The China Satir International Conference
The China Satir International Conference was held on May 9-13, 2019 and was extremely successful. The first photo is a picture of the 600 participants who were present at the conference. In addition there were approximately 50,000 people who watched online!
The second photo is of the Banmen Satir China Management Centre Faculty (minus Linda Lucas) who was honored for their contributions to furthering Virginia’s teachings in China.
Eight international trainers from the Banmen Satir China Management Centre faculty offered full-day trainings during the 2 day pre-conference, covering a multitude of topics such as: Grief and Loss (Linda Lucas, USA); Parents’ use of Self (Jennifer Nagel, Canada); Sculpting in Therapy (Sok Fun Lam, Malaysia); Addiction (Teresa McLellan, Canada); Meditation (Carolyn Nesbitt, Canada); Happy Family (Marie Lam, Hong Kong); Congruence (Sandy Novak, USA); From Perfection to Wholeness (Anna Low, Singapore); Satir and Neuroscience in the Sand Tray Madeleine DeLittle (Canada); The Trap of Happiness (Zhuozong Zhu, Taiwan); and The Integration of Peace Between Others and Self: The Connection and Application Between the Satir Model and the New Era (Lee Chung, Taiwan).
John Banmen addressed the conference attendees during the opening and closing ceremonies with the theme of moving from suffering to survival to owning and being responsible for our reality to creating our reality. Karin Tschanz (Switzerland) also presented a keynote address about Virginia Satir’s personal history and how it influenced her work with families.
Throughout the conference there were 40 presentations from local Satir trainers in China. There was an energy of excitement, passion, joy and gratitude amongst all who were there.