Certificate in Holistic Counselling [2022]


Certificate in Holistic Counselling [2022]

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Certificate of Holistic Counselling

The Certificate in Holistic Counselling course began in 1999 to support health practitioners and students to utilize dynamic techniques for personal and professional development. (Now available online & face to face)


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Key Information

Brisbane, starting 4th March 2022
Brisbane: $3545 inc GST (early bird)
Brisbane: $350* inc GST booking fee
Melbourne/Online LIVE, starting 6th February 2022
Melbourne: $3545 inc GST (early bird)
Melbourne: $350* inc GST booking fee
9 months, including 12 classes, 3 online study groups, 1 private consultation
*Payment Plan option available – $350 inc GST non-refundable booking fee required for total cost of $3645 inc GST

Course Summary

This is an unique opportunity to create in-dependence (self mastery). From this position true healing happens both personally and as a professional. Our holistic approach ensures transformation emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually thus manifesting your vision of life naturally.The certification course is aimed at transforming practitioner’s personal patterns and experience of Self, enabling deeper insights, understanding and experience of the true nature of healing and Self enabling practitioners to truly facilitate clients personal transformation from the depth of knowing and experiencing the divinity of oneself. For all health practitioners and therapists, caring professionals, or persons interested in enlightening their experience of life.

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Course Content

The Certificate in Holistic Counselling includes 12 classes, 3 study groups, and a private consultation, course manual, online library & certificate given on successful completion.
Part 1: The Big Picture

Trainer: Brenda Sutherland 1 day The Big Picture: How Reality is Created Mapping one’s Lifestream: Identifying issues & their point of creation Aligning self judgment Moving beyond the past to the present. Being the future How You Manifest: Thought embraced by emotion Soul communication: Laying the foundations to learning to trust oneself Who am I Really beyond the thoughts: Freedom from our neuroses Mapping Emotional Addiction

Part 2: Healing The Wounded Healer

Trainer: Brenda Sutherland 2 Days Role of parents in psychological development ACE: Adverse Childhood Experience key components Attachment styles: Understanding and what to look for Neuroplasticity and the role of holistic counselling Acknowledging Needs Developing Empathy: Moving from past to future using art and movement therapies Working with Internal archetypes: Inner Child, Adult Self, Wise self Connecting with inner child, journeying to recreate a supportive inner reality Working with anger, grief, sense of obligation, fear etc Direct experience: aligning the pain body - turning anguish into bliss Unmasking and embracing the shadow self Aligning personal issues to experience the peace and truth of self Finding your place for support in your lineage

Part 3: The Work of Byron Katie: Undoing Beliefs

Trainer: Rosie Stave or Wendy Davidson 2 days The Work of Byron Katie –The Great Undoing: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. Time magazine called it: Four Questions to Inner Peace “An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering” Byron Katie Learning and Experiencing the Inquiry The Worksheet 4 questions and turnarounds Literal Listening The Gift of Criticism

Part 4: Effective Communication

Trainer: Cate Crombie 2 days The Therapeutic Relationship Introduction & practice of counselling skills: Learning the helping Skills Who Owns the Problem Roadblocks to Communication Active Listening: Lead Ins, Common Mistakes, Statements & responses, Feelings Inventory I Messages Feelings Needs Inventory Developing empathy using micro-skills Identifying the Issue(s)

Part 5: Family / Systemic Constellations

Trainer: Catherine Ingram-Silver , Brenda Sutherland 2 days Introduction to the Principles of Family Constellation, by Bert Hellinger Key components of Family Constellation work: Family History, The Family Soul, Orders of Love, Function of Conscience, Belonging, Balance of Giving & Taking, Fate Movements of the Soul Developing mindfulness Family of Origin Personal Constellations Experience this phenomenological approach through being a representative Address issues such as adoption, abuse, illness, belonging and much more

Part 6: Creative Counselling

Trainer: Brenda Sutherland 1 day Creative visualization: a simple and powerful tool reconnecting sub-personalities ie: wise self, sensual self, inner child, sexuality etc. Linking Systemic Constellations with Creative Visualization with art therapy, props, figurines and other techniques for one to one sessions Working with deep respect for the client and their fate Helping in Harmony Developing Open Focus to include all signals: words, breath, movements, Soma Learn how to create a visualizations to strength, heal and reframe for clients Trust yourself as a counselor through: Connecting with Inner Guides Soul Communication Meditation Spiritual Cleansing Technique

