The Five Freedoms
By Virginia Satir
The FREEDOM to see and hear what is here, instead of what should be, was, or will be.
The FREEDOM to say what you feel and think, instead of what you should.
The FREEDOM to feel what you feel, instead of what you ought.
The FREEDOM to ask for what you want, instead of always waiting for permission.
The FREEDOM to take risks in your own behalf, instead of choosing to be only “secure” and not rocking the boat.
International Human Learning Resources Network(IHLRN) is an organization that was begun by Virginia Satir in 1970 to foster human growth and development by means of a conference that focuses on innovations in family therapy and intervention tools that she and others had developed, and other recent developments.