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Virginia Satir

Birthdate: 26. June 1916
Date of death: 10. September 1988

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Virginia Satir was an American author and therapist, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her pioneering work in the field of family reconstruction therapy. 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.

She is also known for creating the Virginia Satir Change Process Model, a psychological model developed through clinical studies. Change management and organizational gurus of the 1990s and 2000s embrace this model to define how change impacts organizations.

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Quotes Virginia Satir

„We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.“

—  Virginia Satir
Magic Touch: Six Things You Can Do to Connect in a Disconnected World. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynrosenblatt/2011/01/18/magic-touch-six-things-you-can-do-to-connect-in-a-disconnected-world/, Forbes, 18 Jan 2011.

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„Why Family Therapy…because it deals with family pain. you“

—  Virginia Satir
Conjoint Family Therapy: A Guide to theory and technique (1967)

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