Strategies for Surviving Bullying at Work

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Evelyn M Field Australian author

Strategies for Surviving Bullying at Work
166 pages
2011
ISBN: 9781921513817

No one goes to work to be humiliated, abused, ostracised, subjected to rumours, or assaulted. Yet this is the reality of a working day for many employees. Now you can do something about it. From the author of the highly successful introduction to workplace bullying "Bully Blocking at Work", comes a practical guide to empower all employees to care for themselves and colleagues when faced with bullying behaviours. Beginning with an overview of social and emotional resiliency at work, the reader is shown how six key strategies based on the development of social skills can equip them to fight even the most persistent of bullies.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The secrets of relating

CHAPTER 1 - Building your social and emotional resilience at work

CHAPTER 2 - Strategy 1: Regulate your feelings

CHAPTER 3 - Strategy 2: Understand the reasons

CHAPTER 4 - Strategy 3: Revalue and restore your identity

CHAPTER 5 - Strategy 4: Use effective communication skills

CHAPTER 6 - Strategy 5: Protect and empower yourself

CHAPTER 7 - Strategy 6: Use your support network

Conclusion

References

Bibliography

About the author

Acknowledgments

"Evelyn Field's stellar contribution to the field of workplace bullying is to pull from the research literature, from her practice as counsellor and therapist, and from her own hard experience, eminently practical lessons for how to respond to the problem in ways that actually make things better. She is too wise a lady to fall for panaceas or to pander to pipe dreams. She is attentive to evidence, sober and methodical. What is more, her prose sparkles with clarity and punch - and for that reason, is genuinely helpful to people brutalised at work."
- Kenneth Westhues, PhD Professor Emeritus of Sociology & Legal Studies University of Waterloo, Canada

"This book makes for invaluable reading as it helps to build the necessary self-help strategies and resilience to effectively tackle the different stages of workplace bullying."
- Professor Mona O'Moore, Associate Professor in the School of Education Founder and Director of the Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre Trinity College, Dublin

"Evelyn Field writes with the clarity and knowledge of the truly experienced clinician. She goes straight to the facts in a no-nonsense style, making her message clear to everyone. Workplace bullying is all too common, and the effect is potentially devastating for the victim. Evelyn provides you with the tools to empower yourself, reflect on your situation, understand what is happening to you and how to counter the adverse effects to your health and wellbeing. Strategies for Surviving Bullying at Work is a great example of that noble tradition of helping people help themselves. We highly recommend it."
- Rune Raudeberg and Nils Mageroy, pyschologist and MD/PhD Jobbfast - Research Clinic on Trauma and Psychosocial Stressors at Work Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway