Program Information

format
Self-paced video
duration
10 hours
handouts
Yes
CE CREDITS
10
accreditation
American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Health Coach Alliance (HCA)
Canadian Association of Integrative Nutrition (CAIN)
Eligible for NBCC Home Study Credits
instructorS
Dr. Wendy Nickerson
Jeannette Folan, RHC
TAKE THIS COURSE
$398

Program Overview & Content

In the late 1990’s the Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) trait (also known as Highly Sensitive Person or HSP) was identified by Dr. Elaine Aron and colleagues. Affecting 15-20% of the population, this trait has a strong influence on the ability to interact and thrive in the everyday world as common stimuli from the environment produce uncommon reactivity in the nervous system of HSPs, resulting in biological and psychological challenges. Many clients are being treated for depression and anxiety without acknowledgement or treatment of their underlying SPS/HSP trait.  This is crucial to their overall psychological health and recovery.

Why become HSP certified?

  • Highly Sensitive People account for 15-20% of the population
  • 30-50% of therapy clients are HSPs struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental challenges
  • Identifying as an HSP relieves many psychosomatic issues
  • The methods & support for HSPs are different and far more effective than what is appropriate for other clients
  • The more HSP certified professionals there are, the more awareness will be brought to this unique trait and subsequently, improved/effective care will be more readily available

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, the participant will…

  • Understand how to assess the sensitivity trait in their clients
  • Identify common mistaken conditions and characteristics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the neurological process of sensory processing sensitivity
  • Identify HSP’s common mental challenges and therapeutic needs
  • Implement multiple appropriate therapy methods
  • Possess tools that stimulate positive change in the client’s wellbeing

COURSE OUTLINE:

The 8 session course covers the following material:

  • Overview of the Sensory Processing Sensitivity trait
  • The Neurological Process & Physiological Challenges of HSPs
  • The Psychology of HSPs
  • The Social-Emotional Challenges of HSPs
  • HSP Self-Care
  • In-Session Practices & Traditional Therapy Methods
  • Alternative Therapy Methods and Spirituality
  • Program Review

Suggested Qualifications for the HSP Certification Program

  • A licensed social worker, therapist, counselor, or psychologist or
  • Certified Health Coach, nurse, child or elderly care worker
  • An ability to commit approximately 20 hours over a 4-month period

*This course, while presented in English, is appropriate for international bi-lingual participants.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive:

  • A digital certificate accredited by the AADP, CCPA, CAIN/CHA, or NBCC
  • A seal from the Nickerson Institute confirming course completion (can be displayed on your website/marketing material)
  • A counselors guide (100+ page digital format) for teen HSPs
  • A digital copy of  a “Discovering the Power of Sensitivity: A Guidebook for Parents and Activity Book for Children”
  • A  personalized listing in two online directories for HSP certified professionals
  • A guide offering tips for how to market yourself as an HSP trained professional on your website and social media (includes content for your website)
  • A quarterly professional bulletin providing continued knowledge and resources for you and your HSP clients
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Course Features

Instructor Information

The principle instructor of this program is Dr. Wendy Nickerson, founder of the Nickerson Institute for Integrative Health Training, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Canada  and the United States, university instructor to graduate students in Counselling Education and Behavioral Health Sciences, and author of “Wild Women Never Get The Blues”.  You can read Dr. Nickerson’s full bio on this page.

The supporting instructor is Jeannette Folan, integrative health coach, author, educator and advocate for Highly Sensitive people. Jeannette has presented workshops across North America to mental health professionals and the mainstream population. She can often be heard as a guest presenter on online summits and podcasts.  To learn more about her, visit her website.

The guest presenters in the HSP program include:

Carla Sodi, MEd is a health coach and author specializing in highly sensitive people with autoimmune issues.

Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehy, Ed.D. is a former teacher/principal, author and energy psychology specialist who demonstrates the benefits of EFT/tapping for emotional regulation.

Yvonne Czarniak is an author, tai chi instructor, and advanced eden energy medicine practitioner who shares specific practices for highly sensitive clients.

Dr. Michael R. Smith is an intuitive HSP/empath, coach, mentor and author who shares his vast knowledge and experience on the benefits of spiritual support for sensitive clients.

Testimonials

"The information presented in the course was fascinating, especially that related to a clinical perspective, which is hard to find anywhere else. I appreciate the time you took to compile this information and connect it to the current research and studies that exist. This saved me a lot of time and effort, and also helped me to feel more confident as an HSP in a helping role for HSP clients."

Lisa Morrison | Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT) and Life Coach Practitioner
"I found the program easy to follow. It kept me engaged. I encourage everyone to participate in the course, it is an extremely valuable experience."

Aleksandra Kubala -Kulpińska | School educator, pedagogical therapist, special educator and coach
"I recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn and professionalize for HSPs. It was both an informative and a fun course!"

Figen Sekmen Süzük | Certified NLP & Life Coach
"I learned a lot about Energy Psychology and have already been able to pass this information along to my HSP clients.  The overview and suggestions provided with this section will help me guide my HSP clients in finding the right tools for themselves. "

Lisa Franklin MSW, LCSW, CSAYC | Peace Family Counseling
"The course shows in-depth knowledge about how to relate to HSPs and how to help them in therapy."

Susana Gonzalez
Very useful and a lot of great and informative references! A great value!"

Raffaello Saracini | MND Coaching
"I knew quite a bit about HSPs, but I still found this course very interesting and learned a lot.  I highly recommend the course to other mental health professionals."

Lian Kirksæther | Certified Coach & NLP Master Therapist

This is the best course of action for truly understanding HSPs

Sign up for the HSP training course now - $398