irst of all, Claudio realised that personal development requires
a combination of surrender and discipline. Therefore, in SAT he combined
the “Dionysian” aspect of letting go and spontaneous expression with
the "Apollonian" dimension that encourages rigour and precision in the
processes of understanding.
On the other hand, the very structure of the SAT programme follows an
In SAT I we first nurture our capacity for self-observation and self-knowledge,
and from this openness we then explore new experiences of inner freedom.
In SAT II we address the first conditionings that originate in our nuclear
family, thus discovering the impact of the patriarchal culture on our
family systems as well as on our social structures.
In SAT III, a “transpersonal" space opens up, which helps us to broaden
our gaze, until now focused on the individual, towards the other, considering
a collective well-being.
In this context, Claudio Naranjo advocates a necessary "democratisation"
of therapy. According to him, therapy should not remain only in the hands
of professionals. Trusting in the human capacity to help each other,
therapy should be actively promoted by making itself available to a larger
number of people, thereby serving towards a possible evolution and healing
of our culture. This conviction of his permeates strongly into the spirit
of the SAT.
In order to familiarise participants with this integrative approach to
psychotherapy and its potential, Maria Grazia Cecchini will address the