Sarri Gilman, LMFT is a psychotherapist, author, and workshop presenter. She is the author of Transform your Boundaries® (2014) and Naming and Taming Overwhelm for Healthcare and Human Service Providers (2017). She has a private therapy/counseling practice on Whidbey Island and devotes the rest of her time traveling and teaching on the subject of boundaries and overwhelm recovery, trauma, and the reflective process SoulCollage®
Sarri trains trainers in boundary recovery work. She has CE classes for Nurses, LMHC’s, LICSW’s and Psychologists.. She accepts a few teaching positions each year on boundaries and overwhelm recovery that will help people in the fields of healthcare and human services. Her books have been selling around the world. Each year she also offers a three-day boundary immersion retreat for people recovering their boundaries.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of boundaries lately. After talking with Sarri, I’m convinced that many of our stressors and struggles stem from a lack of clear boundaries.
One of the things that stood out to me the most from this discussion was that people will get very creative when there are clear boundaries.
Think of what happens when you establish clear rules about media use. I overheard a conversation about how to have a screen-free summer. The consensus was that the best way to do it was to have a clear rule that there would be no media use. Period. If there are exceptions then there are ways around the rule! That’s when arguments start.
I’m telling you. It’s a lot easier to comply, and get creative when boundaries are clear.
There are many, many benefits to having clear boundaries. I hope you discover a few in this episode!
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