Disrespectful Communication and Relationships
All disrespectful communication has damaging effects on communication and relationships, not to mention the individuals involved. Whether in our home, social or professional settings. The harm is recognised such that is some places, including my home land Victoria, Australia, bullying is against the law. Yet, along with other disrespectful interactions, bullying continues in our society.
Bullying in the workplace is costing organisations millions and individuals their health: psychologically, financially, socially, and physically. Yet the incidence of workplace bullying has been found to be increasing despite numerous anti-bullying policies and programs.
Workplace bullying is a major issue. It has been referred to as the ‘silent epidemic’ for close to 20 years, if not longer (Mc Avoy, 2003; Turner 2018). Despite attempts to address workplace bullying, it is clearly not been addressed effectively.
Workplace bullying is an issue that still needs to be address.
I believe that disrespectful communication and bullying is so ingrained in our society, we often do not recognise it. Let alone know how to deal with it.
This is important, because it means we are unable to distinguish poor communication skills, bad days, bullying and other forms of disrespectful communication. Let alone practice self-care or emotional first aid that assists us Restore from acts of disrespectful communication or disrespectful interactions. Find out more about self-care and emotional first aid in Respectful Communication.
Being able to Recognise and distinguish poor communication skills, bad days and bullying is critical, as we all have bad days and have difficult conversations, however a small portion of people are intentionally disrespectful in their communication, are true bullies or practice other forms of toxic communication. Each of these communication issues need to be acted on differently for Respectful Communication.
This is just one of the topics in the REJECT Program, a new approach to anti-bullying.
an anti-bullying approach and program
with a difference!
Reject provides practical
'what to do'
options that you can choose from
to maximise your best interests.
You can join the team as a supporter,
someone who 'Expects Respect'
so they can earn their income safely,
as someone wanting to explore ways to make a difference in this major social issue.
Reject is founded in:
Clearly Defined Principles that are foundational to practicing and living Respectfully.
Reality, because current promoted anti bullying ideals are not working!
Two key realities are:
Bullies operated by different principles and
The law can only do so much, as a result, to effectively deal with bullies,
You need to understand the different principles and accept
It is up to you!
say no to
and exercise your
Right to Earn an Income Safely
Reject addresses the 4Rs of Workplace Bullying: our
Ability to Recognise bullying and other disrespectful interactions
Ability to effectively Resolve bullying or disrespectful interactions when they occur
Ability to Reduce the incidence of bullying and other disrespectful actions and
Ability to Restore your well-being post being targeted.
In Reject discover:
How to Recognise and distinguish 'bullying and other forms of disrespect' from poor communication or relationship skills
How to Reduce your chances of becoming a target or victim of bullying or other 'disrespectful' actions
Options of what to do to Resolve the situation, if you find yourself a target and
How to nourish and Restore your well-being, Self Respect, and Personal Power if targeted
If you are committed to anti-bullying and would like to discover more,
consider becoming a
The Purpose of the Reject Program is to significantly reduce the incidence of
Workplace Bullying, while creating a Kinder more Respectful world.
Increasing the number of people with the relevant mindset and skills to
Reject Workplace Bullying
Increasing individuals’ Personal Power to claim their
Right to Earn their Income Safely and Respectfully.
As a team member you are committing to the Purpose
and will discover like minded people,
explore insights and practices to realistically Reject Bullying from your life.
While the focus is on the Workplace Bullying,
there are many practical insights for
anyone wishing to Recognise, Resolve, Reduce, and Restore
from incidences of bullying
in their day to day life.
If you are deeply committed to Rejecting Workplace Bullying
no matter where on that journey you are today
you will find content here that will ensure you
strengthen your ability to do so.
As a result, not only will you find a place where you feel welcomed and belong you will also achieve results that will mean you feel
thankful you invested in yourself, by increasing your ability to
As your guide, I use my Respectfulness Principles and Practices, Lived Experience, Recovery Practices, Trauma Awareness, Adult Educator experience and skills, positive psychology and body mind training and knowledge, as well as personal and professional development skills to empower you to Reject Bullying from your life!
Mc Avoy, B. R. 2003 Workplace bullying: The silent epidemic BMJ. 2003 Apr 12; 326(7393): 776–777. doi: 10.1136/bmj.326.7393.776 PMCID: PMC1125699 PMID: 12689952https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1125699/ Accessed 12th July 2020
Turner, R. 2018 Australian workers 'grin and bear' it in silent workplace bullying epidemic https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-16/workplace-bullying-an-epidemic-so-what-is-a-safeworkplace/9552456 Accessed 12th July 2020