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Oh no, do you ever have ‘zombie-feelings?!’ Those feelings that we bury deep down inside…. Yet, when we bury feelings, they are almost always buried alive…and like a ‘zombie’ they will rise to ‘haunt’ us at the most inopportune time(s). Often when someone is bullied, the resulting difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions are often right under the surface of our public facade and create a lifetime of hardship that doesn’t have to be.

This episode’s guest on Life Interrupted Radio is Alan Eisenberg from BullyingRecovery.org. He shares with us how his own recovery from bullying led him to start Bullying Recovery, LLC, a company devoted to helping those who suffer from the long-term effects of bullying like Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), anxiety and depression.

Alan will also share with us how to understand our self ‘warts and all, how the ‘child-brain’ can keep us stuck and how to overcome chronic fight or flight.

#stopbullying  #lifeinterrupted  #bullying

Show Notes

1:40 Bullying is not a new phenomena.

4:40 “They never believed me…” and what to do

5:25 The types of bullying and descriptions of CPTSD, depression and anxiety

6:52 When we bury feelings, we bury them alive

11:00 The Child Brain and how it reacts

12:20 Understanding our self “warts and all”

14:20 “We are on many journeys, we have to let go of those past journeys that keep us stuck”

18:57 The next steps

26:40 Recovery is a process

27:38 Dealing with chronic fight or flight

35:00 “These actually made me feel good….”


Alan-Eisenberg-Headshot-TNAlan Eisenberg started his professional life producing video, print, and multimedia material for over 25 years. He is also a survivor of youth bullying and has turned that experience into being an anti-bullying activist and blogger.

In 2007, Alan started with a blog to deal with his experience dealing with the C-PTSD, anxiety, and depression that developed due to the years of bullying he experienced as a youth. That blog has had well over a million visitors and knows how it has changed not only his life but the lives of others. 

Alan has recently release a fascinating autobiography “A Ladder In The Dark”.

Alan is the founder and managing director of Bullying Recovery, LLC, whose mission it is to help those who suffer from the long-term effects of bullying (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD) to find the help they so desperately need by providing media, materials and support through links to seek and receive the help needed to recover. Alan is also married and a proud father of two grown young men.

http://bullyingrecovery.org


Enjoy Alan’s book
A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from
bullying to self-acceptance

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