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Virginia Satir

Virginia Satir (26 June 1916 – 10 September 1988) was an American author and social worker, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her work with family reconstruction. She is widely regarded as the "Mother of Family Therapy" Her most well-known books are Conjoint Family Therapy, 1964, Peoplemaking, 1972, and The New Peoplemaking, 1988.

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We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for g ...

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Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some messa ...

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Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults i ...

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It is now clear to me that the family is a microcosm of the world. To understand the world, we can s ...

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We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.

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I know people can change-right down to my bones, through every cell, in every fiber of my body-I now ...

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I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.

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I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, inv ...

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So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.

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My dream is to make families a place where adults with high self esteem can develop. I think we have ...

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I regard (parenting) as the hardest, most complicated, anxiety-ridden, sweat-and-blood-producing job ...

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The recommended daily requirement for hugs is: four per day for survival, eight per day for maintena ...

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We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.

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Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, m ...

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What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her ...

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