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Creating the Life You Want with Powerful Requests with Miki Kashtan

August 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



One of the biggest obstacles to having the life we want is our difficulty in asking for what we want. We tell ourselves we must be self-sufficient, or we hope people will know what we want without having to tell them. When we do ask for what we want, we rarely tell people why it’s important to us, and we often make demands out of fear of hearing a “no.”

The focus of this workshop is on learning how to mobilize the power we have to know what we want and why we want it; to ask for what we want and remain open to “no”; to stay engaged in dialogue when we hear “no”; and to maintain focus on the connection to ensure that we don’t get what we want at cost to the relationship.

In parallel, we focus on how to say “yes” authentically, and how to keep our hearts open when we say “no” so that we can honor the vulnerability of others’ requests at the same time as we honor our own needs that lead us to say “no.”

Our ultimate goal is to learn that regardless of who makes the request and who responds, we can reach maximum satisfaction when we forge a partnership with others aimed at finding a solution that’s truly acceptable to everyone.


This workshop is offered free of charge, as part of Miki’s ongoing commitment to gift more and more of her work. Her work is being supported by a growing Circle of Support — learn about it and join it if you are inspired to do so. Many people are doing it without participating in any of her free events.  We ask for donations to simply cover the rental expense for the venue.

Because we will be renting a space based on the number of people registering, we ask that you register ahead of time even though this is a free event, and that you make it as strong a commitment to attend as you would if you paid for it. In particular, please let us know ahead of time if your circumstances change and you are unable to attend.



August 30, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Humanist Hall
390 27th St
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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1 Comment
  • Verana Bailowitz

    August 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm Reply

    My keyboard wouldn’t allow me to type in the number “5”. But I am a human! 5+5=ten.


    Also, I am working as a doula and one of my mamas may go into labor at any point so if I do not show up or need to leave early, it is for this reason. Thanks!

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