How to Prevent Bullying in a Peaceful… Yet Powerful Way
The Bully Proof Teen is a Middle School Assembly Program that does more than just preach at kids about bullying.
Because bullying programs telling kids that they shouldn’t bully does nothing to address the “Bullying Cycle.”
The point is to help students learn how to manage their own reactions and emotions — empowering them to diffuse the Bullying Cycle BEFORE it gets started in the first place.
The program delivers immediately useful and powerful “take away” tools to assist students to defuse potentially dangerous confrontations with bullies while keeping their self esteem and self respect intact.
In order for the “Bully” to exist in the first place, he or she must have a victim. Certain thoughts and actions people engage in actually attract bullies and teasing.
Strangely enough many former bullies become friends once you stop allowing them to push you around.To focus on empowering the “target” is not to advocate fighting as a solution to bullying.
Quite the opposite. Kids need to learn how to stand up for themselves in ways that no longer invite aggression. The process first starts with you.
We know telling on the bully often backfires. Walking away only eggs them on.
What if there are other solutions that literally cause a bully to lose interest in teasing and taunting?
Instead of focusing on punishing the bully. We focus on the “victim” or “target.” By changing our habitual, internal reactions and interpretations of what is truly going on in conflict interactions we can respond in ways that actually get powerful results.
If we understand what creates a bully then we can learn how to defuse him or her. If we understand how our own behavior attracts bullies we can change it and replace it with strategies that actually work.
To learn more about this program please call 203-804-1208 or email Mark@MarkShepard.com
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Mark Shepard, NLPT
As a chronic victim of bullying throughout elementary and middle school, Singer/songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, storyteller, storyteller, author, personal coach, NLP Trainer, Mark Shepard shares his story in a humorous and compelling way while sharing tips for dealing with bullies and other difficult people.