It is a card game based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that helps people to get to know each other better, to connect with themselves and with others, to listen with empathy, promoting an authentic desire to interact with others. The Grok the World game was created in California (USA) 15 years ago by Christine King and Jean Morrison, experienced NVC certifiers (Grok the World). The game became a best seller in the United States and today it is sold in several countries around the world.
A Ponte brings GROK exclusively to the French-speaking market. Our interest in taking Grok to France comes from the fact that one of our partners, Pauline Cazaubon (born in France and with Brazilian nationality), lives in the country. We are a company that focuses on the international market due to the professional background in international relations of the founding partners. Three of the members have already resided and studied in France or worked with French-speaking countries. In our work, we apply the NVC methodology, including in a coherent way within the company. We like and believe in Grok so much that we want to share and spread it with as many people as possible. We wish to plant the seed for a more compassionate and empathic humanity.
Suitable for children 10 years old, teenagers and adults. Recommended for educators, families, couples, therapists, social workers, bailiffs, HR professionals, facilitators and coaches, team managers, company managers, audience attendants, NVC amateurs, salespeople, among others.
The game offers 20 ways to play (some funnier and some more serious, depending on the situation) and you can imagine many others! You can play alone, in pairs, or in a group. It can also be used as a support for team facilitation and mediation of different sizes.
150 cards, 75 of feelings and 75 of human needs and 1 game instruction manual.
• Develops socioemotional intelligence;
• Stimulates listening and empathy skills;
• Contributes to self-knowledge;
• It brings an empathic view of life;
• Creates a better understanding in relationships;
• It brings clarity when making important decisions.
Our intention is to make the production and commercialization of Grok in French a playful experience, aligned with our values and in a sustainable way. We are considering the following:
• Produce it in the European Union valuing local labor;
• Produce it with paper from sustainably managed forests (FSC seal) and packaging made from recycled material, respecting the environment;
• Incorporate social impact initiatives linked to GROK production in French, through partnerships with socio-professional inclusion associations in France and training in NVC for low-income people in French-speaking developing countries (eg in Africa);
• Different payment terms for those who are unable to pay the suggested price.
A Ponte has a network of partners specialized in training in NVC and training of multipliers of group facilitation through GROK. We provide in-company group training as well as to groups of people interested in deepening their experience. To find out more, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
• It helps to mediate interests and resolve conflicts;
• It fosters group cohesion and connection;
• It improves interpersonal communication, improving the language that connects; and
• It contributes to conflict resolution and negotiation processes.
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg.
Grok enthusiasts can contact us by email: email@example.com to find out how to become an investor, a patron or participate in crowdfunding campaigns that will be organized.
We used the cards at home with our family and it really changed our dynamics just by playing a round. It is already helping us to connect and get to know each other better.
I used the Grok card game with my university students for an easy and fun connection. I played variations of Grok, for example, with my 8-year-old niece and 85-year-old mother at the same time. And it was a success.
I leave Grok’s letters on my table when I meet my clients and let them choose a letter that describes their emotional state and how they feel. I save a lot of time to get to what’s inside their hearts.