Author Mark A. Stewart was bullied in middle school and high school. It took him ten years to heal from the bullying. His quest for recovery led him to write the book, “Names Will Hurt Me: Healing for Victims of Bullying”, to help others.
His process involves some key steps which include:
• Validating your pain
• Illustrate how the damage from the bullying can sabotage your careers and relationships if not dealt with
• Provide a road map for healing and creating the life you desire
“With deep compassion and vulnerability, Mark Stewart has written a book that will at once provide support for people who are experiencing the effects of bullying and redemption for those who have endured this commonly experienced schoolyard abuse. Like any form of abuse, it is easy… perhaps desirable… to assume that young people are resilient and will get over the emotional and physical assaults they have suffered. Mark gives us a bird’s eye view of the reality that the victims of bullying do not easily recover from the invasions of psyche and self-esteem they have suffered. The effects of bullying may linger for years, interrupting every area of a victim’s life. Mark is a glowing testament that healing is possible. He lays out a program for acknowledging, recovering from, and moving on from the emotional and spiritual residues of bullying in a way that only a fellow-traveler can. This book is a must read for any adult who works with or lives with adolescents.” As reviewed by Susan Westbrook Ph.D. – Author of The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop
Stewart has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications and Media Arts. He has also taught workshops to help people overcome adversity and create lives that have deep personal meaning and success