The Human Kaleidoscope

Walter Fred Zahnd


The Human Kaleidoscope is a model of behavior based on the work of Virginia Satir. Satir emphasized the role of spirituality in connecting with the deepest aspects of oneself and with the core essence of another. The Human Kaleidoscope incorporates Satir’s focus on spirituality as well as elements of Satir’s Iceberg metaphor, styles of communication and rules for commenting. It provides a model that is holistic and applicable to both assessment and intervention.


Human Kaleidoscope Model; Virginia Satir; Satir Iceberg Metaphor; Satir Model

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