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

The Deck of Needs is a set of cards, that will help you to find the 'right' words to describe what you and others need. The unique ideas and design of the Deck of Needs offer a powerful tool for professional listeners (trainers, coaches, teachers, mediators) and all others who want to improve their communication or support others to do so. It offers the possibility to play all the games you can play with other need card games AND adds some new possibilities to find words faster, clearer and easier than any other game on the market.

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 human needs as easy as the classification of animals by asking simple multiple choice questions (Words for Needs Finder). A summary of the classification can be found in the Flower of Needs.

Is there another word that also 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 card 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 like the idea of the Deck of Needs. Register now and/or got to our Facebook page and we will keep you informed about new developments, other languages and updates.

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