We have all heard the high profile cases recently where intimidation and bullying has come to its most tragic end, and whether it is cyber bullying or the more traditional face to face bullying, whether in the workplace or school ground, it is estimated that almost half of us will experience bullying at some point in our lives.
So what is bullying? Bullying can take many different forms, physical, verbal, sexual or racial. Though the definition of bullying often references repeated behavior, I believe that just one instance is enough to cause psychological damage. Bullies and bullying take no heed of age or sex and can be quite overt or very subtle and hard to pinpoint.
The intent of the bully is to undermine and hurt and Psychotherapy can help by looking at boosting self-esteem and confidence and equipping you to more confidently deal with the bullying situations as they arise.
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