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Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously. Boundaries give us the space to do the work of loving ourselves. They might be, actually, the first and fundamental expression of self-love. They also give us the space to love and witness others as they are, even those that have hurt us. - Prentis Hemphill

We love this quote and so often come back to it because it recognizes how boundaries are about two people. Often people can make the mistake of seeing a boundary as a rule for somebody else. "Here is what you are going to do because it's my boundary and my therapist told me boundaries are healthy." But boundaries are much better defined as how we are going to respond to somebody else's behavior.

This course is fantastic for anybody who has somebody in their life that they are struggling with. Whether you feel you are overstretching yourself or being stepped on, this is a great course for you.

By enrolling in this course, you will:

  1. Gain Clarity: Understand what boundaries are, why they matter, and how they contribute to healthier relationships.
  2. Develop Self-Awareness: Explore your own communication styles, needs, and triggers, allowing you to set boundaries that align with your values.
  3. Enhance Communication Skills: Learn effective ways to express your boundaries assertively, yet compassionately, while also actively listening to and respecting the boundaries of others.
  4. Navigate Challenging Situations: Acquire strategies to handle difficult conversations, manage conflicts, and negotiate boundaries in various contexts.
  5. Boost Self-Esteem: Build confidence in your ability to prioritize your needs, avoid burnout, and cultivate a sense of self-worth independent of external expectations.
  6. Foster Healthy Connections: Cultivate relationships that are based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding, creating a positive and supportive environment.
  7. Create  Change: Implement sustainable practices and habits that will help you consistently maintain and reinforce your boundaries over time.

This course is led by Lauren Mokarry:

Lauren Mokarry is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her master’s degree in counseling from Grand Canyon University.  Lauren deeply values connecting with others on an authentic level and immensely respects the courage it takes to explore all that challenges us as we seek to find balance amidst paradoxical desires for individuality and connection, for novelty and stability, for protection and vulnerability. Lauren describes herself as a perfectionist in recovery who values helping others break free of rigid patterns in their own life. She leads several groups at Thrive including Trauma 101, Trauma 202, Emotions 101, and several book clubs.

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