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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  140 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The path to better communication begins with learning about contact. You have eyes, ears, feelings, speech, thought, movement, actions through which you make contact with yourself and with others. Very often people ignore the essence of this process. In Making Contact Virginia Satir brings into focus how you can use all these elements, how things got this way and, above al ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Celestial Arts (first published 1976)
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Ruth Santana Valencia
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Una guía para "avanzar en el laberinto y aprender a ver lo que allí está y comprender el hermoso milagro que son nuestras vidas, para ver con ojos nuevos, para diferenciar y sumar a lo que ya sabemos".
Son 88 páginas amorosas que nos enseñan a tener contacto íntimo.
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed it, I just wish there was more content! Perhaps more real life examples...
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¡Me encantó de principio a fin. Recomendado!
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really helpfull in understanding communication issues between people and explains in an easy way how we can improve it.
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me by a therapist I am acquainted with. While a little basic and quite short (and also no page numbers), there are some simple, yet powerful reminders here that I found helpful in both personal and professional communication. Satir, known as the mother of family therapy, wrote several books back in the 1960s and '70s. In this book, she discussed the interplay of self-esteem, communication, rules, and taking risks, noting that when you make a change in one of those ar ...more
Eliana Rivero
Me lo recomendó mi psicóloga para que yo pueda automotivarme y tener en cuenta que si me conecto conmigo misma, a través de todos mis sentidos, puedo igual conectarme y tener una mejor relación con quienes me rodean. Todo esto siendo sincera y valorando las palabras que se dicen. Creo que eso es lo que propone el libro, pero la verdad no estoy segura.
John Fredrickson
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: psychology
This book is about dynamics of relationships with others as well as with yourself. As good as Satir is reputed to be (I have not read anything else by her), this book felt like it was much too simple. The book is a quick read, but it is so general that it felt pretty vapid.
S.L. Saboviec
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Fairly basic for someone who has been trying to self-improve for a long while now, but it does have a lot of good concepts.
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and simple book on communication. Published in 1976 it still stands up in terms of language patterns and attitude.
Jul 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: reding-rush-2020
It's a nice summary you could hand out to people but it talks down to you a little and O would have liked more substance. ...more
Supongo que como manual de autoayuda o de cuento no estaría mal. Para todo lo demás, se queda pueril.
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Virginia Satir (1916 – 1988) was an American author and psychotherapist, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her work with Systemic Constellations. She is widely regarded as the "Mother of Family Therapy" Her most well-known books are Conjoint Family Therapy, 1964, Peoplemaking, 1972, and The New Peoplemaking, 1988.

She is also known for creating the Virginia Satir Change Proces

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