EQ Teacher Training – “Life Without Anger” Curriculum

LWA Teacher Training, Kathmandu, Nepal
July 1, 2019

Thirty-four teachers were trained on EQ4Peace’s ‘Life Without Anger’ curriculum in Nepal, so now 28 new schools in and around Kathmandu are teaching EQ, to almost 1,000 more 7th – 8th grade kids!

Special thanks to our program coordinator:
– Dess Mardan Basnet (DM) of World Without Anger, Nepal

To our instructors:
– Dr. Shishir Subba, former head of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Tribhuvan University
– Dr. Murari Prasad Regmi, former head of the Central Department of Psychology at the Kirtipur Campus of Tribhuvan University
– Dr. Shaligram Bhattarai, M.Phil (Clinical Psychology), Research Scholar in Lumbini Buddhist University

Special guest:
– Khagraj Poudel, Secretary of Nepal National Commission for UNESCO Nepal

And to our school program coordinator:
– Shantidip Regmi, President, SS Nepal

Will arrive in India for National Association of Psychology

Time is drawing close and I have ticket to India and Nepal with side trip to Bangladesh. Will arrive in India for National Association of Psychology- India’s Wellness Psychology Conference in Chandigarh on Oct. 26 to 28, where in conjunction with our trainers from Nepal, DM Basnet & Dr. MP Regmi. we will present the first Life Without Training program in India (the first of many more to come). We will also meet with leaders in the business EQ (EI) training programs in India. I will then be going to Andhra University, India where I will present a training program on emotional skills for Indian students who are coming to this country to study and receive a special award for my work in Emotional Intelligence writing & training.
I will then go to Dhaka, Bangladesh to work with Dr. Mohammed Khalid to present the first of our training programs in Bangladesh and at the college level. Then back to Amity College in Jaipur, India where I will present a series of workshops on Emotional Skills training and get some precious time to interact with students.
And finally on to Kathmandu to attend our 8th Annual World Without Anger Conference, work on the expansion of our program there to the national level, and meet with UNESCO and the Nepal Ministry of Education to work on future programs. Then home at last, all in a 30 day period. My 85 year old bones will get a full workout, but we will be making a great advances in our EQ4Peace (formerlly WELL and WWA) program. So I will be excited at this great opportunity and have the extra energy to carry through.

Nepal’s Ministry of Education/UNESCO’s official endorsement

Nepal’s Ministry of Education/UNESCO‘s official endorsement for our managing partner, World Without Anger(WWA) and our EQ educational curriculum. Congratulations were offered to Dean Van Leuven” as a “pioneer step in direction” to “engage for broadcasting non-violence, knowledge, love and peace into life style” for the objective of “schools and campuses”.

Our Mission

Our mission at EQ4Peace.org to teach the world Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is aligned with UNESCO‘s Education for Global Peace Sustainability.

“… to optimize positive peace, and prevent conflicts, we need something vital in our individual and collective lives: education. Educating for peace as recently addressed by A. Guterres, in the United Nations Human RightsGeneral Assembly high-level dialogue, in January 2017:

“First, education; education is a prerequisite for both peace and economic development. Good quality education systems can help transform societies, especially those affected by conflict.”


We’re working on a Mission Statement for EQ4Peace. How does this sound?

We can improve, enhance and expand Emotional Intelligence Education (EQ) throughout the world… to impact kids, teens and adults in all 200+ countries… by teaching them inner peace, interpersonal peace and social peace. Therefore, our mission is to ultimately create world peace for us all.

Many “promote” world peace, but EQ4Peace is actually teaching people HOW to be peaceful from the inside out. We believe this is the only way to create lasting peace, for us, our kids and the future of our planet.

This picture is a GREAT representation of what we teach with EQ! :)

This is a great picture of EQ!
It shows the many (often conflicting, sometimes negative) Thoughts and Feelings INSIDE of us, and our (#PurposefullyPositive) Actions and Behaviours that we show/do/say OUTSIDE of us.

The GOOD NEWS is that, with EQ, we get to enjoy/learn from/manage/change our Thoughts and Feelings (to improve our inner world, happiness, love, appreciation), so we Think and Feel better, and so our Actions and Behaviours (success, results, outcomes) are the very best we can Achieve! 



We often have a very definite opinion about what is right and what is wrong and exactly how others should act. When others don’t do it the way we think is right, we get angry and think they should be punished.

