SATIRIAN MODELLING

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

Virginia Satir

Known as the "Columbus of Family Therapy". She was born in Wisconsin on 26TH June 1916 and became Americas greatest family therapist.

Although she did not like the term hypnotherapy because she felt it to be manipulative, she used techniques that blended Eastern meditations and spirituality and incorporated meditations and affirmations in her work. She helped people redesign their lives using a variety of techniques such as deep breathing and visualization. She said that "dreams and wishes go together" and encouraged students to use affirmations such as "I own me. I can engineer me." She showed how feelings of low self esteem are covered up with the use of different ways of communicating such as blaming and intellectualizing.

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GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPY

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS

FREUDIAN PSYCHOANALYSIS

JUNGIAN PSYCHOANALYSIS

Satir taught her students that people learn beliefs from their family but that as adults these beliefs may no longer be useful to the individual. Being afraid to take a risk or letting fear stifle a person are ways of thinking and feeling that no longer serve that person's best interests. She set up seminars for helping people create more fulfilling experiences for themselves.

Much of Satir's early work in the 1940's was based on techniques used in psychiatry. She went on to use her innate abilities to develop new strategies for people to be able to grow and help themselves to new levels of understanding their relationships.  Her beliefs are wonderfully expressed through what she called her “Five Freedoms.”

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DREAMWORK

CLINICAL HYPNOSIS

NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING

TIMELINE THERAPY

LIFE COACHING

The Five Freedoms

  • The FREEDOM to see and hear what is here, instead of what should be, was, or will be.

  • The FREEDOM to say what you feel and think, instead of what you should.

  • The FREEDOM to feel what you feel, instead of what you ought.

  • The FREEDOM to ask for what you want, instead of always waiting for permission.

  • The FREEDOM to take risks on your own behalf, instead of choosing to be only "secure" and not rocking the boat.

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