Communication and Congruence (#S118)
Many of us are afraid to communicate to others our true feelings. One of the most influential modern psychologists and a founder of family therapy, Virginia Satir describes how internalized "rules" for social behavior limit our communication. Ms. Satir demonstrates various communication styles--depreciation, blaming, intellectualizing and irrelevance--which people use to cover up their feelings of low self-esteem.
The late Ms. Satir was one of the most influential psychologists of her day. She was the author of Conjoint Family Therapy, Peoplemaking, Self Esteem and numerous other books.
Becoming More Fully Human (#S123)
The problems of society result less from an intrinsic "evil" in human nature than from our failure to stop repeating behavior patterns from the past. Change, says Virginia Satir, begins with learning to accept and understand the many parts of oneself.
|"Most people give themselves 'credit' for only having bad things inside, not good things. You know, I've even found people who felt that they couldn't talk about love feelings because somebody else will be jealous. So as a result, we don't communicate the thing that is really what human beings are about."|