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 June 2024 – 3 monthly payments of $479 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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