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Mr. Jim Bisenius

Therapist, Author and Creator

Bully-Proofing Youth

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Bully-Proofing Youth

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According to Jim Bisenius, founder of Bully-Proofing Youth, "starving" them is the key. Don't react to a verbal bully's taunts, and he will turn his attention elsewhere. He has specific suggestions for effectively "starving" bullies, as well as how to deal with relational (girl-on-girl) and physical bullying. Find out more at

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On March 13, CSG is pleased to host Jim Bisenius, therapist, author, and creator of Bully-Proofing Youth, a practical and effective bullying prevention program designed for children grades 1-12 for a parent presentation at 7:00 p.m. in the Agens Shedd Theater.

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(Newark City Schools, Newark, OH) Jim Bisenius, the creator of Bully-Proofing Youth, will be conducting an informative workshop on bullying on Wednesday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Newark HS Library, 314 Granville Road, Newark.The program, sponsored by the Newark City Schools Parent Mentor Project, is free and open to the public.Contact the Parent Mentor office at 328-2165 to register for this event.

Mr. Bisenius is a Bullying Prevention Trainer and Child & Adolescent Therapist.His innovative program is designed to equip children and adults with the knowledge and tools necessary for reducing bullying behaviors.Mr. Bisenius speaks to students, teacher, parents and community service providers throughout Ohio about their roles in stopping bullying.He teaches that bullies "feed" on Fear, Attention and Things (F.A.T.) and demonstrates how children can alter body language and use verbal restraint so as to not give, or "feed" bullies the three things (F.A.T.) they want.
Many children who bully are also victims of bullying somewhere else in their lives, according to Mr. Bisenius.His strategies and techniques benefit all children - whether they are bullied, the bully, or a victim of bullying.The workshop also teaches parents about the dynamics that usually create bullies and victims, and how to help their child or children not become and/or remain a member of either group.Mr. Bisenius will offer specific strategies for parents to use at home to support their children in achieving and/or maintaining a high level of self-esteem.
Mr. Bisenius uses humor, drawings, story-telling and role-playing in his presentations.There will be opportunities for attendees to interact with Jim throughout the training, as well as a time for questions.

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MOUNT VERNON - Jim Bisenius, a former therapist who has made a career out of speaking about and combating bullying, kept his audience absorbed for almost an hour Thursday night as he talked about bullying and ways to help kids resist it.

Unfortunately, there were only about 30 people in the audience at Mount Vernon High School on a dreary night with snow in the forecast.
A panel of people from various agencies that either see the effects of bullying or have programs on the problem, were on hand to answer questions about their roles in the effort, but most of the attention was on Bisenius.
Bisenius, who spent nine years as a therapist for Moundbuilders before embarking on his role as a speaker and consultant on bullying, first described how adults catch only about one in 10 incidents of bullying, and with some types of bullying that seems to mostly be used by girls, only about one in 50.
He explained how most bullies tend to have low self-esteem and are seeking to pull others down to their level.

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Jim Bisenius of Columbus, a child therapist for 18 years and founder of Bully-Proofing Youth, said he focuses on equipping the victim rather than changing the bully because once a target knows how to "shut down" a bully, the bully becomes powerless.

His technique to combat verbal bullies centers on exhibiting body language that conveys a calm, cool attitude and ignores the bully. For physical bullies, he recommends kids learn five basic martial arts moves that involve "containing" rather than fighting the bully. And for social or relational bullies - mostly girls - he described an elaborate scheme based on friends banding together to keep the bully from tearing them apart with nasty rumors.
Child therapist and Bully-Proofing Youth founder Jim Bisenius of Columbus presents a program to parents and members of the public at Wheeling Country Day School on Wednesday night.
The fact is, Bisenius said, parents and teachers can do very little on the front lines of bullying because it doesn't happen when they are around.
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His approach, however, gives the kids a game plan that has proven effective among his patients.
Bisenius has worked with hundreds of victims and bullies so he knows how the bully's brain ticks.
The No. 1 reaction a bully craves is fear, Bisenius said, as well as anger. What the verbal bully loves, he said, is the "rise" he gets out of the target.
These moves need to be repeated 1,000 times, Bisenius said, before the child will be ready to put them to use against a bully.
"It's not fighting," he said. He has found that once former targets are trained in this way, the bully senses something has changed and may not attack again.
"I haven't had one kid who took more than two months" to shut down their bullies, he said.

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