“I was surprised by how useful the class was.
I didn’t think I needed so much help with my own well-being and boundaries,
but I didn’t have a good understanding of what boundaries were.
When I realized how often I was saying “yes” when
I really very fervently meant “no,” I realized that’s probably a pretty big boundary issue!
The course gave me tools for looking inside of myself to get a feel for when I
wasn’t getting my own needs met, and I’ve been able to take these tools and skills with me.
Now I notice what’s going on inside of my body, what stories I’m telling myself, and when I’m shutting down
or wanting to avoid something. And I'm able to make conscious choices about what to do,
rather than just fleeing, shutting down, or being accommodating.
I do feel the Healthy Boundaries Program could benefit pretty much anyone,
because when you realize you matter and you’re able to meet your needs,
you can be a much more effective force in the world."
— Lori L., Washougal, WA, NVC Trainer and Professional Mediator