Healing the Effects of Bullying
The harmful effects of bullying effect everyone involved; the victim, the bully, and even onlookers. Children who are or have been bullied are likely to develop feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety and suspicion, depression and loneliness, and generally associate these negative feelings with school, which results in lower attendance and completion rates. Bullied children are often plagued by nightmares and become increasingly more vulnerable to attacks.
Similarly, children who instigate or participate in bullying are often experiencing many of the same feelings. In fact, feelings such as shame, guilt, low self-esteem, or anxiety often cause a bully to lash out at another in the first place. Of course our media culture (which models bullies of all types in almost all forms of programming) and a societal tendency to label anyone who differs from us in any way contribute greatly to the bullying epidemic, though the causal issues for the bully are often emotional in nature, as the effects are for the victim.
Tandem Reiki and Emotion Code sessions for kids and teens aim to get to the heart of the emotional causes of bullying and to relieve the negative impact on victims of bullying. By releasing and healing harmful emotions and trauma that children may be carrying with them as a result of bullying, we ensure that they are able to move forward without the burden of wounds or confusion that may hinder their emotional growth.
To help your child or teen deal with bullying issues, schedule an appointment with one of our providers.