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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: 

"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

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