An overview of the type of roleplays used in the practice of compassionate communication.

In order to practice aspects of challenging dialogues, we can prepare ourselves with roleplays for such moments. We can also use a posthearsal roleplay, a roleplay that is happening after a challenging dialogue has happened.

Examples offered by Marshall Rosenberg
Brother and sister
Manager and employee
Father and son – Healing a relationship
Teacher and child
Ex-wife and ex-husband
Police officer and concerned citizen
Mother and daughter – What’s more important than me?!

Structurally there are several possible settings for such roleplays. The most common one is that one person is played with giraffe ears on – typically the challenging dialogue partner.

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