Online Links

The Satir Institute of the Pacific is pleased to provide a variety of links to online material about the Satir Model or use of the Satir Model by other presenters.   The SIP would be pleased to receive notification of any new material. Please send any information to

Jennifer Nagel, MA, RCC discusses Self Care through the Mandala at a community meeting of Satir Practitioners on May 29, 2020.

Linda Lucas explored Yearnings at the SIP Community Meeting on May 15, 2020


On May 8 Jennifer Nagel, MA, RCC spoke to our community group about “Meta-Goals: Focus on Self-Care”. Did you know Meta is a common prefix which literally means “beyond” in Greek. Take a look at this video.


Below is a short presentation that Anne Morrison, MSW, RSW presented at our May 1 Community Meeting on Unmet Expectations: Getting Acceptance Using the Satir Model


Jennifer Nagel, MA, RCC is the Director of Training Development for the Satir Institute of the Pacific.  She has a private practice as a therapist, is a published author and an international trainer in China, Canada and Kenya in the Satir Model and Transformational systemic therapy.  In this podcast we explore the topic of grace and finding grace in moments of chaos and overwhelm. Jennifer provides insights, wisdom and practices to help bring into our lives the energy of grace, gratitude, stillness and peace.  Jennifer discusses the importance of ownership of one’s feelings and responses and how empowering and grounding this can be. Jennifer shares her experience of Virginia Satir’s work and how it brings her such joy and vitality.  She shares some advice for how to stay connected to Self during difficult times and we arrive at a beautiful idea that we are all pregnant with life and we ought to protect, nurture and live fully that life within us.

The Self-Connection Podcast: S1 E 21 With Jennifer Nagel : Pregnant with Life

Below Linda Lucas, LCPC presented a short teaching piece on the Stages of Change at an SIP Community Meeting April 17, 2020


This podcast below by Freedom To Move Group interviews John Banmen, who is one of the most prominent and important teachers of the Satir Model. He is one of the co-authors of The Satir Model and is responsible for training many people around the world. John shares about first meeting and becoming friends with Virginia Satir. He shares his perspective of the value of Virginia’s work as well as his experiences working in China. In particular, he emphasized the spiritual and transcendent aspects of Virginia work. He also helped describe congruence and it’s importance as a central concept in Virginia’s teaching.


To learn more about shame with Madeleine, Danielle Braun-Kaufman, Sharon Loeschen and Teresa McLellan plus many others.  Not only is the host one of our own members Dr Madeleine Delittle but many of her guests are also members


Jim Edwards, a long time spiritual guru, counselor with Edgewood, and member of The Satir Institute of the Pacific shares how he has used the 'Personal Iceberg Metaphor' of 'The Satir Model' to help him and many of his patients navigate the seas of recovery.

If you are interested in more resources about Addiction and the Satir Model, check out THE ADDICTED MIND podcast by VSGN member Duane Osterlind with some of our other SIP members Teresa McLellan, Stephen Buckbee and Tim Sitt

Episode 3 Explore the Amazing Work of Virginia Satir with Teresa Mclellan

Episode 7 The Satir Model And Addiction with Steven Buckbee

Episode 66 – Creating Positive Self-Connection with Tim Sitt


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