At today’s group we looked at how bullying can affect us. We looked at it from the view point of both the aggressor and victim. People who use bullying behavior often have very low self-worth and enjoy putting others down in order to make them feel better about themself. This person is behaving from a fearful place and is most likely very vulnerable. If you have been the victim of bullying this may feel hard to believe.
We did an exercise where we looked at people’s experience of bullying behaviour.
One is a statement about past experiences while the other is in the present looking forward. Below is the template used;
“Bullying made me feel like I am…”
“Today I honour myself by choosing to feel that I am…”
Below is a written example of how it may be used;
“Bullying made me feel like I am worthless and deserving of this behaviour. “
“Today I honour myself by choosing to feel that I am a worthwhile person who values themself. I will not let people control me and can use these past experiences to help myself and others”.