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The Needs’ Year

One of the key assumptions of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) says that everything people do is their attempt to meet needs. When you know what your needs and the needs of another person are, then you can understand each other much better and find a solution that fits both of you.
But what are the needs and how to know what you need?
Moreover, how to recognise the needs of other people?
Getting in touch with what is alive in you and others can be really challenging, especially if you have never tried it before. It requires self-awareness, curiosity, openness and broadening the vocabulary. And a lot of practice!
Do you want to discover the beauty of needs and build a better connection with yourself and others?
Join the Needs’ Year!
Every week you will have a chance to focus on one need. We will invite you to:
– discover what this need means to you;
– check how you take care of this need;
– find easy strategies to fulfil this need in your everyday life;
implement some of these strategies during the week;
– find the beauty behind other people’s actions, even when they are not in line with your values. 
Participating in the Needs Year will help you to: 
– have a greater understanding of needs;
– recognize and identify the needs with more ease;
– be in contact with yourself and what you long for in life;
– expand your strategies and be able to fulfil your needs to a greater extent;
– increase your empathy and compassion both for yourself and others;
– have richer and more meaningful relationships.
You can participate in the Needs Year to the extent that you wish. 
– You can just follow our blog and read articles about the needs. 
– You can choose a free subscription to receive weekly emails with reminders and the link to free Zoom Talks.
– You can choose a premium subscription to additionally receive PDFs with questions and 1-year access to the online platform with all materials and recordings of the Zoom Talks.
Free subscription                                                   
– Weekly blog post (available also without subscription)
– Possibility to participate in a Zoom Talk about the need (announced every week)
– Weekly emails with a reminder and a link to the Zoom Talk
Premium subscription 
Price: 1-year access: 45€
– Weekly blog post (available also without subscription)
– Possibility to participate in a Zoom Talk about the need (announced every week)
– Weekly emails with a reminder and a link to the Zoom Talk
PDF with weekly questions
Access to the online platform with PDFs and recordings of Zoom Talks (for one year)
Possibility to ask questions and share reflection on the online platform (for one year)
About the author:
Joachim Berggren
CNVC Certified Trainer and communication consultant
I work with groups and individuals who want to be able to communicate better and build sustainable connections in their family, with their friends, at their workplace and in the bigger community. I am offering lectures, workshops, mediation and individual training online and in person. I came into contact with NVC in 2005 and in 2009/2010 I participated in my first annual program with Friare Liv (Liv Larsson and Kay Rung). I have participated in a wide range of NVC workshops both in Sweden and abroad. Since 2010, I have been sharing and teaching NVC myself. In 2017, I became a certified NVC trainer by CNVC. My main focus within NVC has been to teach the NVC fundamentals, community building and to organize major events, such as the European and the Swedish NVC festivals. What captivates my interest lately is how we humans develop both as individuals and groups and how this evolutionary drive affects our ability to learn and integrate NVC into our lives.


2022-01-01 - 2022-12-31


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