Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Let’s Talk with Kalola, where targets can share their experiences with WBI’s blog readers. Here we go!(more…)
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
WBI's Professional Coach & Licensed Psychotherapist, Jessi Eden Brown, will be offering support groups starting in February. This resource is designed for current and former targets of workplace bullying. Participants receive support and ideas from fellow group members, as well as expert advice from Jessi on how to address specific bullying situations and cope with the aftermath of being targeted. Groups will be held at Jessi's private practice in North Seattle. If you're interested, please email Jessi Eden Brown to find out more.
Tags: Bully at Work, counseling, Jessi Eden Brown, PTSD, support group, therapist, therapy, workplace bullying
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
WBI's Administrator and licensed mental health counselor, Jessi Eden Brown, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC is forming a support group for targets of workplace bullying. Jessi's private practice is located in the North Seattle area. If you're interested, please email Jessi Brown to find out more.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Wanted to alert WBI followers to a marvelous review of the newest approaches to treating PTSD written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Tina Rosenberg. The New York Times article is called For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma. Key points include:
- alternatives to cognitive behavioral therapy (talk-insight) exist in which PTSD victims do not have to recite details of their ordeal to de-sensitize themselves over time
- a Mind-Body program has a low dropout rate with 80% improvement score
- mindfulness may bring positive results
Tags: bullied targets, military veterans, PTSD, PTSD treatment
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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a severe consequence for about a third of individuals bullied at work. That is, their coping responses to stress are overwhelmed just as is done to people in war zones or those subjected to personalized assaults akin to rape. For those who suffer PTSD’s symptoms (intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance (including anger), and avoidance of triggering places and situations), the causal connection between bullying and PTSD is clear. Many mental health professionals agree. Heinz Leymann, founder of the international movement, published research documenting the link in the late 1980′s.
Two current stories illustrate the vast gulf between American and Canadian approaches to this mental health dilemma.
Tags: Bill 14, Heinz Leymann, Margaret Macdiarmid, PTSD, Sen. Patty Murray, US Army
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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
People targeted by bullies for humiliation and degrading treatment always get a head start because their initial attacks surprise targets. You may ask, always surprise? Yes, they get bushwhacked.
It’s explained by the stark contrast in worldviews and developed personalities of the two, bully and target.
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience, January 12, 2012
If you spend your workday avoiding an abusive boss, tiptoeing around co-workers who talk behind your back, or eating lunch alone because you’ve been ostracized from your cubicle mates, you may be the victim of workplace bullying. New research suggests that you’re not alone, especially if you’re struggling to cope.
Friday, September 30th, 2011
By Andrew Mitchell
August 18th 2010
The harming effects of workplace bullying can go further than mere embarrassment. A target may become psychologically injured after long-term abuse.(more...)
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Military vets are exposed to trauma. No secret there. However, the rates of American vets suffering PTSD is skyrocketing because of repeated 1-yr. tours in war zones. Effective July 12, 2010, the VA has a new regulation (subject to termination after the Obama administration leaves office). Described as “relaxed rules,” the vet’s symptoms (irritability, flashbacks, deep depression, and other emotional or behavior problems) will be used by the military clinicians to diagnosis PTSD. The change drops the requirement that events that caused the symptoms be documented.
Tags: American Army, Army, Chapter 5-13, diagnosis, Joshua Kors, military, National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, precipitating events, PTSD, symptoms, VA, VA Watchdog, Veterans for Common Sense
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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Army court martials soldier with PTSD
From the WBI 2000 survey of hostile workplaces (online, non-scientific) 30% of women targets of bullying reported symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); 21% of men targets. Psychological injuries are common in bullying cases.
Tags: Chuck Luther, Dahr Jamail, disposable warriors, Eric Jasinski, James Branum, Joshua Kors, Kernan Manion, PTSD, SAG, US Army
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