Take the law shielding confidential information for reporters, for example. We can make a very good argument why their information should be protected; and we can also make a very good argument for why it should not. Society needs to con<span class=”text_exposed_show”>sider those arguments carefully, and develop a rule that will best serve in this situation – one that considers both points of view and is in line with our underlying social principles.</span>
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Instead of just deciding what we think is right and then fighting to make that the law, we would be better served spending our energy looking for solutions that will be best for our society as a whole. When we have differences of opinion and want to live in peace with each other, we need to respect the other’s point of view and search for common ground. When I read letters to the editor, blogs, and tweets about the political news I am amazed at how much disrespect is displayed for people with opposing points of view. My way or the highway is not the best answer if we want to live at peace with each other.


Once we habituate behavior, we find it is difficult to change. Once we create or accept responses based on our negative emotions, we often hold onto them and have difficulty giving them up. Once behavior becomes habitual, avoiding it becomes a challenge – even when we know it’s the right thing to do. Acting in the way we always have will obviously feel “natural” to us. But when we commit to and make a plan for changing that behavior, so that a new positive way of responding can take its place, that new behavior will soon become “natural.”

With hard work and practice, we can change our behavior. Forcefully, vigorously, and powerfully work at creating better thinking, healthier feelings, and more productive actions. Do this now, not later. For most people, it won’t take very long to no longer feel negative about many things. But keep working on change, you will always continue to improve, even if you never become absolutely perfect at responding in the desired way. And remember that increasing the effort you put into changing will shorten the time it takes you to do so.

Rehearsing a desired behavior is almost as good as doing the real thing. By repeating an action again and again, you create a new path in your brain and use it until the new response becomes habitual. Scientists refer to this as creating a new neural path. In this sense the brain doesn’t know the difference between “real” and “rehearsed” behavior. The process is similar to that of memorizing a poem or improving on your golf swing. The more times you practice (or rehearse) the poem, the swing, or the positive response, the closer you get to that behavior becoming automatic.

We have joined with the EQ Dude

Exciting times in the Life of WELL (Now: EQ4Peace). We have joined with the EQ Dude (Matt Perelstein) and he is our new leader. He has the skills, energy and enthusiasm to bring EQ training to the world. All this just as I am getting ready for my trip to Asia.

We are going to do a one day workshop on our “Life Without Anger” Educational Program at the National Association of Psychology – India annual conference on October 26th. Our leaders in Nepal will be there to help present the workshop. Also planning to meet with new groups in Mumbai and do a workshop at Amity College in India.

And some really exciting news to me is that we are going to Bangladesh to start a program in several colleges there with the help of Dr. Khalid. Then at the 8th annual “World Without Anger” (EQ4World Peace) conference in Nepal, I will get to present the 3rd annual Dean of International Peace Prize.

Peace through Emotional Literacy and Wellness Psychology

“Global Peace through Emotional Literacy, Wellness Psychology of Workplace Behavior, and Effective People Management”

Join us at the 8th Annual EQ Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 28, 2018.


WED, NOV 28 AT 8 AM UTC+06


” Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”

-Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Focus on inner peace and world peace will follow.

Violence does not bring positive solutions to the social problems of the world. Peace can only be achieved thru love. “Peace” gained in violence cannot be maintained, but peace thru love is everlasting.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence – the ability to understand others’ feelings, as well as our own, so that we can better manage our emotions, our reactions, and our ability to respond to others in a healthy and productive way – regardless of our emotional state.

Here are 20 signs that you are Emotionally Intelligent.




As individuals we always make choices according to our beliefs. If we believe that the world is a dangerous place, and that everyone is out to get us, then we act accordingly. And the world will respond accordingly. Things will always end up being the way we think they are – just because we think they are that way. When we don’t believe that we can have the things we want, then we won’t have them. When we think this way we create for ourselves an un-enjoyable life.

Most of us want to have peace in our life and in the world as well. The problem is we view the world as a place where others want to take advantage of us or rule over us. Many others see the world in the same way. As a result we end up distrusting the motives of others and believe we have to defend ourselves from them. Most people want to be loved but don’t act loving! All we have to do to have a peaceful world is to believe and act as if that is what everyone wants.

When someone does a bad thing, what we really want is that they never do such a thing again. If we search together for a new way of responding we can solve this problem. When we believe that they must be punished for their act; and respond accordingly; they take it as an act of aggression, and vow to continue the fight. When they learn to trust our peaceful motives they will respond with trust and we can then solve our differences in a loving way.