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SAT and Fields and Levels

About our Courses: FAQ

Why is SAT not more widely known about?

SAT is not a new treatment. The technique was developed in the 1950’s by the Osteopath and co founder of The European School of Osteopathy Tom Dummer.

Tom was also a musician and had a devout interest in meditation; a combination of leanings and interests which proves very insightful when applied collectively to the concept of healing the body. SAT has been practised since the 1950s and indeed some osteopaths have used it in conjunction with strengthening and rebalancing modalities/therapies such as Pilates. Cliff Conway has worked in this collaborative way since 2001.

There are two main reasons why SAT is not more widely recognised today even though it was developed almost 70 years ago:

  1. Primarily, it is only taught at one osteopathic school in Europe – the European School of Osteopathy; as a concept at pre-graduate level. It is a highly specialized and skilled area of osteopathy which requires a very high level of training and expertise. It is very difficult for osteopathic students to achieve this and maintain this level of expertise in practice and requires a very high level of confidence in skill along with the opportunity (i.e a busy enough practice and therefore enough patients requiring SAT) to maintain these skills on a regular basis in practise.

  2. The preventative and holistic (i.e attending to the whole body rather than an individual part) approach contrasts greatly to the general allopathic conventional medical approach we have in place in the Western world medical profession. Tom Dummer himself stated that ‘osteopathy stood in the middle of views held by conventional allopathic medicine and naturopathic medicine’; in many ways it takes the best from both and aims to bridge the gap. 

One of our principal aims is to raise awareness of SAT and train up further SAT practitioners from around Europe. Along with Gez Lamb D.O who is the principal specialist in SAT both in practice and from his perspective in teaching in Canada, Russia and throughout Europe. Our courses are both 2 day CPD events each qualify for 16 hours CPD.

What will I gain from the Fields and Levels course

Every tissue of the body creates a field of awareness that is palpable and recognisable as the field to which that tissue belongs. So for instance every boney cell in the body ‘knows’ that it belongs to the boney field and in that belonging it behaves in harmony with every other boney cell wherever it may be found. Likewise for each morphologically distinct tissue type there is a field to which it belongs and in which it ‘lives and moves and has its being’. This phenomenon can be used to make treatment more powerful by first engaging the tissue and field and then applying the technique.
There are seven distinct levels of function within the Primary Respiratory Mechanism and these levels may be identified in a very straightforward way according to their distinct quality. Once the practitioner has identified the level then the body is aware that the practitioner knows and treatment begins in an harmonious interplay between the deep intelligences of both practitioner and body. The resolutions and subsequent efficiency of function may be palpated from the body physical through to the innermost functioning of the patient’s being bringing about harmony of body, mind and spirit.
The endocrine centres also relate to the psychological and emotional life of the human being. These centres each have a specific function relating to the inner life. With this knowledge it is possible to locate where a person is processing a particular aspect of their life and with a little help from the practitioner’s knowing hands a better balance may be achieved. A few appropriate questions relating to the particular psychological function will then initiate a rebalancing and a release from an ingrained patterning.
Gez Lamb 2019

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