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From Bullied to Brilliant - Karen Clarke

From Bullied to Brilliant

Paperback Published: 20th May 2016
ISBN: 9780987564801
Number Of Pages: 256

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Have you ever been bullied or is your child experiencing bullying? If so, then you know how devastating the experience is, and how deep the wounds can go. People who have been bullied often suffer in silence and feel deeply unworthy and unimportant. From Bullied to Brilliant provides a radical new way to rapidly end the cycle of dominance and intimidation. Those who have been bullied will learn how to rediscover their strength and purpose, and find hope and self-acceptance.

Through actual case studies as well as the author’s personal reflections, this ground breaking book shares real life examples of bullying and intimidation, sheds light on how to understand the cause of bullying and importantly, how to end it, including: - Why bullies attack - The real problem – bullies and victims explained - Ending the pattern of bullying - Turning your pain into your greatest gain - 7 Steps to Peaceful Personal Power. Karen Clarke has a deep understanding of bullying and social isolation, both in her capacity as professional coach and her personal experiences of witnessing and experiencing bullying.

As the mother of three school-aged children, Karen understands the pressures families face when bullying becomes an issue. ’From Bullied to Brilliant’ helps parents, educators and victims of bullying understand how a change in thinking can end the bully-victim cycle. The answers lie within.

About the Author

Karen is the author of From Bullied to Brilliant and co-founder of Powerful Positive People. Residing in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Karen has a deep understanding of bullying and social isolation, both in her capacity as professional coach and her personal experiences of witnessing and experiencing bullying. As the mother of three school-aged children, she also understands the pressures families face when bullying becomes an issue. Karen’s book From Bullied to Brilliant helps parents, educators and victims of bullying understand how a change in thinking can end the bully-victim cycle.

A Trainer of NLP and Time Line Therapy Karen currently works as a confidence and performance coach helping adults, children, performers and athletes reach their potential. The world is full of questions, but our answers lie within.

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From Bullied to Brilliant: How To Artfully Avoid Fitting In by Karen Clarke handles the relevant topic of bullying and gives good advice to all those who have been intimidated or have faced bullying. The book not only focuses on the problems of being isolated, embarrassed, insecure, and alone, but also gives one techniques to shift the focus from the problem to an immediate solution. The sharing of stories and the offering of insightful steps to develop one's confidence and self-esteem give hope and help parents understand that they are not alone, enabling them to help their children work through situations of bullying. The positive and practical approaches to handle bullying are useful and informative and reach out to many people - parents, educators, and all those who work with victims of bullying - and tell them how a change in thinking can end the cycle. The author handles the topic extensively and the book is very easy to understand and be used by teachers, students, bullies, and victims. Her strategies, based on her own experiences of bullying, are helpful in bringing changes to the worldwide pattern of bullying. The author also gives a deeper view into the world of the bully and the bullied. The book is informative and guides readers to intelligently confront the negative effects of bullying, and understand their strength, potential, and true worth. The book is liberating for all those who are bully victims as it gives them the courage to fight their own battles and vulnerabilities with greater strength.

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Contents 
INTRODUCTION............................................................................. 1 
SECTION 1 
UNDERSTANDING BULLYING................................................................. 5 
What is a Bully?.............................................................................................9 
Bullied is the New Black.............................................................................13 
Out of the Depths - Ed's Story...................................................................17 
Five Myths of Bullying................................................................................21 
Facts and Figures.........................................................................................24 
Signs and Symptoms of Bullying...............................................................27 
Am I a Bully?...............................................................................................29 
Why Bullies Attack......................................................................................31 
Uncomfortable Beginnings - My Story....................................................35 
Why Me?......................................................................................................38 
Perception and Projection..........................................................................40 
The Blame Game.........................................................................................45 
Critical Acclaim - Michael's Story.............................................................48 
Prejudice.......................................................................................................52 
Jealousy: The Lose/Lose Emotion ............................................................54 
SECTION 2 
THE DIFFERENT FACES OF BULLYING................................................ 57 
Frenemies - When Friends or Family Attack..........................................59 
Why Can't You See Me?..............................................................................64 
Hidden in the Dark - Amanda's Story ...............................................67
From Bullied to Bully - Ryan's Story.........................................................70 
When Friends Turn Away..........................................................................73 
The Inevitables of Success .........................................................................75 
Playing to the Crowd..................................................................................76 
Homophobia................................................................................................78 
Cyber Bullying.............................................................................................80 
No Kidding - Yvette Adams.......................................................................84 
SECTION 3 
A CHANGE IN THINKING...................................................................... 89 
The Old Cracked Pot..................................................................................95 
Expressive or Impressive - Bullies and victims explained.....................96 
Characteristics of expressive and impressive energy types..................101 
Boundaries and Positive Self Talk...........................................................104 
The Power Within - Alison's Story .........................................................107 
The Misfits, the Fidgets, the Waywards and the Mischievous.............109 
How to Artfully Avoid Fitting In............................................................112 
The Power of the Victim...........................................................................113 
Creating Confidence.................................................................................115 
Horse Sense - Tanja's Story.......................................................................120 
The X Factor...............................................................................................123 
The Biggest Bully.......................................................................................127 
Twists and Turns - Matthew's Story........................................................129 
The Means To Attain A Happy Life........................................................134 
All by Myself..............................................................................................135 
Be Present...................................................................................................137 
Waiting for Salvation................................................................................140 
Build Your Inner Muscle - Tracey Carmichael.....................................143 
The Two Wolves.............................................................................148
SECTION 4 
RAISING EMPOWERED CHILDREN....................................................149 
The Butterfly and the Cocoon.................................................................151 
Unravelling the Knots...............................................................................153 
Why Yelling Doesn't Work.......................................................................156 
On Children...............................................................................................160 
Empowered Education.............................................................................161 
Sam's Story..................................................................................................162 
The Benefits of Bullying...........................................................................165 
Finding your gifts......................................................................................167 
SECTION 5 
SEVEN STEPS TO PEACEFUL PERSONAL POWER.............................171 
Break the Pattern - Step off the tracks....................................................173 
Get Smart - Analyse the situation..........................................................177 
Associate with Like Minds - Find your place or herd..........................181 
New Systems - Make a plan.....................................................................185 
Discover Your Why - What lights you up?............................................188 
Heart - Take action and be brave............................................................191 
Imagine - What next?..............................................................................193 
Abou Ben Adhem......................................................................................195 
SECTION 6 
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES...................................................................197 
What To Say To Your Kids When Things Go Wrong ..........................201 
Bullying Discussion - A simple guide....................................................204 
The Conscious Use of Language..............................................................208 
Thinking Big..............................................................................................212 
Metaphors..................................................................................................214 
Approaching the School ..........................................................................217 
Conflict Resolution Exercise...........................................................222
Perceptual Positions .................................................................................224 
Forgiveness ................................................................................................226 
Forgiveness Meditation............................................................................228 
Calming Visualisation..............................................................................230 
Mirror Affirmation...................................................................................232 
Power Meditation......................................................................................233 
Secret Sanctuary........................................................................................234 
Tidy Your Sock Drawer............................................................................236 
Transforming the Bully Words - Natalie Hennessey............................237 
Rituals, Rites and Ceremonies for the Family - 
Natalie Hennessey.....................................................................................238 
IN CLOSING.............................................................................................245 
From Bullied to Brilliant® -The Coaching ..............................................250 
Resources....................................................................................................251 
References .................................................................................................253 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.................................................................255
 

ISBN: 9780987564801
ISBN-10: 0987564803
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th May 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38