When Will Bullies Get The Message? – by Anti-Bullying Coach, Self Esteem for Young People Coach, Award Winning Poet and YouAreYOU Holistic Coaching and Training Services Founder Patricia Foster

Photo: Patricia Foster
Photo: Patricia Foster
As individuals, we are ALL created uniquely beautiful. Some of us have gentle dispositions and are therefore misunderstood. Some of us are extremely sensitively wired and are therefore misunderstood. Some of us will NEVER fit into the mould of acceptable looks, or acceptable past times. It’s about having patience with and being accepting of others, instead of demonising them…because they are not like you!

“Speaking out against harsh, critical words may be a huge challenge.”

Some of us have not developed the communication tools to express our thoughts or feelings, so may have difficulty in responding to harsh words or criticism, or are unable to articulate the inner pain connected to these harsh words. Speaking out against harsh, critical words may be a huge challenge.

Some of us may feel unsupported, because we are unable to find the right person to express our innermost thoughts and feelings to, without the fear of our expressed feelings being thrown back in our faces.

There is a saying “hurt people hurt people”. Research has shown that those who are unhappy within, or are in pain themselves, may sometimes lash out or bully others, therefore hurting their intended target too.

I performed poetry at a recent ‘Loose Muse’ women’s writing event and a courageous young lady shared her own, deeply personal experiences of being bullied and subsequently wanting to take her own life. She mentioned also that in the area of south London where she resides, suicides among teenagers, in particular GCSE and A Level students were at a ridiculously high number. This was not just due to the pressures of life, but also about how some are made to feel by harsh comments and treatments by others.

I recently read a Facebook post, which outlined the final Tweet posted by a young man, tormented over the years about his sexuality. He was commonly referred to as “a loser, freak and fag” and used this to describe himself in his last Twitter message. He felt he had done the world an injustice and therefore took his own life.

Without the right support and understanding from others, when will people cease to remove their inner pain, torment and feelings of being misunderstood by taking their own lives?

Some of us will never be accepted, because we are moulded and act differently.

How can those of us who are emotionally stronger step in to help prevent bullying and help support and encourage those who are being bullied or misunderstood?

In my coaching, workshops, talks, as well as through my writing, I have focussed on this, as I have also been bullied and victimised by others. I therefore choose to use my art and holistic and well-being tools to help stand up to this. Writing and coaching can be useful ways to express pain, as well as feel accepted and valued within.

© Patricia Foster,
Award Winning Poet, Sable Litmag Poet-in-Residence 2014-2015, Qualified Life Coach (Dip NMC), Motivational Speaker and YouAreYOU founder.

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A Quick, Homemade Vegan Country Cake Recipe. From YouAreYOU founder, Wellbeing Coach, Speaker and Vegan, Patricia Foster. 

A Quick, Homemade Vegan Country Cake Recipe


I fancied a vegan cake snack treat. Something comforting and warm. Natural with no sugar.

I threw together, very quickly, a few ingredients and mixed them together in my smallest baking bowl.

After 15 minutes, I covered the bowl with a lid, while it finished baking, so it didn’t dry out too much.

20 minutes later!

Voila! 

 

 Photo: Patricia Foster
 


Yum!


A moist, sweet enough, no sugar-egg-dairy cake.


Satisfied my snack craving as well as my desire for the aroma of home baking throughout my house (who doesn’t love that smell). Yum!

The ingredients are approximate:


I Cup organic Oats

1 Cup Spelt flour

2 x Tbsp Agave nectar

1 Medool date chopped

1/2 Ripened banana

1 Squeeze of Fresh orange juice, from 1/2 Organic orange

1/2 Cup Alpro Coconut rice drink (or use almond milk or other Coconut Milk varieties)

1 Tsp coconut oil

1 Tbsp Sunflower oil


2 x Tsp Cinnamon

1 Tsp Vanilla extract

Sunflower Seeds

Chia Seeds

Walnuts

1 Tsp of baking powder

Oven: 160° Fahrenheit 

Unfortunately, there are no photos of the whole cake, as I ate it very quickly!


 

 Photo: Patricia Foster
 

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Special Offer: ‘Pay-What-You-Can Wednesdays’ For New Clients. From YouAreYOU Holistic Coaching, Empowerment & Training Services. Founder Patricia Foster, Life Coach, Poet, Educator, Motivational Speaker.

Special offer for NEW CLIENTS: ‘Pay-What-You-Can Wednesdays’ For Coaching, Mentoring, Personal IT Training and School Workshops. From YouAreYOU Holistic Coaching, Empowerment & Training Services. YouAreYOU.co

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Great news from YouAreYOU founder Patricia Foster!

I have a lot to celebrate in my life at the moment. Because I am feeling in such a fantastic mood, I would love to tell you about our Special, Limited, Offer at YouAreYOU. If you are based in the UK, I am offering New Clients a Pay-What-You-Can service on Wednesdays only. Outside of the UK, this offer is available for coaching sessions, by Skype or telephone.

Now, why would I want to do this? 

I pray every day and received guidance to make this decision. I believe that my services add great value for money. 

For over twenty years, I have successfully transformed the lives of hundreds of clients, including generations of young people, who have gone on to excel in their chosen fields and become successful leaders. 

I posses a calm, patient, intuitive coaching and teaching style, which has cultivated interactive and engaging ways for young people and women to be creative, to self express, build confidence and raise self esteem. 

My dynamic, empathic and supportive approach to training, coaching, educating and improving lives, has empowered learners of all ages and seekers of an enhanced way of living life.

I also am aware that many of us, particularly if you are transitioning from one phase of your life to another, will not have the cash flow they desire. With this in mind, I wanted to provide the community and professional level expertise that I have and make it accessible to everyone.
For our coaching, we will offer a FREE, complimentary session, via Skype or telephone, to assess your needs, before you book your ‘Pay-What-You-Can Wednesdays’ sessions. How does this sound?
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We focus on females: Women, Young Women, Girls, also NEETs, Creative Practitioners, Young entrepreneurs and EBD (Emotional Behavioural Disorders) Students, who are experiencing transitional life experiences, while striving to meet their dreams and goals. 

Our work also centres on Sensitive Children and Sensitive Adults, who have a much gentler approach to life and may be overwhelmed by their transitional life experiences. 
Our work is heart centred. 

We work in the following ways:
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