The Transformative Purpose of Anger: Deconstructing Strong Emotions, Online 10/17

Practice Center
Date / Time
October 17, 2021 / 10:00am - 2:00pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

The Zoom link to participate in the workshop portion of this event will be provided at least 24 hours before it begins. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

This workshop is highly experiential and will not be recorded.

Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm PT

Anger is a primary, powerful emotion that is incredibly useful when strategically channeled.

It is an energetic force that reveals your desires, alerts you to your need for profound change, and calls on you to act.

But instead of channeling anger strategically, you might work hard to avoid, suppress, ignore, and fight against feeling angry because you're afraid of it and don't know how to express it healthily and consciously.

Sometimes, you might not even know that you're mad.

So, how can you use your meditation practice to bring awareness to your angry feelings?

How can you be compassionate with yourself when you're feeling angry?

How do you practice expressing anger when it's uncomfortable and unwanted?

During this Zoom workshop, you'll learn:

  • How to use your meditation practice to discover when you're suppressing angry feelings
  • How to bring compassion to your experience when you're feeling angry
  • The Anger Algorithm (a step-by-step process) to get clear on your triggers; discover what's underneath your anger; identify what you want instead of what you don't want; and what you’re willing to do to create the change you long for in your life

Instead of suppressing anger, engaging in destructive patterns of expression, and letting anger consume you, you'll finally have a practical, powerful tool to express it consciously and strategically.

To learn more about Vanessa’s work on transforming anger, please listen to Sally Chang’s “Warriors for Peace Podcast,” 2/2021:

Vanessa Alfaro & Sally Chang talk about Transforming Anger, on the Warriors for Peace Podcast 2/2021

Fee Information
  • Full price: $80
  • SFZC members: $72

We offer a number of discounted tickets:

  • Sliding Scale 1: $48
  • Sliding Scale 2: $20

For additional discount options, please email us at

Register Online

Or call 415-354-0360.