The Five Freedoms by Virginia Satir

We are all here on a journey of some kind. We have hopes and dreams, we have struggles and challenges. We desire to be ourselves, to be loved for ourselves, to be free to be ourselves.

Here are some inspirational words from the renowned familyfivefreedoms2 therapist Virginia Satir, words which capture what it truly means to be free to be yourself. Every time I read the Five Freedoms, I am reminded of how powerful our senses are (if we let them) in helping us to heal, to live mindfully, to live from a place of fulfilment and joy.

If you have some time today, I encourage you to sit with these words, reflect on them, be open to absorbing their intention for you.

The Five Freedoms by Virginia Satir

1. The freedom to see and hear what is here, instead of what should be, was, or will be.

2. The freedom to say what you feel and think, instead of what you should.

3. The freedom to feel what you feel, instead of what you ought.

4. The freedom to ask for what you want, instead of always waiting for permission.

5. The freedom to take risks in your own behalf, instead of choosing to be only “secure” and not rocking the boat.

I hope these words resonate with you and would love to hear what you think!

Please feel free to comment.


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2 Responses to The Five Freedoms by Virginia Satir

  1. Silvia says:

    Hi Linda, I really enjoyed reading these words by Virginia Satir.
    I have had a look at your website and everything appears to be a few years old, so I am wondering if you are still practicising as a coach? I like the look and feel of what you have to offer. I would appreciate an opportunity for contact. Regards, Silvia

    • lindangillen says:

      Hi Silvia,

      Thank you very much for your message, it is lovely to receive your enquiry.

      Yes , is currently a little dated. I have been working on which is still in development!

      My practice is based in Dublin where I meet with clients in person and also I work remotely with clients around the world via skype or phone.

      I would be delighted to have a chat with you Silvia regarding some coaching.

      Where are you based?

      Kind Regards,


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