Dallas/Ft Worth, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Behavior is driven by individual needs and how well the needs are being met. This is a basic assumption of several psychological theories, and one that Link Learning Center has embraced wholeheartedly as a means of helping people work through anxiety, depression, divorce, and other life events.
According to one theory, the five basic needs are Survival, Love & Belonging, Power, Freedom, and Fun. While all people have each of these needs, the degree or strength of the needs varies widely between individuals.
To enable people to better understand their own needs, and thus their own behaviors and choices, Link Learning Center has developed a simple and structured needs assessment and behavioral analysis activity, entitled 5 Basic Needs.
As Kelly P. Crossing, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Link Learning Center, points out, “So many people repeatedly engage in unhealthy behaviors without ever understanding why. The 5 Basic Needs activity is designed to help them tie behaviors and choices to their underlying needs, and thus find other, healthier ways of meeting those needs.
Once completed, this activity enables individuals to recognize and analyze their healthy and unhealthy behaviors. Upon understanding how needs provide the foundation for their behaviors and feelings, people are able to formulate plans for change and ultimately find more happiness, peace, and contentment in life.
About Link Learning Center
Link Learning Center, LLC, one of the premiere providers of education and training for professional counselors and therapists, provides a one-stop resource for helping individuals, couples, and families work through life’s difficulties like depression, anxiety, making healthy choices, and many others.
Got stress? Contact Link Learning Center. To find out how Link Learning Center can help with learning to manage some of life’s difficulties, visit http://www.linklearningcenter.org.