Feelings & Needs – Table

Some Basic Feelings and Needs We All Have (from Marshall Rosenberg NVC).

He defines needs as universal, we all have them. and they are non specific, there are many ways to meet them.

Some Basic Feelings When Needs “Are” Fulfilled:

Amazed

Joyous

Comfortable

Moved

Confident

Optimistic

Eager

Proud

Energetic

Relieved

Fulfilled

Stimulated

Glad

Surprised

Hopeful

Thankful

Inspired

Touched

Intrigued

Trustful

Some Basic Feelings When Needs “Are Not” Fulfilled:

Angry

Hopeless

Annoyed

Impatient

Confused

Irritated

Concerned

Lonely

Disappointed

Nervous

Discouraged

Overwhelmed

Distressed

Puzzled

Embarrassed

Reluctant

Frustrated

Sad

Helpless

Uncomfortable

Some Basic Needs We All Have:

Autonomy:

Choosing dreams/goals/values

Choosing plans for fulfilling one’s dreams, goals, values

Celebration:

Celebrate the creation of life and dreams fulfilled

Celebrate losses: loved ones, dreams (mourning)

Integrity:

Authenticity

Creativity

Meaning

Self-Worth

Interdependence:

Acceptance

Appreciation

Closeness

Community

Consideration

Contribute to the Enrichment of Life

Emotional Safety

Empathy

Physical Nurturance:

Air

Food

Shelter

Touch

Rest

Sexual expression

Movement, exercise

Water

Protection from life-threatening forms of life (viruses, bacteria, predatory animals)

Play:

Fun

Laughter

Spiritual Communion:

Beauty

Harmony

Inspiration

Order

Peace

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