying in the Lines I focuses on the strength you can cultivate once you realize you control the way those lines are drawn.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the experiences in care, and those leading to entering care, impact your understanding of boundaries (Story of Self / Personal Narrative)
  • Understand the process of creating boundaries with others and how it changes in relationships (Attachment & Connectedness)
  • Build confidence and understanding of your role in resolving differences in a healthy and respectful way, while honoring the boundaries you set (Self-Regulation)

Session outline:

  • 5m / Introduction & Overview
  • 10m / Discussion: The Parking Lot Metaphor
  • 20m / Activity: Boundary Bullies
  • 20m / Activity: Mapping Personal Relationships
  • 5m / Wrap-up

Slides: Included (optional - not required for presentation)

Reproducible handouts included:

  • Staying in the Lines I: Notes
  • Personal Boundary Map


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