Don't Be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others (Paperback)

Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others

By Kelly Bryson

Elite Books, 9780972002851, 337pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010



Don't Be Nice, Be Real is a lively, light approach to a deadly serious subject-our lives. It combines humor, radical wisdom, and new culture spirituality to teach the mechanics and spirit of Nonviolent Compassionate Communication to cure Niceitis, a hereditary disease. The author has shown that nonviolent communication works wonders, in even the roughest of situations. He's used it with street gangs in San Diego, combined groups of Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland, Palestinians and Israelis in the Middle East, and among the Croats, Serbs, and Muslims of the Balkans during the Bosnian war. PTA meetings, business conflicts and marital custody battles call all be utterly transformed by these techniques.This book takes us from behind the wall of culturally conditioned niceness, providing us with the tools we need for self-responsible, non-judgmental, clear and conscious honesty.

About the Author

Kelly Bryson, MA, MFT is the author of the best selling book, ODonOt Be Nice, Be Real Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for OthersO. He is a licensed therapist in private practice, lecturer, workshop facilitator, and consultant. He has been an authorized trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication for over 20 years, and has trained thousands in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Kelly is also a humorist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter.