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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 60

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ALL EDITIONS 86 The Arizona Republic ASH Phoenix, Fri., Aag. 14, 1970 Family therapy teaching center originator discusses her methods Margaret Sparks Valley girl engaged SPARKS-WHIPPLE Mr. and Mrs. William D. Sparks of Phoenix have announced the engagement of their daughter, Margaret, to Robert Whipple. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. George Whipple of Ogden, Utah. The couple plans a Sept. 4 wedding in Ogden. Miss Sparks attended Glendale Community College and her fiance is a student at Weber State College. By MARY ELLEN SIMONSON A humanistic approach to life which allows for individual "change" rather than "adjustment" is key towards solving family problems, a social worker turned family therapist said this week. Mrs. Virginia Satir describes herself as "a human communications teacher or facilitator with emphasis on the family." She believes the function of a family therapist is "helping people to get on their growth stride." "The therapy context follows the person's change, rather than making his change follow the therapy's context," said Mrs. Satir, who is author of "Conjoint Family Therapy." She spoke at a workshop on "Communication Theory and Family Therapy" at Arizona State University sponsored by the Center for Family Life Studies. As the originator of the world's first family therapy teaching center at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., Mrs. Satir's ther- Mrs. Virginia Satir apy methods have been considered by some to be "highly unorthodox." Orthodox or not, she continues to use methods such as role playing, working with large groups and use of nonverbal means of communication. All have been incorporated in the 39 governmental facilities and universities to which she is on a consultant basis in teaching, training and treating. Practically all of Mrs. Satir's work is done in groups "because you can multiply the value of what is done. "People are not that different, you have much more to work with than with just an individual and there are more opportunities for p e r s o n a 1 creativity with a group. It's closer to life. We live in groups," she said. Mrs. Satir's philosophy is "helping people to live more full, joyous, creative lives because people who have these things will always be constructive and real and be able to deal with their problems." The most prevalent family problems she has found are that "people do not hear each other and internally feel isolated and unloved no matter how confident they look." Problems of an individual Master that fat-there are only two are reflected in inability to learn, destructive behavior, low feelings of self-worth and regarding another as an enemy, not a friend or confidant, she said. Attempting to handle such problems when interacting with other people usually results in one of five responses: Placating blaming, computerizing, irrelevant or real. "You look for the pain when you see these first four responses in an individual. "What's up front are the ways people try to feel brave. Society reacts to this rather than to the suffering and pain underneath," Mrs. Satir said. Before therapy can begin, "the first thing you must do is get a contract that somebody wants to change," she said. "If people have pain, emotional or physical, they are interested in change if they can see new vistas." "I know when I sit down with a group that we are going to blossom, and unfold together. There may be pain and despair, but a journey with a human being is sometimes a painful one," she said. By DOROTHEE POLSON Republic Food Editor "Eat and Stay Slim" by Better Homes and Gardens, 96 (large) pages, $1.95. This is a book to take along on your vacation and really study. It includes everything you need to know to become, as the book states, "master of your fat". • f lt begins with explanations '< of how fat accumulates, safe ; ways to reduce, fallacies about reducing, how to figure your calorie needs. It includes menus, eight pages of exercises with photographs ; and a whole section on low• calorie recipes, beautifully illustrated in color. "Why reduce?" The book asks. Aside from personal appearance the stated answer is: "Obesity is frequently associated with the onset of diabetes in susceptible persons, and with high blood pressure. Excess fat ... makes breathing less efficient and puts a cruel load on joints that have to support it. Overweight people have a shorter life span. Fitness is improved when •useless dead weight is taken off vital organs." One chapter emphasizes the fallacies about reducing: "The only calories that don't count are the ones you don't swallow ... massage has (no value) in reducing, Fat won't rub off. Passive ex- e r c i s e (massage, machine, .etc.) is useless for shedding fat or i n c r e a s i n g muscle strength. Although water is part of body weight, body fat can't be steamed off." The book warns against reducing drugs unless prescribed by a physician. Charts show desireable ;weights, maintenance calories, the number of calories burned up by different exercises, with hints for that sat• isfied feeling: "Fragment your meals into four, five or six small meals; eat slowly; use bulky foods to fill you up; don't eat when you are not safe ways to reduce Eatthebask4foo*emyday. hungry." There is a chart on which to record your own progress. The only concept about the book which I do not like is the technique of "food exchanges", with' color-coded marks of indication. This idea may be novelty or nuisance, depending on the dieter, and no good at all if you are color blind. Some readers might welcome the idea as a new motivation in the dreary business of dieting. I would prefer straight-out-and-out calorie comparisons. The idea is no doubt borrowed from (and more clearly understood by) food exchanges utilized by diabetics. Everything is pre-planned. It works tftis way: Meat exchanges, for instance, are coded by a small red square which stands for a food that yields negligible carboyhy- drates, seven grams protein, five grams fat and 73 calories. One menu plan states: Breakfast: One meat exchange, one bread exchange, one fruit exchange, %-milk exchange, one fat exchange, as-desired vegetable x- changes and any number of free exchanges (lavender-coded, sure to become the dieter's favorite color). Other meals are similarly planned. To plan breakfast then, one turns to the food exchange lists, noting that the little red squares equal one egg, one ounce of fish or lean meat, ] /4-cup uncreamed cottage cheese, two tablespoons peanut butter, etc. (Bacon is listed under fat exchanges, yellow.) 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