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Courses for Deepening Spiritual Development

This page lists all courses in date order. The courses are intended for further exploration and deepening on your inner journey with the support of an ongoing group. They take place in a beautiful and peaceful setting in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Southern Spain at weekends, or via a Skype conference call in the case of Online Training.

These courses generally require some previous experience of personal growth. They are open to both individuals and couples. For more about working in groups see interview about group therapy. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of these courses for you, please contact us.

Please also see workshops for themed groups and An Introduction to Inner Work if you are new to inner work. For training with Richard see Online Training on this page, and the Psycho-Spiritual Training Group. The calendar listing provides dates of all courses and workshops.

Summary of All Courses

THE SACRED ATTENTION THERAPY (SAT) TRAINING COURSE (ONLINE)
a radical, innovative, psycho-spiritual therapy training For: Psychotherapists, Counselors, Complementary-alternative Medicine Practitioners, Healers, Mentors, Guides and Spiritual Seekers.
Duration: One year (recommended) for each of levels of four levels of training see detail

ONLINE TRAINING

My online courses are an ongoing program of specifically themed lecture-seminars, experiential tasks and psycho-spiritual practices. The training takes place in small groups via Skype conference calls, individual calls, and email.

Left Quote MarkThank you so much for the online course and for making this an extremely positive, enriching experience. I have enjoyed and learned from the other participants, also from myself, but most of all from your being present, Richard—your calm, peace, wisdom, taking time, tuning, responding, your material—and I am sure that we will meet again.Right Quote Mark A.J.

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The Sacred Attention Therapy (SAT) Online Training Course

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.

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, exercisesboth written and experientialan 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. On completion of levels 1-3 you may apply for formal certification or a certificate of course completion. 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, if you have any questions, please email us at info@sacredattentiontherapy.com for more information.

Level One:

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. See below for a detailed description and outline of Level One training.

Level Two:

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).

Level Three: 

The Second Stage of Awakening and entering the Third Stage (see YES pp.157-197).

Level Four:

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.

Certification and Diploma

On completion of the SAT Online Training Course: Level One, 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 SAT Level One Certification. Alternatively, students may apply for a certificate of course completion or simply enjoy the training without either.

A similar process applies to levels two and three of the course.

Students who complete all four levels of the training can apply to be awarded the Diploma in Sacred Attention Therapy (Dip SAT). Our long-term vision is to have a recognized, accredited, degree-granting institution issue the SAT diploma.

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: Richard Harvey
Founder of Sacred Attention Therapy, Founder-Director at Therapy & Spirituality, Psychotherapist, Spiritual Teacher, SAT Therapist
See about Richard Harvey on this site

Co-Founder, Vice-Principal, and Senior Tutor: Rev Robert Meagher
Founder and Spiritual Director at Spiritual Guidance, SAT Therapist
See www.servingyourjourney.com/about.html

Tutor: Oliver Baum BA, MA, MBACP
Practice Director and Lead Therapist at the Owl Practice
See theowlpractice.co.uk/oliver-baum

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

Ram Das Batchelder
Professor of Hinduism at Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela; twenty-seven years as a devotee of Amma, “the Hugging Saint”, author of six books, including the highly acclaimed Rising in Love, has given over 100 workshops and classes on spirituality around the world.

Kirsty Hodgson BPS, BACP, RIHP, RSM, ACMT
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, and Supervisor

Jansenius “Tito” Lange
Founder/President of Self-Development Wisdom Institutes, Creator of Character-Development Wisdom Education, modern philosopher, author/writer, keynote public inspirational speaker.

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.

Details of SAT Level 1 Training

SAT Online Level 1 training includes 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).

SAT Online Level 1 training includes twelve modules consisting of 38 audiovisual lectures, each approximately 10-45 minutes in duration. Each module includes a supporting document containing 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 to enable you to go deeper into the subject matter of each module.

