The Satir Approach to Communication
A Workshop Manual
6 x 9 in.
book for those who use Virginia Satir's ideas and methods for workshops,
groups, and individuals. Full of exercises, chacklists, and other
is to personal health, satisfactory interpersonal relationships, and productivity
as breathing is to life. Effective communication can be both taught
and learned. We were not born with the way we communicate. We learned
it, mostly through modeling, in ways no one even knew or intended." -
Virginia Satir, from her preface to this book.
With its clear and direct style, this manual will gladden the heart of
anyone who uses Virginia Satir's concepts to guide workshops, groups,
- Concise explanations of
Satir's approach to communication
- General guidelines for producing and conducting successful workshops
- Specific checklists for planning and following through on essential
- Suggested formats for initial, intermediate, and final sessions
stances, role-plays, and other great experiential exercises.
and her coauthors collaborated with Satir on this manual. As members
of the Avanta Network who train other therapists, they draw
on their many years of work with Satir. They describe many of her
concepts and techniques, using their own flair and preserving her