Free workshop covers steps on how to deal with anger

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In observance of International Conflict Resolution Day, the public is invited to a free workshop, “Dealing with Anger: Steps to Understanding and Transformation,” from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 20 in University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Center Room 301.

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In observance of International Conflict Resolution Day, the public is invited to a free workshop, “Dealing with Anger: Steps to Understanding and Transformation,” from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 20 in University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Center Room 301.

A reception with pupus begins at 4:45 p.m. Parking is free on campus after 4 p.m..

The workshop opens with an introduction by Steve Yoshida and Lee Dombroski titled “Heiwa: Rotary Hiroshima Survivor Trees,” a message of peace, hope and survivability.

Workshop presenter is Mala‘e Erickson, who has been practicing Marshall Rosenberg’s nonviolent communication (compassionate communication) techniques since 2000.

“You can transform anger from blaming others to connecting with what is important to you,” Erikson said.

“Although it can be one of the most painful emotions, anger serves an important purpose and we can use it to serve life.

“In this interactive workshop, we will explore steps to understand and express anger using compassionate communication techniques. Transform yourself to transform your community.”

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The event is the second in the “Kakou: Let’s Work It Out!” workshop series, co-hosted by the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, several Rotary clubs and UH-Hilo.

Register online at www.hawaiimediation.org/events or RSVP to Al-Qawi Majidah at Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center at 935-7844, ext. 3, or majidah@hawaiimediation.org.

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