My Relationship with Anger

In beginning a new year, it’s been a tradition of mine to inventory the year ending. As Jim and Jori Manske, certified trainers with the Center of Nonviolent Communication, taught me years ago, the inventory begins with inquiring into what went well the year before and what didn’t. This is a wise suggestion, otherwise many of us would never get to celebrating what went well! I begin this blog with how both merged from the same situation.

First, a little background information.

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Why Nonviolent Communication?

I am often asked, of all the systems and modalities out there, why did I choose to devote myself and my work to Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

The simplest answer is because living in the awareness of nonviolent communication has given me another way to hear and interpret messages that are difficult to hear.  NVC provides the necessary tools to live peacefully with myself and others.  

In my experience and learning, there are two ideas that induce violence in ourselves and in the world around us: scarcity and separation. These two ideas originate within us, emanate outward from us, and manifest in the world.

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