New Book "Travelling the Road of Peace and Happiness" by Bob Myers Guides Readers to Transform Conflict into Creative Conflict

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Author Bob Myers reveals how people can best deal with conflicts through the healing power of nonviolence.

It’s up to us whether conflict is the path to destruction or peace. Everyone experiences conflict with other people, some on a daily basis. But whether or not this conflict is blown out of proportion or resolved peacefully is up to each individual.

It can be challenging to seek peace of mind and happiness when encountering conflict. Travelling the Road of Peace and Happiness by author Bob Myers combines both concepts and shows how people can discover peace and happiness by transforming conflict into creative conflict. He explains how people have already gained a sense of right and wrong, and learned how to resolve conflict, through early childhood experiences in whatever was ‘home’ for them, and carried it into adult life

In this book, Myers defines “conflict” as any situation where there is a clash of needs and the principles involved are the same whether conflict occurs in a family, at work, or between nations. He points out that conflict is inevitable in all human relationships, so people already have a great deal of experience dealing with conflict and know it affects them emotionally. Travelling the Road of Peace and Happiness uses simple family scenarios to expose the effects competition and domination have on relationships, while exploring the healing power of nonviolence.

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About the Author
Bob Myers is a father and grandfather who first qualified as an electronics technician before gaining a degree in sociology and further training in relationship counseling, conflict resolution and mediation. He worked in that field for more than thirty years, mainly with teenagers and their families. During that time he was the director of a non-government residential facility for teenagers and the author of two books on the parenting of teenagers. Parenting Teenagers in the 1990s and Raising Responsible Teenagers. Bob is keenly interested in social psychology, philosophy and social justice and has chaired his local social justice group for many years. He also has a passion for exploring the religions of the east and west, including their history. Bob’s dedication to nonviolence as a way of life emerged from the above. He became a founding member of Pace e Bene Australia and is now a PeBA nonviolence facilitator.

Travelling the Road of Peace and Happiness * by Bob Myers
Transforming conflict into creative conflict
Publication Date: December 10, 2011
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 258 pages; 978-1-4653-9618-1
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 258 pages; 978-1-4653-9619-8
eBook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4653-0594-7

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