"I have had extensive contact with Barbara Williams, intensively in workshops and also through considerable correspondence, andI have followed her work carefully. I believe that the workshops conducted by her for young children are a truly innovative idea, and are very helpful in promoting development and personal growth. Young children are especially open to such experiences and profit very much from them. Very positive changes have resulted from this workshop. I see it as something which could be used as a significant preventive measure. "
--- A Way of Being
CARL ROGERS: American clinical and research psychologist who received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University by 1931 and received many honorary doctorates and awards. He is the originator of the Client Center Therapy and Person Centered Approach. These ideas led to a theory of effective communication, which informed his practical work and theoretical studies in education, business, government, and the quest for peace. He was a member and co-founder of the Center for the Studies of the Person and director of the Carl Rogers Peace Institute. Before his death he was nominated for the Nobel Peace award.
"When you described your Kids' Workshops to me, I thought that it could be that way with all children, if everyone knew, felt, and behaved as you do. What you offer children cannot be bought for money. "VIRGINIA SATIR: An internationally renowned teacher and master therapist and a pioneer in the field of family therapy. She was active in the (American) Association for Humanistic Psychology, founder of the Avanta Network, and cofounder of the Mental Research Institute. She accomplished her groundbreaking work in family therapy, the theory of effective communication, and the etiology of schizophrenia in association with Gregory Bateson, an American anthropologist and one of the fathers of cybernetics. Her therapeutic techniques were later the subject of studies by the founders of NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) Bandler and J. Grinder. In her later years, she conducted workshops world - wide and worked closely with Native Americans in the Western U.S.A.