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Setting limits and saying no in the workplace

This session is part of the psychosocial resources for personal wellbeing and professional competence series and looks at setting limits and saying no in the workplace.


This is our latest workshop in the Psychosocial Resources range of workshops. This cutting-edge session captures the concepts of the current climate which are encouraging us all to set limits on the time we work, how we work and how much work we take on. Setting limits and saying no is a competence and it takes practice and an understanding of the psychosocial conditioning and contracts we sometimes find ourselves in.

These can make it hard to say, "I can’t", "I don’t have the capacity" or even "not right now". In this session, we will explore some of the reasons we say yes to work tasks but want to say no, or even say ‘yes’ without properly considering the impact it might have upon us and our colleagues or managers. We will help you engage your inner coach and also practice and experiment with some techniques and hints that you might feel helpful to take back into your workplace.

This session will be delivered face-to-face on campus


  • Sally Rose; University of Leeds Staff Counselling service – Service Manager and Staff Counsellor – Sally is a Registered Psychotherapist, a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
  • Nicola Neath; University of Leeds Staff Counsellor – Nicola is also an MBACP Accredited Psychotherapist.

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