The Better Boundaries Workbook
A CBT-Based Program to Help You Set Limits, Express Your Needs, and Create Healthy Relationships
by Sharon Martin
Pub Date 01 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2021
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
Do you have trouble saying "no," or constantly sacrifice your own needs to please others? If so, this evidence-based workbook will help you set healthy boundaries in all aspects of your life-without feeling guilty or afraid.
If you find yourself feeling responsible for others' happiness, worrying about letting people down, or struggling to speak up for yourself, you probably have difficulty setting healthy boundaries. Establishing clear personal boundaries is essential to creating and nurturing mutually respectful relationships based on equality. Setting limits can also protect you from getting involved in exploitative relationships, and help you avoid toxic personalities who don't have your best interests at heart.
This evidence-based workbook will show you how to set healthy boundaries across all aspects of life-without sacrificing your kindness or compassion for others. You'll learn to define your boundaries and discover why they're so important for your emotional well-being. You'll also find a wealth of tips for maintaining boundaries in a "constantly-connected" world, strategies for what to do when people get upset or threatened by your assertiveness, and ways to make sure your needs are met.
If you're tired of feeling guilty or afraid of putting your mental and physical health first, are ready to take back control of your life, and create healthy and balanced relationships, this book will show you how to step up and set limits, assert yourself confidently, and realize your full potential.
“Working with The Better Boundaries Workbook is like having personal sessions with a very wise and compassionate therapist. You will learn actionable ways to stand up for yourself and make your needs clear so all your relationships can thrive. The exercises and insights this helpful guide offers will let you tap into your most empowered and authentic self.”
—Jennifer King Lindley, award-winning health journalist, and author of Find Your Joy
“In The Better Boundaries Workbook, Sharon Martin discusses a tremendously useful topic that most people have difficulty understanding, and even therapists struggle to describe: boundaries. She not only explains, in clear terms, exactly what boundaries are, she also walks you through the process of building yours. Ever wondered whether your boundaries need improvement, how healthy boundaries look, or how to create and strengthen them? You’ll find all the answers here.”
—Jonice Webb, PhD, bestselling author of Running on Empty and Running on Empty No More