A summary of each module is as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Sacred Attention Therapy

Module 2: The Whole Person

Module 3: Family Beliefs

Module 4: Life Statements

Module 5: Emotional-Behavioral Patterns Module

Module 6: Emotional Suppression

Module 7: Sub-Personalities

Module 8: Character Strategies

Module 9: Central Character Dynamic

Module 10: Setting Up A SAT Practice - Part 1

Module 11: Setting Up A SAT Practice - Part 2

Module 12: Elements of Inner Work Practice See a detailed outline below.

Tutor

Richard Harvey

Individual Therapy

All students are encouraged to be in individual therapy for the duration of the course. The therapist does not have to be a SAT practitioner. However, if they are not we suggest that the therapist is acquainted and sympathetic to the SAT approach, so they can support you wisely in the issues that are likely to be stimulated by the course work. Contact us at info@sacredattentiontherapy.com for a list of SAT practitioners, therapists, and counselors who incorporate SAT principles in their work.

Suggested Reading

All students are invited and encouraged to read Richard Harvey's book Your Essential Self (YES) before enroling in SAT Online Training, Level 1. If you choose to enrol without reading YES, you will be invited to read YES as a part of your study.

Time and Duration

The recommended time to take for completing level 1 training is one year. However, you may take it at your own pace and with the right frequency and intensity of study it may be possible to complete it in six months (less time is not advised). Each module is presented in three or four sections offering a convenient and efficient way to learn in approximately 30 minute teaching sessions. You are encouraged to view each presentation a minimum of three times and read and study the accompanying document and suggested literature and sources closely, as well as carry out the exercises. Level 1 training must be completed within 2 years of starting, in order to qualify for the certification process (see below).

Tuition Fees

Full registration: € 1,500.00

Concessionary rate: € 1,200.00

Please note there is an extra fee for processing formal certification or the certificate of course completion (see below for details).

No refunds will be issued after payment is made. We have intended to provide a clear and thorough description of this course offering, including a detailed course outline below. If you are unsure about the curriculum, course requirements, or any other aspect of Level 1 training, we invite you to follow up with us to clarify any/all matters before enroling. You can contact the Registrar at info@sacredattentiontherapy.com.

The Richard Harvey / Therapy & Spirituality Bursary Fund: No one is excluded from participating in this course for lack of funds. If you are unable to afford the concessionary rate, contact Richard on this site to apply for an assisted place. Alternatively, if you would like to know how you can contribute to the bursary fund and support this work see offer support on this site.

Application Process

Please go to sat-online-training-enrol-form to complete your application for enrolment in SAT Online Training, Level 1.0.

How To Apply For Formal Certification in SAT Training Level One

Students who take the course with the intention of practicing as SAT therapists should apply for formal certification. To apply for certification in the SAT Online Training Course Level One please follow these guidelines:

1. Questions and Exercises: Complete the requirements as described in “Conditions for Certification” in the accompanying document for each of the twelve modules of the course.

2. Major Essay: Send your proposed title and a brief summary of the subject matter of your major essay for approval to info@sacredattentiontherapy.com.

3. Therapist-Client Enactment: Your experiential assessment takes place via a Skype “session” lasting approximately 40 minutes. You will be presented with a profile and some background on your "client" a week to ten days beforehand.

4. Collect your work—questions and exercises, and your major essay—into a single Word document. Use Times New Roman 12 automatic font. Make sure your module titles, paragraphing, and grammar are consistent and clear. Please have these checked by someone who knows about grammar and presentation, if you are not sure. Work which is not presented clearly with good grammar and layout will be returned for you to amend.

5. Send your fee (€ 350 Euros) via the payment form at SAT-Online-Training-payment.

6. Your work is reviewed by a minimum of three members of the SAT teaching faculty. Comments and evaluation are made independently without collaboration to ensure impartiality. If your work falls short of the level expected for awarding certification, you will be asked to submit all or part of it again. This process may be repeated for a third submission only. If the work is still not of sufficient standard, you may apply to start the entire process a second time but a second payment is required.

Please note certification is given for the complete course, not for individual modules.

How To Apply For A Certificate of Course Completion

Students who take the course purely for their own personal development and who don't wish to practice as SAT therapists may wish to apply for a Certificate in Course Completion. The requirements are less stringent than for the formal certification in SAT Training.

