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Kelly Bryson MA, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist and authorized trainer for the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (a nonprofit organization).

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Needs Inventory

The following list 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.

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CONNECTION HONESTY PLAY PEACE PHYSICAL WELL-BEING MEANING AUTONOMY
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 known

To see and be seen

To understand and be understood

Trust

Warmth

Authenticity

Integrity

Presence

Joy

Humor

Beauty

Communion

Ease

Equality

Harmony

Inspiration

Order

Air

Food

Movement/exercise

Rest / sleep

Sexual expression

Safety (protection from life threatening situations)

Shelter

Touch

Water

Awareness

Celebration of life

Challenge

Clarity

Competence

Consciousness

Contribution

Creativity

Discovery

Efficacy

Effectiveness

Growth

Learning

Mourning

Participation

Purpose

Self-expression

Stimulation

Understanding

Choice

Freedom

Independence

Space

Spontaneity

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