The Needs and Desires DeckAug 04, 2021
The Needs and Desires deck, like the others, may stand alone or work in tandem with the others: identifying, naming, and validating needs and desires that may have been effectively suppressed, belittled, or ignored for a lifetime. Engaging these cards enables the practitioner to have a meaningful discussion around the client’s forgotten or repressed needs, while also distinguishing between simply valuing the need itself, and implementing a helpful strategy to meet it. This is a powerful tool to help clients such as at-risk youth, individuals with social anxiety, or those suffering from abuse or addictions, identify how they want to be treated and what it might look and feel like for them to have specific needs met in gentle, healthy, loving ways.
Recognize and acknowledge your needs, naming them in a non-judgmental way
Accept your needs so that you can find ways to meet them
Learn to communicate your needs and desires in a direct and clear way
Enjoy your daily life more as core needs are met