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We typically envision stalking at work as comprised of violent acts, potentially fatal occurrences in which an enraged ex-lover (or spouse) enacts a violent assault in the victim’s place of employment. A more insidious, pervasive, and psychologically damaging form of workplace harassment may also be instigated by an institution’s own employees. Stalking is considered

“…a crime of obsession, and is often associated with different types of psychopathology, including psychosis and severe personality disorders. Depending on the stalker, behavior may range from overtly aggressive threats and actions, to repeated phone calls, letters, or approaches. Stalking harassment may go on for years, causing the victim to exist in a constant state of stress and fear.”  Turn the page…

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“Condemn and you are made a prisoner. Forgive and you are made free.” [A Course in Miracles].
  A Course in Miracles urges us to experience “…a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind and makes it deaf to reason, sanity, and simple truth.” One such cluttering mechanism is unforgiveness. The energy involved in rehashing old hurts culminates in a mindset of worried paranoia, a constant unease, and a lack of imagination that prevents us from envisioning foreseeable threats and of creating a better future. Continual focus on dark emotions creates a mental vice, or “claustrophobia,” (Canfield & Miller, 1986) which is a precursor of unipolar depression. If the mind is discordant, negative, fearful, and worried, it will manifest a less coherent set of circumstances. The resulting chaos creates negative synchronicity, or a series of harmful events which appear to snowball once an unhappy mindset has been activated. Turn the page…
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