Bullying

Help for targets of workplace bullying.

I’m delighted to welcome the author of today’s guest post is Robert Merriott, founder of Forensic Notes. Rob’s company specialises in helping you to document workplace bullying effectively so that you have precise evidence of bullying incidents, allowing you to prove what happened and when. This is extremely empowering for you as a target of…

On Kindness

One of my clients, who is currently going through a particularly gruelling time at work, remarked that she has been really touched by the support she has received from friends and colleagues. I suggested she keep a Kindness Journal – a place where she can record every act of kindness and support that she is receiving, building a sense of the parts of her world that are still working normally.

The power of somatics – an interview with Zoe Kennell

A podcast interview with Zoe Kennell, a teacher and somatic educator, about her experience of using somatics to support her through a particularly gruelling three years with a new head teacher. Includes tips for staying calm under pressure.

More help for targets of workplace bullying

One all-too-common reason for being off balance at work results from being the target for workplace bullying. It can be insidious and hard to prove, ranging as it does from tactics designed to undermine confidence, through blatent lying to sidelining and exclusion. Whatever form it takes, its effects can be devastating. Here is solid help for handling it.

What do you want?

When the level of negative events in life overtakes the positive in our minds, it can be a bit difficult to see how to move on. That’s why Recover Your Balance starts from what you want to be different.

Recover Your Balance in seven steps

When distressing things happen at work – bullying, work overload, being in a toxic workplace, redundancy – they can knock you right off balance. Here’s how you can start to recover and move on from their negative impact.

No Mr Letwin, fear is not the answer

I found myself shouting at the radio this weekend. I couldn’t believe my ears. Whatever gives Oliver Letwin the idea that instilling fear into public servants will deliver excellence? (The Guardian, 30 July.) This is not a recipe for reform. It’s the straight path to creating a bullying culture.

You’re not alone

I love doing radio. Today I was Ian Mac’s guest on the Vectis Radio daily phone-in, talking about bouncing back from bad times at work. Our callers, Lyn, Jean and Tony, were all courageous people who had picked themselves up from some emotionally and spiritually damaging experiences. I hope that in telling their stories, they were able to reinforce for our listeners that they are not alone.

Tough Love – how Eva James recovered from workplace bullying

“If you met me in the street today, you wouldn’t have the faintest idea I’ve ever had a problem in my life. Some days, I can almost believe it. And that, my friends, takes a whole lot of work. It takes a whole lot of tough love.”

Recovering Your Balance for 2011

If you’re able to take time out over the festive season, you might want to think about how you can recover your balance and set off into next year in a more positive and calmer frame of mind.