In preparation for our upcoming workshop, please complete the following form.  This information will be used in an interactive, group exercise.  Your results from this exercise will be confidential and will NOT be shared with others in the group. 

If you have questions about how to fill out the information below, please email "oli@exli.org" or call Oli at (415) 845-3595. 

Possessions
Please identify 5 items that are very important to you and list them in the spaces provided. These must be material things, tangible items that you value very much. For example, you might include your car, your home or a family heirloom. Perhaps you value your music collection, sound system, computer and cell phone. Please do not include people since they are not possessions. For each item you list make sure you also identify why it is important to you in the corresponding "values" field. For example, if you wrote “my guitar” in the first field, you might choose to write “creativity”, “expression” or “play” in the values field.
Nature
Next, please identify 5 things you value in nature. List 5 things of the world around you that bring you joy and a sense of wonder. These could be things such as a beautiful sunset or the smell of the air after a rainy night. Perhaps you value lightning storms or a sunny beach. For each item you list make sure you also identify why it is important to you in the corresponding "values" field. For example, if you wrote “sunsets” in the first field, you might choose to write “beauty” in the values field.
Activities
Next please list 5 activities that bring you alive. 5 ways you spend time that are meaningful to you, such as work, hobbies, leisure time activities and so forth. Perhaps you value reading, swimming, running, or having dinner with friends. For each item you list make sure you also identify why it is important to you in the corresponding "values" field. For example, if you wrote “dinner with friends” in the first field, you might choose to write “community” in the values field.
Self
Next identify 5 characteristics or traits that you value about yourself. These could be traits such as your sense of humor, your looks, your sense of adventure, your athleticism, or loyalty. For each item you list make sure you also identify why it is important to you in the corresponding "values" field. For example, if you wrote “openness” in the first field, you might choose to write “vulnerability” in the values field.
People
Next identify 5 people whom you care about deeply. Five people who are very important to you. You can’t write the word “family,” but you can put an individual family member in each space. These can include living or deceased people. You may also include pets as well. For each person you list make sure you also identify why it is important to you in the corresponding "values" field. For example, if you wrote “my sister” in the first field, you might choose to write “loyalty” in the values field.

Suggested Values: 

Accountability

Accuracy

Achievement

Adventurousness

Altruism

Ambition

Assertiveness

Balance

Being the best

Belonging

Boldness

Calmness

Carefulness

Challenge

Cheerfulness

Clear-mindedness

Commitment

Community

Compassion

Competitiveness

Consistency

Contentment

Continuous Improvement

Contribution

Control

Cooperation

Correctness

Courtesy

Creativity

Curiosity

Decisiveness

Democraticness

Dependability

Determination

Devoutness

Diligence

Discipline

Discretion

Diversity

Dynamism

Economy

Effectiveness

Efficiency

Elegance

Empathy

Enjoyment

Enthusiasm

Equality

Excellence

Excitement

Expertise

Exploration

Expressiveness

Fairness

Faith

Family-orientedness

Fidelity

Fitness

Fluency

Focus

Freedom

Fun

Generosity

Goodness

Grace

Growth

Happiness

Hard Work

Health

Helping Society

Holiness

Honesty

Honor

Humility

Independence

Ingenuity

Inner Harmony

Inquisitiveness

Insightfulness

Intelligence

Intellectual Status

Intuition

Joy

Justice

Leadership

Legacy

Love

Loyalty

Making a difference

Mastery

Merit

Obedience

Openness

Order

Originality

Patriotism

Perfection

Piety

Positivity

Practicality

Preparedness

Professionalism

Prudence

Quality-orientation

Reliability

Resourcefulness

Restraint

Results-oriented

Rigor

Security

Self-actualization

Self-control

Selflessness

Self-reliance

Sensitivity

Serenity

Service

Shrewdness

Simplicity

Soundness

Speed

Spontaneity

Stability

Strategic

Strength

Structure

Success

Support

Teamwork

Temperance

Thankfulness

Thoroughness

Thoughtfulness

Timeliness

Tolerance

Traditionalism

Trustworthiness

Truth-seeking

Understanding

Uniqueness

Unity

Usefulness

Vision

Vitality