There are two kinds of boundaries. Internal boundaries include knowing where you end off and where another person begins. These boundaries entail the willingness and ability to parent yourself and to define your own ethical standards.
A person with good internal boundaries is aware of what they think and feel and do what is right for them in the long-term rather than to allow themselves to specialize in the pleasures of the moment to the point of irresponsibility. External boundaries have to do with recognizing when another person has stepped over your boundaries, which is abusive behavior, and the willingness to defend those boundaries. No one enjoys being abused whether it is physically, sexually, or emotionally, but most people tend to overreact or under react to the abuse. This mental health video teaches what healthy boundaries are and what unhealthy boundaries are.
It explains in detail what abusive behavior is and how to defend your boundaries without being abusive yourself. It is a wonderful companion to the Communication and Assertiveness video.This psychology DVD helps you learn how to set appropriate boundaries in relationships ensuring that no abuse occurs. These DVD's can be utilized as educational material for professionals and individuals to learn about many mental health topics.
By Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT ©2013
A review of this psychology video by a therapist: The process of learning good boundaries can be difficult if those boundaries were not modeled for you. This DVD will help you learn to identify abuse, and how to defend yourself without hurting others.