Having our basic innate physical and emotional needs met fairly well is essential for us to feel emotionally and mentally healthy.
These needs are called ‘givens’ because they are an integral part of what it is to be human. We experience them as feelings: desires for security, attention, personal control, love, connection to a community, and the urge to feel competence. We also need to feel stretched (not stressed) in order to satisfy our inbuilt urge to feel that our life in meaningful. The need for meaning is another given.
One key focus of our sessions will be looking to identify any unmet emotional need or needs in your life and work to restore the balance by activating your natural resources in new ways. Using our innate resources properly to get our needs met allows us to thrive rather than just survive.