Soul Anchored Therapy™
Time / Learning Style – Activity:
This is a 3-day weekend workshop (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) as well as a 5-hour homework assignment; 2½ of which students will complete prior to the workshop and 2½ in the evening following DAY 1.
Study materials for the homework assignment include Soul Anchored Therapy: A Teaching Manual for Psychotherapists, which will be sent electronically to participants along with a brief take-home test and the Existential Concerns Questionnaire
(ECQ), following registration.
Continuing Education Credits: This workshop has been approved for 18 CE Credits by the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).
The Soul Anchored Therapy™ Certificate is awarded to participants that have completed the entire course.
1. Registration, greetings.
2. Assessing your own spiritual/existential beliefs.
This training course is suitable for qualified mental health professionals, direct service workers, and students of these professions, such as; psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, and counsellors.
In order to do SAT the therapist must be cognizant of their own spirituality and existential beliefs about the purpose of their existence. In order to give participants an initial opportunity to assess this viewpoint for themselves, they will be asked to engage in a role play exercise and to fill out a questionnaire.
(a) This exercise is focused on bringing into consciousness the student’s own spiritual and existential beliefs prior to being introduced to SAT. The truth is, everyone has beliefs pertaining to their existence but few have ever articulated them. Students will be asked to pair up and to take turns at being the interviewer and the interviewee, while asking the following questions:
- Why are you here – in life?
- What is the purpose of your life?
- Why do bad things sometimes happen to you?
- Why do bad things happen in the world?
The interviewer will take notes and give them to the interviewee following this role play for future reference at the conclusion of this course. This exercise is also designed in order to give the workshop participants an initial opportunity to be acquainted.
(b) General discussion of roleplay.
(c) Discussion of homework assignment and scores on the ECQ questionnaire. The take-home test and ECQ are left with the presenter following this discussion.
10:30 - 10:45
10:30 - 10:45
10:30 - 10:45 AM
10:45 - 12:00 PM
3. Introduction to the basic principles of SAT.
Power point presentation with a review of the concepts introduced in The Purpose: Your Soul’s Emotional Journey.
4. Introductory review of research on the pervasive existence of consciousness.
9:00 - 10:30 AM
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
10:45 - 12:00 PM
- Studies of consciousness in conscious living persons, such as; clairvoyance, telepathy, remote viewing, and out of body experiences
In order for the SAT therapist to be effective in delivering the philosophy of SAT to their clients, the therapist must be familiar with a wide variety of research pertaining to the far reaches of consciousness in corporal life and with its survival following physical death. Familiarity with research on existential anxiety, especially as it relates to the topics of ‘meaning’ and ‘death’ are also important. In the following lecture a brief introduction to several topics are introduced, including:
- Studies of consciousness in near death experiences.
- Studies of the survival of consciousness following death, as evidence by; psychokinesis, apparitions, trans-mediums, and past life regression.
- Studies demonstrating the pervasive existence of consciousness as evidenced in ‘morphic fields’.
- Theories in physics proposing the existence of consciousness outside space-time.
(A handout for further study with a list of book references and url’s for lectures on ‘YouTube’ are provided following this introduction).
1:00 - 2:30 PM
5. Review of literature on which the principles of SAT are based.
Power point presentations illuminating excerpts from the writings of the authors on which the main principles of SAT are based, along with video clips of these authors:
- The Seth Material. Interview with trans-medium Jane Roberts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6RuJ65DvJ0 (1st 20 min.)
- Conversations with GOD. Commentary on ‘fear’ with Neal Donald Walsch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA4HwFHiYyA. (8:22 minutes).
- Logotherapy. Interviews with Dr. Victor Frankl on the ‘search for meaning’, ‘finding meaning in pain’, and on ‘freedom, despair, responsibility’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD1512_XJEw (4.21 min.).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhA3mEkzLLQ (2.32 min.).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EIxGrIc_6g (8.21 min.).
2:30 - 2:45 PM
2:45 - 4:15 PM
6. Discussion group exercise
- Students divide themselves into groups of 4 and discuss amongst themselves
(a) their current approach to therapy and
(b) how they anticipate that it would alter if they were to introduce the basic principles of SAT into their practice.
- Following a 15-20-minute discussion, one representative from the group will share their thoughts with the group at large.
- This exercise will conclude with a general discussion with questions to the presenter from participants.
4:15 - 4:30 PM
7. Delivery of homework assignment
Participants will be given a copy of the Soul Anchored Therapy: A Teaching Manual for Psychotherapists (SAT Manual). A copy of Dr. Lindal’s book: The Purpose: Your Soul’s Emotional Journey, on which the SAT Manual is based, will also be made available free of charge to participants for more detailed study.
