How to Set Limits

Download this free resource for offering positive, realistic, and motivating choices and consequences.

Do you ever deal with someone whose anger, fear, or frustration veers a situation off the rails?

Setting effective limits is one of the most powerful ways to steer a situation back on track and help someone make positive choices.

With this resource, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between setting a limit and issuing an ultimatum.
  • Ways to set limits that make the person feel respected and supported.
  • Preventive, verbal, and nonverbal ways to set limits.
  • CPI’s 5-Step Approach to Setting Limits.

You’ll also get a list of key starter phrases, sample scenarios, and an action plan for making setting limits second nature. Use this guide when leading a lunch-and-learn, a practice session with staff, or as a personal communication skills resource.

Based on techniques taught in CPI training, this guide will help you handle difficult situations, while meeting your goals and those of the person you’re setting limits with.

Fill out the form and put this resource to use immediately!

© Crisis Prevention Institute. All Rights Reserved

Sorry to see you go!

Not quite the info you needed? Uneasy about filling out a form to get free stuff? We appreciate that you stopped by anyhow, and we don’t want to see you leave empty-handed.

Check out this blog post about effectively avoiding power struggles—it includes a free video presentation with expert strategies and practical tips for setting limits—no subscription required!