In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Graham Stoney of The Confident Man Project. Graham joins me to share his story of how he has been able to heal the deep emotional effects of bullying by learning how to express his emotions and expand his comfort zone.
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Graham was raised in a controlling environment where his parents fought a lot. He was also bullied at school.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Graham lacked self-confidence and self-esteem, had difficulty effectively communicating with others and felt emotionally abandoned.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
One of the things that really helped Graham was doing improvisational acting and expanding his comfort zone. He also focused on doing things he was good at so that he received positive reinforcement from them. And he learned how the brain works so that he could better understand the healing process.
What Graham does today:
Graham coaches men on how to be more confident, and he is also a comedian.
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?
Graham's Answer: Trust your intuition and trust your emotions.
ConfidentMan.net - Graham's website for helping men to be confident
GrahamStoney.com - Graham's comedy website
Confident Man Program - Graham's program for helping men to be confident
How To Stand Up To An Adult Bully - Graham's YouTube video on how he stood up to an adult bully (NSFW)
The Brain That Changes Itself - Book Graham mentioned about how the brain is capable of being rewired
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