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iGrok* is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg. It offers specific tools to better understand our self and connect with others. iGrok includes the full NVC model/process of “honesty and empathy” with emphasis on empathy—to be fully present with yourself and the other person in the moment. Empathy affects and influences the quality of connection, invites further dialogue, and prepares us for creative solutions.

Empathetic listening, using the NVC model, consists of listening for the person’s feelings and needs and what they are requesting to make their life more wonderful. This application includes a scrolling list of 128 feelings words and 118 needs words to support you in making an empathetic connection along with examples demonstrating how to structure sentences when offering empathy, sharing honesty, or practicing self-empathy.

Also developed by Christine King and Jean Morrison communicateforlife.com
• GROK (15 games and ways to use 2 card decks of feelings and needs words)
• Magnetic GROK (180 feelings and needs magnets for metal surfaces)
• Communication FUNdamentals (Illustrated NVC primer)
• GROKit! (a manual with a facilitators guide and 150 NVC games and exercises)
• and more to come!
*In Robert Heinlein's science-fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, the word “grok” is Martian and literally means "to drink" but metaphorically means "to take it all in," to understand fully, or “to be at one with."

What’s New

Version 1.3

Support for 64-bit devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Jennhx ,

Useful but please update it

Hi, this is useful for me as an NVC practitioner--having the list of needs available when I am stuck. However Apple says this needs to be updated or it won't work with future versions of iOS. Do you plan to update it soon? Thank you!

WI App user ,

Please Update!

As someone whose practiced nonviolent communication for many years, I love having the feelings and needs right on my phone. I’ve suggested this app to many who are beginning their practice. Please update it so we can use it again! Thanks!!

jzyjn ,

Yes, Please Update

This has been such a helpful app love sharing with beginners. Even experienced NVCers like these particular lists.

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