This session is organized and facilitated by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Waterloo Wellington.
Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits. Setting boundaries is essential for both physical and emotional health. Recognizing the need to set and enforce limits helps to protect your self-esteem, maintain self-respect, and enjoy healthy relationships. Unhealthy boundaries can cause emotional pain that can lead to dependency, depression, anxiety, and even stress-induced physical illness. Boundary-setting is the ability to notice what you need and to make sure it happens for yourself, by assertively communicating your wishes. Do you find yourself saying yes when you really want to say no? Keep silent when others mistreat you? Do something against your will in order to keep the peace? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions please join us for a step by step guide to setting healthy boundaries.