Intimate Relationships



Intimate Relationships
Marshall B. Rosenberg Ph.D.

Topics include: Making requests that meet your need for love, Giraffe giving, Hearing the need behind the “No”, The cost of hearing a rejection, Giraffe Love. Includes questions and answers, and role plays.

Intimate Relationships This recording is from an International Intensive Training (IIT) in Nonviolent Communication led by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph. D.

  1. Intro, theory, love request exercise
  2. Love request exercise responses
  3. Role play, making a request and…
  4. memnoon theory #1
  5. memnoon #2 (if you hear rejection)
  6. memnoon theory #3
  7. memnoon Question & role play
  8. How to check for memnoon energy
  9. Before I say “yes”
  10. Guessing the need behind the no
  11. Question
  12. Story of son shoveling old lady’s walk
  13. Question on giving
  14. Giraffe giving
  15. Strongest need we have…
  16. Expression Role Play
  17. Seeing the beauty in our need
  18. Fear of being given to
  19. Role play on financial support
  20. Question #1 on last role play
  21. Question #2 on last role play
  22. Money role play
  23. “Don’t be a fix it Jackal”
  24. Interrupting in Giraffe

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.

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