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The Problem with Boundaries
Episode 16128th March 2023 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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We need boundaries. In fact, you might have already set some of your own. But ask yourself: how often do you let those boundaries crumble?

It’s not unusual for professionals in high-stakes industries to give in to other people’s demands, even if it means losing the boundaries they set. That’s not healthy — so why do we do it?

In this Quick Dip, we explore the challenges doctors and other professionals face when trying to enforce their boundaries. The problem isn’t in knowing when to say no or what boundaries to put up. We delve into various real-life scenarios and discuss how power language can help reinforce boundaries effectively.

Stay tuned to this episode if you want to know the problem with boundaries and how to overcome it.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Understand the importance of power language.
  2. Learn how to embrace consequences and regain control.
  3. Discover how the amygdala can undermine your boundaries.

Episode Highlights

[00:28] Boundaries for High-Stress Professionals

[02:42] The Consequences of Boundaries

[03:55] Embracing Consequences and Regaining Control

[05:49] The Amygdala and its Role in Boundary Setting

[08:46] Problems that Crumbling Boundaries Cause

[09:15] Boundaries are Set for Good Reasons

[10:19] Being in Control

[11:28] Know Why You’re Setting the Boundary

[12:27] Power Language

[14:12] Bearing the Consequences

[16:17] Boundaries Have a Reason


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