Psychotherapist who thinks he’s a wireless device

I had never even heard of Derek O’Neill when a friend mentioned she was going to his NYC workshop, then I received an email notifying me of it. So I thought maybe I should check out this self proclaimed “healer, spiritual teacher”, “accomplished motivational analyst, renowned psychotherapist, and inspired public speaker” (ok…ever heard of a motivational analyst?!)
So I opened the email and read the advert for his upcoming workshop “More truth will set you free”. Let’s see…more or less another “snake oil salesman “claiming to set people free from “the chains that bind them” yadda, yadda…there are as many of these guys as burgers at MacDonalds…and this stuff is fast food…but this guy says ” His message is in alignment with all the tried and tested philosophies throughout history”……..so he’s a copy cat who is just out to make a buck off vulnerable people looking for miracle???

Ok….how much is he charging for his remarkable-ness???
Here we go…from the email…
“Exchange: For live attendance, $100 until February 20 (11:59pm tonight). After February 20, exchange is $120. For non-SQ members, your live workshop registration includes a trial membership in SQ Wellness ($45 value).”

“For remote attendance, exchange is $30 for SQ members. For non-SQ members, exchange is $75 which includes a trial membership in SQ Wellness ($45 value), OR $50 without a trial membership”

Remote Attendance????????? He must mean TV? No.
Conference call? No. Must be internet/skype…No… not that either!
Here is how Derek O’Neill presents his workshop remotely:
from the email and his website…
“Attending Derek’s More Truth Will Set You Free workshops remotely is a powerful experience. Much energy and<<< benefit>>> will come to you wherever you are. When attending remotely, you can either sit quietly or in meditation at the time of the workshop and tune into the energy of the class, or you can go about your day as usual. Either way, the energy will travel directly from the workshop to you. PAY ATTENTION TO THIS: “Derek’s workshops are not broadcast on-line or otherwise videotaped”. No need to sign on through your computer or be on the phone. Just relax and enjoy the experience”.
I won’t go into telepathy or psychic transmission theories…what I’m actually amazed at is that he sets a fee for this invisible non-evidence based practice and expects to be paid for it!
He apparently believes he is a wireless device and that people should pay him for his transmission over the airwaves…can I be arrested for theft if I “tune in” without paying the workshop fee?

It gets better…go back up and read where I wrote PAY ATTENTION TO THIS again….it says “Derek’s workshops are not broadcast on-line or otherwise videotaped”. No need to sign on through your computer or be on the phone. Just relax and enjoy the experience”
….and below you see the following:
“Please note, your attendance to this workshop is subject to the following terms and conditions:
“You understand that the workshop may be <<<videotaped>>> and/or audio taped for distribution, marketing and sale. You hereby waive and assign to Born Free Now, LP, Derek O’Neill, and any other companies or individuals necessary to reproduce and market this workshop, all intellectual property rights that you may have in your image, name, voice, actions and/or words recorded in this workshop.” Nothing like a hypocritical healer!

“You agree that no one has promised or guaranteed to you any benefit<<<geez…above it says I will benefit ….even long distance!>>> from this workshop and you are attending this workshop of your own free will. You waive any and all rights for damages (physical, financial or emotional) you may claim as a result of attending this workshop. You release Derek O’Neill, Born Free Now LP and any staff or volunteers assisting the workshop from any causes of action, litigation, arbitration or claims you might have from attending this workshop. You understand that attending this workshop may substantially change your life and consciousness and you freely accept and embrace that change, regardless of any effects that such a life changing experience may create”.

“You agree that any minors attending this workshop with you under your care, custody and control will be bound by the terms herein”.

WTF???!!!!
Please all— STAY AWAY FROM BAD THERAPISTS!!!!!!!…especially those claiming to have a “cure-all”!
If they can’t be honest and straight forward in an email, I can imagine the manipulation in the “workshop”! Everyone has the right to earn a living, but offering a healing workshop “over the airwaves” and charging $50 bucks for it  perhaps to some family with a terminally ill loved one laying in bed at home hoping for a miracle…is just plain scummy!

