In yesterday’s article, Living with a Brain Injury and Overcoming Social Anxiety, I shared some awareness’ that helped to reduce my social anxiety. In today’s article, I would like to share with you what I discovered about the impact of bullying. These awareness’ did not come overnight but through many struggles trying to figure out and understand why I felt anxious in some social situations.
Our feeling anxious in different social setting may not be about us. Our feeling anxious in different social situations may be because we are being bullied.
The anxiety that we are experiencing socially may be due to the expectations placed on us by individuals, groups, churches, organizations or associations. These expectations may come in the form of subtle peer pressure or through overt demands. These expectations come in the form of manipulation to get you or me to do something to fulfill a plan or an agenda. These expectations have the tell-tale signs of bullying.
My awareness helped to understand how bullying always left me feeling intimidated and anxious in social settings. My awareness gave me the ability to take better care of myself when I am in situations where and when I am feeling bullied.
In April 2013 I wrote a 3 Part article series to share what I learned that helped me to recognize bullying. I then created a 3 Part video presentation series to share what I had learned with individuals who learn through watching and listening. The article and video presentation series, Is the Group that You are In Hurting You — Are You Being Bullied?. Below are links to the 3 Part article and links to the 3 Part video presentation. I would invite you to read, watch or listen to the series. Let me know what if the series helps to reduce your anxiety when interacting socially.
I have also created a video presentation of the article that you can watch and listen to bey clicking on this link: Social Anxiety, Understanding and Finding Freedom from Bullying Video Presentation
Video Presentation Series
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