In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Alan Eisenberg of Bullying Recovery. Alan joins me to share his story of how he's been able to overcome the long-term effects of bullying that kept him from being his authentic self.
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Alan was bullied on a daily basis from the ages of 6-13 for being an outsider and because he didn't want to fight back.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Alan withdrew and lost touch with his authentic self. He became a people pleaser. He developed complex PTSD and had displaced aggression. He also became a pessimist and was distrustful of others.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
A combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy initially helped Alan. He was later able to help himself through reading books, practicing mindfulness, taking care of his body and health, and learning to love himself.
What Alan does today:
Alan is currently the founder and managing director of Bullying Recovery, LLC.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Alan's Answer: Believe in yourself and know that this is temporary and will get better.
BullyingRecovery.org - Alan's website that helps survivors of bullying recover from its long-term effects
A Ladder In The Dark - Alan's memoir detailing his journey from bullying to self-acceptance
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