Using Folktales and Puppets to do Boundary Work with Children

Using Folktales and Puppets to do Boundary Work with Children

This is a follow on to my previous blog posts on Membrane/Boundary Work Parts One through Four.

I find that it is more effective with younger children to use play, stories, and games to get across key teachings rather than a cognitive approach. In part three I presented the Rope Circle Exercise version for Respecting & Supporting Other People’s Membranes/Boundaries. Then I introduced the Start/Stop exercise. These can be very effective with children.

Membrane/Boundary Work Part Three

Membrane/Boundary Work Part Three

In my previous blog post titled Membrane/Boundary Work Part Two I talked about human boundaries/membranes and how we have to learn good boundaries, sometimes as an adult if we didn’t grow up being trained and supported in having good boundaries. I then suggested several exercises. If you haven’t read that post, I suggest you do that now and do the exercises, then come back here.

Membrane/Boundary Work: Part Two

Membrane/Boundary Work: Part Two

In my previous blog post titled Membrane/Boundary Work & Mother Earth’s Healing Power

I shared some background about membranes and communication systems in nature and in humans and then described a win-win process we can use to heal ourselves and nature around us. Now I want to talk about boundary keeping and give some more exercises.