1. Complete a single sheet of A4 in Times New Roman font 12 (no more than 550 words) for each of the twelve modules. The sheets should be clearly headed and presented in good English. Each sheet should summarize your understanding of the content of the module. Please try to use your own word as much as possible.

2. Make your payment for € 100 Euros via the payment form at SAT-Online-Training-payment.

3. Send your written submission as a Word doc to nfo@sacredattentiontherapy.com.

4. Providing your written work shows a reasonable understanding of the training content, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent to you by email.

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Sacred Attention Therapy

PRELIMINARIES AND BASICS
1. Being in Sacred Attention Therapy
2. Setting Your own Material Aside
3. Attention and Validation
4. The Question of Existence
5. Expectations of Perfection 
6. The Therapist’s Own Journey
7. Personal Therapy can be Completed
8. The Unconscious Reason for Coming to Therapy
9. Idealization and Awareness
10. The Central Issue of Being 
11. Resonating v Identifying
12. Why do You Want to be a Therapist?
13. An Ancient Alchemy

PURPOSE AND MEANING
14. What do Human Beings Crave?
15. Reintroducing a Human Being to Themselves
16. Forget about Progress and Embrace Paradox
17. Why are Emotions so Important?
18. The Great Act of Forgiveness

PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SOCIETY
19. A Critical Lesson for Humanity 
20. A Dilemma of Love
21. When Your Cup of Attention Runs Over
22. The Need for a New Word for Therapy
23. Three Questions
24. Problems or Opportunities?
25. The Fire of Liberation
26. The End is in the Beginning
27. The Sacred Attention Therapy Training Course

Module 2:  The Whole Person

BACKGROUND AND THEORY
1. Innate Wholeness 
2. An Inner Revolution
3. Reality, Soul, and Spirit
4. The Predominant Split
5. A Definition of Wholeness
6. Internal Division and Wounding
7. Soul and Form
8. Reactions: Secondary Symptoms
9. Conditioning Compounds Concealment 
10. Healing With Therapy -- Healing Without Therapy
11. Wholeness Regained or Wholeness Evolved?

DIFFERENT KINDS OF WOUNDEDNESS
12. The Whole Person Example 1: Lorna
13. A Miscellany of Conditions
       Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
       Narcissism
       Manipulation 
       Couples, Violence, and Abuse
       Hysteric-Oral Boundarylessness
       Spiritual” Clients
14. The Whole Person Example 2: Dean

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
15. Dealing with the Pain of the Wounded Self
16. The Whole Person Example 3: Marija
17. Trust, Love, and Faith 
18. Unconscious Communication
19. Trust the Process
20. Bodywork
21. Dialogue and Cushion Work
22. Meet the Client in his Whole State
23. The Seven Core Elements 
24. No Formula

Module 3: Family Beliefs

BACKGROUND AND THEORY
1. What are Family Beliefs?
2. Pronouncements about the Fabric of Life 
3. Power of Childhood Examples
4. Origins of Family Beliefs
5. How Family Beliefs are Communicated
6. Father: the Sleep of Family Loyalty
7. Mother: Setting the Distance on Love

DIFFERENT KINDS OF FAMILY BELIEFS
8. Men and Women
9. Character and Personality
10. People
11. The World
12. Family Dynamics
13. Parents
14. Work 
15. Base Chakra Fear
16. Getting Ahead of the Game on Fear
17. Family Beliefs Example 1: Rachel and Michelle
18. Leisure and Recreation
19. Time
20. Money
21. Love
22. Family Beliefs Example 2: Michael
23. Effort
24. Dysfunction

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
25. Family Diagram
26. Variations on the Family Diagram
27.Family Cake
28. Family Themes
29. Family History
30. Shedding Family Beliefs
31. Questions to Ask
32. The New Family Paradigm
33. Family Beliefs --Simplicity and Complexity

