Why do we say we have zero tolerance for bullying, but adult society is rife with it and it is an epidemic among children?
Because the injuries that all forms of bullying and abuse do to brains are invisible. We ignore them, fail to heal them, and they become cyclical and systemic.
Bullying and abuse are at the source of much misery in our lives. Because we are not taught about our brains, let alone how much they are impacted by bullying and abuse, we do not have a way to avoid this misery, heal our scars, or restore our health. In The Bullied Brain readers learn about the evidence doctors, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and neuroscientists have gathered, that shows the harm done by bullying and abuse to your brain, and how you can be empowered to protect yourself and all others. Not only is it critically important to discover how much your mental health is contingent on what has sculpted and shaped the world inside your head, it is also the first step in learning ways to recover.
While your brain is vulnerable to bullying and abuse, it is at the same time remarkably adept at repairing all kinds of traumas and injuries. The first part of The Bullied Brain outlines what the research shows bullying and abuse do to your brain. The second part of the book, "The Stronger Brain" provides case studies of adults and children who have undergone focused training to heal their neurological scars and restore their health. These accessible and practical lessons can be integrated into your life. Strengthening your brain acts as an effective antidote to the bullying and abuse that are rampant in society.
Foreword by Dr. Michael Merzenich, "the father of neuroplasticity," and he also contributes his knowledge, insights, and research in The Bullied Brain to help show you how to empower your brain to fulfill its power and potential.
Jennifer Fraser, PhD, is the Founder of Exit Bullying www.exitbullying.com She has researched and written extensively on the topic of brain trauma and has been applauded by industry experts.
She has written for Edutopia on new ways to understand the impact of bullying and abuse from a brain perspective. She has advocated for an end to abuse and cover-up in media such as CTV’s W5, The Toronto Star and The Huffington Post. She is asked frequently to give interviews by organizations such as Changing the Game and Corebrain Journal. She is featured on the radio by counsellors like Tiffany Werhner for her “Moments of Clarity” program in Florida.
She is the bullying and abuse expert for BrandNewAthlete, contributing video presentations for athletes on how to manage bullying and abuse https://brandnewathlete.com/. And she is one of the resource experts for Personal Sport Record https://personalsportrecord.com/. She has been asked to co-host a podcast this fall on bullying and abuse in sport at Ryerson University in their RTA: School of Media