From anger to peace
While being passionate about peace in the world for as long as I can remember, I was struggling to manage my own anger. My education in science and IT didn’t help. When I started working, I knew that anger was not an emotion allowed at work, but conflicting situations happened frequently as part of the life of the project. I spent a lot of my energy repressing my emotions, not knowing how to express them adequately. All I wanted was to be able to articulate my concerns in an acceptable way so that we could all solve the problems that we were facing.
That’s until I learned about Nonviolent Communication, also known as Compassionate Communication. My first encounter with it was an eye opener and I remember it vividly. I love how it embraces our humanity by welcoming our judgments as what they really are: signals, warming us that something is off.
Now, when something happens, I can sense it very early in the process and decide what I want to do with them. I am in control of my reactions, able to express to others what is off and preserve the relationships I care about.
I can now move from anger to peace, consciously. And so can you.
It took me several trainings and a few years to get where I am. I now want to support people who have a hard time dealing with anger find their durable peace, accelerating their path using my own experience as well as my trainings.
This journey has brought me a lot, not only at work but also in my family and personal life. I can now fully enjoy living with my two teenagers and stay calm when I find the fridge empty!
Conflict Coaching and Mediation, John Kinyon - 2022-2023
Life Coach Certificate, Rhodes Wellness College, certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) - 2021
Mediate Your Life Training to Navigate Life's Challenges from Conflict to Connection, John Kinyon - 2021
Volunteer for Fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication, Heart Spring Consulting -2020
Fundamentals of coaching, Co-Active training institute - 2018
Mind Mapping, Demos - 2017
Nonviolent Communication, Esprit d'alliance - 2016
Enneagram of personalities, Demos - 2015