The Million Dollar Question: Why Me?

Article written by Linda Crockett founder of the Workplace Bullying Resource Centre (workplaceharassment.ca) and co-author, Janice Gilligan White, founder of The Empowered Employee. Hundreds of thousands ‘Volunteers, Students, Employees’ targeted by bullies in their organization ask the question, “why me”? Whenever someone experiences a shock or trauma, people try to make sense of these confusing...

The Wound of Workplace Bullying: Anticipatory Grief and Complicated Grief

The Wound of Workplace Bullying:Anticipatory and Complicated GriefLinda Crockett, MSW, RSW SEPOctober 2015 “We are anticipating it, preparing for it and expecting it, and doing so elicits a vast range of extreme, conflicting emotions. We anticipate our lives will change after the loss.” (M. Hogan, 2012 ) Anticipatory Grief: “a grief reaction that occurs before...

As a therapist I witness the symptoms of trauma experienced by targets of bullying far too often. Here are some of my thoughts on this workplace reality.