Self Acceptance Training (SAT) introduced McGhee to the abiding power of acceptance. In 1988, she accepted Dick Olney’s invitation to join his training group in Berkeley, CA. No easy decision for a young mother of two living in Salt Lake City, UT, she jumped in with the support of her husband, David A. Patterson. Continuing her study with Olney until his death.
Dick Olney developed SAT as the practice of experiencing yourself in any given moment without the inhibition of self-criticism, self-evaluation and self-judgment. The heart of SAT is to practice experiencing your life as it is unfolding without resistance to what is.
There’s a freedom in this acceptance that is both alluring and familiar. The more you experience it, the more you want to learn to cultivate the peace that comes with self acceptance. With SAT as a grounding principle of AAIT™, we aim to release pain at its source AND shift identification from the self image to the essence of being that is the real self, the true sovereign self.