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How to meet your Emotional Needs?

Emotional needs are feelings we need to feel happy, fulfilled or at peace. Without them, we may feel numb, empty, frustrated, hurt or dissatisfied. For human beings to feel safe, happy, significant and fulfilled, all the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs have to be met.

Some examples of emotional needs are feeling loved, accepted, approved, appreciated, attention, grateful, belong, validated, recognised or cared for. When these needs are met, then we can strive for the higher ones like autonomy, connection, privacy, a sense of Self, a sense of significance, achievement, fulfilment, meaning, service and purpose.

“Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need, rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom.” ~Ashleigh Warner

The quality of our life is determined by the emotions we feel on a daily basis. Which emotions are you feeling mostly during the day? All our emotions have a purpose and they are not just random. In fact, they always communicating with us.

According to Maslow, if we are dealing with conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress or addiction, it is because our emotional needs are not being met. Meeting our needs is the most effective route to our overall wellbeing. So how can we meet our emotional needs?

Maslow hierarchy of needs- physical, emotional, mental and spiritual

Our Emotional needs are often unconscious, so we have to dig deeper to find out what they are. Very often, we think we need food and reach our for comfort food like chocolate, burger, pizza, donuts, ice cream when in fact, we are craving for comfort, soothing, compassion, love, to be accepted and cared for.

So next time, before you reach out for comfort food, alcohol, cigarettes, porn, drugs or other external distractions, ask yourself what is it that you need right now? How are you feeling? What do you need? And give that emotional need to yourself. Yes, you can give yourself love, compassion, comfort, being gentle with yourself, rest and practice self care.

Everyone has their own unique emotional needs but those who have not had their basic and emotional needs met as a child have a harder time to identify and meet their needs. Very often, they feel unworthy of having their needs met. They might feel afraid or even guilty or ashamed to meet their emotional and mental needs. During childhood, they might have been punished, laughed at, humiliated, ignored, yelled for asking for food, attention, love, etc. As a result, they get stuck in survival mode (basic physical needs) and never climb up the hierarchy as they don’t feel worthy or capable of meeting their emotional, mental and spiritual needs.

If you had childhood trauma like you had been abused, bullied, neglected by parents/carers, abandoned, rejected, humiliated constantly, compared to your siblings, did not receive the love and attention you craved for, then it is highly likely that your inner child is wounded and his/her emotional needs are not met. Meeting and healing your inner child is so important as it is the key to your personal development and growth.

When your inner child is wounded, you will continue to feel stuck, lacking, lost empty, unfulfilled, angry, fearful, not good enough, not worthy of love, sense that you don’t belong, overwhelmed, insecure, get triggered easily, have repeated patterns and generally struggle in life especially in your career, love life and finances. By meeting the needs of your inner child, you will start feeling at peace, fulfilled, happy, significant, abundant and loved.

To find out more about meeting the needs of your inner child, click here or contact me to arrange a free 15 minutes discovery call.

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY FOR https://daretodreamcoach.com 

This privacy policy sets out how https://daretodreamcoach.com uses and protects any information that you give https://daretodreamcoach.com when you use our website. 

https://daretodreamcoach.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected at all times. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. 

https://daretodreamcoach.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 17/12/12 


We may collect the following information: 

– Name

– Email Address

– Phone Numbers

– Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

– Information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers 

What we do with the information we gather. 

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: Internal record keeping. 

We may use the information to improve our products and services. We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests. 


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 

How we use cookies (we only use Google’s webmaster tools) 

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This website is not lawfully accessible to persons under the age of 18 or who are otherwise covered by the provisions of the Child Online Privacy Act of 1998 (COPA). If you are under the age of 18 you must leave this site immediately. Fraudulent use of this website may make you subject to civil or criminal sanctions. 


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We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please send an email to https://daretodreamcoach.com/contact-us If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. 


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