The Nine Needs:
We all have basic human needs in order to feel in balance in our lives.On a seperate pice of paper write down your hieracrcy of needs in order of importance to have a sense of where to begin working on what you need for you in your life now.Write these needs in tiers of “3” from the first colum being most important, to the 3 in middle being of medium importance and the final 3 being the least important.This will give you a visual “map” to follow allowing you to ascertain if you are adressing the right needs in order of theri importance.
You may also chose to individualize these needs to suit you by adding your own version of what each need means to you.This will giv eenv further clarity to what you need in order to feel fulfilled.
Security is the need to feel safe, to feel assured that they know what is going to happen, to know ahead of time what the plans are.
Adventure is the need for an adrenaline rush, to have new experiences, to travel, to have BIG experiences. To discover and be curious.
Freedom is the need for independence and spontaneity. It is also the need to have choices and to feel in control of making those choices. To have your own space.
Love, nourishment, touch, connectivity of self and with others, authenticity, self love.
People with a need for Power need to be in a position of authority and responsibility.
Inner strength, longevity, energy overall wellness,
Acceptance is the need to accept yourself and be accepted by others.
People with a need for Community like to feel they are contributing to their community; making a difference.
Expression is the need to be artistic, to be seen, to be heard, to be felt. It is the need to express oneself through words, speech, actions, dress, art and self-creations of all types.
Deirdre Rolfe M.T.C.
Clinical Counsellor & Clinical Hypnotherapist