The only guarantee in remotely attending Derek O’Neill’s  “truth” workshop is that you will be “set free” of $50!

 here’s a link if you ‘d like to check it out yourself:

http://www.sq-wellness.com/workshops/derek-oneill-nyc-2011/

hmmm…do you think my boss will believe me if I tell him that I’m staying home tomorrow and  he will benefit from my services anyway because he’s paying me?

…and another thought for all therapists con!sidering doing e-therapy/web based therapy sessions….this guy is way ahead of you! Better find out his “secret”

Here’s a link to a testimonial froma not so happy former practitioner of his “Rising Star” Healing (cult)

 http://chiflow.tribe.net/thread/68ed92d0-1d65-47e4-9297-d8539f939d4c

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21 Responses

  1. All I can say is “oh, my gosh!” I hope your friend is reading this.

    • I let her know clearly the guy was “not on the up and Up”…
      Sometimes people don’t want to hear it as they are searching to Heal themselves from the outside. and aren’t familar with their own internal resources….(been there!)

      • I find it amazing that this person can even get away with this. I think people also have a tendency to not read the whole thing…or the fine print. Buyer beware!

      • Do anyone of you all know Derek? Have you had ANY other contact besides what you have spoken about here?
        Derek O’ Neill is my teacher and a more powerful, more loving, more compassionate being cannott be found on this planet. He teaches acient teachings in a way that is so clear the newest person to step onto the spiritual path could apply them to their life. His workshops are among the best times I have had in my life, he is funny, warm, kind, insightful. He can heal with just a look or even through the most mundane conversation., He does’nt even need to touch you for healing to take place. I have been involved with Derek and his organization for years and believe me, EVERY penny he makes goes to feed, house, shelter and educate thousands all over the world. I HAVE attended workshops with Derek, both in person and ‘remotely’ which seemed to give you the most problems, trust me, you get just as much benefit attending remotely as you do in person.
        You are welcome to your own opinion on this or any subject, but please look more deeply, don’t just assume you know what its all about from your first impression of what you read. Derek O’ Neill is at the forefront of the consiciosness that is happening all oer the world and we as a race would’nt be as far as we are without him.
        Prema Agni Prema Agni Prema Agni

      • If “his healing” is so powerful….why attend workshop after workshop, and class after class? A true teacher teaches a student to “fish for themselves”. When you are ready, you’ll find that the energy is available to you 24/7….no need for attachment to an exterior source. Your elevation of Derek O’Neill , a human being, to a “god-like status” is pure delusion and a displacement of your own power….and believe me…Derek O’Neill knows this well….you and his ” disciples” are an income source. We all have the power and ability to connect…. and all healing, is self healing!

        With all the economic problems in this country (or whatever country you’re in, I’m in the USA)….there are a huge number of charitable organizations that can use the $$$….why not send them a check….”think globally, act locally”! Why do so many send their money to India, just as our own US corporations have out-sourced many jobs there. Bringing water and housing to a village is a great idea, but the fact is that there is an economic benefit to International Corporations, which in turn provide cheap labor, and many have been known to abuse their employees.
        Please do be empathetic and compassionate. Please do whatever you can, in gratitude, for all souls on the face of this planet….and at the same time, be aware of the bigger picture, and discover just how deep the rabbit hole goes!

      • hi wisdomovertime, i am writing a book about the real, true dangers and pitfalls of harmful healers and dangerous false spiritual teachers, and i wanted to ask if you might know of people who would be willing to share experiences with me that i may then use as examples of what people need to look for and be aware of in order to avoid harmful healers and dangerous false spiritual teachers–derek being one of them, another is the Oneness (diksha) movement in India. please know i do not name anyone’s name in the book, either people who have shared their experiences, or those harmful healers and dangerous spiritual teachers that deliberately hurt others–i cannot do so due to libel. pls know the purpose of the book is so that people who are honestly seeking a true spiritual teacher or honest healer with integrity do not get hurt as you and many others have via derek, or by the others out there that i know of. so if you feel so inclined , please email me. i would be more than happy to email you the preface of the book so you can see if it is something of interest to you. again dee, my sole purpose in writing it is so that people have a road map–the book, one that actually gives examples so people can know what to look for and beware of, in order to avoid the traps and dangerous pitfalls and not get hurt. lastly, i am sorry for what has happened to you, and i hope your life is now moving forward in a truly loving way. love&blessings, thomas

