Virginia Satir’s Evolving Legacy: Transformative Therapy with a Bodymind Connection

Our Forthcoming Book

Virginia Satir family therapist

Virginia Satir (1916-1988), the world renowned family therapist was a forerunner in actively including the human body in her therapeutic approach at a time when involving the body in any type of therapy was very limited, maybe even discouraged. Now the body is often central in the practice of therapeutic change.

Our soon to be published book Virginia Satir’s Evolving Legacy: Transformative Therapy with a Bodymind Connection is a collaborative work by a diverse group of therapeutic practitioners. Each has individually incorporated Satir’s Model and application of Bodymind approaches into their respective private practice over many years.
In his Foreword to the book John Banmen writes:

Their discussions and sharing has resulted in this timely practical book …… One might say, from practice to theory, each chapter is an outstanding presentation of how to achieve an integrative approach applying Bodymind interventions with individuals, couples and families.

John Banmen: Foreword
Anastacia Lundholm: I Am Your Body - A Poem
Mary Leslie: Introduction to this Collaborative Work
Mary Leslie: Virginia Satir’s Enduring and Evolving Legacy
Leona Flamand Gallant: Healing at All Levels
Nitza Broide-Miller: My Body, My Self
Julie Gerhardt: Recognition of Who We Are through a Body and Energy Lens
Jennifer Nagel: Sculpting: Activating the Body So the Body Can Speak
Carolyn Nesbitt: Guided Meditation in Therapy
Anastacia Lundholm: Body Wisdom and Satir's Model

We are expecting that Virginia Satir’s Evolving Legacy: Transformative Therapy with a Bodymind Connection will be available in both soft copy and digital format in May of 2024. 

If you are considering acquiring the book when it is ready, please use the Contact Form provided. We will be in touch with you with further information about the final date of publishing and purchasing options as they become available.

Free Webinar Friday, May 3rd

8:30 - 10:00 am 

The Satir Writers Group of authors will be presenting their book: 
“Virginia Satir’s Evolving Legacy: 
Transformative Therapy with a Bodymind Connection”
Tune in to meet each of the seven authors:

  • Dr Nitza Brodie-Miller
  • Leona Flamand Gallant
  • Julie Gerhardt 
  • Mary Leslie
  • Anastacia Lundholm
  • Jennifer Nagel
  • Dr Carolyn Nesbitt
With Dr John Banmen as they provide brief introductions to the book, that is in the final stages of publishing. The session will also include breakout group sessions, (voluntary) and open discussion.

The session will be recorded for those unable to attend that morning.

For more information, or to register:

John Banmen PhD

John Banmen - Satir Global

We are grateful for John’s involvement from our earliest decision to write together. He has taught, mentored and supervised most of us, and been a strong supporter of our writing. 

As one of our “elders” and coauthor of The Satir Model with Virginia Satir, Jane Gerber and Maria Gomori, his involvement and guidance was both needed and deeply appreciated.

Mary Leslie, editor