Participants will be asked to prepare questions based on the SAT Manual for discussion during the workshop on DAY 2.
Students will be asked to write their questions on the notepad provided with this homework (one question per sheet) and to hand these to the presenter at the outset of DAY 2. This will allow the presenter to focus discussion on the most relevant topics for participants in the Group Discussion Exercise that will take place on the following afternoon.
9:00 - 9:30 AM
1. Assessment considerations for SAT.
- Power Point presentation with Q & A from students centered around the type of clients for whom SAT is appropriate and for whom it is not.
- Q & A forum discussing these issues.
9:30 - 10:30 AM
2. The Theoretical Premise of SAT
- Power Point presentation on how fear, anxiety, and negative emotions are created.
- Q & A forum discussing these concepts.
10:30 - 10:45 AM
10:45 - 11:15 AM
3. Core beliefs and the development of emotional disorders.
- Power Point presentation focused on the role ‘core beliefs’ have in the creation of our personal reality.
- Q & A forum discussing these concepts.
11:15 - 11:45 AM
4. Are fear/anxiety and negative emotions necessary?
- Power Point presentation and discussion.
11:45 - 12:45 PM
12:45 - 2:15 PM
5. Group Discussion Exercise.
- This discussion is centered on the topics participants selected from their homework.
- This exercise will give students an opportunity to (a) articulate their views and to (b) consolidate the principles of SAT within their own psychotherapeutic theoretical framework.
- For this exercise, students are divided into groups of 4. In order to stimulate discussion among the group, each student will be selected from a different profession whenever possible.
- Different topics selected from the questions they’ve prepared from their homework are given to each group to discuss.
- Following a 15 – 20-minute discussion, a representative from each group reports to the group at large, followed by a brief discussion.
2:15 - 2:30 PM
2:30 - 4:15 PM
6. Group Discussion Exercise.
- Same as above, repeated but focused on different questions prepared from student’s homework. Students are also asked to rotate to a different group in this 2nd round in order to stimulate discussion.
9:00 - 12:15 PM (includes a 15-minute Coffee/Tea break)
1. Applying SAT in the therapeutic hour.
Discuss selected topics that take place during the course of therapy in a roleplay scenario.
- Students will divide themselves into groups of 3 and begin by familiarizing themselves with a handout that contains the topics to be explored in this roleplay
- Students will take turns at playing the role of a client who has had an emotional incident (fictional, or true if the student is comfortable disclosing a personal incident) while another student acts as the therapist. The third student observes this dialogue and indicates on the handout what topics have been communicated to the client during the role play. The three of them take turns at being the client, the therapist and the observer.
- Following this roleplay, students will share their observations and insights with the presenter and with the group at large.
12:15 - 1:15 PM
1:15 - 3:15 PM
3:15 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Re-administration and scoring of the Existential Concerns Questionnaire.
- compare and evaluate results with initial scores obtained prior to the workshop.
- copies of the ECQ are kept for future research.
‘Course Evaluation Form’.
- students are required to complete a Course Evaluation Form.
- students are awarded a certificate of completion for Soul Anchored Therapy™.
Award Certificate for SAT
- issue certificate for CE credits.
Continuing Education Credits.
Q & A discussion with the presenter and amongst the audience at large, centered around topics that frequently come up in therapy, and examples of how to orient and motivate clients during the course of therapy using the principles of SAT.
The following topics discussed briefly in the SAT Manual (Items G1-23) and more extensively in The Purpose: Your Soul’s Emotional Journey provide the subjects for this Q & A forum:
(A) - You exist simultaneously on Earth and in the Spiritual Dimension.
(B) - Do you have ‘free will’? Do we decide the major events of our lives?
(C) - You discover your ‘inner nature’ through negative emotions.
(D) - You find yourself in therapy because you are ready to change.
(E) - Bestowing meaning and discovery of gratitude.
(F) - Reincarnation; no karma, no dharma.
(G) - Right and wrong.
(H) - Agents of change. We change with every moment, and so does what we desire.
(I) - Change in therapy.
(J) - The importance of not dwelling excessively on the past with clients.
(K) – Your spirit has chosen your fate.
(L) - There is no luck.
(M) - Contrast creates the experience.
(N) - It’s normal to feel upset, and it’s necessary in order to learn about your ‘inner nature’.
(O) - You can’t see your future.
(P) - Grief.
(Q) - No emotional pain, no spiritual gain.
(R) - Core beliefs, brought forward through reincarnation.
(S) – PTSD / Sanctuary Trauma and SAT.
(T) - Bullying and SAT.
(U) - Controversial Issues implied by SAT.
(W) - Rikki’s adventures in The Purpose.