Overview of the Satir Model of Family Therapy – Parents as Gardeners

The Model: The Satir Model of family therapy, also known as the Human Validation Process Model, is based on the work of Virginia Satir and comes from a systems framework. This model falls into the tradition of experiential psychotherapies and is oriented towards processes that creating lasting change. Satir Model is famous for the composite shift in how people experience themselves and the resulting change in their thoughts, feelings, perceptions an...

Anxious Parents Parenting Anxious Children: How Do We Break the Cycle?
“Be A Calm Second Chicken”

"A frightened chicken looks to the second chicken to see if it's safe. When the second chicken is walking around happily, it seems to signal the first chicken that all is well: That second chicken isn't scared - and hasn't been eaten - so it must be safe for me to get up and walk around. When the second chicken is immobilized, the first one seems to think, I don't see a hawk, but that second chicken must see one, since it hasn't gotten up yet. I'd bett...