Reclaiming Full Choice in Responding to Life

Online Course CA, United States

In support of the Nonviolent Global Liberation Community None of us like to be told what to do. As living organisms, we all want to choose for ourselves: who we will be, what we will do, what our values will be, and how we will...

Conflict Engagement Coaching Calls

Online Course CA, United States

Whether our species can shift the current trajectory toward global social collapse and mass extinction may in fact depend on our capacity to figure out creative ways to intervene in polarized conflicts related to crises, which prevent us from coming together at the level necessary...

Online Empowered Commun 1 – 5 Tuesdays

55 Santa Clara Ave, Ste 203, Oakland, CA, United States

COST:   $400.00 regular tuition; $325 scholarship rate (when available) 5 Tuesdays, July 5 through August 2, 2022   “Never again will you believe that a person is too hard to work with, a decision too complicated to make, or a conversation too difficult to have.”...

From Scarcity to Generosity: Discovering the Power of Gifting

Online Course CA, United States

In support of the Nonviolent Global Liberation Community One of the foundations of our work within the Nonviolent Global Liberation community (NGL) is an unwavering trust that a different way of living is entirely possible. Instead of living in scarcity, separation, and powerlessness, we see...

ON LINE Empowered Commun 1, 5 Tuesdays

55 Santa Clara Ave, Ste 203, Oakland, CA, United States

COST:   $400.00 regular tuition; $325 scholarship rate (when available) 5 Tuesdays, August 16 through September 13, 2022   "Never again will you believe that a person is too hard to work with, a decision too complicated to make, or a conversation too difficult to have."...

Living in Integrity to Support Transparency

Online Course CA, United States

(Find your local start time here.) In support of the Nonviolent Global Liberation Community One of the foundations of our work within the Nonviolent Global Liberation community (NGL) is an unwavering trust that a different way of living is entirely possible. Instead of living in...

Conflict Engagement Coaching Calls

Online Course CA, United States

Whether our species can shift the current trajectory toward global social collapse and mass extinction may in fact depend on our capacity to figure out creative ways to intervene in polarized conflicts related to crises, which prevent us from coming together at the level necessary...

Conflict Engagement Coaching Calls

Online Course CA, United States

Whether our species can shift the current trajectory toward global social collapse and mass extinction may in fact depend on our capacity to figure out creative ways to intervene in polarized conflicts related to crises, which prevent us from coming together at the level necessary...

From Avoidance or Judgment to Giving Feedback that Supports Learning

Online Course CA, United States

(Find your local start time here.) In support of the Nonviolent Global Liberation Community   One of the foundations of our work within the Nonviolent Global Liberation community (NGL) is an unwavering trust that a different way of living is entirely possible. Instead of living...

Conflict Engagement Coaching Calls

Online Course CA, United States

Whether our species can shift the current trajectory toward global social collapse and mass extinction may in fact depend on our capacity to figure out creative ways to intervene in polarized conflicts related to crises, which prevent us from coming together at the level necessary...

Transforming Judgments as Liberation from Suffering

Online Course CA, United States

(Find your local start time here.) In support of the Nonviolent Global Liberation Community One of the foundations of our work within the Nonviolent Global Liberation community (NGL) is an unwavering trust that a different way of living is entirely possible. Instead of living in...

Conflict Engagement Coaching Calls

Online Course CA, United States

Whether our species can shift the current trajectory toward global social collapse and mass extinction may in fact depend on our capacity to figure out creative ways to intervene in polarized conflicts related to crises, which prevent us from coming together at the level necessary...

Anger, Judgments & Self-Connection, 4-week series

Zen Center Conference Room, San Francisco 308 Page Street, San Francisco, CA

When others speak while angry you might have a hard time hearing them, even though they really want to be heard. The same is true when you speak while angry - it almost certainly means that you'll experience less connection, more conflict, and the frustration of knowing that the way you're communicating is really unlikely to lead to the outcomes you want. If I speak while angry I'll probably end up even more angry about how my anger is affecting my ability to communicate!

In this series we'll practice ways to make it easier to listen and stay connected, even when there is a lot of anger. We'll also practice methods of self-connection and self-understanding that help you figure out the true message of your own anger and that of others, and to extract meaning and direction from even the most painful judgments.

This is not an "anger management course." Rather than trying to manage our anger when it happens, or trying and manage it out of existence, we find that we can allow our anger, without allowing ourselves to direct our anger at others, or inward at ourselves. Giving our anger "room", and getting the true message it's trying to give us seems to result in the anger coming back less often. We'll also look at ways to express anger "safely" when it arises rather than stuffing it inside.

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