DO YOU KNOW YOUR INNER CHILD?
Bullies report sometimes bullying others because a fit of rage comes over them. Similarly, victims of bullying report allowing themselves to be abused instead of standing up for themselves. Both the bully and bullied say it seems as if another person has taken over their body. Experts believe it is the Inner Child who has taken over.
Working with American Idol Contestant, Devyn Rush, we have created an emotional awareness campaign
to help you heal your bullied inner child. Check it out. It’s available to your school.
PUZZLER: Somewhere on the above picture is a tiny “little Devyn.” A lot of people can’t find it but we bet YOU can.
When you find it, email PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org telling us where it’s located on her picture.
You could win a free T-shirt.
American Idol contestant, Devyn Rush, is a living example of Inner Child struggles. In middle school Rush was bullied. She was one of those kids who wouldn’t want to go to school and would leave school early. Once she discovered her Inner Child, which she calls Little Devyn, she learned how to treat herself with love and nurturing.
“People negatively judge others when their Inner Child is making them feel insecure,” explained Rush. “When I’m feeling awesome then I view everyone else as awesome, but when I’m feeling bad about myself I now recognize that it’s my scared Inner Child who is causing me to act out. Recognizing that its my Inner Child who is triggering me to react is the first step to stop me from being a bully or a victim. The next step is to calm my Inner Child by reassuring her that I love her and think she is worthy, smart, kind and wonderful. I’ve developed techniques to help me change my perspective and elevate my feelings. These are skills I want to teach the youth of today.”
To help youth across the globe get in touch with their Inner Child, this Los Angeles -based singer/songwriter and certified trauma-sensitive yoga teacher has joined the nonprofit, Hey U.G.L.Y. – Unique Gifted Lovable You, in their campaign to empower youth to be part of the solution to bullying, substance abuse and suicide. Through Hey U.G.L.Y.’s, I AM ENOUGH self-esteem and empathy-building bullying and suicide prevention assembly presentations, Rush shares her story and performs a mini-concert of her self-esteem-building songs at school assemblies throughout the country.
Email PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org to book Devyn to speak and sing at your school.