We Can Work It Out

Hatred never ceased by hatred
but by love alone is healed.

This is the ancient and
eternal truth.

The Buddha


Do you have trouble receiving criticism?
Do you have a hard time sharing your feelings or even knowing what they are?
Do you get stuck on who’s right and who’s wrong?
Does it often seem like whatever you say to help someone just makes things worse?
Do you get along well with your parents?

We can all say “yes” to at least one of these questions. We’re all struggling to be close while keeping our integrity and self-esteem. Our culture doesn’t always put relationships first. It’s made for getting the job done at any cost. And that cost, when we don’t know how to get along, is high.

Fortunately, there’s a better way. In the past fifty years, a system known as Nonviolent Communication has been used successfully in Rwanda, Serbia, Afghanistan, and nearly sixty other countries. It can work with your boss, with your family, and in your romantic relationships.

Come learn how to find peace with others and with yourself. Through games, stories, songs, poetry, movie clips and mutual support, we’ll see how life can be fun – without antagonism and without struggle. You'll learn:

• how to stay centered and compassionate in tense situations
• how to hear judgment without being triggered by it
• how to say what you're feeling and wanting without evoking resistance
• how to express anger or disappointment without blame
• how to be flexible without being submissive

Wouldn't you rather have less drama, hostility, and angst in your relationships and more honesty, affection, and ease? There is a better way!



There are two things a person should never be angry at: what they can help, and what they cannot.