Discovering the Inner Power in your Anger: Facing the Fire

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Expressing anger fully as a path to true peace.

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presented by Morris H. Ervin and Barbra Esher

We can try not to be angry but that never seems to go well. Our precious, powerful life energy, wants to be seen and heard. Marshall Rosenberg said, “Killing someone is a much too superficial way of expressing our anger.”

Another layer to our interpersonal struggles is, who is allowed to express anger in the society we live in, where there are often invisible Power over/Power under systems of oppression unconsciously at work? Is there a cost to expressing my anger and is it in our own best interest? Is there a higher cost if we don’t?

At the end of this workshop, we are hoping you will exclaim, “Yippee!!!” next time you notice you are angry, as it’s your life energy, longing to be expressed.

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This event occurs monthly on the third Sunday to support Nonviolent communication (NVC) understanding and practice.

We welcome new participants at any level. It’s fun when a ‘newbie’ comes and we, ‘newbies’ not so long ago, suddenly see that we’ve learned something important we can pass on, at the same time deepening our understanding of new contexts. If you're already skilled in NVC, we would enjoy sharing support and companionship.

$$ info:  The requested fee is $20-$40 per person. Please don't let the cost keep you from coming. Click here if money is keeping you from attending. Sustainability is important to us but contribution even more so, which we can't do unless you show up! For more information call Barbra at 410 499 1986 or email (deleting spaces): Qi of NVC

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Morris H Ervin, Jr. is the founder of Mansa Consulting-a business specializing in the development of our youth. Mansa Consulting offers a comprehensive/holistic approach that nurtures and develops the social and emotional competencies of educators, administrators, principals, council members, executives, directors, managers, employees, etc. Morris has trained educators and other professionals at International Wellness Institutions such as Omega Institute and Esalen Institute.

Morris started meditating about ten years ago. He became interested in practicing Mindfulness about six years ago. He continues to learn and grow by participating in mindfulness trainings and retreats in Cleveland, New York, and California. He actively teaches mindfulness in public and private schools. In 2014, he became a Mindfulness instructor for the Connor Integrative Medicine Network at University Hospital.Morris is trained in a process of communication rooted in the principles of non-violence called NVC or Compassionate Communication. Morris has integrated NVC in his classroom, family mediations, and seminars for the last twelve years of his professional career. Morris integrates Mindfulness/Stress Management with Restorative Justice to facilitate dialogue on Race, Power and Privilege. All educators that attend his trainings receive Social and Emotional competences combined with Culturally Responsive/Engaging Teaching Practices.

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Barbra Esher, CNVC certified trainer

It’s easy to be present when life is pleasant and can be tough when times are challenging.

I dream of a world in which we all have the capacity to stay connected with ourselves and each other in the challenging times. I specialize in untangling knots of pain, discovering the beauty locked inside of each of us, and facilitating a free flow of life energy and interconnection. Racism, addiction, and death have been my greatest teachers and favorite topics for seminars.

Early in my son’s 10-year journey with addiction, we were introduced to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This supported transforming our relationship from shame and blame to love and acceptance. My capacity for saying “yes!” to life, exactly as it is, has been deeply cultivated by a Nonviolent Communication and life-long mindfulness practice.

My relationship with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has animated my work in promoting peace, reconciliation, and social justice. I have pursued my aspirations with zeal, accumulating more than 1,000 hours of training all over the world in multiple modalities, including 25 years’ experience in the healing arts of acupuncture, shiatsu, and East Asian medicine.

I look forward to connecting with you.

Email me: or +1(410)360-3534 (land line)

"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

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