Module 4: Life Statements

BACKGROUND AND THEORY
1. What are Life Statements?
2. How are Life Statements Communicated?
3. How Life Statements Develop
4. The Life Statements Tree 
5. Core Life Statements
6. “I am Unlovable”
7. Major and Tributary Life Statements
8. Life Statements and the Unconscious 
9. Generalization in Life Statements
10. Life Statements Example 1: Brad
11. Life Statements Example 2: Janek

DIFFERENT KINDS OF LIFE STATEMENTS
12. Categories of Life Statements
13. A Grouped List of Life Statements
14. Simple and Compound Life Statements
15. Natal Life Statements

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
16. Responding to Life Statements
17. Reversed Justification
18. How to Work on Life Statements with a Client
19. Spontaneity in SAT
20. Healing Presence
21. Deepening Awareness
22. Life Statements Example 3: Double Core Life Statement 
23. Life Statements Example 4: Astrid
24. Experience over Theory: a Definition of Life Statements

Module 5: Emotional-Behavioral Patterns

BACKGROUND AND THEORY
1. Introduction: Everything tends toward Pattern
2. The Ego-Complex is a Hollow Edifice 
3. The Prison of Egoic Contraction
4. What are Emotional-Behavioral Patterns?
5. The Pattern as Automaton
6. “Pay no Attention to that Man behind the Curtain!” 
7. How do you make a Fish Aware of Water? 
8. Magic in the Patterns

DIFFERENT KINDS OF EMOTIONAL-BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS
9. Emotional-Behavioral Patterns Example 1: Andrew
10. Emotional-Behavioral Patterns Example 2: Louise
11. Generic Models
12. Emotional-Behavioral Patterns Example 3 and 4: Peter and Deidre
13. Transcending the Pattern 
14. Emotional-Behavioral Patterns Example 5: Tammy
15. Emotional-Behavioral Patterns Example 6: Maureen
16. Emotional-Behavioral Patterns Example 7: Sheila

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
17. How to Work with Emotional-Behavioral Patterns
18. The Primary Colors of Emotion
19. All Behavior is Manipulative within First-Stage Awakening
20. Axes of Emotional-Behavioral Patterns
21. Observe everything!
22. Microcosm and Macrocosm
23. Who is Feeling What?
24. Leaving Patterns Behind

Module 6: Emotional Suppression

BACKGROUND AND THEORY
1. Introduction to Emotional Suppression
2. Emotional Suppression and Illness
3. Addiction to Unhappiness
4. Emotional Suppression Example 1: Patrick
5. Why are we Emotionally Suppressed?
6. Deeper Reasons
7. Suppress or Repress?
8. The Nature of Feelings

DIFFERENT KINDS OF EMOTIONAL SUPPRESSION
9. Ways in which We Suppress Emotions: Physical, Mental, Emotional
10. A List of Modes of Emotional Suppression

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
11. The Integrity of the Organism
12. Bodywork for Emotional Release
13. A Word of Caution
14. Bodywork does not necessarily Involve Touch
15. Childhood Models
16. Emotional Suppression Example 2: Sophie
17. Safe to Feel
18. Facilitating Catharsis
19. Shame and Guilt… and Society
20. Emotional Suppression Example 3: Megan and the Political Defense
21. Ending Emotional Suppression in Everyday Life
22. Character Types
23. Shared Reflection
24. The Authenticity of Emotions

Module 7: Sub-Personalities

BACKGROUND AND THEORY
1. Introduction to Sub-Personalities
2. Who are we Really?
3. A Note on Personality and Character
4. The Composition of the Personality
5. Like Unruly Children
6. Taking in
7. Creating an Ego-Self
8. Internal Dialogue

DIFFERENT KINDS OF SUB-PERSONALITIES
9. Sub-Personalities Examples 1 and 2: Christopher and Allie 
10. Sub-Personalities Example 3: Brian
11. Sub-Personalities Example 4: Lena
12. Sub-Personalities Example 5: Meg

