The Sacred Attention Therapy (SAT) Online Training Course is a radical, innovative, psycho-spiritual therapy training for healing professionals, laypeople, as well as for people who are serious about their own personal and spiritual growth and development, consisting of four levels of teaching.
If you are wondering if SAT Online Training is for you, we invite you to explore this page.
Each level of the course consists of twelve modules. Each module contains approximately 90 minutes of audiovisual presentation, split up into presentations lasting between 10-45 minutes each. Each module also includes a supporting document which contains the course contents and summary, notes and references, contemplative questions, a section on working with clients, exercises -- both written and experiential -- an extended case study covering the Seven Core Elements of Sacred Attention Therapy, and a bibliography with notes and guidance.
The recommended time to complete each level of the course is one year, although with enthusiasm and commitment it is possible to complete it sooner. The student may apply for formal certification upon completion of each Level of SAT Training. On completion of level 4 students may apply for the Diploma in Sacred Attention Therapy.
A brief summary of each Level of training is provided below. After reviewing the material below and links to details about the corresponding Level of training, if you have any questions, please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQs), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us through the form at the bottom of this page.
Up to and including working with the later, more advanced stages of inner work on personality and character or the First Stage of Awakening, described in Richard Harvey's book Your Essential Self (YES) as the Process of Self-Discovery (see YES pp.19-114). Level One training includes a module on each of the Seven Core Elements of Sacred Attention Therapy. Follow this link for a detailed description and outline of Level One training.
From forgiveness and wholeness, the penultimate and final stages of inner work on personality and character, crossing the Threshold of Transformation, and the initiatory preparations for the Second Stage of Awakening (see YES pp.114-156).
The Second Stage of Awakening and entering the Third Stage (see YES pp.157-197).
An inspired specialist manual in practicing as an advanced SAT therapist, capable of facilitating and guiding through the First and Second Stages of Awakening, including a detailed review and extension of levels one through three.
SAT Online Training is accessible from a PC desktop or laptop running Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox; or from a MacIntosh desktop or laptop running Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. The training is also accessible from Android and Apple smart phones. SAT Online Training will not function optimally when accessed with an iPAD.
Certification and Diploma
On completion of each Level of SAT Online Training students will have the option of submitting written material, including a major essay, and participating in an experiential assessment (via Skype) to be evaluated for formal Certification. Alternatively, students may apply for a certificate of course completion or simply enjoy the training without either.
Students who complete all four levels of the training can apply to be awarded the Diploma in Sacred Attention Therapy (Dip SAT).
Who is the SAT Online Training Course For?
The course is open to psychotherapists, counselors, complementary-alternative medicine practitioners, healers, mentors, and guides, as well as to people who are serious about their own personal and spiritual growth and development.
You may take the training in order to become a SAT therapist with formal certification or to add SAT to your existing skills and knowledge base if you are already a practicing therapist or counselor. Finally, you may take the course to further your own self-development and awareness.
The SAT Teaching Faculty
Director, Founder-Principal, and Head Tutor
Founder of Sacred Attention Therapy, Founder-Director at Therapy & Spirituality, Psychotherapist, Spiritual Teacher, SAT Therapist
Co-Founder, Vice-Principal, and Senior Tutor
Rev Robert Meagher
Founder and Spiritual Director at Spiritual Guidance, SAT Therapist
BA, MA, MBACP
Practice Director and Lead Therapist at the Owl Practice
Applications to join the SAT teaching faculty are invited from students who have successfully completed the course. Effectively, this means to be a tutor for the Sacred Attention Online Training Course: Level One, you must have successfully completed Level One, and so on.
External Consultants to the SAT Online Training
Doreen Mary Bray
Teacher, Spiritual Psychotherapist and Counsellor, and Energy Healer of the Institute of Energetic Healing, is an internationally sought-after energetic healer and teacher with over 30 years experience in natural and energetic healing modalities. Doreen Mary Bray has appeared on TV, radio talk shows, and has written a book and several published articles.
Ram Das Batchelder
Professor of Hinduism at Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, was twenty-seven years as a devotee of Amma, "the Hugging Saint," is author of six books, including the highly acclaimed Rising in Love, and has given over 100 workshops and classes on spirituality around the world.
M Thomas Filippo
Spiritual Guide and Consultant, Functional Medicine / Holistic Nutritionist, Energy Healer, Writer and Blogger, Business Entrepreneur. M Thomas Filippo provides spiritual guidance for people on their healing and spiritual paths. He also provides help and guidance for people who have been badly, spiritually abused and hurt by a false spiritual teacher, a harmful energy healer, or a false guru/swami, as well as providing business advice.
