Overcoming Your Bully
If you are at school or college, speak to your student support or pastoral team. The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy have a list of therapists that are registered with them if you are looking privately. We understand how bullying has a knock on effect on mental health. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. There are many stress-busting things you can do to help yourself, such as not isolating yourself, even though you may want to.
Overcoming the Effects of Bullying
Try to lean on your friends and family and do the things you normally would with them. Take up something different that is good for you inside and out, often yoga or meditation is great for all ages and can really help you heal traumatic events.
It is essential to do the things that you love to do and enjoy as this can help you get back on track. When you have experienced such trauma as bullying, you may feel a need to use the knowledge and understanding you have gained to help others who are being bullied. There are many ways you can do this whether it is volunteering, setting up a peer support group at school or raising awareness about the issues of bullying. If this is something you have considered, it is worth checking online to see what support is available and what contribution you can make.
This is another way of leaving the scars of bullying behind.
- The Miracle of the Seventh-day Ox.
- King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret.
- Getting Help;
- Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications.
- Step 1: IDENTIFY THE CAUSE.
- NAILING DOCTOR WONDERFUL (BDSM tale of two best frenids and one HOT Doc!).
- Dealing with the past.
They were times when there was a real and significant chance to be cornered by upwards of half a dozen kids, ridiculed, and usually beaten up. The administration were informed and did nothing to stop it. I was extremely lucky to have awesome parents who went above and beyond to be there for me, including things like volunteering in the school to be within earshot to ensure said teacher could not continue her pattern of concerted verbal abuse. If it were not for their support, I'm not even certain I would be here today.
The damage done by the experience did not "toughen me up for my own good".
It damaged me in deep and profound ways that decades later still haunt me. The only good that came of it was a deep appreciation for my parents who had my back to the absolute best of their ability throughout the whole thing, and my activism. The instinct for the strong to prey on the weak is pure is wrong. I have also learned that the very last and best inch of us cannot be taken, only surrendered, and while there is still hope, while there is someone to remind you that even if every other voice around you says you are worthless, they are WRONG, and they cannot take that last, best inch of who you are.
Anyone who has been bullied will find their own way of healing and leaving those scars behind. Unfortunately, there are many people whose adult life is still affected by the bullying they experienced earlier on in life. If you seek the support and go through that process, hopefully there are ways of healing and moving forward.
You could write about what you went through, as writing down what you have gone through and seeing how far you have come can give you such strength. Another idea is to make a loose plan in your life and steps for overcoming bullying and every time you have achieved a goal, you tick it off and know that you are one step closer to leaving the scars behind.
It is important to do what feels right for you as you know yourself better than anyone else. Empower yourself and regain control as this is your life, your future and your choices.
How to Overcome Bullying: 4 Steps
This may take time but believing in yourself will help you reach your goals. If you need support or advice about any issues around bullying, please do call us on our helpline on Home Press Work for us. Listening, supportive and non-judgemental.
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