needs list

This list of human needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive, and the way they are grouped is not meant to be rigid. It is meant as a starting place to support anyone who wishes to explore these mysterious abstract qualities which we all yearn to connect with in our lives. An explanation of what is meant by ‘needs’ is here.

PHYSICAL WELL-BEING
air
comfort
energy
food
light
movement
release
rest
sleep
sex
shelter
space
sunshine
warmth
water

PEACE
acceptance
balance
beauty
ease
empathy
harmony
release
stillness

INTEGRITY
autonomy
freedom
respect
safety
security

COMMUNION
affection
appreciation
belonging
caring
celebration

closeness
cooperation
communication
community
companionship
compassion
consideration
contact
exchange
inclusion
intimacy
nurturing
participation
support
touch

PLAY
adventure
creativity
fun
humour
joy

MEANING
authenticity
awareness
challenge
clarity
contribution
growth
inspiration
knowledge
learning
mourning
order
purpose
understanding

POWER
courage
effectiveness
self-expression