Understanding the Six Types of Boundaries

Free infographic to educate your clients on how to uphold personal limits

Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW

The key to healthier relationships is teaching clients how to establish boundaries. Boundaries are expectations and needs in different areas of human experience that help a person feel safe and comfortable in their relationships. Bestselling author and boundaries expert Nedra Glover Tawwab classifies boundaries into 6 distinct categories. They are:

  • Intellectual boundaries: Preferences related to how opinions, thoughts, and conversational topics are shared and addressed.
  • Emotional boundaries: What, where, and how much a person shares their emotional life and how your own and others’ emotional needs are handled.
  • Sexual boundaries: How sexual matters are talked about, when, where, and how sexual material is presented, and consent related to sexual or sexually suggestive words, jokes, images, gestures, or touch.
  • Time boundaries: How you relate to your own and others’ time and how time-related needs and preferences are treated.
  • Material boundaries: Treatment of possessions and property, preferences and needs regarding possessions and property and how possessions and property are shared.
  • Physical boundaries: Physical body, personal space as experienced through your senses and preferences for respect, privacy, closeness, and touch.
Use this free infographic to educate clients on the different types of boundaries they can set, what violations can look like, and how they can protect their peace.

Breaking the Cycle of Unhealthy Family Relationships: Top Tools for Better Boundaries
Breaking the Cycle of Unhealthy Family Relationships
For adult clients with difficult parents, there’s a constant struggle between maintaining connection and protecting themselves from getting hurt. When there have been years of parental abuse, neglect, addiction, or mental illness, it's easy for therapy to get stuck on processing the past and never get to the specific steps our clients can take NOW to feel better.

And now, you can learn top tools for better boundaries directly from relationship expert and acclaimed clinician and author, Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW. She’ll give you practical, easy-to-implement interventions that you can use right away to help your clients set better boundaries and transform their interactions with difficulty family members.

PLUS, don’t miss in-depth conversations between Nedra and key experts in the field, including Joshua Coleman, PhD, Karl Pillemer, PhD, and more! Watch this is a rare opportunity and hear from four leading experts discuss the most crucial clinical topics!
Meet the Expert:

Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW, is a New York Times bestselling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for 14 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Kaleidoscope Counseling. Every day she helps people create healthy relationships by teaching the how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others.

Learn more about her educational products, including upcoming live seminars, by clicking here.

Topic: Relationships

Tags: Boundaries

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