1. Change is possible. Even if external change is limited, internal change is possible.
2. Parents do the best they can at any given time.
3. We all have internal resources we need in order to cope successfully and to grow.
4. We have choices, especially in terms of responding to stress instead of reacting to situations.
5. Therapy needs to focus on health and possibilities instead of pathology.
6. Hope is significant component or ingredient for change.
7. People connect on the basis of sameness and grow on the basis of being different.
8. A major goal of therapy is to become one's own choice maker.
9. We are all manifestations of the same life-force.
10.Most people choose familiarity over comfort, especially during times of stress.
11.The problem is not the problem, coping is the problem.
12.Feelings belong to us; we all have them.
13.People are basically good. They need to find their own treasure to connect and validate their own self-worth.
14.Parents often repeat he familiar patterns from their growing up times, even if the patterns are dysfunctinal.
15.We cannot change the past events, only the impact they have on us.
16.Appreciating and accepting the past increases our ability to manage our present.
17.One goal in moving towards wholeness is to accept our parental figures as people and meet them at their level of personhood rather than only in their roles.
18.Coping is the manifestation of the level of self-worth. The higher one's self-worth, the more wholesome the coping.
19.Human processes are universal and therefore applicable in different settings, cultures and circumstances.
20.Process is the avenue of change. Content forms the context in which change can take place.
21.Congruence and high self-esteem are major goals in the Satir Model.
22.Healthy human relationships are built on equality of value.
23.The symptom is a subconscious soltion to the problem. Check how the presenting problem is a problem for the client. Take the problem seriously, but not necessarily as the area on which the therapeutic work needs to take place.
24.The therapist's use of the Self is the greatest thapeutic tool he/she has.