In counseling or coaching, helping folks to identify their core values is so important because if their life is not congruent with their core values, it creates a lot of stress and conflict.
Stress and conflict may then lead to a lot of biopsychosocial health issues. I am sure you have seen those.
So how can we help someone work out their core values?
Ask them what they love to do?
Then ask why?
Why do you love to do what you do?
Ask more “why’s” until we can’t go any further.
I wonder if you know what yours are?