Creating Waves of Awareness
THE SCOURGE OF BULLYING AND HOW HOMEOPATHY HELPS TO HEAL
The other day I attended a lecture at our “LISTENERS” workshop on the subject of bullying. It came as a shocking surprise as to what this bullying was doing to the lives of students who became a victim.
If we do not take care of this phenomena, it can prove not only disastrous, but can result in loss of lives.
DEFINITION AND EXPLANATION
Let me try and define and explain bullying. It means systematically and chronically, inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or school employees.
It is further defined as a pattern of unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior including any threatening, insulting, dehumanizing gesture by an adult, or a student that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment, cause discomfort or humiliation, or unreasonably interfere with the bullying move involved, but not limited to teasing, social exclusion, threats, in humiliation, stalking, physical violence, text sexual, religion or social harassment, public humiliation, destruction of property, Cyber stalking.
I may add here that bullying is exposure to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons that is repeated or has the potential to be repeated and is intentional purposeful, and that promotes a real or perceived inequality.
TYPES OF BULLYING
Physical bullying, verbal bullying, Cyber bullying, indirect bullying, social alienation, reactive bullying, intimidation, racial or ethnic bullying, anti gay bullying, girl to girl bullying. The other two bullying behavior are, “sex-ting”, labeling.
WHAT RESULTS WHEN BULLIED.
One out of ten students drop out or change their schools because of repeated bullying.
Suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death among children under the age of 14, both boys and girls.
56% of students surveyed by an NGO have “felt bullied at schools”and 90% students were unable to identify at least five distinct type of bullying.
It is noted that as the students are not confident in explaining their experience of what is happening to them, they tend to internalize their emotions, often leading to self doubt, suppression, depression and at worst suicidal idealization.
Research shows that 63% of students “never” report, or “almost never” have conversation with their parents or peers or ask question about bullying in their school.
WHY STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT BULLYING
There can be many reasons not to report bullying, because it undermines the character, and their position in the eyes of their parents, peers, friends, neighbors etc.
Students fear that if and when they speak up, the bullies will track them down and beat them again.
With a high percentage of bullying, students are becoming highly conscious of their own reputation, because they might be labeled as a “Snitch.” Further they feel that others would not do the same for them and felt like they were “not worth it”.
WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO DO ,IF ONE BECOMES A VICTIM
Never harm yourself or any one else. Talk to some one you trust.
Do not blame yourself, as doing so would be unfair.
Defend yourself, try to walk away from such a situation if you encounter that you are being victimized.
Tell some one you are being harassed, or bullied.
Keep a record for yourself and your parents.
HOW HOMEOPATHY CAN HELP THE VICTIM OF BULLYING.
Since Homeopathy is based on “law of similars” or “like cures like” “similia similibus curentur” if utilized for treating a patient who has suffered bullying in various form as mentioned earlier,it can help the patient from his ailment “ rapidly, gently and permanently”.
A bullied student often will show mental, emotional, physical and general symptoms. Thus what better system than homeopathy in addition to conventional medicine, where physical trauma has also occurred, can deliver extremely satisfactory results. The condition is that the physician must be qualified and experienced and capable of facing such situation calmly and confidently.
Most often it is the mental and emotional symptoms that requires attention.
Here I would like to mention a few symptoms as an example, where I will mention 10 medicines out of the total of medicines in a repertory, in this case RADAR 10. It is not possible to mention all symptoms that can come up as each case would be one of its kind.
Embarrassment 35/10 medicine:
Bar Carb, Sulph, Nat Mur, Opium, Ign, Merc, Phos, Hyos, Sep, Plat.
Emotions 84/10 medicines:
Ign, Mag Mur, Carc, Caust, Mag Carb, Naja, Nat Mur, Staph
Emotions suppressed 22/10 medicines:
Aeth, Capc, Carc, Caust, Cupr, Glycer G, Ign, Mag Mur, Naja, Staph.
Face expression vacant. 33/10 medicines:
Anac, Bell, Camph, Cocc, Lach, Fer Phos, Hell, Kali Br, Stram.
Anxiety Conscience,114/10 medicines:
Aurm, Anac, Ars, Aur, Chel, Dig, Psor, Sulph,Graph, Ph Acid.
Remorse, 84/10 medicines:
Ars, Aur, Cocc, Coff, hyos, Stram, Sulph, Verat, Puls, Zinc.
Mood repulsive, 54/10 medicines:
Anac, Dulc, Merc, Nat sil, Psor, Puls, Ruta, Nux, Phos.
Ailments Shame,10/10 medicines:
Agath A, Aur. Carc, Ign, Nat Mur, Opium, Podo, Staph, Sulph, Falco Pe.
Mental shock from, 43/10 medicines:
Amc, Am, Ign, Spong, opium, Ambr, Carc, Cham, Coca, Pic Acid, Plat.
Feeling Humiliated 2/2 medicines:
Ara Maca, Staph.
Anger after being humiliated 1 medicine:
Ailments from anger with silent grief 28/10 medicines:
Alum, Aur, Bry, Cham, Ign, Lyc, Nat Mur, Ph Acid, Staph.
Suicidal disposition / medicines:
Anac,Ars, Aur, Aurm Mur, Bell, Nat Sulph, Psor, Sep, Stram, Zinc.
REF: Radar software, Miami school Bullying Manual, Lecture by NVEE an NGO of Miami.