Anger moves us. Anger can be like a hot coal, only burning the one who holds it. When this occurs anger burns. Anger can also illuminate. Anger can move people to really pay attention to what needs to be looked at. In this healthier response to anger, we reflect, and choose who to speak with, how to speak, what to say, and become deliberate and thoughtful. The emotions are present, but are expressed without hostility.
People don’t often think of anger as healing, but we believe that in fact it is behind all significant change. Look at history. Do you think that maybe Ghandi was a little pissed off that the British were ruling India? What about Nelson Mandela? Any significant political change seems to start with anger. Anger can fuel you to do what is needed. When women attend our groups and individual counselling it is to turn that energy, that focus, that drive, into something that creates an accomplishment.
We have worked with thousands of people on this topic and have refined our work over the last 20 years so that you can benefit. This is our goal. Focus your anger so that everyone benefits.
To live a healthy life, we need the energy that anger provides us with to establish clear boundaries in a respectful way. In this sense, anger can be “healing”, that is, it can help us maintain integrity when people cross our boundaries, mistreat us, so that we are able to respond in a skillful, caring and effective way.
The Healing Anger Groups for Women are held at our offices in Downtown Vancouver. Groups are 6 weeks long. The cost for these groups is $420, tax included and book included (scholarships available for those on income assistance or disability).
The Advanced Group is designed for those who want to open up and engage deeply with a group of women dedicated to growth. We will create a safe environment in order to address your personal challenges through writing and reflective dialogue. Participants will learn how to open up in a constructive manner, and how to support each other through this process. Alejandra will present the principles of collaborative and reflective interaction. The dates for the next Advanced Group will be published in January, 2017. The cost of this group is $210 (tax included).
The Intensive One Day Breakthrough Group aims to go even deeper into exploring our connection with the emotions, to find what is holding us back. This group is only for healing anger graduates. Intensive groups are led by Alejandra and Alistair, at their home in North Vancouver. Cost of this group is $245 (tax included). Dates to be announced in January, 2017.