Virginia Satir: Communication and Congruence (excerpt) — A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD.

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, the late 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.

Published on August 31, 2010