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FULLY BOOKED! Radical Boundaries: How to Say No to Make Way for YES

Join us for an exclusive workshop with Sarah Furuya on developing techniques to say 'no' in order to devote your time and attention to the things and people you truly love.

Thursday December 7th / 19:00 - 21:00 / Members ¥3000 / Guests ¥4000

Thank you to everyone who registered for this workshop. The event is fully booked and we are no longer accepting registrations for the waiting list. 

Every time we say yes to things we don’t really want to do or feel obliged to do, we are saying no to things that could be filling that time. We have been programmed to feel obligations where there are none. Imagine if people could actually handle life without us saying yes to everything. But we’re usually afraid that we will be ostracized or disliked or talked about if we say no to things.

Over the years, Sarah Furuya has faced this dilemma and developed some radical ways to create boundaries, stop people pleasing, and devote her attention to the things and people she really loves. That is at the heart of this special workshop. Sarah understands how hard it is to get out of these habits. To open physical space, to open space in your diary, or to open space in your thoughts for the things, people and experiences that you are truly devoted to.

But it is possible to say no to things, clearly, gracefully, respectfully and with good manners. It takes courage, practice, coaching, scripts, techniques and trust. And kindness. And compassion. And starting to say yes to the things you really want to say yes to.

“If it isn’t a “HELL YES” it’s a no.”  — Kris Carr

In this workshop we will learn:

  • How to value yourself as much as you value others (this is humility)
  • How to identify people pleasing behaviors and how they are different to delighting your people
  • Some ready-made scripts for saying no clearly with kindness and grace and to push back on persuasion
  • How to use your body and your intuition to make decisions and identify words that come up when you are enlisting (obligation, resentment for example)
  • To go easy on ourselves and realize that sometimes we might say yes to some things that aren’t a ‘hell yes’ because it might be a good idea – but hey, let’s not make a habit of it
  • To enlist a trusted committee of friends or practitioners to help you say no more often and more elegantly
  • To identify what you could be opening time up for when you say no to the things you don’t really want to do
  • To play out the underlying fear behind not wanting to say no. There could be a really good, benevolent reason why you do’t want to say no. Or it could be a shadow of something that happened in the past, that no longer serves you

Sarah is very much looking forward to seeing you and will have special treats and offers for all attendees!

Sarah FuruyaAbout Sarah Furuya

Sarah Furuya is an executive coach, lifecoach and facilitator. She is both creative and corporate, uses her background in psychology,  and incorporates her experience of 12 years of consulting and working with business people in Japan, Asia and UK. She has a passion for style and is curious about doing things differently and stylish people who do things differently.  She helps Clever Rebels and Curious Corporates with personal or organizational changes and challenges.

Sarah holds a BSc in Psychology and Biology and is a certified practitioner in Saville Wave, Insights Discovery and Lumina Psychometrics and specializes in Mindmapping. A long-time member and supporter of FEW, including a stint as president, Sarah knows the FEW community well, knows how to help and is ready to listen to your story.

Event Details

FULLY BOOKED! Radical Boundaries: How to Say No to Make Way for YES
Thursday December 7th
19:00 - 21:00
Members ¥3000 / Guests ¥4000
H&R Roppongi
1 Chome-11-6 Nishiazabu, Tokyo, 106-0031
Number of participants
Limited to 12 participants