The Sacred Attention Therapy (SAT) Online Training Course is a psycho-spiritual psychotherapy training that is progressive, radical, and innovative. Applications from prospective students are invited from:
• therapists – psychotherapists, counselors, and other healing practitioners
• people who want to train to become SAT therapists
• seekers who wish to practice SAT for their own personal growth and spiritual development
The SAT training consists of two levels of teaching. Each of Levels 1 and 2 consist of twelve modules and the recommended time for completing each level of the training is between six months and two years.
If you are wondering if SAT Online Training is for you, we invite you to explore this page. 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 [email protected], 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). Follow this link for a detailed description and outline of Level Two training.
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 a video conference experiential assessment to be evaluated for formal Certification. Alternatively, students may apply for a certificate of course completion or simply enjoy the training without either.
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
See this link for more information about Richard Harvey.
Co-Founder, Vice-Principal, and Senior Tutor
Rev Robert Meagher
Founder and Spiritual Director at Spiritual Guidance, SAT Therapist
See this link for more information about Robert Meagher.
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