Practitioners Course

Date: 1 August, 2024 to 31 October, 2024

Time: 09:00 SAST to 17:00 SAST

Cost: $1099

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Practitioners Course

Professional development to to grow your business and elevate your reputation

Join our learning revolution in mental health and workplace productivity.
Learn scientific, yet easy and effective tools that you can implement immediately to be the therapist/coach/counsellor/consultant of choice!


The increased mental health burden is significantly impacting the quality of work and life for people around the globe. People need support now more than ever and we all need to be part of the solution!


We developed methodology, assessments, tools andstrategies that can easily and effortlessly be implemented for people requesting help from a therapist, coach or consultant.


Sensory Coaching

An online, blended learning journey about the theory, science, research and application of adult sensory processing. Expand your professional toolbox towards higher success rates with your clients.

Target group

Who should do this course?
  • Healthcare professionals (Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social workers, Physiotherapists, etc.)
  • Wellness, Lifestyle- and Executive Coaches interested in expanding their service offering
  • Healthcare professionals working with adolescents and adults in the sensory integration- and mental health industries
  • Architects, Workplace Designers or Workspace Specialists who want to have access to innovative and new methods for workplace wellness
  • HR, Training- and/or Organisational Development Practitioners who would be interested in incorporating Sensory Intelligence® as a program in their organisations
  • Any person (with the above credentials) who wishes to join our
    team of licensed users

Course outcomes

Why should you do this course?
  • Acquire and develop an in-depth understanding of sensory processing and assessments and how it can be used to improve the quality of life, home, work and relationships for adolescents and adults.
  • Understand complex sensory neuroscience concepts in a more practical and easy-to-use format.
  • Learn more about yourself and your own sensory wiring and take your personal development to the next level – this will enable you to implement with clients easily.
  • Expand your service offering as a healthcare specialist in utilising sensory insights and strategies to fast-track therapy for adults in mental health, workplace productivity and/or educational settings. Sensory Intelligence® can successfully be integrated into the treatment of adolescents and adults with ADHD, Asperger syndrome, anxiety, depression, bipolar- and/or stress-related disorders, trauma, Alzheimers and Dementia.
  • Expand your service offering as a coach and/or wellness practitioner to achieve results faster and efficiently to reduce stress, increase energy and resilience while improving performance in both lifestyle- and executive coaching.
  • Be on the forefront of innovation and new workplace practises as an architect, designer or workspace consultant to create spaces for end-user comfort.
  • Build resilience for your clients while improving performance in both lifestyle- and executive coaching.
  • Be the employer of choice and align with the new world of work practises to take your employee health and wellbeing to the next level.
  • Healthcare workers earn 30 CEU/CPD credits accredited by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Coaches earn 20 Core Competencies- and 16 Resource Development hours accredited by the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Course details

  • 1 August until 31 October 2024
  • Pricing:
    • Early Bird price: valid until 30 June 2024 – $1099
    • Full price: valid from 1 July – 14 Aug 2024 – $1429
    • Payment plan: valid until 14 July 2024 – 2 monthly payments of $719 each
    • Group rate for 4+ : book any time – $949pp
    • Special rates apply to local South Africans and SADC members. Contact us for more information.
  • 15 Course modules delivered in a blended learning experience including 9 self-directed and 6 live Zoom sessions to allow more time for group discussions
  • This is a total of 30 hours of learning from experts; 12 hours of live sessions; 18 hours of self-directed learning
  • There will be two time slots available for the live Zoom sessions:
    • 9.00-11.00 AM SAST, South African Standard Time, UTC+2.00,
    • 3.00-5.00 PM SAST, South African Standard Time, UTC+2.00.

The slot you choose will apply to the 6 live Zoom sessions only. Self-directed learning can happen when it suits you best.

