Kelly Bryson

"Practicing the techniques in Kelly’s seminar can move you out of old patterns and bring greater authenticity and aliveness to your life and relationships."

—Alan Cohen, author, I Had It All the Time, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Kelly Bryson MA, MFT is author of the best selling book, Don't Be Nice, Be Real - Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others, and contributor to the anthology: The Marriage of Sex and Spirit (With Deepak Chopra, John Gray, Scott Peck, Margo Anand, Wayne Dyer, Thich Nhat Hanh, Riane Eisler, Barbara Marx Hubbard). Kelly has been featured in Elle and Shape magazines, appeared on many TV and radio shows, lived in an ashram many years, is a humorist, singer, & licensed therapist in private practice.  He keynotes conventions (National Montessori, Salinas Peace Summit), is an inspirational speaker (presented at the Association for Global New Thought conference), has been a CNVC Certified Trainer for more than 20 years, and has trained thousands in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. He trains, presents and consults with groups, corporations (Tony Robbins, Paul Mitchell Salons), churches (all flavors), schools, (U.Cal.L.B, Body/Mind College), clubs and all types of organizations.  He is the founder of Shangri La Healing Sanctuary community in Santa Cruz, California, USA, and studied with E. Stanley Jones, Gandhi’s concierge and friend.


Don't Be Nice, Be Real! Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others

A Recorded Telecourse with CNVC Certified Trainer, Author and Mediator Kelly Bryson from Santa Cruz, California, USA

MP3 Audio Download: 285 Minutes (4 hours & 45 minutes)
This recording was produced from workshops recorded during October and November, 2007.

  • Are you tired of being one of the "Nice, Dead People" in the world?

  • Are you afraid of conflict? 

  • Do you let people take advantage of you and then resent them? 

If so then you just may have "Nice-itis", a hereditary, but curable dis-ease.  Being one of the Ms. or Mr. Nice Guise is a form of violence to yourself and others, and is an escape from a fully lived life.

"Kelly takes his experience as a counselor and NVC trainer, adds his own wit, wisdom and humor, to create an entertaining expression of universal communication principles and self awareness insights." 

—Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Author, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life and Speak Peace in a World of Conflict

Wouldn’t you love to know how to ask and get
100% of what you want 100% of the time? 

In this dynamic 4-session telecourse, you’ll learn to apply Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to stop yourself from being intimidated, giving in or giving up, abandoning your own needs, or resenting others for not being as “nice as you are.”  Session 1 will briefly review the basic concepts of NVC and their application to empowering your relationships. Sessions 2 through 5 dive deeper and use humor, music and interactive exercises to tame the inner jackals that prevent you from joyfully expressing your needs.

In our full 4-session course you’ll learn practical skills to:

  • Transform resentment and jealousy
  • Live "Me 1st and Only" to keep your relationships alive
  • Transform your illusions of rejection, criticism, abandonment and controlling-ness
  • Perfect your “Selfullness”
  • Say “no” with self-power and compassion
  • Make "Freedom the Center" and "Love the Circumference" in all relationships
  • Speak your mind without creating hostility
  • Give “Emergency First Aid Empathy” when buttons get pushed
  • Quit taking responsibility for your partner's pain 
  • Listen to the learning material again and again
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  • Recordings make great learning tools for your practice group

Cost $25.00 USD

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