About Deep Democracy

You may not guess this from the title, but deep democracy is a practical facilitation approach for anyone who is working with groups or individuals. It is "democratic" because it emphasizes that every voice matters and that decision are wisest when majority and minority voices are both valued. It is "deep" because it goes far beyond the conventional methods of facilitating the exchange of ideas and instead surfaces emotions, values, beliefs, and personalities to inform and enrich the group's process.

Based in process-oriented psychology and developed in the tension-ridden context of post-apartheid South Africa [History], Deep Democracy has been specifically customized to meet some of the most common challenges faced in any modern group setting.

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The Lewis Method of Deep Democracy was born out of South Africa’s metamorphosis from Apartheid to democracy. It is now widely used by leaders, facilitators, teachers, healthcare professionals, couples and children to name a few; in parliaments, boardrooms, classrooms and homes. The methodology enables all views and voices to be heard, encourages finding the wisdom in diversity, and through resolving tension and conflict facilitates transformation.

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DD Experience SA 2014Click here to find out more

Mining the wisdom in mediation - View the LeadR podcast
Myrna's Talk at Medigam, Gothenburg Sweden - View the video

Deep Democracy on YouTubeVisit our YouTube channel

The mass and social media reporting on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict tends to force us to choose sides. We had a very successful dialogue and are having another meeting to continue the dialogue. Please join the event on Facebook
Congratulations to Dr Aftab Erfan on her graduation, basing her PhD thesis on the Deep Democracy methodology. - Read her thesis here
Congratulations to Jitske Kramer for being awarded the title 'Trainer of the year 2013/2014' by the NOBTRA (Dutch network/association for professional trainers).
Congratulations to Sandra Bouckaert qualifying and being accredited as a Deep Democracy instructor in May 2014.
Congratulations to Lara Toensmann on her TedX Talk 2014. - View the talk here

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