  • The learning modules are:
    • Module 1
      Orientation and introduction to Sensory Intelligence®
      Live Zoom – 15 August 2024
    • Module 2
      Theory and constructs of sensory processing
      Research and science
    • Module 3
      The human brain
      Neuroscience systems, pathways and sensory connections
    • Module 4
      Sensory self-assessments for adults
      Sensory audit™ for the environment
    • Module 5
      The Sensory Matrix™ introduction
    • Module 6
      The Sensory Matrix™ for yourself
      Systems & Total scores
      Live Zoom – 5 September 2024
    • Module 7
      Intervention models and frameworks
    • Module 8
      Mental health and wellbeing
      Sensory overload, stress and arousal
    • Module 9
      Mental health discussions and groupwork
      Live Zoom – 19 September 2024
    • Module 10
      Relationships conflict and harmony based on different sensory thresholds
    • Module 11
      Workplace productivity and goodness-of-fit
    • Module 12
      Relationships groupwork
      Workplace productivity groupwork
      Live Zoom – 3 October 2024
    • Module 13
      Sensory Matrix™ for clients – application and case studies
      Live Zoom – 3 October 2024
    • Module 14
      Implementation, next steps and the way forward
      Live Zoom – 17 October 2024
    • Module 15
      Bonus session Q&A’s
  • Unlimited access to our learning management system (LMS) for the learning period of 90 days, ending on the 30th of April. You can integrate, retain and solidify each module and continue discussions after the sessions.
  • 30 CPD points / CEU units accredited through the University of Stellenbosch
  • ICF accreditation for 20 Core Competencies & 16 Resource Development hours

CEU/CPD Credits and Certificate

This online activity offers a maximum of:

  • 30 CEU/CPD credits accredited by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa,
  • 20 Core Competencies- and 16 Resource Development hours accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
    Participants will also receive a Certificate of Completion after finishing this course.

About us

  • We are professionals with over 50 years ofSensory Matrix™ Self-Assessmentcollective experience, research and practise in mental health and occupational therapy.
  • Our work is based on neuroscience and research, yet it is simple and easy to implement.
  • Annemarie applies her mission to take the highly complex sensory integration/sensory processing theories and make them easy, accessible, and practical.
  • We focus on the environment and the 7 senses – and how they influence attention, emotion and behaviour.
  • We have a life-long-learning mindset and while we know more than most people, we daily continue to learn more ourselves!
  • We like having fun and ensure we do that in our learning journeys too!
  • Our 3 values are:
    • Simplicity – we keep things simple
    • Innovation – we hate the proverbial box
    • ComPASSION – we are absolutely passionate about what we do and the “therapist” in us makes us hugely compassionate. We understand human beings!

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Masterclass #2

Date: 7 June, 2024

Time: 15:00 SAST to 18:00 SAST

Cost: $250

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Coaching with a Sensory Processing approach

Join our masterclass for therapists and coaches!
Dive into Sensory Processing 101 and learn coaching methodologies to boost your practice. Gain clarity on therapy vs. coaching, and empower clients with new insights!

What problem are we solving for healthcare therapists and coaches

  • Are you feeling confined and disheartened by the constraints of traditional coaching methods?
  • Frustrated watching others with less nuanced approaches gain traction and attract clients who would greatly benefit from your depth of understanding?
  • Ready to leverage your expertise in Sensory Intelligence® to maximize your impact and elevate your income potential?
  • Feeling that your specialized skills and insights are not being fully recognized or compensated in the coaching landscape?

