Bullying takes all forms and can happen to children and adults. It happens in schools, neighborhoods, families, the workplace and on the web. We hear on the news how bullying caused someone to commit suicide or change schools or act out in a horrible way against others in retaliation. We may have experienced bullying ourselves or even been the bully.
Is bullying on the rise? How do we stop it? If you are being bullied is it possible to move past it? How do you gain awareness that you are being bullied or that you are a bully?
My guest is a survivor of youth bullying and has learned the key to moving into his best life post-bullying. His path was not an easy one and now he helps others not only survive bullying but thrive.
Alan Eisenberg is the Founder of Bullying Recovery and an author, speaker, certified life, solutions-focused, and health & wellness coach, eLearning, and communications expert. He has been producing video, print, social media, and educational material for over 25 years as both an Instructional Designer and Developer. He is also a survivor of youth bullying and has turned that experience into being an anti-bullying activist and blogger. In 2007, Alan started his blog site about the long-term effects of bullying at http://bullyingrecovery.org.
Since its inception, the site has had well over 1.2 million visitors and is used in many schools for bullying teaching. More recently, Alan has written a biography of his experience dealing with the C-PTSD, anxiety, and depression that developed due to the years of bullying he experienced as a youth called “A Ladder In The Dark“.
Alan’s latest book, “Crossing The Line” will look at the extreme issues that bullying teens deal with. Alan is the founder and managing director of Bullying Recovery, LLC, whose mission it is to help those who suffer from the long-term effects of bullying (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD) to find the help they so desperately need by providing media, materials,and support through links to seek and receive the help needed to recover. He also offers live presentations on the issues of bullying and the effects it has to schools, corporations, and organizations.
Alan’s continued focus is on the effects of youth abuse and youth bullying on individuals and developing further programs and solutions to help individuals at an earlier point. Alan continues to communicate daily and weekly through social media outlets and his regular podcast called “Healthy University“. Alan and Bullying Recovery, LLC are also members of the International Bullying Prevention Association. Alan holds a degree in Communication Studies and Sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
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