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
13. Working with Sub-Personalities
14. Start with the Mandala
15. Experiencing the Sub-Personalities
16. Sub-Groupings of Sub-Personalities
17. Sub-Personalities in Group Work
18. Becoming Aware of Sub-Personalities in Everyday Life
19. How do your Sub-Personalities Impact on your Life?
20. Sub-Personalities Example 6: Gavin
21. Rearranging the Mandala
22. The North Star: Who is in charge here?
23. Becoming Whole
24. The Spiritual Self
25. The Thin End of the Wedge
26. Insanity and Madness
27. Sub-Personalities Example 7: Mark
28. The Split Client
29. A Great Welcome

Module 8: Character Strategies

INTRODUCTION TO CHARACTER STRATEGIES
1. Character Strategies: a Developmental Model 
2. A Preliminary Example
3. Schizoid Strategy: a Unique Case

DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
4. The Oral Stage
5. The Psychopathic Stage
6. The Masochistic Stage
7. The Phallic Stage
8. Five Stages of Character Development
9. Strategy v. Authenticity

THE CHARACTER STRATEGIES
10. The Schizoid Strategy
11. The Oral Strategy
12. The Psychopathic Strategy
13. The Masochistic Strategy
14. The Phallic Strategy
15. Layering
16. Character Strategies Example 1: Martin
17. Character Strategies Example 2: Edna (and Robin)
18. Two More Character Strategies: Compensated Oral and Hysteric

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
19. “Seeing” Emotions
20. Standing and Walking
21. Hands-on Bodywork
22. Modes of Touch
23. The Drama of Life

Module 9: Central Character Dynamic

BACKGROUND AND THEORY
1. Definition
2. How the CCD was Discovered
3. Possibilities after Discovering the CCD
4. The CCD and Second-Stage Awakening
5. Why the CCD hasn't been Discovered Before

DIFFERENT KINDS OF CENTRAL CHARACTER DYNAMICS
CCD CASE STUDY 1: AMELIA
6. Background Information
7. Description of the Presenting Problem
8. My Assessment of Amelia's Condition 
9. My Therapy Strategy
10. The Therapy Process
11. Her Life History
12. Relationship with her Father
13. Relationship with her Mother
14. Sexual History
15. The Breakthrough
16. Amelia's Central Character Dynamic
17. Why didn't She Cross the Threshold?

CCD CASE STUDY 2: CILLIAN
18. Background Information
19. Description of the Presenting Problem
20. My Assessment of Cillian's Condition 
21. My Therapy Strategy
22. Some of Cillian's Life Statements
23. Relationship with Parents
24. The Breakthrough
25. Cillian's Central Character Dynamic
26. Transforming the CCD
27. Before Crossing the Threshold Of Transformation
28. At the Void

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
29. Working with the CCD
30. Therapy and the Client's Work: the Naturalness of Our Authentic Being

Module 10: Setting Up A SAT Practice—Part 1

CONSCIOUSNESS AND AWARENESS
1. An Invocation to Healing
2. The Possible Dangers
3. Positive Qualities of the SAT Therapist
4. Practicing Awareness and Authenticity
5. Cultivating Mindfulness or Awareness
6. Exercise: the Consciousness Exercise
7. Practicing the Consciousness Exercise

BOUNDARIES AND RELATIONSHIP
8. Overwhelming Heart Feeling
9. Unrelenting Acceptance
10. The Importance of Boundaries
11. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 1: Jim
12. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 2: Maureen
13. Time, Transitions, and Proportion
14. The Feeling of Completion
15. Silence and Connectedness

PREPARING FOR YOUR CLIENTS PART 1
16. How Clients find their Way to Us
17. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 3: Grace
18. Entering the Stream
19. Case Histories -- or Not? 
20. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 4: Robert the "Solicitor"
21. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 5: Rebecca
22. What is included in a Case History?
23. Supervision -- or Not? 
24. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 6: Dave and Max
25. The Fire of Conscious Light

Module 11: Setting Up A SAT Practice—Part 2

PREPARING FOR YOUR CLIENTS PART 2
1. Confidentiality
2. Accreditation, Professionalization, and Disempowerment
3. Working in a Collective -- or Not?
4. “Let me State my Prejudice” 
5. Part-time or Full-time?
6. Exercise: Contacting Essence
7. Payment
8. What does the Client Pay For?
9. What is more Valuable than Liberation?
10. Enough
11. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 7: Kimberley

