Creating Boundaries

A 4-week written course from Bloom by Chayn.

A 4-week written course from Bloom by Chayn.

Introduction

Our courses are designed, specifically, with two intentions: to both inform and empower. Over the 8 sessions of this course, we will pass on key information, offer advice, and give you the tools that will enable you to heal and to cope. Ultimately we hope to embolden, acknowledge, and empower each person to build their self-esteem, banish shame, and to make the best choices for their own lives. 

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to learn about boundaries and ways to establish healthy boundaries in their lives.

How is this course structured?

The following course notes are taken from the ‘Creating Boundaries’ course that ran in the autumn of 2020. During this course, we produced two videos a week, with each of our 5 facilitators taking turns to present the videos in pairs. Every week we sent out two videos. These videos came out twice a week (once on Tuesday and the other on Thursday). Each session had homework for participants to complete in their own time.

So, for these course notes, we’ve kept the structure and content of the course, but of course these are written documents as opposed to videos. Our sessions are still structured into weeks, with two sessions a week, although feel free to take the course at whatever pace works for you. We’ve also kept the homework, and really recommend that you try to do it as you go along. We’ll be building on our skills as the course goes on, so it will help if you work on these skills through the homework outside of the sessions!

Legal Disclaimer

As an opening disclaimer, please know that Bloom’s courses are not meant to replace any professional service. Bloom has been widely researched, double-checked, and verified by certified trauma-support workers - including a professional therapist. The information and advice we cover is psychologically-informed and informed by our own team of survivors - who’ve included their resources in recovering from abuse and assault. However, this programme is not a replacement for the individual attention and training of an accredited counsellor or agency. Bloom is meant to be used as an additional resource.

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Week 1, Session 1: Introduction, & What are boundaries?

Hello everyone and welcome to our very first session of Bloom - Chayn’s trauma support group! You’re here with us. Yo...

Week 1, Session 2: Boundary styles!

Hello everyone! How are you doing? We’re back for session 2! We hope everyone’s feeling settled into the course, and ...

Week 2, Session 1: Emotional boundaries and physical boundaries

Hello everyone! We’re back with Week 2 Session 1. 

If this is the first time you’re reading this, welcome! We’...

Week 2, Session 2: Intellectual Boundaries, Material Boundaries, Time boundaries

Hello everyone! We’re glad to have you back for Week 2 Session 2!

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Week 3, Session 1: Sexual boundaries and consent

Hello everyone! We’re back for the first session of Week 3. 

If this is the first time you’re reading this, we...

Week 3, Session 2: Internal boundaries: Exploring our connection with ourselves

Hello everyone! Welcome back for Week 3, Session 2.

If this is the first time you’re reading this, welcome! We...

Week 4, Session 1: Keeping healthy boundaries

Hello everyone! Welcome to Week 4, our final week. 

If this is the first time you’re reading this, welcome! We...

Week 4, Session 2: Review and closure

Hello everyone! And welcome to our very final session. We are so excited to welcome you to our final session, wheneve...