Self Actualization Growth Education

A Powerful Heart-centered personal growth Program


The SAGE intensive is a powerful personal growth/therapy program for anyone seeking to live life to its fullest. It is an innovative adjunct to individual therapy because it takes people further in their healing process than they can possibly go in a one-on-one setting.

We all have mental, emotional and physical blocks that limit our joy, prevent us from knowing the truth about who we are and interfere with living up to our full potential. When we release these blocks, we allow our true self to be in charge of our life rather than old unacknowledged, hidden parts of us. Personal transformation means getting down below the surface of the roles that we play in life and reclaiming our authentic, deeper self. SAGE is an opportunity to explore these deeper levels and move beyond our unconscious self-imposed limitations. It is a powerful personal growth program that utilizes group process to facilitate healing, foster a greater sense of personal fulfillment and improve relationships.

SAGE is very difficult to put into words. It is very earth shattering. I learned more about myself in those 5 weekends than I could ever imagine. It has helped me immensely in my journey of health. It is joy, sorrow, tears, laughter, friendship. I would totally recommend it to anyone even remotely considering attending. It is an experience you will never regret.”

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How SAGE Works

SAGE is structured as a five month program that meets one weekend each month from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon for an approximate total of 130 hours. Each weekend covers an educational theme that includes codependency, addictions, sexual abuse, mind-body connection and relationships.

SAGE is facilitated bychakra woman fades small2 two specially trained Heart-centered Transformational psychotherapists and one or more assistants whose professional direction and positive energy to provide an atmosphere of healing and growth.

People will be onsite for the duration of the workshop with meals and comfortable sleeping accommodations provided.

Experience these powerful techniques:

  • Hypnotherapy: a dramatic combination of traditional hypnosis, Gestalt approaches, and energy work
  • Breath Therapy: sometimes called “conscious connected breathing” or “rebirthing” integrates one’s emotional, physical and spiritual healing
  • Energetic Psychodrama: an awesomely powerful form of psychodrama that incorporates trance work and energy work within a traditional psychodrama format
  • Subtle body energy work and Soul Psychology: work with and heal the causes of emotional and physical imbalances where they first manifested, in the energy field.
  • Kundilini meditation

Heart-Centered Therapies

Heart Centered healing modalities utilize: Altered-states of consciousness to access unconscious material, a deeply experiential approach, an acknowledgement of the vital role of the client’s own spiritual connection, and an unfailing link with the unconditional love accessed through his/her heart center. SAGE teachers and assistants are thoroughly trained in the clinical techniques used and have at least three years of advanced training with hypnotherapy, breath work, and psychodrama.


The Benefits

  • Rapid increase in self-awareness, acceptance and understanding
  • Learn to live from the core of your authentic self by releasing unconscious denial
  • Release self-defeating beliefs and patterns
  • Create community support for what is in your highest good
  • Improve interpersonal communications skills
  • Deepened spiritual connection
  • Strengthened personal integrity
  • Attract fulfilling relationships
  • Experience deep inner peace and joy improved mental, emotional and physical health
  • Learn tools to manifest your goals using the full power of your mind, heart and spirit

The impact of this weekend continues to echo throughout my mind, body and spirit. What an incredibly profound awakening. This is the hardest work I have ever done, though curiously I feel more present and alive than I have in a very very long time.”

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The next SAGE group starts in March, 2019. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page or give us a call at 314-963-1060 to request more information.

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ErickErick French, LCSW, ACHT is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for the past 15 years. He is an advanced clinical Heart-Centered hypnotherapist, a Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator, he has trained extensively in Gestalt Therapy and Reiki. Erick brings an intuitive, caring and compassionate yet direct style to his work. He runs a full-time private practice, One Awareness Counseling, in St. Louis.


Barbara Magallanes, LCSW, ACHT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Texas since 1994. She has made a career of helping people overcome the obstacles in their lives which prohibit them from realizing their full potential and finding their soul path. She has over 30 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy, including extensive experience working with drug and alcohol addiction. Barbara brings a loving, cheerful, and compassionate style to her work. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX where she works as a psychotherapist in a thriving neuro-psychology practice, Restore Behavioral Health.


Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and your heart with me this weekend and for inviting me to share mine! I am forever grateful!”

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