  2. If you think that Derek O’Neill can take away your problems or heal anyone or anything you are mighty wrong. This guy (and all others like him) are selfish, greedy, scumbags who want to make a quick buck off of naive, suffering people. No one can help you except YOU. Save your money and give to a real charity (LOCAL/ USA) if you want to do some true good in the world. Or use your money to support the things that make a healthy life – organic food, exercise, travel, artistic endeavors. Please don’t get involved with this cult – they will RUIN you.
    I am speaking from experience. I gave away thousands of dollars and ended up worse than I was before. I am only now – 5 years later – finally out of debt and about to buy my first home (at 40 years old!).

    • derek is a liar and a dangerous black maya magician. if you simply do the research, the real TRUTH wins out. i have witnessed first hand when he physically attacked a person in his workshop, as well as used his siddhis (yogic supernatural abilities) to psychically attack a person to purposely cause them harm. he has done this to many people in order to get what he wants from them. Sathya Sai Baba has not and never did approve of the prema agni–if you know anything at all about Baba, then you know Baba has stated time and time again that he does not and has never endoresed anyone as a healer, or yogi or a healing modality or healing symbol. Baba has consistantly warned those who come to him to ‘BEWARE’ those people who falsely use His Name for their own selfish and greedy purposes, and to never believe these people–of which derek is one.

    • sairam dee, i am writing a book about the real, true dangers and pitfalls of harmful healers and dangerous false spiritual teachers, and i wanted to ask if you might share some of you experiences with me that i may then use as examples of what people need to look for and be aware of in order to avoid harmful healers and dangerous false spiritual teachers–derek being one of them. please know i do not name anyone’s name in the book, either people who have shared their experiences, or those harmful healers and dangerous spiritual teachers that deliberately hurt others–i cannot do so due to libel. pls know the purpose of the book is so that people who are honestly seeking a true spiritual teacher or honest healer with integrity do not get hurt as you and many others have via derek, or by the others out there that i know of. so if you feel so inclined , please email me. i would be more than happy to email you the preface of the book so you can see if it is something of interest to you. again dee, my sole purpose in writing it is so that people have a road map–the book, one that actually gives examples so people can know what to look for and beware of, in order to avoid the traps and dangerous pitfalls and not get hurt. lastly, i am sorry for what has happened to you, and i hope your life is now moving forward in a truly loving way. love&blessings, thomas
      email: onthepathom@gmail.com

      • I was a close student of Derek and knew all his positive sides. He has betrayed me after 10 years of being his student just because he didn`t want to fulfill the contract he was having with me. He started to do such horrible and unhuman things that have no imitation on the planet because he believes there is no punishment for him and it`s difficult to prove. He is afraid of court and anything against him and he punishes severely anybody who goes against him. It`s completely horrible what this person is capable to do and all his childhood history how he suffered as a child and was beating people when he was angry is alive. He can completely damage and there is nothing that can protect you. He can damge the brain and the cortex of the brain as he know the brain very well after all the initiations that he is doing. Don`t get on his bad side, it`s completely impossible to prove all that afterwards!

      • one word for him..sociopath

  3. Wisdom can only can from experience. From my experience Derek certainly is a master! And would would be the first to say don’t assign to me to me that which divinely resides in all of us. Peace and blessings.
    With love and appreciation
    Susan

  4. I feel sad for whoever wrote this and would say you are very skeptical because you are distanced from yourself- hope you get there

  5. It’s interesting to me that someone could write an article like this without having the experience. I say attend a workshop, stand before your own reflection in this man and you’ll see your own mastery or lack of it. Then write the article and come from a place of actually knowing instead of coming from a fear-place of thinking you’re being taken for a ride. People return because they love this man and he loves them, because he’s fun and real and alive, b
    ecause we’re in this think called life together, so why not grow, witness, love, expand and create together in a container that shines brightly. Those funds that you speak are going out into the world to heal other people. I understand that for some this may be too bright to see. Blessed Be.

