Most of us, especially women, were taught to “be nice” and maintain peace at all costs even if a situation didn’t feel right to us. We were taught to stay quiet when we wanted to say “NO”! We were taught that confrontation must be avoided at all costs. We were taught that sacrificing our sovereignty over our bodies is somehow selfish.
When we are not used to setting and enforcing boundaries, doing so might feel selfish, self centered, or even terrifying as we fear being shamed and abandoned for simply guarding our natural human boundaries.
We were taught not to trust our intuition and feelings when someone or something made us uncomfortable. We were taught not to honor our whole authentic being, to fragment and disassociate those parts of us to please others. When we are not used to setting and enforcing boundaries, doing so might feel selfish, self centered, or even terrifying as we fear being shamed and abandoned for simply guarding our natural human boundaries. A critical piece of trauma work is learning how to stay in the body, listen to the body, and honor the voice of our bodies. A regulated nervous system is not attainable until we become real comfortable with setting and communicating healthy boundaries. If all of us honored our own and others’ boundaries, we would remedy much of the resentment and depression that arises from repressed emotions and loose boundaries. Anxiety, depression, rage, and addiction are all symptoms of repressed emotions resulting from the violation of our boundaries. Ready to get comfortable at setting, communicating, and protecting your boundaries? I am one click away! Set up your free consult call today and begin your journey of empowerment. #traumarecovery #traumainformed #traumarelease #traumareleaseexercises #boundaries #healthyboundaries #mentalhealth #selfregulation #stressrelief #anxietyrelief #depressionawareness #depressionhelp