New Book By Award-Winning Author Offers An Innovative Approach To Bullying Epidemic

Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It, a guide to emotional intelligence and recovery for teens and adults who have been bullied or abused, aims to save the lives of teens who have been bullied and reduce the incidence of bullying by teaching readers how to manage emotions.

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Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It, a guide to emotional intelligence and recovery for teens and adults who have been bullied or abused, aims to save the lives of teens who have been bullied and reduce the incidence of bullying by teaching readers how to manage emotions.

A new offering by award-winning author Katherine Mayfield, Bullied (Maine Authors Publishing, 91 pp., $10.95) teaches teens the skills and tools of emotional intelligence, and offers a simple four-step plan that readers can use to manage their feelings and express them in a healthy way; tips for coping with bullies; hotlines and advice for teens who are considering suicide; suggestions for raising self-esteem; quotes from famous people; and interviews with psychologists and adults who were bullied in childhood and took steps to recover from the trauma.

PsychologyToday.com writes of Bullied, "In less than 100 pages, this book can help people through the challenge of being a bullying victim." The Nashua Telegraph hails the book as "A compelling and insightful expose into the damage bullying can do to a child’s self-esteem." According to the ThePowerofMoms.com, Bullied is "a great tool to start the conversation with your kids on what bullying truly looks like and how they can look it straight in the face and fight back."

"Despite the tremendous efforts that have been made to stop the bullying epidemic, bullying is still a huge issue in many schools. Regulations and anti-bullying laws are only partially successful," Mayfield says. "What's missing is emotional intelligence—attention to the human side of the situation: the hearts and souls of bullies and their victims. Until the emotional side of the issue is addressed, the epidemic will most likely continue."

Michelle Baker, Director of Education of Blaze My Trail Youth Programs, writes in the Foreword to Bullied, "I dearly wish this book had been available to me, my family, and my school when I was growing up."

Bullied is available on Amazon, and can also be purchased through the author’s website, http://www.katherine-mayfield.com, or the publisher, Maine Authors Publishing (http://www.MaineAuthorsPublishing.com).

Mayfield is the author of the award-winning memoir The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self, her own story of recovery from emotional abuse and bullying in childhood. The Box of Daughter won awards in both the 2012 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards and the 2012 New England Book Festival, and was nominated as a Finalist in the 2013 Maine Literary Awards. Her other books include Smart Actors, Foolish Choices and Acting A to Z, both published by Back Stage Books; a book of poetry, The Box of Daughter and Other Poems; and the Kindle book Dysfunctional Families: The Truth Behind the Happy Family Facade. She blogs on Dysfunctional Families on her website,http://www.TheBoxofDaughter.com.

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