Firstly, if you’re wanting support with how to deal with bullying in the NHS workplace, it is likely that both your mental and physical health has been impacted in some way. To that end, you may find yourself suffering from a potential range of health issues including sleeplessness, headaches, muscle tension, digestive problems, depression, panic attacks and more … For that reason, we would ensure your health is a top priority and discuss how you could try to make some immediate adjustments to your overall wellbeing.
Sadly, there is a prominent culture of bullying in the NHS, but that doesn’t make it acceptable and neither should it be considered as the ‘norm’. It may be that you’ve found it difficult to speak about it and may have bottled up your feelings but coaching can help you to validate what you have experienced in a safe and confidential way. Equally important, is to recognise that there is nothing wrong with you, no matter what has been said to you. Although it may take time to build up your self-esteem and confidence again, it is very possible to achieve.
The sessions will allow you to discuss how/if you want to approach the situation directly at work and to support you with assertiveness techniques to better handle future situations. In essence, I aim to help you to change how you perceive the experience as understandably, for those who have experienced bullying in the NHS workplace, it can be totally consuming.
In addition, I find that many people who have experienced bullying tend to feel guilty about how they dealt with the situation or the length of time it took to take action. So we will work together to create a new way of looking at it adopting some of the applications from positive psychology.
Finding a way forward after experiencing bullying in the NHS
In general, most people find that it is possible to feel good about themselves again after they’ve been the victim of bullying in the NHS workplace. Although it can be a traumatic experience, with my confidence coaching, is possible to put the past behind you and find a way to move forward.
Understandably, finding closure can involve changing jobs or careers. But you will also have an opportunity to discover that your identity goes way beyond that of your job role or title. To this end, I will support you to rediscover who you are which may include discussions around developing new career goals, strengths, passions and interests.
If you’ve a victim of bullying or feel that you want help with tackling bullying in the NHS workplace and are seeking some support, please don’t suffer alone. Talk to someone who can support you who isn’t directly involved or get in touch for a free 30 min consultation to see how I can help.