The Five Stages Of The 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. The five stages of the Satir Change Model The Old Status Quo You are in a familiar place. Your performance pattern is consistent. You pretty much know what to do when and how to react. Implicit and explicit rules underlie behaviour. Its the same old "world" you live in. The Foreign Element A foreign element threatens the stability of familiar. Initially you may deal with the impending change element by denying its validity, avoiding the issue, or blaming someone for causing the problem. This resistance to change tactics are accompanied by unconscious physical and emotional responses that can have adverse effects. Resistance clogs awareness and conceals the issues highlighted by the foreign element Chaos At

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