Can you believe it’s already the last week of May? It’s absolutley crazy how fast time is flying this year! That being said, we are in our final episode of our Mental Health Awareness Series here on the podcast, but trust me when I say, I think I saved one of, if not, the most important topics for last. Today we’re going to be talking all about BOUNDARIES. Let’s be honest, one of the great challenges in life for pretty much everyone is the ability to set and actually implement healthy boundaries and to discern when to say yes and when or even how to say no. Thankfully, Joining us today is a man that is not only a dear friend to all of us here at the American Association of Christian Counselors, but he’s also a leading voice on the topic of Boundaries, Dr. John Townsend. Many of you may be familiar with John’s work as he and Dr. Henry Cloud had the incredible opportunity of collaborating together to write the New York Times best-selling book titled Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, to Take Control of your life. But beyond that incredible work, John has written several other best-sellers such as People Fuel, Leading From Your Gut, and the Entitlement Cure. He’s a business consultant, leadership coach, and psychologist. He’s a man who has over 20 years of experience in meeting and engaging with leaders, organizations, and individuals all around the globe to help offer them life-changing solutions to their problems. He hosts his own online live video call-in program called, Dr. Townsend Live and is the cohost of the exploding nationally-syndicated talk show “NEW LIFE LIVE.” And then in addition to all of those incredible feats and endeavors, John spends a lot of his time developing others through the Townsend Leadership Program and the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. That being said, in and throughout our conversation today, you’ll have the opportunity of gleaning so much from his wealth of knowledge and wisdom and to more fully understand what boundaries are, why it’s so difficult to implement them, and healthy ways in which we can begin saying no and setting boundaries through understanding that boundaries are biblical and that they actually help us not only love ourselves but also others more deeply and effectively.
Dr. John Townsend’s website: https://drtownsend.com/
(Book) Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life - https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-When-Take-Control-Your/dp/B072C64V1L/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=580744465664&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9011800&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=14117254222577274583&hvtargid=kwd-1236754715&hydadcr=8262_13500864&keywords=boundaries+by+townsend&qid=1684940678&sr=8-1
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Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling: