Physical and Emotional Boundaries

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CLICK HERE for part 4 of the Boundaries Series, Sexual Boundaries.
CLICK HERE for part 5 of the Boundaries Series, Intellectual Boundaries.
CLICK HERE for part 6 of the Boundaries Series, Material Boundaries. 
CLICK HERE for part 7 of the Boundaries Series, Communication Boundaries.

Physical & Emotional Boundaries Part 2 The Seven Most Common Types of Boundaries


Hi, I’m JoyGenea, International Neurodiversity Coach. Today we’re talking about and expanding on our boundaries conversation.

I want to start out talking about physical boundaries and we’re going to move on to emotional boundaries.

Physical boundaries are physical things. The space that you’re in, people touching you, eating, sleeping, rest, drink, those are physical things. And those things also have boundaries. So one of the things that really can be common in a neurodiversity situation is that maybe everybody’s not aware of, the physical boundaries that people have around a variety of things, it can be about being overstimulated by certain materials, actually can be a physical boundary issue, and they need to utilize certain materials only in their clothing, if obvious ones are just the matter of physical touch. People you know physically touching your shoulder, physically touching you. So that can be part of the boundaries with that.

And as always, I’m always encouraging talking about those boundaries and hearing your body and hearing yourself. If all of a sudden, you know, somebody just touches your arm and you’re like, wow, I don’t that maybe isn’t, then politely and kindly say “You know what, for some reason, like that just doesn’t work for me. But I really respect that that’s, you know, like that’s part of your communication, but that’s a bit of a boundary for me.”

So learning to communicate about that, the other boundary, I wanted to talk a little bit about are emotional boundaries. So those are personal emotional needs such as sharing your feelings, picking up on the energy of other people in the space is how they are feeling that empathetic side of you and then sharing private details about your life. It can be common for some of those emotional boundaries to be crossed between people in some of these situations. So just understanding that that can happen, and then learning to have some good communication with the people closest to you about the fact that sometimes that might happen and you’d like to learn from it and you want to understand when those moments kind of happen.

So, thanks for tuning in, and we’ll dive into a few more of those boundaries next time. Bye.

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