Branching Out with Boundaries

In my work as a sex coach, it is extremely common to meet people who struggle to uphold their boundaries.

This isn’t just about sex; many people struggle to say no to family members, bosses, clients, neighbors, friends, and even to behaviors they themselves want to engage less in.

I can really relate to people in these situations.

As a recovering people-pleaser and approval-seeker, I’ve worked hard over the last few years to do better at identifying and clearly communicating my boundaries.

It’s been a long journey, and the people who are still in my life have changed along the way. But I’m definitely happier for it.

A few friends have commented over the last year that they’d love to get as good at boundaries as I am. This is a huge compliment in my eyes, and I don’t take it lightly!

I finally sat down recently and wrote out how, exactly, I frame boundary work for myself. I did my best to write it in a way that anyone could access.

It’s a highly personalized work, of course. Readers can take what they want, and leave what they don’t. Your boundaries journey will likely look different than mine, and that’s okay.

But if you do want to see my framework, you’re welcome to check it out. I created a small 27-page ebook and also recorded myself reading it for a 22-minute audio guide:


Saying No With Shannon: How to Identify, Set, and Enforce your Boundaries

Audio Guide

Saying No With Shannon: How to Identify, Set, and Enforce your Boundaries

Learn in Real-Time with Shannon

I also developed both a webinar and an in-person workshop in New Orleans based on this project. You can learn more about them at

Both the webinar and workshop are 3 hours long each (with a break for lunch/snacks).

These are highly interactive experiences where participants actively work to identify the boundaries most necessary in their lives and work together to create plans for enforcing them in real life.

If that sounds right for you, you can book right now! Here are the links for each:

Both events have limited space to allow for maximum results. Registration is just $5, then pay-what-you-can after that.

Secure your spot now before they’re gone. Hope to see you there!


P.S. If you’re on Facebook, I also created a group where people working on their boundaries can exchange resources, advice, stories, and more. Check it out at

Published by Shannon Burton

Sex educator and writer by day, poet and flash fiction author by night, I occasionally manage to get out of the house to enjoy New Orleans as it's meant to be.

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