What do you mean by fundamental values?

Our ‘values’ are the beliefs that we hold dear. In our lives, we have many distinct values, and we can have different values for different aspects of our life. For example, our values at home may be centered on family, relationships, comfort, and even humour, whereas our values at work may be centered on precision, rationality, timeliness, and integrity. We also have a set of values that we call ‘fundamental values.’ A person’s values might range from hundreds to thousands, all of which influence how they act and react in different situations. Core values are the most essential of these values, and they have a huge impact on people’s lives and decisions.

Changes in fundamental values

The basic values of a person are intangible. As we mature, develop, and gain new experiences, our core values shift to reflect those changes. At times, we adopt new core values, while at other times, we enhance our existing core values. When our essential ideals clash with our daily lives, we have problems.

Things in our life can change, but our ideals can stay the same, which can cause disruption. Someone in a partnership, for example, might have a fundamental value of ‘freedom,’ which they can fulfill by traveling the world with their partner and friends. If the couple later becomes pregnant and has a child, that person’s lifestyle may change dramatically, but their underlying value of freedom may remain unchanged. Because having a child typically entails giving up independence, whether physically, financially, or otherwise, this loss of freedom could become a problem if not addressed properly.

In some cases, on the other hand, the opposite is true, and our values alter despite the fact that nothing else in our lives has changed. This same person mentioned above could spend years traveling, partying, and being ‘free,’ only to realize that it is no longer what feels right for them. It’s possible that when they used to view freedom as the most essential thing, they’ve evolved and are now more guided by basic values such as ‘family,”stability,’ or something like.

Changes in fundamental values can occur over a long period of time and can be caused by natural events or specific events in a person’s life. The important thing to remember is that our values change throughout our life.

What role do basic values have in hypnotherapy?

It’s critical for hypnotherapists, or any other talking therapists, to understand what a client’s underlying values are. We can adjust a client’s therapy aim to fit their fundamental values by learning about their core values. A treatment goal that is not linked to at least one of a client’s top five basic values, on the other hand, is less likely to be effective because the client has no reason to be driven to attain it. When a client’s goal is linked to a core value, the goal becomes far more meaningful to them, and they are more likely to work hard to achieve it.