The Boundary Boss Workbook

The Right Words and Strategies to Free Yourself from Burnout, Exhaustion, and Over-Giving

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Pub Date 31 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 03 Nov 2023

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From boundary expert Terri Cole comes an empowering workbook featuring a wide variety of new practices, exercises, and encouragement.

Our culture is finally recognizing the importance of having and maintaining strong personal boundaries. But were you ever taught exactly how to set healthy boundaries? Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it out for yourself. Following on the runaway success of her book Boundary Boss, Terri Cole presents a practice-packed guide to help you establish the robust boundaries that are essential for an empowered and deeply satisfying life.
The Boundary Boss Workbook greatly expands on the transformational tools Cole introduced in her debut book. You’ll start with the essential truths about boundaries and how they operate, then dive straight into potent exercises—including assessments, scripts, mindfulness, embodiment, gratitude, celebration, and more. Here you’ll explore:
• The importance of boundaries and how they affect every part of your life• Self-assessment quizzes to identify your preferences, desires, limits, and deal-breakers• Your self-care tool kit—meditations, reflections, and empowering practices• Getting proactive—how to anticipate and prepare for boundary-setting situations• Boundary scripts—creating the right words in your own voice for asserting boundaries • Internal boundary practices to shift your self-talk, habits, and unconscious behavior• Establishing and upholding new rules for healthy, authentic, and lasting relationships
Boundary work takes intention and commitment—but the results are worth it. “Drawing healthy boundaries is one of the highest expressions of self-love,” says Cole. “When you do, every part of your life will blossom. You’ll become more empowered in all your relationships—especially the one you have with yourself.”

From boundary expert Terri Cole comes an empowering workbook featuring a wide variety of new practices, exercises, and encouragement.

Our culture is finally recognizing the importance of having and...

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I was sceptical when I decided to read this but I thought, "can't hurt, maybe I'll learn something." I'm delighted to report, I did learn something, a lot of somethings.

I found this book to be incredibly helpful, and quite insightful. As someone that has issues setting boundaries, it was eye opening. Setting boundaries is definitely an issue with which many people struggle. I related to this in a new level and was inspired to rethink my approach to many aspects of my life. Anyone with poor boundaries will read the book can be inspired to approach interpersonal challenges with a better understanding of themselves and hopefully learn how to better handle themselves.

"Boundary Boss" is written in a friendly, conversational style that is easy to digest.. While I could have done without some of the trash talk, it didn't really take away from the message. I found it unnecessary and that is my only negative comment.

Despite that, this book addresses how many women struggle to set boundaries, and outlines practical steps and exercises on how to challenge your boundaries in all aspects of your life: whether you have set for yourself with others, or other people have pressed upon you.

Terri Cole is a psychotherapist who has dealt with personal experience of boundary issues herself and now helps her clients with their own boundary issues.

I thought I had a handle on setting boundaries, but after reading this I can do better for my own self preservation. Other readers may respond similarly It can help reveal where you may need help and how to approach it.

I've already started to apply this to my life and I'm happy with the results. The exercises really helped.

I highly recommend this book.

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The title of this workbook is what caught my eye when I was browsing NetGalley. I am a therapist and enjoy reading self-help books not only for my own interests but also because I’m curious about what’s being published out there for consumer use.

This workbook is a great tool for individuals who are looking to learn about their boundary styles and try to shift them more towards healthy boundaries. It’s easy to read, has good information, and would likely be helpful for many.

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This is a comprehensiveworkbook on setting boundaries. It is set up. In the following sections:

Get ready. Look inward and raise your awareness by defining boundaries and the boundary blocks you may be experiencing right now.
Get set. You will get prepared for what could go right.

Get prepared for what could go wrong as you practice boundary setting.

Go. You're ready for the big step. Take your new skills into the world and learn to read boundary setting scripts that follow your natural style. In thr back of thr book, you will find sample scriptd.

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Boundaries are a popular topic these days and we are in no short supply of content about the skill many of us were never taught. From books, workbooks, and Instagram accounts filled with practical advice on the best ways to tell people what we need, one might think "The Boundary Boss Workbook" is just another resource in a large pile. But you'd be missing Terri Cole's greatest strengths in her teachings about boundaries - her no-nonsense and empowering attitude - if you skipped this.

Packed with checklists, self-reflection activities, and what many readers are arguably most interested in: scripts to communicate boundaries. Even if you've read Cole's Boundary Boss book, this is a great companion recommended to all hoping to learn about themselves, build healthy relationships, and practice boundaries.

Thanks to Sounds True Publishing for a copy via NetGalley.

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The cover and subtitle of this book really caught my attention. The workbook itself is extensive but not too demanding. I didn't think I had an issue with my boundaries but after reading through some of the questions this workbook has I identified that I do have some issues which need resolving and I feel that working through the rest of the workbook will help me with those. I would prefer to do this physically in the workbook so I have added it to my Wishlist and will purchase upon publication!

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I was introduced to Terri Cole through a podcast and when I saw that NetGalley has her latest workbook available, I HAD to check it out. I am so glad that I did. I have struggled with boundaries, having very controlling parents. Through the teachings in this workbook, I was able to recognize where I was not so great about having and maintaining boundaries and also gave me the tools to help me create and enforce my boundaries. I am on my way to living a more fulfilling life because of what is taught in this workbook.

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I thought this was a really good, in-depth workbook for those who are new to the idea of setting better boundaries. I do wish it had advice geared more toward people who have good boundaries but are up against REALLY pushy people.

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There is some good stuff here. It was very easy to understand and follow and there are some great exercises that could be pretty helpful for anyone who's just starting their boundary setting journey.

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I am 30% into this workbook. (I'll update the review when I'm finished) I didn't want to rush through because Teri says NOT to skip ahead and I also want to give the content time to absorb.

So far it is:
- very well structured
- accessible to anyone through clear and simple language. All key terms are defined and nothing is assumed.
- definitely a work book. The text sections are short and always include a quiz, reflection question or journal prompt.
- not overwhelming

Be ready to get writing if you pick this up!!
I've read another book on boundaries and have completed Teri Cole's guided meditations on Insight timer on this topic (and have done therapy) and I have found the workbook has brought a more clear understanding of, and my challenges with, setting boundaries.

Negatives? Not much.
- Someone who has spent a lot of time on this area may find the first sections too basic. However new questions and new ways of looking at a topic can be very helpful in my opinion.
- One section so far has been quite broad which made it difficult to engage in the topic.

Happy release day!
I received an ARC from Net Galley.

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This is a book I’d recommend getting a physical copy of, rather than a digital copy, unless you’re good at taking notes on the kindle app. It’s a great workbook that you’ll want to be able to mark up!

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