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Help for Dealing with “Head-Case” Boss

17 Jul

Dear BR,

This is a shoutout for your materials, especially the Relieve Stress, Confidence and Affirmations - I use one of them every day and have been doing so for the past month.

I work in a high stress environment with a boss who is a complete head case. She critiques me and micromanages everything I do from the second I arrive to the time I leave.

I cannot say anything back to her because she's fragile and starts crying and hyperventilating. The woman truly needs help.

I am a problem solver and I have tried every sensible tack that I, my friends and my personal coach could think of. After a series of failed attempts at changing the dynamic, we determined that I have two options left: to quit, or tune her out and keep on doing my job to please myself and meet my own standards.

I picked option 2. I need my job. However this was easier said than done. A friend introduced me to Relieve Stress. It got me back to my core strength and back on track. I was quite surprised at how quickly it worked.

Now it is part of my personal sanity-saver regimen (along with working out like a demon on my treadmill. Also, candlelit bubble baths. Massage therapy from my boyfriend, too.). I alternate this CD with Self Confidence and I listen to the Affirmations on my way to work in the car.

This will have to do until such time as I can afford to tell this wreck what to do with her job. Hopefully, this bag of tricks will keep me sane until then. I wanted to personally thank you for these downloads. Without them, I would be getting unemployment or else would be in jail for assault.

Barrie (NOT my real name)

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award.