In SVIS (socio-vocational integration services) we talked about setting boundaries and had each student wear a hula hoop to represent what they are responsible for (everything inside the hula hoop). They don’t have control over others or such things as the weather, but they do have control over their own work, reactions, habits and emotions. They can also say “no” to others when someone is trying to manipulate them.
Here’s what some of the students had to say:
I have learned that my boundaries are like the hula hoop. I learned that the hula hoop is my responsibility and no one else. I have to be on time and do my work. Lisa (demonstrating what it means – in photo)
The middle is your boundary… me, myself and I Jackie
by Johanna Cardinal – SVIS Teacher