Thursday, 17 July 2014

INTERnational Week for Nonviolence (2)

The INTERnational Week for Nonviolence (16th-23rd August) is a week when we are encouraging people to promote nonviolence. We are approaching faith groups, youth groups, local politicians, anyone who has an interest in or commitment to nonviolence, to take part. This is a very broad brief. 

If you would like to hold an event during that week, please contact us with the details.  

The INTERnational Week for Nonviolence is being spearheaded by Black Women for Positive Change, but it is open to everyone - men and women - regardless of racial or cultural background or heritage, religion, nationality, occupation, walk of life - everyone who is committed to nonviolence.  

I shall be interviewing Buddhists and others about why they are committed to nonviolence. I shall be publishing the interviews on this blog and/or my other blogs, so please subscribe to this blog to keep up to date.  
You can also keep in touch via: 
My Facebook page:   Positive Change and Transformation 
My online group:  The Key to Everything.  
Follow me on Twitter:  @ZhanaHeals and @Zhana21.  
The interviews will be published during the Week for Nonviolence.
The Week for Nonviolence will culminate in a summit on 23rd August. Most of the organising is being done in the States, but as I am a member of the Summit Council, I am calling it the INTERnational Week for Nonviolence.
This is one of my recent blogs:
This one contains an interview with Dr. Stephanie Myers, one of the Co-Chairs of the Summit Council, and links to more info about the Week for Nonviolence:  
For more about Nonviolent Communication, see my book Success Strategies for Black People or my new ebook, Affirmations for Parents.  
If you, your faith group, youth group or other organisation are planning to hold an event during the Week for Nonviolence, please share details in the comments section below.  
I hope you will join us in promoting nonviolence.  Please also share this information with your networks.  Together, we can share nonviolent strategies and teach them to our young people. We can transform violent situations and make a difference in people's lives!  So join us!  






Monday, 7 July 2014

Do You Worry about This?

Does this worry you?

Does this keep you up at night? Lying in bed, waiting to hear the front door open, so you know he or she is safe?

That feeling of fear gnawing at your gut?

Do you jump every time the phone rings, thinking it might be the police? Or the hospital? Or the morgue?

Do you wonder what your children and young people are getting up to? 

Or if you think you know - can you really be sure?   

Do you worry about what their friends are doing them, and encouraging them to get involved with?

Everyone needs somewhere to belong.

Many young people are joining gangs because they are not getting the support they need at home.

They need to know someone has their back.

We all need that.

If they don't get it from the family, they will find it elsewhere.

Of course, gang membership leads to criminal and violent behaviour.

Girls are sexually exploited and abused.

Knives and guns may be involved.

A young person carrying a weapon, even for self-defence, is most likely to be harmed – by that same weapon.

Many times, the youngster ends up in prison and gains a criminal record. A promising future is over. A young person's potential is wasted. Plus the gang activity continues behind bars.

What can we do to stop the cycle of violence?

Click here for info about the Week for Nonviolence. We MUST educate young people to use nonviolent methods. Help us to spread the word and celebrate nonviolence!

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Help for Frustrated, Stressed Parents

I have recently been privileged to do a guest blog on the Advice for Parents blog:

Have you ever felt frustrated with your child because he or she won’t listen to you, or doesn’t behave in ways you want her or him to?  Or does things you wish s/he wouldn’t?   Shouting, slammed doors, sulking, etc.?   If any of this sounds familiar, you need to download Affirmations for Parents.

As a Transformational Growth Consultant and former child, I have worked with hundreds of parents and other former children. I know that there are many parents and children who are stressed, anxious, suffering and in pain right now. I have written Affirmations for Parents to help you be the kind of parent you want to be, and have the kind of communication you want to have with your child or teen.

The key is the kind of communication we have – the way parents and children communicate. We can dramatically change the relationship by using different ways to communicate, to resolve conflicts and have happy, harmonious relationships with our kids.

Affirmations for Parents provides lots of practical help and information as well as affirmations you can start using immediately. Click here to download Affirmations for Parents now

If you ever have trouble using affirmations, check out Why Affirmations Don't Work.