The Pathways to Liberation: Matrix of Self-Assessment (“the Matrix”) was developed to support self-assessment of the skills and consciousness of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The Matrix is a collaborative project created by Jacob Gotwals, Jack Lehman, Jim Manske and Jori Manske. In 2008 we started writing about skills for transforming life and relationships, in the service of creating a world of personal and systemic wellbeing and collaboration. We worked together for 3 years to create a list of skills and a measure of their development from unknown to integrated. We celebrate that it has been meaningful to many and is being used freely in various ways, including as part of the CNVC certification process. There are many ways to engage with the Matrix:
Online Matrix Self-Assessment (English): As part of this website, we’re excited to offer an online version of the Matrix. Some advantages of the online version are: (1) Your responses are stored in a database. They are associated with your email address so you can track your growth over time. This approach eliminates the need to store & organize multiple documents. (2) The online Matrix is provided as an easy form. Hopefully it simplifies the process of responding. (3) In a future release, we plan to deliver the capability that you can configure scheduled reminders to be sent to you via email and a unique link only for you to enter your responses. The intention behind these reminders is so you can be prompted over time at intervals that work for your path & schedule.
Many language versions of the Matrix are made available as electronic documents below. If you do not see a language of interest to you, please reach out to us if you are interested in translating it into that language.
More translations are coming soon:
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