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The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to support anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery and to facilitate greater understanding and connection between people.
  • CONNECTION
    acceptance, affection, appreciation, belonging, cooperation, communication, closeness, community, companionship, compassion, consideration, consistency, empathy, inclusion, intimacy, love, mutuality, nurturing, respect/self-respect, safety, security, stability, support, to know and be knownto see and be seen, to understand and, be understood, trust, warmth
  • PHYSICAL WELL-BEING
    air, food, movement/exercise, rest/sleep, sexual expression, safety, shelter, touch, water
  • HONESTY
    authenticity, integrity, presence
  • PLAY
    joy, humor
  • PEACE
    beauty communion, ease, equality, harmony, inspiration, order
  • MEANING
    awareness, celebration of life, challenge, clarity, competence, consciousness, contribution, creativity, discovery, efficacy, effectiveness, growth, hope, learning, mourning, participation, purpose, self-expression, stimulation, to matter, understanding
  • AUTONOMY
    choice, freedom, independence, space, spontaneity
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