What are Healthy boundaries? Boundaries are invisible fences which mark where your comfort zone ends. They can be in relation to personal space, emotional thoughts and feelings, time and energy, psychological health, Intellectualthoughts and beliefs, personal or work relationships, sexuality and sexual expectations and material boundaries.
Boundaries can be misinterpreted as someone wishing to be in isolation which is not the intention.
Without boundaries we may find ourselves constantly pleasing others and not necessarily wanting to do that, but not knowing how to act differently. A lack of boundaries could indicate that our identity is not strong.
It is important to set boundaries as they reflect your personal standards and values, which help with wellbeing and fulfilment. Within our boundaries, it is important to ensure that our basic human rights are encapsulated in them and additionally your right to say NO! It can be difficult to stand up for yourself for a fear that you might be rejected or cause offence. Emotional boundaries are vital as they give us personal space but when they are not respected we may feel overwhelmed, anxious or not valued. Should they continue to be disrespected it may result in despair, feeling powerless causing anxiety and spiral into depression.
I went to see Jacqui last year as I had some issues around self-esteem and felt that I was procrastinating. Jacqui was brilliant, we went through techniques that helped me to clear things that I didn't even realise were holding me back. Since then I have achieved so much including releasing my first children's book. I would recommend her to anyone. Gabrielle Brierley
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