Learning to Set Life-Giving Boundaries (PSYCH - 12LEAR01)

January 28th, 2013 6:00 PM   through   February 4th, 2013 9:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 184
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 75.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni $ 65.00
General public $ 75.00
BU Staff $ 55.00
Full Time Student $ 50.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, health care professionals, students, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, acupuncturists
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Building healthy relationships doesn’t just happen! Creating respectful and life-giving relationships requires us to speak up for our own needs and express our limitations. This is more easily said than done. But these practical skills are simple to learn: recognizing and expressing your needs, gaining insight into the beliefs and attitudes that tend to quiet your “voice”, and respectfully communicating your personal boundaries with others. Jan. 28 - Feb. 4, 2013, Mondays, 6-9 p.m. Instructor: Mary Kolb, PhD 5.5 CEUs/5.0 PDAs

This course guides you through a process of self-reflection in order to identify your specific relationships and situations where you have trouble saying “no”, or where you allow others to treat you in ways that feel disrespectful or unsafe. Clear information helps you gain insight into your underlying needs and resources in these situations, as well as the origins of your difficulties in this area.

Clear and concise information explores the connection between setting boundaries and continuing to grow as a person. Maintaining balance between authenticity and respecting others provides an essential ingredient for life-giving interdependence. Differences between setting boundaries in relationships with mutual affection and in other relationships are also clarified.

You will practice simple steps for setting a personal boundary in class and make a plan of realistic, personalized steps toward respectful self-care in the future.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • List an adults’ healthy growth needs at all levels – including emotional, intellectual, physical and aspirational
  • List situations and relationships where you have difficulty saying “no” or asking for what you need
  • Identify the beliefs and experiences that undermine your ability to advocate for yourself
  • Express personal boundaries in mutually-caring relationships as well as in other types of relationships
  • State realistic, personalized steps toward respectful self-care

Mary Kolb, PhD is licensed as an educator through Personality and Human Relationships International.  Her private practice in Bellevue enables her to express her passion for guiding individuals, couples, and groups in discovering and expressing their unique gifts. 

A warm and dynamic facilitator, Mary has offered board retreats and community-building workshops for clients including Integrative Family Law, Housing at the Crossroads, PCC FoodWorks, Washington State Homeschoolers convention and more.

Mary earned her Doctorate in Sociology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Her research there and at the Johns Hopkins University has resulted in academic publications on the transition between schooling and work careers.  For more information about this instructor go to: www.HumanDevelopmentPrograms.com

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs available for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc's licensed in CA

Course Notes

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 184. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.