(Posted by Cathy DuBois) In this fifth Blog in the series on our search for living in a more conscious way, I have introduced the concept of “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the workplace.” Please read my last 4 Blogs to catch-up with our discussion. Since becoming more conscious means that we are noticing how we live, who we can trust, and how we have been effected by our choices we need to understand this topic more deeply. So let’s take a look at the forth point for this series as I tell you how working has effected my mental health:
Employees “tip-toe” around their boss or other co-workers because any little thing might “set them off.”
People will also say things like “I am always walking on eggshells around that guy.” This usually means that their boss or co-worker or a manager of another department is like a fuse waiting for the match to set off the fireworks. It usually takes very little and no one can figure out when the next explosion will happen. It is a terrible environment to work in day after day. The stress levels can be unbearable. Most people work because they need the job and are at the mercy of the system. This helplessness is picked up subconsciously by others and is used to get their needs met. Usually with the bomb going off with the least provocation.
I worked for a brief time for a women who owned a moving company. She had just fired two people and unbeknownst to me I got to do both their jobs for one salary. I need to acknowledge that any person who owns their own business has the right, within the law, to run it as they please. Also, any employee who is mistreated does have legal options and the right to walk out the door and never look back.
As I started to work for “Beth” as her only office staff, she was sweet as candy. Smiled and acted interested in me being happy there. That lasted about 10 days. Then it was harassment and temper tantrums on a hourly basis. She yelled about everything, I just could not believe I had found another crazy employment situation. Her son also worked in the office routing the movers and vans. He was very polite and we got along fine. After his mother blew her stack, he would come to my office and apologize for her behavior and beg me to stay. I think he had been doing this since he was a young child. He was a victim as much as I was. I left after 6 weeks. Just walked out the door knowing there was not one thing I could do to change the situation. I called her son to let him know and he told me it was an old story and one he thought would stop only when she died. Very sad situation.
By this time in my work career I had done no work on my own issues and because of that I was a magnet for people who needed to be abusive because of their own PTSD. We will continue this discussion of PTSD in the Workplace on the next Blog, so be sure and sign up with your email so you don’t miss a thing.
In this Blog series, I will be explaining to you how these 7 things have impacted my working life and how you can spot when this process is affecting yours. If you are working with others it will affect you at some point. This is an interesting and much needed discussion. Traumatized people pretty much run the world. If you have noticed this at all, then this discussion will help you understand how that came to be and what must happen for it to stop impacting our ability to awaken and grow fully conscious. I will offer some personal experiences I have lived through that will help you understand this topic so you can easily apply this information to your own working life.
When you become
conscious that this is actually a process and not a destination, each new
revelation will be a challenge and not be so hard to process. If you would like me to help you navigate
this passage you are making, please contact me and we can start a dialog.
If this is new to you, get educated. But you better hurry up. If you need guidance to navigate through all of the psycho – behavior that you may run into, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can share links and websites I believe in and follow. I am available to teach you about boundaries and give you some life-skills to help you cope. Don’t allow disrespectful people to control your life’s path.
New energies are now flooding Gaia, our beautiful planet. They are also blessing us with the ability to quickly go beyond all that has been holding us back IF that is where we want to go. So please decide you want to be free to live in peace and contribute your love and light to all.
This is the New Gaia and is the home of the Creator Beings. Practice it, think about it and let go of the past. It is time to chose who you want to be and consciously be that now. If you want more guidance on this important topic stay tuned for more resources.
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Author Notes: Cathy DuBois is a healer, teacher, coach and Dr. of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
She is a published author and seeker of truth. Visit her website at www.tripleheart.co