Harvest the fruit of your own and other’s anger. Part 1
The Surprising Purpose of Anger
Would you like:
– to learn how to transform your anger into a guide for change?
– to see the anger as passion about something that touches us deeply?
– to use anger as a positive force for change?
There are reasons for anger, for indignation and frustration.
Taking our anger out on other people puts us on hold, closes doors and pushes others away. And often we end up in resignation, apathy and depression. We give up because we cannot direct our anger in a constructive place.
It is often people who are close to us who become targets of our anger and often we end up scolding ourselves when we have scolded our loved ones.
This course can teach you how to use anger as a constructive force that can change the world for the better and help you succeed in your projects. Over 5 evenings we will work to get to know the anger better, accept it and transform it into a precious guide.
In the PART 1 we will focus on understanding and loving our own anger.
Anger is your friend
– Learn about anger Management
– Understand your own anger and its causes
– Find safe ways to vent your anger
– Love yourself and your angry side
– See conflict as an invitation to find new creative solutions
Our work will be experience-oriented and with a minimum of theory. We emphasize practical exercises that help us to listen to the body, and to use the body’s resonance as a guide to what is real and true for each of us.
“I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson; to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world” — Mahatma Gandhi
Transform anger into life force
Nonviolent communication (NVC) known as the ‘Giraffe language’ contains a process that can turn anger into a force that can move the world. Anger transformation is one of several transformation processes in NVC.
In this course we work with NVC as a tool to find new ways in old conflicts and develop more appreciation for the angry side in ourselves. Our individual conflict history plays a role, and it is often childhood experiences that shape our way of dealing with anger.
The power of anger can be used to create the life you want.
Prerequisites and enrollment
We invite people who have a desire for personal development through work with anger.
Please read Marshall Rosenberg “The Surprising Purpose of Anger” prior to the course. The book is available from Puddle Dancer Press, The Book Depository or in Danish at Saxo.
When: 6.04, 13.04, 20.04, 27.04 and 4.05.2021 (Tuesdays) at 19:00-21:30 (Berlin time) (5 sessions)
How: Online on Zoom (we will send you the link to the meeting after registration, check your email!).
To participate you need a stable internet connection, your preferred device with microphone and camera, pen and notebook, crayons and blank A4 or A3 paper.
What do you get:
– 5 online workshops
– Online platform with recordings and a forum
– Handouts with theory and exercises
– The certificate of participation
Price: 180 Euro (sliding scale 140-250 Euro) or 1.043-1.862 DKK.
Early bird: sliding scale starting from 120 Euro (894 DKK) till 31 December 2020.
Recordings included! It is not possible to buy only recordings – to receive them you need to be an active participant of the online workshop.
Note: If you are from Denmark, you can pay 1.043-1.862 DKK directly to Kommunikation for Livet at Folkesparekassen 9860-0000729795. Mark the payment “Anger”. Kirsten will send you a receipt after receiving the payment.
How to use the sliding scale
Our preference is to receive 180 Euro per person for this course.
We want to acknowledge that we have very different living conditions from country to country and from person to person. So you might live for example in Iceland where the parity rate indicates that 160 Euro in Denmark equals 200 Euro in Iceland. Or you might live in Hungary where the parity rate equals 76 Euro.
We also want to acknowledge that we have very big differences from person to person. You might live in a so called poor country and have access to abundant ressource. Or you might live in a so called rich country and struggle to pay your day to day expenses.
Please use the sliding scale with awareness of this.
If you give more than 180 Euro, together we can support another person to participate for less.
Minimum and maximum number of participants: 10 – 23 people
If you have any questions, please, send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the trainer:
Kirsten is a family therapist, mediator and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, through which she has led Nonviolent Communication trainings in Europe, Asia and the Americas. For 25 years, Kirsten has devoted her working life to supporting others in personal development. Her passion is to contribute to the personal development and healing that enables people to move closer to conflicts and to grow the relational competencies that support social change work. She enjoys working with body, mind and energy consciousness that leads to connection beyond words. People who experience Kirsten’s training and facilitation often express enjoyment of how she models what she teaches with a drizzle of humor.
Empathic Way Europe: www.empathiceurope.com
Kommunikation for Livet: kommunikationforlivet.dk