Personal Space Boundaries Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Personal Space Boundaries Worksheet?

The concept of personal space boundaries refers to one’s comfort level with regards to sharing their space with other individuals. It is a way to protect oneself from being harmed or misused by others for their own benefits. These boundaries have a lot of different aspects and are not just limited to one’s comfort level around others based on physical proximity but how much and how often they choose to share other aspects of themselves as well. These boundaries can vary depending on who is in question and what the situation is. 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet can help clients set down some personal space boundaries that they wish to communicate to others in their lives but have not been able to. They can use this worksheet to write down all that bothers them about their personal space being invaded and how they want it to be maintained. The therapist can then work further on helping them communicate those boundaries effectively to others around them. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to use the given table to take write down when their personal boundaries were invaded in a particular situation or by a particular person, what boundaries should have been maintained at the time and how they plan on communicating them to avoid future incidents.

You can download this worksheet here.

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