The Buddhist Answer to Bullies
Published in Psychology Today this article list 5 steps in stopping bullying.
- See the suffering
- Protect yourself
- Use Mantra’s
- Apply Kindness
If you would like to see the full article here is the link. The Buddhist Answer to Bullies
I found this article interesting, though I must say that we must be careful in all of our suggestions to our children or ourselves about bullying that we do not leave the victim feeling “less than”. This leads to a life time of issues that will only need to be dealt with later in life.
I am looking forward to teaching a Verbal Self Defense this fall that has been taught to and used by police officers all over the world. It is called Verbal Judo. I recently completed a college course for this and am preparing to bring it to our community this fall. Verbal Judo is excellent in that it allows all parties to not lose face and stay strong themselves, especially the victim of the attack.