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Announcing
The IHLRN Online Conference

November 14-15, 2020

"Now More Than Ever...
Peace Within, Peace Between, Peace Among"

on Zoom
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We look forward to enjoying our treasured personal connections through the wonders of technology and hope you will join us..

We will keep a similar format beginning each day with centering and connecting, followed by a plenary. There will be two 90 minutes afternoon sessions at 1:30 and 3:30 each with 3 concurrent workshops.


Daily Schedule: Pacific standard time

8:00 - 9:30 AM       Centering and Connecting Exercises

10:00 - noon      Plenary

    Break

1:30 -3:00 PM          3 concurrent workshops

3:30- 5:00 PM          3 concurrent workshops

5:30- 6:30 PM          Sat. Zoom Happy Hour:  Sunday Happy Hour & Closing


Conference Registration Fee is  $100

Optional Fee to receive CECs is $40

SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited scholarships will be offered for first time attendees who express a need. Click here for the Scholarship Application Scholarship Application



 CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Workshops offering continuing education credits indicated with (CEC) after title

THE SATIR MODEL AND THE PROCESS OF CHANGE presented by Steve Buckbee

We will provide an overview of a teaching model called the Mandala. Then we will demonstrate how this model can be used to explore diversity and change in society.

THE TRANSFORMATION WITHIN TRANSFORMATION BETWEEN TRANSFORMATION AMONG presented by Lutricia Callair

This workshop introduces a process that addresses racism And white supremacy using Satir tools and methods.


SATIR COACHING AND MENTORING presented by Natalie Chantagul
The workshop is based on the six phases of her work as identified by Sharon Loeschen. They are: Making Contact, Validating, Facilitating Awareness, Promoting Acceptance, Eliciting Positive Choices and Constructive Change. These are what make this type of coaching and mentoring so UNIQUE, POWERFUL and EFFECTIVE.
THE DAILY TEMPERATURE READING: a tool for high performing teams presented by Gabriele Galassi

This workshop will focus on how to use the Daily Temperature Reading with teams at work. Developed originally by Virginia Satir and now used across many therapeutic approaches, this tool can be extremely impactful in business organizations as a medium for teams to learn how to communicate with honesty and compassion. Psychological safety at work has been identified as one of the core attributes of high performing teams, yet many organizations still struggle to understand how this is achieved. 


MINDFULNESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT (CEC) presented by Betsy Gast
In the past few decades, Western research has begun to document positive benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices into counseling and psychotherapy for clients of all ages.  Mindfulness practices have been shown to be effective in stress reduction, emotional regulation, pain management, and overcoming addictions.  In this workshop we will be discussing and practicing specific mindfulness approaches for personal and professional application.

WITH WHOM AM I HAVING THE PLEASURE: unpacking projections, stereotypes and bias (CEC) presented by Sandra Finkelman
This classic Satir experiential exercise lends itself perfectly to our virtual platform.
 As soon as we meet someone, and sometimes even before we meet someone, we are making up stories about them, usually without being aware we are doing so. What are the factors at play in creating these stories, and first impressions? How can we move past these to a place of authentic connection?  We will look at the factors that influence an interaction but have nothing to do with the content of the interaction.   


SATIR FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS (CEC) presented by Darya Haitoglou

A virtual workshop of applying Satir inspired family and business constellations (a different way to do a family reconstruction online without needing the partner or other family members) that have been applied to organizations and individuals.

THE USE OF EMDR (CEC) presented by Richard Kennedy

In this workshop we will review how to use EMDR in clinical practice to process a client’s maladaptive resolution of traumatic memories. The session will explain how EMDR works by assessing maladaptively stored memory and reprocessing the memory as the client assimilates more adaptive information. We will see that EMDR incorporates other modalities of treatment with protocols that include cognitive, visual and body aspects of a client’s experience, and learn how Virginia Satir’s parts model can be used in conjunction with EMDR in a private practice setting.


ENGAGING YOUR PERSONAL PART'S PARTY GUESTS (CEC) presented by Linda Leviton

Virginia Satir's Part's Party Model is an exceptional way to uncover the inner messages that affect our lives and responses. This workshop will guide participants in using Process Drawings to identify and engage their parts to use them for their greater good going forward.  This is useful for your own personal growth, and for therapists is especially useful to use with clients, even with virtual counseling.

STORIES FOR GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION (CEC) presented by Sharon Loeschen and Maryl Weatherburn

Stories have the potential to promote growth and stories can also do the opposite.  This workshop will focus on how stories promote growth and the conditions in small groups that promote such growth.  Maryl Weatherburn will be presenting some of her research on this topic, which was part of her Master's degree in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality.  She will be joined by Sharon Loeschen, a clinical social worker, who has recently published the book, Choosing Your Life Story:  Inspirational Stories of Transformation from the Streets of So. Central Los Angeles.  Experiential work will be included along with the didactic presentation.


WHAT IS REQUIRED TO GAIN PEACE WITHIN, BETWEEN AND AMONG? (CEC) presented by Jean McLendon

This workshop will provide a context for participants to explore their  understanding of what the embodiment of Peace Within, Between and Among means.  Building on Virginia's ideas, presenter will share her model 7 A's as a behavioral and conceptual map for attaining Peace at multiple levels. Small groups will assess their aptitude and skill level for developing Peace within, between and among. Participants will leave with a development plan for enhancing Peace in their lives.

 A DEMONSTRATION OF REDECISION THERAPY (CEC)  presented by Bill Roller

 Redecision Therapy is a creative synthesis of Eric Berne's Transactional Analysis and Fritz Perls Gestalt Therapy created by Bob and Mary Goulding, close associates of Virginia Satir.I shall demonstrate the method with two volunteers who will be led through the steps, tracing family of origin and early childhood decisions that are no longer effective for the health and happiness of the individual. Their redecisions will be based on the emotional awareness of certain injunctions that have guided the person's behavior and the strong desire to change the behavior that is driven by these injunctions.


"SOUL LIGHT FOR THE DARK NIGHT": Discovering Satir's "Shining Light of the Spirit" after Trauma presented by Sue Lauber and Patrick Fleming
This presentation, drawn from the presenters' personal & clinical experience and their Satir training, will demonstrate to participants the psychological & spiritual damage caused by trauma, abuse & addiction. It will employ story-telling, guided meditation, personal reflection, and concepts & methodologies useful for personal healing and clinical practice.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF CREATING AND MAINTAINING ONLINE GROUPS THAT THRIVE (CEC) presented by Ann Steiner

This primarily didactic workshop provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the different types of online group work, ways to evaluate their preferred leadership style, how to design, setup and maintain healthy groups. Common challenges, techniques for fostering understanding of and creating brave spaces to discuss differences, the importance of screening, preparation, and termination agreements will be discussed as they apply to participant’s needs.