Building Better Boundaries | 2022-2023

12 Sep 2022 - 2 Mar 2023
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Boundaries are an integral part of everyone’s mental health and well-being. In this course, students will learn the importance of boundaries, the different types of boundaries and the necessity of self-worth and self-love to be motivated to set boundaries.

Throughout the course, students will develop boundary-setting and communication skills and practice these skills. Students will also learn the steps and challenges involved in determining our values so they can set boundaries with integrity, along with ways to protect those boundaries. Above all, students will learn self-love, self-compassion and respect as the basis of boundary setting.


Course Objectives
  • Participants will discuss why we set boundaries, and the positive impact personal boundaries can have on their overall health and well-being.

  • Participants will recognize the role of self-worth, self-love, and compassion in their motivation to set boundaries.

  • Participants will understand the downfalls of weak or rigid boundaries and the value of flexible boundaries.

  • Participants will consider the challenges they might be facing when it comes to setting and maintaining boundaries.

  • Participants will evaluate the importance of their “gut” feelings and determine ways to get more in tune with how their bodies communicate.

  • Participants will strategize on boundary setting in challenging situations.

  • Participants will learn the four steps in setting boundaries with the Non-Violent Communication system and develop these skills through practice.

  • Participants will determine their core values as a basis for developing their boundaries.

  • Participants will develop a plan to protect their boundaries.

  • Participants will examine the stages of learning, along with their role in learning the skills required to set boundaries.

Competencies
  • Personal Growth & Well-being

  • Supports Recovery Planning

  • Communication


 
This is a Blended Learning Classroom

We will have students and facilitators both in-person and virtually.

(September 12th to October 3rd, classes are VIRTUAL ONLY)




This Class runs on Saskatchewan Time (CST)


Course Schedule

See the Building Better Boundaries Course Page in the "My Courses" tab 1 week before your course's start date for more session details.

Course Dates
Session Dates
Day of the Week
Time
September 12th
to
October 3rd,
2022

September 12th, 2022

September 19th, 2022

September 26th, 2022

October 3rd,
2022

Monday


This Session is
VIRTUAL Only


6:30 pm to
8:30 pm
November 28th 
to
December 19th,
2022

November 28th, 2022

December 5th, 2022


December 12th, 2022

December 19th, 2022

Monday

Blended Learning Class
-
VIRTUAL & In-Person

6:30 pm to
8:30 pm
February 9th 
to
March 2nd,
2023
February 9th, 2023

February 16th, 2023

February 23rd, 2023

March 2nd, 2023

Thursday

Blended Learning Class
-
VIRTUAL & In-Person

6:30 pm to
8:30 pm

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Course Details:

Session Details
Session 1
Introduction to Boundaries

In the first week of Building Better Boundaries, participants are introduced to the concept of personal boundaries. Participants discuss what they are, why they are essential, and the various
types of boundaries. Participants consider the idea that personal boundaries stem from a sense of self-love and understanding of one’s values. Participants will explore ways to acknowledge our worthiness and human rights to set the foundation for learning how boundaries work.

Objectives

  • Participants will discuss why we set boundaries and the positive impact effective personal boundaries can have on their overall health and well-being.

  • Participants will recognize the role self-worth and self-love play in how they approach
    boundaries.

  • Participants will evaluate where they are at when it comes to understanding their own
    boundary beliefs.

  • Participants will begin to consider their rights and how to say no to requests.
Session 2
Understanding my Boundaries

In the second session of Building Better Boundaries, participants will build awareness around the types of boundaries they have and consider the consequences of having boundaries that are either too weak or too rigid, as well as the benefits of having flexible boundaries. Participants also review the barriers they have in setting boundaries. We begin to examine ways to have effective boundaries by getting in tune with our “gut” feelings and explore scenarios that may alert us that a boundary may have been crossed.

Objectives

  • Participants will learn the impacts too weak or too rigid boundaries can have on a person’s well-being and the benefits of having flexible boundaries.

  • Participants will determine the barriers they may face in setting and maintaining boundaries.

  • Participants will consider the importance of their “gut” feelings (instincts) and how to tune in to what their body is saying.
Session 3
Articulating my Boundaries to Others

In the third session of Building Better Boundaries, participants will learn to identify their feelings and connect them to a need so that we can communicate our needs to others. Participants learn and practice the concepts from the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) system of communicating with others. Building on understanding how to identify feelings and needs and how they are connected, participants learn how to make factual observations and healthy requests of others.

Objectives

  • Participants will learn the 4 steps of the NVC system (OFNR – Observations, Feelings, Needs, and Requests).

  • Participants will practice setting boundaries by working through scenarios.

  • Participants will consider ways to keep the conversation going when our boundary setting and request-making results in a “no.”
Session 4
Saying Yes to Myself

The final session of Building Better Boundaries is all about saying yes to yourself. In this session, participants are allowed to get in touch with their personal values and consider ways to honour those values in their lives. Participants consider the importance of compassion for self and others in this learning process. Participants will learn the 4 stages of learning as a reminder to be kind to ourselves (and others) while we build on our new skill of boundary setting.

Objectives

  • Participants will clarify their personal values and the ways they intend to honour those values as a priority in their life.

  • Participants will discuss the importance of compassion for self and others while learning a new skill.

  • Participants will learn about the stages required to learn a new skill, such as boundary setting.



We ask that you remember that
space is limited
; please respect your fellow students and our facilitators. Only register for a class if you intend to attend each class session. Thank you, and happy learning.



Upon registering,
you will gain access to the course page for this class. This Course page, which you can access through
the "My Courses Tab," will have our active Zoom Link for this course and individual lesson plans for each week of the class. These Lessons will have downloadable files you'll need for the class that week.

Please note that you may not see your course in the "My Course tab" until one week before the start date of the class.


You will also receive a weekly email reminder for your course containing relevant links and downloads for your class. This information can also be found in the "lessons" section of your course page.




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