Though the cases of men like Stuart Hall and Jimmy Savile raise up images of one particularly unpleasant type of bullying, there are other kinds of bullies too, people who like to pick on easy targets.
For example the parents who bully their children. Parents who take advantage and use their superior size and power to keep children in their place. Parents who like to humiliate and undermine their children’s confidence as though it were a kind of sport.
How do you recover from being bullied? How do you break the sense of identification with being the weaker party? Could talking about it help?
Is it possible that through finding out more about how we felt bullied, and through feeling able to speak about what we went through we may free ourselves from the bullies of our past?
It might be worth giving it a go.