    Wisdomwoman

    • ….and when you can stand naked in front of your own reflection in a full length mirror (bright lights on!) and unconditionally accept& love what you see….. then…. you’ve made progress

      ….and when you can unconditionally accept the thoughts of others…then….you have grown.

      ….and when you realize everyone is free to experience energy (&themselves as energy) and choose love in any given moment…. then….you will no longer be interested in workshops and instead living “this thing called life” and sharing the gift of you with all

      btw…you said>>>…”Those funds that you speak are going out into the world to heal other people”……..which other people? who is asking for the healing? you know this for certain? what kind of healing? you’ve seen this for yourself?…..

      Hey …if his workshops bring you joy (and you’re not creating debt!) …keep going… just be-aware!

  6. You are all fucking nuts and my sister has lost a lot of money due to this man and is broke as hell and she has lost her family and friends due to this man’s greed . He just wants your money. Stop being desperate for healing. It is within your own beliefs from what you were raised with. HE IS A FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!

  7. This guy is a complete whacko! He has recently convienced my x wife a mother of three, that her life is in his hands. She believes that she will move to Ireland and her adult children will folllow with their husbands. I went to her house in Ojai California to check in on her, at the request of her daughters. As they have not heard from her in weeks. I found she was void of any sense at all. Gave up her phone, internet and contact with the outside world. She said that he was listening to us and knew everything we were doing. All the while there was no food in the house, the power was about to be turned off and she has no money coming in except for renters on the same property. If not for that, she already would have lost her home of twenty years. She has gone to Ireland and is waiting for his commitment to her for a life together. This will never come and I am not sure what to do. Should I sit back and watch her finish destroying her life as it is? Or intervene? Her daughters are worried sick and if not for me getting her a Obama phone and food, who knows, would she sit and starve herself to death? He has possessed her soul somehow and for what ever reason, his technique is working on this woman. God help her, I don’t know if I can.. 😧

    • At this point you can’t help her on your own…. Sounds like she is already well “under the spell” of this expert psychological manipulator. Can you stage an intervention along with her daughters and perhaps a psychotherapist/psychiatrist that specializes in cult behavior? Outside of that you really have no choice but to let her go to her own undoing…stop enabling her….no phone, food, money etc….looks like you’re being manipulated by her to give her support. If you must ( she is your ex and there are no minor children involved)….be there when she completely falls.
      Here’s another link to some not so positive experiences with this supposed “healer”

      https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?12,64607,64607

      btw…not sure what kind of commitment she is expecting…according to this linked forum …he’s not into women….

    • It seems like my sister went through something similar many years ago. She had three boys, divorced and was struggling financially. One day she announced that a public figure told her he wanted to marry her, and that he would send for her. Her behavior changed, and all kinds of problems started from this point. She totally and completely believed that he would send for her. She waited and waited and waited. Of course, he never did send for her because it was a complete creation in her mind, but was so real to her that she truly believed it was real. This went on for a few years. Over time, she didn’t talk about it as much, but her apartment was filled with pictures of him.

      Perhaps your x wife can receive the help she needs by focusing on what’s happening with her, and not giving the potential for her healing away by putting the focus on a belief that a public figure has cast a spell on her. I’m using the term ‘public figure’ because I want to avoid speaking negatively about anybody. The focus is all on your x wife. What if she believes in something her mind created so much, that she convinces those around her? This possibility should be explored for her well-being and for her daughters. Ask for proof in writing, and if she says he told her – ask if he told her face-to-face and when, ask for the details, where she was, circumstances.

      I hope my sharing helps, with loving kindness –

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