• Olga Shchedrinskaya

Virginia Satir: best quotes

Virginia Satir (26 June 1916 – 10 September 1988) was an author and therapist, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her pioneering work in the field of family reconstruction therapy. Satir utilized unique experiential techniques that allowed families to explore, acknowledge, and modify their own communication patterns in-session.

"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference".


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

"Sometimes life doesn’t meet expectations but actually does quite the opposite. This doesn’t mean you should give up or stray from your path. Although you can’t always change what happens, you can choose the attitude you have to face it".

"Life happens and goes on without asking your permission. The way you choose to live it determines your attitude and your global experience as a whole".

"We can learn something new any time we believe we can".


"No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside".


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