The Six Stages of Change

Updated: Jul 5

This change process was observed and elucidated by "the Mother of Family Therapy" Virginia Satir (1916-1988). A curious child, Satir taught herself to read by age three, and by nine had read all the books in the library of her small one-room school. When she was five years old, Satir decided that she would grow up to be "a children's detective on parents." She later explained that &quo