04-02-19 Couples Communication, Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say with Warren Farrell
Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we love, the more fragile we feel. Soon, couples feel they are walking on eggshells, unable to express themselves honestly, and their love fades. Raising children and money magnify the problems even as they become the reason couples stay together. The result? Couples often remain legally married but psychologically divorced—in a minimum-security-prison marriage.
The biggest culprit in this dynamic is defensiveness. Active listening is a good solution, but is rarely used. Warren Farrell developed Cinematic Immersion, a method that enables couples to actively listen to their partner without feeling defensive. As couples learn how to emotionally experience “criticism” as love, they simultaneously learn “the art and discipline of love” and how to deepen that love throughout the week.
This workshop is for couples—any two people with a history who desire a future (parents, married or divorced; newlyweds; parent-child; siblings). It is also useful for health professionals in their work with patients.
Warren Farrell, PhD, trains couples and psychologists worldwide in the “art and discipline of love.” He is coauthor, with John Gray, of The Boy Crisis (2018) and the author of two international bestsellers, Why Men Are the Way They Are and Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say. His books are published in more than 50 countries and in 17 languages.
Dr. Farrell is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys to Men
Farrell has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders and by the Center for World Spirituality (in 2011) as one of the world’s spiritual leaders. He was a pioneer in both the women’s movement and the modern men’s movement.
He has appeared on more than 1,000 TV and radio shows, including interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Katie Couric, Peter Jennings, and Barbara Walters. Farrell serves as chair of the Coalition to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men. www.warrenfarrell.com & www.boycrisis.org