October 02, 2018 06:00 PM - October 02, 2018 08:00 PM
October Mediation Clinic: Transform Your Relationship to Anger
You've been triggered by someone's words or actions. Strong feelings of anger arise. Depending on your relationship to anger, you might work hard to hide, diminish, or deny angry feelings.
Unfortunately, the anger that you hold can weigh you down. The work that you put into taming your anger comes at a cost to your health and well-being.
What we often forget is that anger is a powerful, necessary, and creative force. Anger tells us to pay attention to ourselves and sometimes to take action. When you give yourself permission to say that you are angry, then it's easier for you to be with others' anger, especially when mediating conflict.
In Vanessa's workshop, you'll take a close look at your relationship to anger. You will work on how to:
  • Listen to your body's signals
  • Use words with awareness to acknowledge your anger
  • Uncover what triggered you in the first place
  • Discover what's underneath the anger
  • Ground and center yourself
  • Understand what you want instead of what you don't want
  • Explore next steps for self-care and healing

Vanessa Alfaro Photo Vanessa is a communication coach, conflict coach, facilitator, trainer, and mediator helping San Francisco citizens resolve relational conflicts involving family members, neighbors, and people in various roles within organizations. Her business, The Empowered Communicator, is also located in San Francisco.

She holds two mediation certifications from Community Boards and SEEDS Community Resolution Center. She's trained in Nonviolent Communication, Somatic Awareness Communication, the Co-Active Coaching Model with the Coaches Training Institute, and both Zen and Vipassana Meditation.

Along with meditation, she has an 18-year yoga practice and a lifetime of dance that has developed her deep awareness of embodiment and somatic work. She received a Master of Science degree from Claremont Graduate University.

Learn more about Vanessa here: VanessaAlfaro.co.

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