Our Mission

  • To provide a broad educational context through classes, workshops and seminars in which persons may learn to understand, develop and use the Virginia Satir Systemic growth model in their personal and professional lives.
  • To act as a mutual support system.
  • To develop curricula leading to certification for people who want to develop professional expertise in the Satir Model.
  • To promote research and study of the Satir Model.
  • To assist in the promotion and development of the Satir Model.


The Satir Model

Within the Satir model are basic assumptions that provide the framework for a proven methodology for transformational change. Developed by visionary family therapist, Virginia Satir (1916-1988), the Satir Model continues to inform and influence the work of individual, family and group practitioners seeking to facilitate a greater sense of vitality and inner peace for the clients around the world.


Be Inspired

The Satir model offers dedicated helping professionals facilitate deep and meaningful change with their clients.

We offer courses as short as one day to help inspire you. Contact us to find out more.


Supporting Our Larger Community

We welcome donations for specific needs (e.g. scholarships for local or overseas students; assisting trainers to travel to poorer countries; development training resources such as DVD’s, print material, equipment, etc.). Tax receipts for Canadian taxpayers will be issued for donations of $25 or more.

About Us

Who is Satir Pacific?

We are a welcoming, intentional community committed to facilitating growth and transformation on a foundation of mutual respect and inclusivity. We are committed to personal responsibility, congruence, and integrity in the development of individual wisdom and leadership. We embody and promote these principles and concepts to achieve a world of harmony, peace and wholeness within, between and among all humanity.

Transformation has occurred when a person goes from saying “I want to be loved” to “I am loved by me.”

By Virginia Satir

Our Purpose

Satir Institute of the Pacific endeavors to provide a broad educational context including classes, workshops and seminars in which persons may experience and learn in depth the Virginia Satir growth model in order to understand, develop and use Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy in their personal and professional lives


Wisdom Box

Virginia Satir used the term “Wisdom box” to describe “Knowing what is right for me.” Our newsletter for members is called the Wisdom Box

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As a member of SIP, you will become part of a worldwide intentional Satir community with connections to other Satir Institute members locally and internationally.

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SIP offers a variety of programs online and in person.

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Workshops and Events

Explore and register for upcoming training programs and other events sponsored by The Satir Institute of the Pacific

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