Bullying is a pervasive issue affecting adolescents globally, with profound implications for victims’ mental and physical well-being.

Bullying manifests as repetitive acts of physical and mental harm, creating a distressing environment for victims.

Impacts of Bullying on Adolescents:

Bullying has far-reaching consequences, affecting victims physically and psychologically. Physical symptoms such as headaches and digestive issues coexist with psychological distress, including fear, shame, and depression. Victims often face challenges adjusting to their environment, leading to academic decline and social withdrawal.

The Role of REBT in Reducing Anxiety:

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a cognitive-behavioural approach emphasizing the impact of irrational thinking on problematic behaviour. REBT can effectively address the irrational beliefs contributing to anxiety among bullying victims.

REBT provides a framework for understanding and challenging irrational beliefs. Developed by Albert Ellis, REBT aims to transform irrational thinking into rational beliefs, fostering positive emotions and behaviours. REBT incorporates active-directive teaching, changing thought patterns, and assigning real-life actions to reinforce positive behaviour.

REBT, as a therapeutic approach, effectively reduces anxiety and depression among bullying victims.