I'm delighted to welcome you to the programme.  I have prepared an outline of each class for you below along with some guidance around approaching this work/content and an overview of the format each class takes.

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The origin and impact of the disconnection from our needs
Why have we forgotten about them
What's the purpose in becoming aware of them
What is the 8th sense and how does it relate to understanding our needs
The self-connection muscle
How to hear your needs
The purpose of feelings and how they relate to your needs
How to respond to your needs
Needs and difficult feelings
How empathically connecting with our needs supports self-regulation
How connecting with our needs brings empowerment in the present moment by connecting you to your life force and motivation




The impact of the 'positive thinking' culture
Understanding the origins of the inner critic
Introducing awareness of the intention of survival thinking
The purpose of 'negative' thoughts and beliefs in relation to needs
How to notice survival thinking in the form of core beliefs and repetitive thought cycles
How survival thinking relates to emotional and mental suffering
How to empathically interrupt survival thinking in order to hear your needs in order to end habitual strategies that no longer serve you
How to empathically end the ancestral lineage and cycle of survival thinking
How connecting to survival thinking opens out growth, possibility, autonomy and creates safety




Further deepening and practice to build our relationship with our survival thinking
How survival thinking and grief interconnect

Differentiating between a feeling and a thought
How this can become liberating and empowering
How empathic presence with thoughts interconnects with needs

Introducing the process of empathic presence with survival thinking to uncover your needs
Identifying strategies and ways to support those needs




How expressing your needs doesn't mean anyone else has to 'do' anything
Present moment liberation from outcomes
The empowerment of finding out what you don't want!
Releasing 'demand' by understanding the yes behind the no - yours and the others
'You're Too Needy' - how the fear of 'selfishness might hold you back
Programme review and next steps



Participation Preparation Guidance:

Two of the key ingredients in embodying needs consciousness is through the skill of slowing down and the art of connecting with the body. So you might like to prepare an uninterrupted space where you will be working to create a container within which  focus and stillness become possible.

If possible for you, please keep your camera on during the teaching and participant feedback sections of the class.  Becoming visible and sharing vulnerability online can be difficult for the nervous system and it supports a sense of safety and belonging to be able to see the faces of those present.  During the practice aspects do enjoy switching it off and entering into the quiet space of reflection.  I encourage you to make your space as physically comfortable as possible with blankets, a drink, and you will also need pen and paper for journaling and working through the class practices.

You might like to already bring to your awareness aspects of your life that are painful for you that you would like to reflect on in order to bring about change.  Perhaps areas such as:

Finding time to do the things you would like to do
Ways you might like to bring more inner peace into your day​
How to relate to others who's outer expression is difficult for you to be around
Ways you would like to speak up for, stand up for, represent yourself
Ways in which you would just like to have it that your needs matter too
Ways to support the needs of others

Self-care and taking care of your vulnerability

Any dialogue during the class will be between myself and participants only.  So when you share your reflections of how a practice/teaching was for you it will be directly with me where I will support you in deepening your needs awareness around that.  This is in order to create a container where people feel free to share with the clarity of who will be responding.  I find that this brings a sweet balance of being held by the group with a sense of safety in the online environment.

Format of the class

Each class is 2 hours in length and start with a 'self connection check-in' where you have the opportunity to share how things are for you and how it's going for you implementing the content of the programme in your daily life.  There will be teaching (using slides therefore it's best to join the class on a laptop) and practice aspects and the opportunity to engage in a practice for the week ahead to integrate what you learn.  Each class ends with another opportunity to practice self-connection through a check-out.

Programme Support

Please feel free to email me during the programme with any questions, concerns or reflections you may have, and I also offer free 30 minute coaching sessions, one during and  one after the programme to support you with ongoing integration of what you have learnt during the programme.  Sometimes, approaching our needs touches into the inevitable difficulties we all go through in life and I hope that knowing that these two sessions are available to you during the programme gives you a sense of ease through knowing that the support is here.

Please print off this needs categories list I have prepared for our work together so that you can have it close by when you are doing the practice aspects of the class.  NEEDS CATEGORIES HANDOUT

Here are more resources that you may find helpful to have near by printing off also.


Here is a list of feelings.
Feelings communicate to us to what degree we are supporting our needs


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Here is a list of needs
You have needs because you have a body. Your body will constantly communicate with you somatically about them 


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Dates:  Wednesdays: 25th May, 1st June, 8th June, 15th June.
Time:  6.00pm to 8.00pm GMT
Zoom link: 
Needs Based Emotional Intelligence Foundation Programme