By Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD
Through role-play dialogues and every-day examples, Rosenberg demonstrates the keys to therapeutic soreness and clash with out compromise. The therapeutic energy of NVC offers functional and powerful instruments for people, psychological overall healthiness practitioners, mediators, households and couples.
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MBR: You’re fed up with feeling that somehow you have to heal that pain, and not knowing how to do it, and getting yourself down. You want something else out of any relationship you’re in, besides being in that role. UM: Yeah. MBR: Having to listen to it, and then somehow, make me feel better. UM: Uh huh. I wish I could find a way to enjoy it. You know, hearing your judgments versus the way I hear a friend’s judgments: You and I sometimes have a party hurting each other . . And I’m not there, because I have this critical voice inside telling me it’s my responsibility.
MBR: We’re not real men. (said jokingly) UF: Your modeling it for me opens up a possibility for a way for men to act. So, I’m grateful. UM: I, too, am grateful. It really touched my heart deeply, because my mother and I have a similar dynamic, one that I’ve not found an effective way to deal with. I’ve just kind of gone to a place of hopelessness about it. And as I was listening to Marshall mourn in the mother role, with the sadness over how her intention was for her son to be happy, and how important that was to her, I felt some healing for me, knowing that’s what’s important to my mother—that it was never her intention to make my life hard.
You would hear back from one of the older kids, ‘You know how poor we are. ’ But I wanted it so badly that I started to complain of pains in my side. ” They took out my mother’s appendix. And it worked: My aunt Alice bought her a purse just like the one that she wanted but couldn’t ask for. But that wasn’t the end of it. Mother told me, “And then I was lying in bed in the hospital in a lot of pain from the operation, but so happy. The nurse came in and stuck a thermometer in my mouth, then went out and another nurse came in.