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Mobbed and Bullied at Work
I highly recommend the ebook available on this site: "What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know". I have not entirely read the book nor the accompanying materials, though I think I could use a little self help tonight.
I have been mobbed and bullied at various times in my life. Most recently I was mobbed and bullied for the better part of a year, then lied about and terminated. The negotiation for that is ongoing however the union seems to be definitely cultivating a relationship with management over one with me. I am dispensable, is how I feel. The managers orchestrated the mobbing, and bullied and harassed me themselves. So I have some fairly intense personal experiences of bullying and mobbing.
Many passages in the book are golden to me, identifying and articulating the pathology of a toxic group mentality which I have experienced and which seems unbelievable to the misinformed and uninitiated masses, including counselors.
I want to support people experiencing bullying (see the online support group at RelateAntibullying.com) and hope to work towards fair, compassionate and healthy relationships between people in general. I weep for those beautiful people who are injured or driven to take their lives because of the cruel treatment they have endured. Currently I am focused on supporting people in the workplace.
Currently I need to get a financial resolution and continue healing. I guess that it may take six months to heal. My body speaks of my trauma, more than my mind does. I am currently trying out Somatics which teaches about the link between mind and body, body awareness and muscular release.
If you are still with me after all that, I want to say I hope you find a better place to be than one where you are experiencing bullying. Don't tarry too long in a toxic environment because you are risking your health. You deserve better. You need to care for yourself.
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