Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep33 - How to Deal with Adult Bullying: Holly Brown

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How to recognize adult bullying, how to know if you are a bully, and what to do if you’re bullied with author/therapist Holly Brown.
Air Date: 2/2/17
Duration: 27:44
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Holly Brown, MFT
Holly BrownHolly Brown lives with her husband and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she’s a practicing marriage and family therapist.

Her blog, Bonding Time, is featured on Psychcentral.com, a mental health website with 1.5 million visitors per month.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The effects of social media on bullying.
  • Signs that you’re an adult bully.
  • What to do if you’re being bullied.
  • The three main ingredients to adult bullying:
    • intolerance of differences.
    • the denigration of others to boost one’s own self-esteem.
    • shutting down of our own innate empathy to do so.

    High Five Highlights:

    • How can we find greater happiness and fulfillment in our own lives? Self-awareness and intention.
    • These are anxiety-provoking times, any tips or strategies to deal with these uncertain times? Checking in with yourself and figuring out if you want to turn in more or less. Regulate the amount you want to be engaged.
    • As a therapist, is there one thing you see that people struggle with the most that is easily fixed?  I think people should try to be more fully present in their lives and make sure to use their time in line with their values and priorities.
    • Do you have a favorite quote or book you can share? Open (get on audible for free use code “whichwayislife”).
    • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is…” sitting in judgment can feel temporarily good, but in the long run is very damaging.

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