Posted on August 08, 2016Some of you may have participated in groups at Renfrew during which you reviewed the different types of needs that we have. Let's think about it again – since I've got your attention. So we have our basic needs – what we need to survive – air, food, water – the ability to breath – sex, sleep… all of it. When these needs are met we are able to feel secure in our survival. Then we have our needs of safety – the things that make us feel safe, that remind use that things are going to be okay. Stability and predictability are key in this department. And then we've got love & belonging and esteem. We need to know that we fit in, that we belong. As you move through treatment, or have moved through, you may have allowed this need to be met through the treatment community. Perhaps it was a place where you felt like you belonged – where you felt accepted and able to connect. And finally, we have esteem. We need to know that at the end of the day we are enough! We need to come from a place of "I'm enough!"
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