The agenda

1. Sensory Processing 101:
A Foundation for Effective Coaching for Therapists and Coaches

  • What is sensory processing
  • How does sensory processing impacts attention, emotion and behaviour
  • An introduction to coaching
2. Therapy and Coaching:
Differences and Similarities
  • What is the role of a therapist and what type of clients do they typically work with
  • What is the role of a coach and what type of clients to they typically work with
  • Explore and unpack how therapy and coaching is the same
  • Explore and unpack how therapy and coaching is different
3. Coaching methodology that works
  • Sensory processing used by therapists
  • Sensory processing used by coaches
  • Making best-fit choices for clients in discipline and framework
  • A roadmap for the succesfull implementation of a sensory processing framework in coaching

What will you get

  • Access to join our 3-hour live Zoom masterclass offering a clear and simple roadmap to help you elevate your coaching business incorporating a sensory intelligence® approach
  • You will also get access to the recorded live video session and supportive documentation on our learning management system thereafter
  • A downloadable roadmap to help you elevate your coaching business incorporating a sensory intelligence® approach
  • Shifting your mindset and tactics where opportunities await, fostering professional, financial and personal growth
  • Expert input and guidance from Haneke Jonas and Marieta du Toit, while collaborating and learning from the group
  • The Zoom link will be sent to you with payment confirmation.
    90-day access to the recording of the live masterclass


How do you benefit and what are the outcomes

  • Participants will review the basics of sensory processing, and the impact of sensory systems on human behaviour, emotions, and interactions with the environment
  • Participant will understand the impact and relevance of sensory processing to coaching practice
  • Gain clarity on the distinct purposes, similarities and differences between coaching and therapy
  • Participants will learn coaching principles that improve clients’ self awareness, engagement and the ability to solve their own problems
  • Participants will know how to choose and allocate a sensory processing approach for which clients for coaching success

Your facilitators

Haneke Jonas

is an occupational therapist who founded Jonas Occupational Therapists in 2004, starting her journey as an entrepreneur and therapist. Since then, Haneke has gained experience in mental health occupational therapy and coaching, using the occupational therapy private practice as a platform to empower people to overcome whatever difficulties they have, whether personal or professional. Haneke’s hunger for knowledge and determination to empower and support people, has contributed to her development of courses, workshops and group programmes, including the successful DBT-Informed Vocational Rehabilitation Programme and the INSTOPP Private Practice School and Mentorship Programme. Haneke is also the founder and owner of grounded.well.wise. Her background in private practice, dialectical behaviour therapy and return-to-work rehabilitation, informs her practical and solution-focused approach.  She stays in tune with the latest research through continued personal and professional development.

Haneke believes in practicing what you preach – a philosophy she lives out through her interests in mindfulness, exercise, gardening, creative crafts and painting. She currently works as a mental health coach and strategist, working with groups, teams and individuals, to overcome the challenges in their way to be the best versions of themselves, get clear on what they want and mapping out the way to get there.  Haneke is a Leve 2, Licensed Sensory intelligence® Practitioner.

Marieta du Toit

is an occupational therapist with extensive experience in sensory processing and mental health. She is also a Director of Sensory Intelligence® Consulting and has been pivotal in supporting corporate clients as a sensory coach and co-facilitator since 2017.

Marieta has a special interest in combining neurology, sensory regulation and human behaviour in the modern world, thereby facilitating self-awareness and improved quality of life for clients. Due to the increase of stressors in people’s everyday lives, she enjoys guiding people towards better understanding of their ownSensory Matrix™ scores and as a result, improving their coping skills for work, relationships, wellbeing and “ordinary life”.

She managed a clinical practice successfully for 20 years, dealing with a variety of clients. By applying tools, strategies and principles, together they have achieved their individualised goals and as a result, improved their lives in a sustainable manner.

3 Easy steps

It is easy:

  1. Sign up for the masterclass
    • You can choose the live ($250) or self-directed ($125) version
    • The live session will focus on your position and growth and allow for personalised learning
  2. Attend the live session or review the content in your own time
  3. Implement and grow Use your downloadable roadmap as a guide

Elevate your skills and knowledge and grow financially and professionally

By shifting your mindset and tactics, a world of opportunities awaits, fostering professional, financial, and personal growth.

Who has benefited

Sensory Quiz™
Sensory Matrix™
Senses on Call™
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Sensory Intelligence®