Satir Change Model

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CAN YOU DANCE TO CHANGE? “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Pioneering family therapy expert Virginia Satir, developed a model of how individuals experience change. According to her model, during the process of change we predictably move through the following stages: Old Status Quo, Chaos, Integration, and New Status Quo. The Satir Change Model describes what happens at each stage in terms of feelings, thinking, performance, and physiology. Being aware of this framework you can improve how you process change and help others change as well.…show more content…
The chaos stage is vital to the transformation process. Some things that you try work and others do not. Although Chaos can be a very creative time, you may experience the stress and urgency more than the thrill of creativity. The Transforming Idea Eventually you may discover a transforming idea that shows how the foreign element can benefit you. You becomes excited and inspired. A new identity may emerge with a very different framework of operations. The Transforming Idea gives you a new perspective of what is going on. You begin to see a way out of the Chaos. Integration This is when things start to come together for you. You check out new ways of behaving and thinking. You learn rapidly and make progress. New learning is always punctuated with lots of mistakes progress occurs in fits and starts. Soon you learn what works and what does not. Your skill level rises and you become more optimistic about the outcomes. You sense that you are moving toward something new. Your performance exceeds the levels you were at before the introduction of the Foreign…show more content…
You continue to get excellent results with less concentration and attention. You feel good about how rapidly you are learning. Armed with new skills, knowledge and confidence, you turn your attention toward other important areas of your life. Eventually, your new skills become automated default modes and reflexive. Your learnings become assumptions and expectations. The New Status Quo becomes an Old Status Quo with the passage of time.. And the change cycle begins again. With respect to different changes you may be in a different stage. You may be in a Late Status Quo in one area of your life, and in Chaos in another area because of unexpected changes. Of course, things can happen before you are ready for Change. Something unexpected can happen while you are still practicing the Transforming Idea from an earlier change. It may arrive when you are in the middle of Chaos. Each stage of the Satir Change Model has a purpose. Even though our responses seem painful and confusing, there are sound reasons for each stage. Change Levels There are different levels of change. The more the required levels of change the harder the transition. In a conceptual framework from Neuro-Linguistic Programming popularised by Robert Dilts, we have the idea of Neurological Change
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