Consider you are not just the student when it comes to your healing, but the teacher too. Are you a kind teacher, or do you have an inner Miss Trunchbull?
In late November, SwanWaters hosted its first ever online gathering for the people we support within our organization. We called it The ‘How to Survive Christmas’ Christmas Party. Below is my write-up on the content of our conversations together.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a Netflix comedy about Kimmy who rebuilds her life and reacquaints herself with the world after being kept in a bunker 15 years
Michael Ballard and Mags Thomson both learned from experience how to deal with a toxic boss. How do they affect you and what can you do to protect yourself?
Once we escape the abuse, we are left with no sense of healthy boundaries. We don’t know how to set and maintain them, and feel guilty for even wanting to.
Limited contact does not always work, it is tricky to maintain. Toxic people are notorious for not respecting your boundaries, so why would they this time?
In a world where we are hardly viewed as people, and more as the embodiment of whatever job we have, we may need to ask: what are boundaries at work anyway?
Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic, boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser.
Negative experiences are part of life, and they do not really mean anything. Most people can shrug these experiences off quite easily, but with a bully in your head, it is all too easy to follow your own thoughts down the Whirlpool of Depression. So what we need to do is evict the bully! Shut them up and we will be able to simply move past the negative experience and continue on our merry way.
Decide whether time with your sister is worth the anxiety of a possible ambush. It may very well be, only you can decide that.