NVC Empathy Cards


"Helping a person to express their feeling, aside from their evaluation, will help you discover their unmet need. Only from here can we intelligently re-write life strategies."


This is a great resource for helping identify what feelings or needs are present. There is something about having a set of cards to flick through that seems to make it easier to figure out where you are at.

These are useful for professionals, lay workers, and individuals.

The trick with feelings is that many of the things we think are feelings are actually 'assessments' of a situation, and the problem with most things we call 'needs', is that they are actually 'strategies' that we use to fulfil our needs. Having a list of words limits us to the true feelings and needs which helps us better understand ourselves which increases our chance of meeting our needs and being able to be truly heard by others when we communicate.

The focus on needs and feelings is something I picked up on from Marshall Rosenbergs work on something he calls Non-Violent Communication.


*Quick reference set of feelings and needs
*Instruction cards with games you can play
*A mini 'Dance Floor
*Duck Request Card
*60 Feeling Cards
*60 Needs Cards



Joel Young

Joel 04 Joel is passionate about equipping people to meet their potential by identifying blocks in their lives and minds.

Qualifications & Skills:

Bachelor in Counselling

Managing Director of New Insight - Counselling & Training.

2000+hrs of counselling & coaching.
1000+hrs of training/speaking/facilitation
10+ Years of Presenting Living Wisdom Life & Counselling Skills Schools

Authored hundreds of short workshops across a variety of applications. Experienced in strategic direction, finance, analysis, marketing and team management.

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