Weekly Zoom Sessions – Short Lessons related to the work of Virginia Satir

Welcome to The Virginia Satir Global Networks weekly  Zoom gathering. This is a weekly event that has evolved into wonderful format for sharing the ideas and work of  Virginia Satir. The recent world events have demonstrated a need to connect and support, a role that fits for us as an organization. Recently we have been focused on the COVID-19 and offering information from a Satir perspective that people may find useful.

Eileen Strider.

Eileen was our first guest but did not record the event, which was a mistake but we do learn and we did get the PDF that was used about the Process of Change. It was a great presentation.

Eileen Strider started her Satir training in 1989 with Jean McLendon and completed almost every training Jean offered over the years.  She also assisted and co-trained with Jean. She is a certified Enriching trainer. With a degree in mathematics, her professional career was in information technology both as a technologist and as a manager/executive in the aerospace and insurance industries. It was during this time that she realized that the biggest issues were not technology problems but people, communication and relationship ones. She incorporated her Satir knowledge and skills into her technology leadership. She and her husband and fellow Satir practitioner Wayne Strider founded the Strider & Cline consulting company in 1990 which combined their IT and Satir skills. They specialized in rescuing large software project in higher education institutions as well as clients in biotechnology, medical, manufacturing, insurance, retail, gaming, government and non-profit organizations. She is serving her second term as Treasurer of the Virginia Satir Global Network and her first term on the IHLRN Board of Directors. She led the GoFundMe campaign honoring Virginia’s 100th birthday, the development of the Satir Global website as well as the IHLRN website. She is also administrator of the Satir Global LinkedIn group. Her article “Re-Sculpting an Organization: A Different Kind of Family” was published in the Satir Journal of Counselling and Family Therapy, Vol. I, 2013. She was given a Satir Global Living Treasure Award in 2009.

Satir Change Model

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Jean McLendon

Jean McLendon our Second guest studied with Virginia for nearly 20 years and has 50 years of professional experience. The focus of her presentation is PRACTICING PEACE: Within, Between and Among, She has conceptualized what she believes are the 7 tasks associated with developing competence with making peace. Jean will present her ideas and then we will use small groups for discussion, practice and enrichment.


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Peace Within, Among, Between and Among


Howard Kahn, PhD

Our next guest is Howard Kahn Ph.D. who shares a bit of history about his relationship with Virginia Satir and the founding International Human Learning Resource Network as well as The Virginia Satir Global Network. He then does a wonderful exercise about connections. “This year is my 50th year of private practice of psychotherapy in New Haven, Connecticut . I am Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University , where I teach a graduate seminar every year in Family Therapy and Cultural Diversity at the Child Study Center in the Yale University Medical School.  At the Child Study Center, I supervise psychotherapy for Psychiatry Residents, Psychology Post Graduate Fellows, and Social Work Fellows. I have also lectured and led workshops in Family Therapy and Gestalt Therapy for mental health professionals in the United States and Europe.

Virginia Satir has always been an inspiration for my work, as well as a dear, close friend for many years. I have regularly attended IHLRN since 1979. Since then, at IHLRN, I’ve had a yearly joyful experience presenting and sharing my thoughts, my feelings, and my work with families, couples, individuals and groups.”



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Sandy Novak

Sandy Novak, MS, MA, SEP, LPC, has over forty years of experience as a teacher as well as thirty years of learning and teaching the Satir Model.  She was a senior adjunct faculty member of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Sandy has been in private practice for 30 years, specializing in the treatment of individuals, couples and families.  Sandy is a founding faculty member of the Satir Global Network and a former governing board member and officer.  She was given their highest honor, The Living Treasure Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Satir Model in 2009.  She founded the Satir Institute of the Rockies, a Satir therapist training institute in Boulder, Colorado.  She published several articles in the Satir Journal (www.satirjournal.com), and she is a contributor to the book, In Her Own Words, Virginia Satir, 1963-1983.

Currently Sandy is on the faculty of BSCMC, the Banmen Satir China Management Centre, training counselors in China in the Satir Model. She is also training social work professors to be Satir therapists and Satir trainers through CASWE, the China Association for Social Work Education.

Sandy is married and lives in Boulder, CO, USA.  She has two biological children, a son and a daughter, and two stepsons as well as five grandchildren.


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SGN Covid 15 min presentation Wed Zoom 2020

Dr Maria Gomori

This week we are delighted to have as a guest presenter Maria Gomori, Master Trainer, author and consultant to an array of clients.  She studied with Virginia Satir for 20 plus years and has shared Satir’s teachings with unwavering passion for over 50 years.  Her highly trained students live and teach the Satir Model in Taiwan, Main Land China, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, France and Germany.  Her presentation will be an interview by two close friends Carol Holcomb Attorney and Jean McLendon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Both studied with Satir.  The focus of the interview will be on the most profound teachings Maria received from Virginia about living and now at leaving. We are happy to soon be celebrating her 100th birthday.

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Brian Colbert

A Licensed Master Trainer of NLP, a qualified Social Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, a Satir Coaching and Mentoring Specialist Trainer and best-selling author. As well as delivering his public trainings across Europe, Brian has also produced substantial results for the business sector, companies such as Google, Salesforce, O2, Santander and UniCredit. Brian has released two best-selling books – “The Happiness Habit” and “From Ordinary to Extraordinary”, both of which have been translated into a number of different languages worldwide.  

His hypnotic app ‘Digipill’ has more than 2 million downloads worldwide, winning many awards and topping Apple’s Health & Fitness Chart in several countries across the world.

Brian’s topic is Developing Resilient States of Consciousness in times of challenge and uncertainty


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Michele Baldwin, Ph.D, MSW and Bud (Dewitt) Baldwin, Md.

Today’s presentation features Michele Baldwin, Ph.D, MSW and Bud (Dewitt) Baldwin, Md. Michele wrote Step By Step with Virginia and edited the book The Use of Self. Bud has had a career as a Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Professor, Researcher and has over 300 publications. He is currently a scholar in residence at the American Medical Association. They met Virginia in 1969 and were close friends with her until her death in 1988. They will be interviewed by Jean McLendon, LCSW, LMFT. Who is eager for everyone to know them and to know Virginia better by way of their very special relationship with her.  Topic: One couple’s long standing relationship with Virginia and what they learned about her and themselves

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Géric Lebedoff

Géric is a neurotherapist, certified  Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP),Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (DRT NICAA) , Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), Clinical Trauma Professional  (CATP)  He is also certified in Ericksonian hypnosis” (Xtrëma) Neurofeedback (Neuroptimal ® Advanced Brain Training System),

 EMDR ( Center London / Ausbildungszentrum München) , SSP (Sound and Safe Protocol ®), 

Brainspotting ®,and became a  Satir Coaching and Mentoring Trainer last year under Sharon’s mentoring. He translated the “Satir Process” by Sharon Loeschen in French and wrote various articles including one on Satir published in Somatic Psychotherapy Today.

He has a private practice in Paris and Montpellier  in France. Before becoming a therapist he was General Counsel of a multinational company in Paris.

Topic: The principle of uncertainty – looking into the next status quo



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