Welcome To The Satir Global Network

The Virginia Satir Global Network consists of individuals, institutes and organizations dedicated to furthering the creation of healthy and just relationships with self and others based on the teachings of Virginia Satir.

Thank you, Beijing Qi Jia Sheng Ye, Satir (China) Learning and Development Center


We are deeply appreciative of the Qi Jia Sheng Ye Center in Mainland China for their amazing support of the 100,000 Heart Connections Campaign. Featured in the photo are the director, Miranda Wei Min (With Scarf) and their campaign liaison, Juliet Shi. They created the beautiful poster that you see as a way of promoting the campaign and are distributing it to Satir agencies throughout China. They will also be collecting videos of appreciation and donations to send for the Campaign.

We want to celebrate the incredible work of the Center, which has 18 full-time employees and four part-time employees devoted to spreading the Satir spirit and applying it in four different fields: Person Growth, Relationships, Organizations and Professional Development. And just recently they published their first application book entitled, Bloom.

We also want to express a major appreciation to Dr. John Banmen for all the work supporting and fostering the articulation and education of the transformational ideas of Virginia Satir in China and the around the world.

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Putting More Pizazz in Your Life: Living Closer to Your Truth and Sense of Meaning

The Virginia Satir Global Network is sponsoring a two day workshop led by internationally recognized therapists, Laura Dodson and Maureen Graves. It will be held at the beautiful Lake Junaluska Retreat Center, near Asheville, NC, Nov. 1-2, 2015. 

Laura and Maureen are the “dream team” of therapy as they have worked together for many years, facilitating the Satir Family Camp in California and leading trainings in Thailand for the past five years, being invited back again and again because of their impact! 

Both are gifted in their own right as well. Laura, MSW, Ph.D., combines her knowledge of Satir, Jung, cultural issues and trauma issues to work with people around the world, especially in the former Soviet countries, where she has worked for the past 25 years. Maureen, co-founder and director of the New Hope Alcoholism and Addiction Center for seventeen years, is known throughout the United States for having created a unique process of providing intensives for individuals. Therapists from across the country send their clients to her to work on a specific issue. It has proven to be a highly successful collaboration! 
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IHLRN 2015 Conference


 Looking for Kindred Spirits?

For our 46th annual conference we shall return to the United States to gorgeous autumn colors in Asheville, North Carolina. We have not been on the east coast since we were in Maine in 2010. We will be in the mountains of western NC at the peak leaf season! Nestled in a beautiful valley with panoramic vistas of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, Lake Junaluska is a wonderful venue for our upcoming conference.NBCC

Place: Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, about 30 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport. There are shuttle services available.

Dates: October 25 – November 1, 2015. The conference will begin with dinner on Sunday evening, October 25, and end after breakfast on Sunday November 1.

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“The Satir International Journal”

Let’s celebrate the rebirth of the newly entitled publication, “The Satir International Journal.” To familiarize you with the background of this journal, Dr. Stephen Bentheim, Editor of the Satir Journal of Counselling and Family Therapy, launched the first issue of the journal in 2013 through the University of Victoria. While working on the next issue, Steve died, without much warning, of a brain tumor on October 2, 2014.Read More

World Network of Family and Systemic Therapies (WNFAST)

Satir Global is thrilled to announce that we are now an affiliate of a newly formed organization, the World Network of Family and Systemic Therapies (WNFAST).  It has been established to help individuals and groups throughout the world who are involved in systemic therapies support each other by connecting and sharing information about training events and resources such as books, articles and research.  Since its inception it is growing at a remarkable pace with 27,000 members and 50 affiliate groups already.  Read More

Nadia and Eva

Nadia Feketeova, from the Slovak Republic and Eva Holubova, from the Czech Republic.  They attended the IHLRN meeting and was very inspiring because Eva is the daughter of Olga who started the Satir Institute in Czechoslovakia and Nadia now teaches Satir.

Enriching eBook

Sharon Loeschen’s Enriching Your Relationship with Yourself and Others is now an ebook and available on the iTunes store. It’s easy to access: Click the Books tab on the iTunes Store and do a search for “Loeschen.”


Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Training

The Satir Institute of the Pacific has ongoing programs. For an up to date program guide follow the link below.               http://satirpacific.org/our-events/

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Training Program Level 1 available in a weekend or extended weekend format starting September 2015

Cranbrook, BC – September 11, 12, 13, October 2, 3, 4, November 19, 20, 21, 22, 2015(held at Axis Family Resources Ltd. Room 102, 125-10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC) with SIP Trainer Linda Lucas, MA, LCPC Clinical Professional Counsellor

Surrey, BC – September 26, 27, October 24, 25, November 28, 29, 2015, January 9, 10, February 13, 14, 2016

Held at Phoenix Center, Boardroom, 13686-94A Avenue, Surrey, BC with SIP Director of Training,Kathlyne Maki-Banmen, MA, RCC,Individual, Couple and Family Counsellor Assisted by Klaus Klein, MA, RCC

For more program information


“Becoming More Fully Human;The Evolution”

Creating a Conference Proposal and Presentation

Mark your calendars for June 23 – 26, 2016!  In honour of Virginia Satir’s 100th birthday, the Satir Institute of the Pacific is hosting an international conference in Honour of Virginia Satir’s 100th Birthday, her evolution, her work and her teachings entitled “Becoming More Fully Human: The Evolution”.

The deadline for the submission of conference presentation proposals has been extended to November 2, 2015.  Go to (www.satirconference.com) to explore options.

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This training is ongoing  to see the most recent information or to bring the training to your area use the link below.

Upcoming programs

Say It Straight Experiential Communication-Behavior Learning and Materials for students, adults, people in treatment, organizations and corporations

Say It Straighttm (SIS) is a research-based education and training program that results in empowering communication skills and behaviors, increased self-awareness, self-efficacy, personal and social responsibility, positive relationships and quality of life; and decreased alienation, risky or destructive behaviors, such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, eating disorders, bullying, violence, precocious sexual behavior and behaviors leading to HIV/AIDS.

For more information Welcome to Say it Straight Training

Preventing Destructive Behaviors and Promoting Wellness
Designated by US Department of Education, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as an
Evidence-Based Prevention Program

Listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices 



Linda Nicholls “Shadow Play”

Linda Nicholls DipC, MTC, PhD

is an adventuresome, masterful group facilitator who integrates her diverse background experiences, (ranging from business, counseling, coaching, working with shamans to name a few!) as she focuses with participants interested in personal transformation and strengthening relational skills.
She has developed and taught energetically engaging seminars on five continents. Linda worked extensively with Haven’s founders Ben Wong and Jock McKeen. She has co-led groups with her close friend and colleague Maria Gomori in Canada and in Asia. Over the years she has led many Haven programs, including Phase and Come Alive. She also leads Body, Breath and Energy, and Teens Alive with David Raithby, and Conscious Sexuality with Elfi Dillon-Shaw and Gary Dillon. Some of Linda’s other offerings are Shadow Play, Depression: Conscious Alternatives, Grieving: Change and Growth, Relationships: Review and Renew, Boundaries: The Vital Edge, Breathe!, and several Mandarin programs in Canada and in China.

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