PREPARING FOR THE PROCESS PART 1
12. The Kaleidoscopic Nature of “Reality”
13. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 8: Lewis
14. A Spiritual Gateway
15. Starting: the Initial Approach
16. The Third Party Approach
17. The First Meeting
18. Setting Up a SAT Practice Example 9: Akmed
19. Refining a Policy for Emergency Sessions
20. Concessionary Rates
21. Scheduling and Availability
22. Modes of Practice

PREPARING FOR THE PROCESS PART 2
23. The Therapy Room: the Place of Miracles
24. “Get Rid of that Gas Fire!”
25. Principles of Sacred Space
26. The Ending Session
27. Endings and Attachments
28. Incomplete Endings in Therapy
29. Responsibilities

Module 12: Elements of Inner Work Practice

THE INITIATORY MEETING 
1. Meeting in Delusion or Authenticity
2. The Myth of Present Time
3. The One who Knows You Better than You Know Yourself
4. Why is the Client Coming?
5. Elements of Inner Work Practice Example 1: Nick

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE
6. Thinking or Feeling?
7. Listening to What we are Saying
8. Asking the Right Question
9. Language and Experience
10. Awareness and Verbal Clarity

THERAPY AND SELF-THERAPY
11. Doing It on Our Own: Ego and Self-Therapy
12. Elements of Inner Work Practice Example 2: James
13. Therapy -- a Rare Relationship 
14. The Himalayan Trek
15. Trust and the Therapist
16. Image and the Therapist
17. Elements of Inner Work Practice Example 3: Audrey
18. Indoctrination and the Therapist

THE THERAPEUTIC ENCOUNTER 
19. Pathology and SAT
20. Projection and Transference
21. Elements of Inner Work Practice Example 5: Paci
22. Counter-transference
23. Meeting, Colluding, and Engaging
24. The Frog's Eye
25. Elements of Inner Work Practice Example 6: Adrian
26. The Therapist's (Inner) Life 
27. The Three Stages of Awakening and SAT

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Organising Workshops, Courses and Events Internationally

Richard is available to run workshops on therapy and spiritual growth internationally. If you would like to organize an event or invite Richard to facilitate an existing group please contact us.

Richard also works with existing groups, businesses and communities who are experiencing difficulties in achieving their aims. For full details of his group dynamic approach see Facilitating Groups and Communities.

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Left Quote MarkWorking with Richard was one of the most profound and healing experiences of my life. I was experiencing spiritual emergency in my personal process and I couldn't have had a better spiritual guide to be my companion along the way. He could go wherever I needed to go. He could hold the space for me to do whatever I needed to do; working from his intuition and with great wisdom, love and care. I went on to work with Richard in his spiritual development groups as well as on a one-to-one basis. He has been a huge blessing in my life for which I am most grateful.Right Quote Mark J.K.

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General information about courses

The Venue
Unless otherwise indicated, courses take place at Cortijo Llano de Manzano, Canar, nr. Orgiva, Spain. See information about the location.

Times
Saturdays: 10am to 6pm
Sundays: 10am to 4pm
Psycho-Spiritual Development Course weekends also include Fridays: 7 to 10.30pm

Prices
For prices, see individual course details, and click on the links to make a booking.

Booking
Click on the links to make a booking.
You will need to pay a deposit of 50% of the course price with your booking—this deposit is not refundable if you cancel for any reason. See how to book for further information.

Food and Refreshments
Tea, coffee, herb teas and biscuits are provided. Please bring your own light lunch.

Getting There
Please see our Travel Information on how to get to the area and to Cortijo Llano Manzano itself.

Accommodation
All courses are non-residential. If you are traveling to attend and need help finding accommodation please refer to our list of local accommodation.  Alternatively you may want to book accommodation in “The Ruin” (see “The Simple Retreat” on our Retreats page) or on request I may be able to put you in touch with local course participants who are willing to offer accommodation.

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