NVC resources that include teachings about trust
Kelly Bryson

Kelly Bryson

CNVC Certified Trainer from Santa Cruz, California, USA

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 for many years and is a humorist, singer and 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 USA, Europe and the Middle East. He trains, presents and consults with groups, corporations (Tony Robbins, Paul Mitchell Salons), churches (all flavors), schools (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.

Listen to Stephanie Bachmann Mattei chat with Kelly about his life and work in this 2010 interview: 

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"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

Article: The Value of Taking a Step Back: Keys to Have a "Fight to the Life" Instead of "to the Death"

Article: Do You Want to Be Right or Have Meaningful Relationships? You Can't Have Both!

Website: Language of Compassion

Website: Book: Don't Be Nice, Be Real

Transparency: What We Are Afraid to Say

Kelly Bryson, CNVC Certified Trainer known for teaching people how to live authentically, focuses this audio on honesty: how to express what you're most afraid to say, when honesty is the best choice to support connection and how to employ "naked" honesty.
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Stop Suffering

In this inspiring audio, Kelly Bryson, veteran CNVC Certified Trainer and author of many NVC books and articles, explores the importance of setting a clear intention and then clarifies the difference between pain and suffering.
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Never Compromise

Trainer Tip: Never Compromise, because that is where you share the resentment 50/50.
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The Price of Nice

Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate.
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Healing the Blame that Binds

Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice."
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The Value of Transparency

In this inspiring audio, Kelly discusses the true value of transparency and "truth." He defines truth as the whole truth, including our inner experience; this could also be called self transparency.
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Truth as an Act of Love

Speaking the truth creates congruence, which creates trust, facilitating understanding and cooperation. Without truth there is no growth in our relationships and community. If this is true, then what keeps us from speaking our truth?
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Love Without Conditions, Control or Coercion

In this prerecorded telecourse, Kelly uses humor, stories and practical ideas to help spouses, lovers, friends and parents discover how freedom and autonomy are the basis for all healthy relationships.
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