Shame and empathy

Shame and empathy

How I Deal With Emotional Bullying

We live in a world where it's not uncommon to communicate and interact with someone in ways that shakes you up and makes you feel stepped on and mistreated. Sometimes things go better among mental health advocates and survivors, because people have learned skills and been through things that have made us wiser. But not always. I've unfortunately found emotional bullying can happen anywhere, including among people deeply committed to mutual support and collaboration. With all the group facilitation, training, public speaking, and traveling that I do,, and the many people I meet and interact with, emotional bullying does happen. How do I take care of myself?

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