• April 9, 2022
  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 a.m. PDT)
Add to Calendar 04/09/2022 10:00 am 04/09/2022 2:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Exploring Boundaries to Cultivate Connection Join therapist and wellness coach Minaa B. for an illuminating workshop exploring setting and maintaining boundaries. Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 a.m. PDT) false MM/DD/YYYY

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Boundaries are limits and expectations that we implement in our relationships to foster connection and to preserve our well-being. Despite boundaries being rooted in nurturing and caring for our relationships, the very act of setting them is often anxiety inducing and can be labeled as mean or selfish. 

If boundaries are meant to help preserve our relationships, why do so many of us struggle in setting them? Join therapist and wellness coach Minaa B. for an illuminating workshop exploring setting and maintaining boundaries. In this experiential workshop, Minaa invites you to explore your childhood experiences and how the relationship between yourself and authority figures—parents, caregivers, teachers, etc.—plays a role in your ability or inability to be assertive and express your needs due to power imbalances and the fear of repercussions. 

Minaa offers support in understanding the key reason why many people struggle with boundary setting, an inability to engage in nonviolent communication and manage their discomfort. Using her clinical expertise, Minaa incorporates evidence-based practices rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to teach ways of managing the uncomfortable feelings that come with setting boundaries, helping you to identify cognitive distortions, and providing tools to cope with and accept challenges in life that are simply outside of your control. 

These teachings are for anyone who struggles with being assertive and wants to gain the confidence needed to enhance their relationships and deepen their connection to others.

Minaa B. color headshot. Minaa is a young, Black woman with short, curly hair. Minaa is wearing a black turtleneck and is smiling.

Minaa B.
is a writer, wellness coach, and licensed therapist based in New York City. Through training, workshops, and speaking engagements, Minaa teaches people how to cultivate self-care through the lens of boundaries and community-care. Minaa believes mental health is deeply interconnected to social justice, which is why her work focuses on interpersonal healing through a community-centered approach. To learn more about Minaa, visit her website. You can also follow her teachings on her popular Instagram page.  

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