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We are what we think: Valerie Mason-John at TEDxRenfrewCollingwood

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Published on Nov 25, 2013

How can we stop bullying in the world? Over 60 % of kids say they've been bullied at school, and for every one 'successful' suicide there's over 100 attempted suicides. A survivor of bullying, Valerie Mason-John uses her expertise as a bully doctor and personal experience, to suggest that bullying does not have to be part of every day life. In this gritty, moving and powerful talk Mason-John gives a clear message, that our 'stinking thinking' can be the cause of bullying. And when we bully ourselves we will bully everyone around us. She outlines a course of action we can take to work with this global epidemic.

Award-winning author Dr Valerie Mason-John works as a Bully Doctor for several School Boards in Canada. Her books include Detox Your Heart, working with anger, fear and hatred. Valerie co-edited the first national anthology of African Canadian Poetry, The Great Black North, published in 2013. Demeter Press has published her most recent novel, the North American edition of her award winning novel Borrowed Body, 2013. In January 2014 she will launch her new book Eight Step Recovery -- Using the Buddha's Teachings to Overcome Addiction. She lives in British Columbia.

via www.tedxrenfrewcollingwood.com

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