Beyond stressful. The effects of workplace bullying take a physical and emotional toll on the health of the employee that goes beyond anxiety or nervousness. Since the hostile environment and direct mistreatment are consistent and prolonged, it is not surprising that the victim/employee eventually suffers from a list of ailments. But based on the cause of the serious health issues, it is not simple for workers to find help in getting some sense of relief. Workplace Bullying Institute offers suggestions on how to find the right counselor for work-related issues.
Though I am an advocate of therapy, I also must say it can be a challenge to find the right therapist; one who is qualified to address the specific needs of the client or patient. When it comes to workplace bullying, it is not about what mom or dad treated you as a kid. The focal point is about victimization in the workplace and everything else becomes secondary. It is about finding relief in the here and now. There is time later to address any other issues that the client may have.
To approach finding the right therapist as a wise consumer, go to the Workplace Bullying Institute website and read The WBI Guide to Selecting a Therapist at http://www.workplacebullying.org/individuals/solutions/selecting-a-therapist/. This invaluable information will help you find a therapist who can better help you deal with the results of being the victim of bullying. If you do find that you would like to pursue an alternate approach at this time, the Workplace Bullying Institute also provides the services of personal coach Jessi Eden Brown. You can find more information on her coaching services at http://www.workplacebullying.org/individuals/solutions/personal-coaching/
The ability to find the right help when needed should be part of your toolkit when dealing with and rising about issues of bullying on the job.