What Will You Do To Foster Non-Violence/Abuse In Your Family/Life?

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD

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Abuse/Violence can be physical, psychological/emotional, mental or spiritual. A physical boundary (also known as: Sacred Body Boundary) is your personal space and allows you to control how you are touched and how close people come toward you.

Generally, the sacred body boundary area is between the tip of one's outstretched arm and the body. When the sacred body boundary has been entered (such as touching the body or a kiss on the lips or cheek) without the express or implied permission of the receiver, it is a violation of the sacred body boundary.

A psychological/emotional boundary is one's right not to be analyzed, shamed, manipulated, lied to, or brainwashed. It is one's right to say, “No" and have that respected without having to give explanations or defend oneself. A psychological/ emotional boundary is also crossed when people say one thing and do another.

A spiritual boundary violation is created when one is objectified by another in any way [as in a sex object, for example) and blocks them from their fullest potential. . . It is about seeing the body but not the soul. Spiritual boundary violations are perhaps the most insidious and cruel because they harm on the deepest level—the soul level.

When a child or adult is hit or spanked and/or *** abused, her/his physical, psychological/emotional, mental and spiritual boundaries are ALL violated.

When a child or adult is analyzed, shamed, manipulated, lied to, or brainwashed his/her psychological/emotional, mental and spiritual boundaries are ALL violated.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, author, If I'd Only Known. . . *** Abuse in or out of the Family: A Guide to Prevention, is known for her pioneering work in verbal, physical, *** abuse prevention and recovery. As an inspirational leader, Dr. Neddermeyer empowers people to meet life's challenges as an opportunity for Personal/Professional Growth and Spiritual Awakening. http://www.gen-assist.com


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