BPS, BACP, RIHP, RSM, ACMT
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Supervisor, is Advisor on Mental Health Strategy to the House of Commons and the Scottish Parliament.
Jansenius "Tito" Lange
Founder/President of Self-Development Wisdom Institutes, Creator of Character-Development Wisdom Education, modern philosopher, author/writer, and keynote public inspirational speaker.
Esther Blanche Scheidler
Coach, Astrologer, and Psychotherapist, works with international clients who want to develop their awareness about their true identity and share it with others. Esther's focus is on talents and situations, that stimulate a growth process, not only in your career but also in your personal contacts, relationships and environment.
BA (hons), PGCE Primary, Diploma in Life Coaching, NLP Practitioner, Founder of Happy Light Coaching Ltd., provides life coaching sessions to support, advise, inspire and motivate others to reach their true potential.
The Sacred Attention Therapy Collaborative Project for Therapists and Counselors
The SAT Collaborative Project for Therapists and Counselors was initiated in 2013. Psychotherapists, counselors, and practitioners from all around the world are currently collaborating on the first of a series of SAT publications entitled The Labyrinth of Self.
You may apply to join the project if you have an interest in writing and SAT principles. Theses that are submitted as part of the formal certification procedure may also be considered for publication.
What people are saying about
SAT Online Training:
"So often teaching therapy stops short of the connection with the spiritual, or perhaps is just not recognised by the therapist when they have entered into that sacred, and often forgotten place. The awareness of the spiritual dimension seems to require the heart chakra to first break, release the hidden pains into the field of compassion; which, in my experience, has a mysterious element to it; and then transformation occurs. There is no blue print to our development, but wholehearted honesty in every living connection seems to be a vital key to disclosing the works of love. The very best to you for your work with the Sacred Attention Therapy Online Training. The world needs the seeds to be planted!"
Marion Duff, Counsellor, FE/HE Tutor, and Supervisor, BACP, Cert Ed.
"Richard, you have an insight that resonates on so many levels. You are able to articulate an awareness that would otherwise just remain an innate acknowledgement. I have a broad professional background but always searched for an understanding that never quite emerged through theory and postgraduate education; your work and insight seems to make sense of that missing link for me and feeds my yearning to escape the statutory demands that don't fit with my passion for offering psychospiritual compassion and support. Thank you for your wisdom -- it's a privilege to know you and learn from you."
Kirsty Hodgson, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, and Supervisor; Advisor on Mental Health Strategy to the House of Commons and the Scottish Parliament.
"Richard, I have been following your work for the last two years and always feel that it resonates with me! You simply speak truth. I have been studying your book Your Essential Self and it has been exactly what I needed. Not only is it like having my own therapist, but it has been a practical resource that enables me to delve deeper into who I am, not only as a human but as a spiritual being. Thank you!"
Haris Tzortzis, Founder and Personal Growth Coach, Happy Light Coaching Ltd, Primary School Teacher
"Richard’s teaching is a simple and direct pointing to the Truth. More importantly, Richard’s teaching is readily accessible, easily comprehended, and it produces results. Self-exploration is the only way a human being will awaken to their divine self, and Richard provides valuable, wise and loving, safe guidance to anyone serious wanting to discover, and self-realize."
Mark T. Filippo, Spiritual Counselor and writer/blogger
"The content is exemplary. I am really impressed by the freshness and feel to it, and also the thoroughness. I have done a lot of training and nothing has touched the thoroughness and depth of the SAT training, videos, supporting documents, etc. which all complement each other nicely. The process has also deepened me, which is great. There is a lot there and I am slowly orientating myself to the scale of the course.
Richard’s writings and my personal experience of working with Richard to the Sacred Attention Therapy (SAT) model have provided me with an invaluable deepening and broadening of my inner work. Personally, professionally, spiritually and psychologically Richard’s work has helped bring together and add to all of my prior therapeutic, theological and healing training into a heart-based therapy that is both thorough and honouring. Richard’s original idea of the Central Character Dynamic (CCD) and the process of clarifying its structure is truly ground-breaking and has been one of the most frustrating, annoying (to my ego at any rate) and rewarding experiences to date. I have felt the benefits of SAT personally and have been privileged to witness them with clients."
Oliver Baum BA (Hons), M.Theol, MBACP.
Lead Therapist and Practice Director,
The Owl Practice, Guildford, Surrey, UK