SOCIAL SCIENCES

Empowered Boundaries: Speaking Truth, Setting Boundaries, and Inspiring Social Change

North Atlantic. Sept. 2018. 208p. ISBN 9781623172749. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781623172756. SELF-HELP
COPY ISBN
OrangeReviewStarAccording to mental health therapist and social justice activist Storm (cofounder, former executive director, Home Alive), most people don't have the tools they need to create and articulate effective boundaries, nor do they know how to enforce the boundaries they do set. Storm emphasizes the nature of boundary setting, particularly among vulnerable groups such as people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and women, defining along the way topics of power and privilege and the connections between individual and community safety. She further examines the fear behind and avoidance of communicating one's needs and then offers methods for establishing boundaries—"Naming the Behavior," "the Broken Record," "Freeze Framing," "the Reflective Loop," and "Trusting Intuition"—with everyone from family members and bosses to strangers at the bus stop.
VERDICT Highly recommended.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?

We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?