Writer and practicing Psychotherapist Liza Finlay discusses the importance of saying No. Many people today are overtaxed, overburdened and stressed. Part of the reason is our inability to say ‘no.’ The first step is to recognize why you can’t say ‘no.’ It could be because you are a people pleaser, trying to avoid rejection and gain acceptance. You also need to understand that there is a consequence to not being able to say “no” it may mean that takes away from something else that is important to you. If all else fails, try Liza’s “Yes, But Boundary Setting Technique” where you can say ‘Yes’ to requests but within limits that are not overly taxing while at the same time acceptable and helpful to everyone.
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About Liza Finlay:
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is a practicing psychotherapist and renowned writer. A specialist in Adlerian psychotherapy techniques, Liza is also the relationship expert for todaysparent.com. She penned the “Dear Liza” advice column for Family Outlook magazine and contributes many mental health articles to a wide variety of print and online publications. Liza has edited numerous books, children’s books and academic articles on parenting and psychology in addition to practicing psychotherapy, Liza is a prolific writer. Her articles on depression, anxiety and eating disorders have won national awards. Liza’s passions are individual (including adolescent), couples and career counselling. She believes strongly that we all contain the creative power to grow, change and heal.