Deck of Needs


'Book of Needs' available. We work on a Dutch version. Training material based on the book is available in English, Dutch, German and Polish.

This listening process based on the Book of Needs includes an example of how the Deck of Needs can be used by professional listeners.

Deck of Needs

Deck of Needs is a set of of 56 cards which support you to find the 'right' words to describe what you and others need. The unique ideas and design offer for professional listeners (trainers, coaches, teachers, mediators) and everyone else who wants to improve their communication or support others to do so. It also offers some new possibilities to find words for needs faster, clearer and easier.

4 new effective ways to find words

Insights from the Book of Needs allowed us to add four unique ways to find the 'right' words:

  • Classification
  • Words that are positively related
  • Words that are related by paradox
  • Simple words for words that are often misunderstood

In Part Two of the Book of Needs we explore a classification system that allows you to find words to describe needs as easy as finding the name of an animal. The classification allows us to ask simple multiple choice questions to easily find a selection of applicable words (Wish to Needs). A summary of this classification can be found in the Flower of Needs.

Is there another word that wants to be found?

The related words on the backside of each card offer an opportunity to deepen a listening process. In unpleasant situations there is often a mixture of unfulfilled needs. The suggestions we give on the backside of each card will help you to find these words easier and faster. At the same time they offer people a chance to deepen their understanding of the need they've just found. This short demo shows what the cards look like and how both kind of related words on the backside of the cards work.

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The Deck of Needs is available in English, German, Dutch and Polish. We will continue to work on translations into other languages. Order your own deck now. Please click the 'like' button on the right if you think the Deck of Needs is interesting and useful. Register now and/or got to our Facebook page and we will keep you informed about new developments, new games, new appliciations, other languages and updates.

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