Bullying: Series Continued.
- #144 Leave Space In Your Beliefs To Grow
- #163 ”He’s Never Hit Me.” Abuse.
- #251 Just Ordinary Bullying – The Bully and The Bullied
- #253 How to Be A Friend To Yourself When Thinking About Your Bully
- #254 Free To Do Self-Care, Despite Our Bully
Being a friend to ourselves in the context of bullying has been one of the most difficult things to get positive about, to talk about with hope, to feel empowered and to claim our freedom to self-care.
Why is that?
How do we claim our freedom to self-care?
We talked a lot about kids, many of us hopeless to a degree about their vulnerability to bullies. But what about adults? What are some examples of empowered adults in the context of being bullied?
Our own Sarah McGaugh of birdinyourhand blog-site asked yesterday,
What should we do to keep from getting angry when we are forced to interact/negotiate with a bully? Say, in the line of work, when we have to sit in a meeting with them or something. Some people come into those situations with only fight in them. Usually in my previous position I was fairly good at diffusing them…but I would still feel the anger over it. How do we not let a bully get into our inner world, and still deal with them?
How can we respond?
I would love to hear from you.