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Have questions about what you are learning in these videos?  Contact Naomi García

Countering the COVID-19 Aftershock: A Family Systems Reset Webinars

The initial shock of a sudden change requires an equal surge of quickness. Responding quickly keeps negative impacts of the crisis from becoming overwhelming. Even as anxiety and contagions continue, we can flip the switch, by attending to our thinking and awakening our capacity for creative problem solving. Concepts and ideas of relationship systems theory will lead the way. Tap your best thinking and possibilities through an exploration of biblical illustrations, conversation and online resources. Each session is designed for those new to systems thinking and continuing learners alike.


Naomi Garcia
Naomi García– change, systems, conflict…4 good.’
Lisa Batten
Lisa Batten- Coordinator of Young Adult Initiatives
Tim Tuthill- Currently serving Marne UMC.  Tim is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology, SMU (MDiv), Michigan State University (MSW), and has been part of the Post Graduate Program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (2000-2004).

Part 1 Resources

‘The Triune Brain’, Therapy in a Nutshell. 7:37 minutes.

"3 Brains Systems that Control Your Behavior"

Bob Newhart ‘Stop It’, 1st 7 minutes.  Top Gun Business Academy, Wayne Berry.

Part 2 Resources 

"Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting" - Julio Vincent Gambuto

"10 Covid 19 Emotions You're Not the Only One Having" - Renee Fabian


Part 3 Resources

"Overcome Anxiety in 7 Minutes" - Mel Schwartz

"What is Anxiety and the Role of Self Differentiation?" - Murray Bowen | Bowen Center for the Study of the Family

"An Idyllic and Wonderful Relationship" - Murray Bowen | Bowen Center for the Study of the Family

Part 4  Resources

The Art of Being a Self  - Caroline McHugh | TEDx MiltonKeynesWomen, 2013



Part 5  Resources

'Three Steps to Differentiating One's Self' - Murray Bowen
4:04 min.
  Note: context is marriage counseling. Clip from: The Basic Series #4 – ‘Differentiation of Self or the "I" Position.’

Friedman’s Theory of Differentiated Leadership Made Simple.  6:44 min. Source A FAILURE OF NERVE by Edwin Friedman.

COVID Reset Part 1 Resources 

The Enneagram Workshop:  https://www.facebook.com/theenneagramworkshop 

“What the Enneagram Can Teach Us About the Beloved Community:  https://sojo.net/articles/what-enneagram-can-teach-us-about-beloved-community

Family Systems and the Enneagram  51:45 min: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCcM8u_JS0t/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

COVID Reset Part 2 Resources

Enneagram: Subtypes of Type 1 - Tom Lahue 43:16 min  https://youtu.be/latfTuRY-Yo

Instinctual Sub-types:

EnneaStories – Leanette Pokuwaah:  www.enneastories.com 

COVID Reset Part 3 Resources

The Enneagram Is Not Just For White People”:

COVID Reset Part 4 Resources

Poetry Unbound - Ali Cobby Eckermann  

Blog: Shame v. Guilt - January 14, 2013 | 6 min read By Brené Brown   

Understanding Organization Design

These 5 videos will help you understand the fundamentals of organizational and family system design

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