Expressing Needs as a Gift



Experiencing Needs as a Gift
Marshall B. Rosenberg Ph.D.

Topics include: “Needy judgment” role play, Hearing the need behind “NO”, Song = “Given to”, The cost of giving from non pure energy, Warning to women, Saying bullshit in giraffe, When a discussion ends unfinished.

This recording is from an International Intensive Training (IIT) in Nonviolent Communication led by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph. D.
(In some places the sound quality of this CD is not as high as others in the series)

  1. Needy judgment role play
  2. When are needs are not heard
  3. What is a need?
  4. Vestiges from the past
  5. Memnoon and Mitzvah
  6. Hearing a demand example
  7. Hearing the need behind NO
  8. Self-fullness vs self-ish & -less
  9. The captain story
  10. The cost of non pure giving
  11. “Given to” song
  12. We never do anything wrong
  13. Warning to women
  14. Do it only if it’s play
  15. Saying bullshit in Giraffe
  16. Selfless mother role play
  17. When a discussion ends
  18. End of session

Many thanks to all the Corona 2000 IIT participants, and especially those who did deep role play work and sent in release forms. Blessings to you all for this gift. Special thanks to Ike Lasater for his support, guidance, legal and administrative efforts. Also thanks to Kay Schwarzrock for her presence and website postings. Recorded at Corona, CA 2000 – Produced and edited by Eric Altshuler. Photo by Beth Banning. Special thanks to Ruth Bebermeyer for the use of her song “Given To”.

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