Part 7: Love, Sex & Relationships

Trainer: Brenda Sutherland 1 day Initiation of the Senses: Awakening Ones Sensual Self Enhancing Intimacy (In to Me See) in relationships The Language of the Masculine & Feminine in Relationship & Balancing them within Systemic Principles governing relationships Meeting in Love: A Return to Innocence, a new way of connecting sexually without the goals Issues arising in relationships and what to be aware of Enlivening and learning about sexual energy in the body: Transforming sexual energy into meditation

Part 8: Physically Speaking Part I & II

Trainer: Brenda Sutherland 2 days Your Disease is keeping you healthy: Speaking to illness and letting illness speak to you Creative Ways of working with illness A Holistic Approach to dis-ease with case studies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Stress, Depression Biology Becomes Biography: Energy Psychology Case studies and working with illnesses Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Dissolution and Freedom Technique Introducing Somatic Experiencing (working with Trauma in the body developed by Peter Levine) Developing energetic boundaries in relation to trauma Resourcing a Client to work with trauma Working with Health and Wellbeing using Systemic Constellations

Part 9: The Emerging Counsellor

Trainer: Brenda Sutherland 1 day The Intuitive Approach Client Questionnaire and Interviewing process Ethics, case management, case studies, supervision Who Am I Beyond the Story and Processes? Defining Oneself and Intention as a Counsellor

Part 10: Study Groups

Trainer: Brenda Sutherland Sessions for 3 hours x 4 Questions and Answers Review Questions marked More exercises and deepening of previous unit taught Systemic Presentation at last Study group


Provides ongoing peer supervision for case study discussions Highly recommended as practise hours New information and research shared amongst peers Personal issues effecting being a counsellor.


Brenda Sutherland

Brenda Sutherland

Brenda Sutherland

B.Soc Sc (Psych) TAE, IICT, AHHCA

Brenda founded The Awakening Group P/L  in 1993. Her clear vision was to empower each individual to live their true potential. Since then The Awakening Group has grown from counselling, to counsellor training to offer online webinars and programs for organizations and businesses bringing teams together, effectively communicating to deliver results across the board.

Brenda B.Soc.Sc.(Psych) is a Holistic Counsellor, Trainer and Consultant with her practice grounded in over 30 years experience. She is the founder and Director of The Awakening Group accredited training programs and workshops conducted throughout Australia.

Over the past 20 years Brenda has taught at universities, lectured at conferences, appeared on TV and radio, written for magazines and conducted seminars throughout Australia and NZ. She has facilitated many workshops for private, corporate and governmental organizations on personal growth and professional development.

Brenda is a dynamic counsellor and educator who employs her intuition and professional knowledge to gently guide every individual in living their truth.

Throughout her career Brenda has combined her personal commitment to her own self growth and extensive, yet unique, professional training including Psychology, EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming, Art Therapy, Tantra, Eco-psychology, Soul Centred therapy, Kinesiology, Family & Organizational Constellation with world renowned facilitators (Dr Gunthard Weber, Dr Albrecht Mahr, Dr Guni Baxa, Dr Ursula Franke, Jakob Schneider, Dr Jane Peterson, Ed Lynch, Stephan Hausner etc).   Further Brenda has trained with Bessel van de Kolk (one of the worlds leading trauma experts), as well as Pat Odgen; body centred psychotherapy. She has also trained in The Work of Byron Katie and is a Effectiveness (Communication) Training instructor.

Brenda combines the latest neuroscience, attachment styles, arousal regulation, memory reconstruction techniques to return clients to a peaceful sense of self .  

Furthermore Brenda is a PACT Level 1 Couples counsellor having trained with Dr Stan Tatkin, the Founder of the Psychobiological Approach for Couple Therapy. 

You have the power within to transform and live your hearts desire. Brenda creates an opportunity to take you and your experience in relationships, life, sexuality, career and love a step further in authenticity to be the person you dreamed yourself to be. Discover and live new possibilities within yourself, relationships, career, sexually, health, with money and life.

Individual sessions, couple counselling and workshops are available (also via Zoom online) to support you in moving into the freedom of being. Issues of anxiety, fear, stress, anger, grief, sexuality, illness, relationships and much more are addressed with each session personally tailored to transform issues standing in the way of being the more of you.

Here’s what one client said:

“Thank you for today. I feel Amazing!!!”


Brenda has written for:


She has been quoted in:

and appeared on Channel 9’s Alternatives pilot program facilitating “Unmasking The Wild Woman” with guest Catriona Rowntree (Getaway presenter)


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Rosie Stave

Rosie Stave

Rosie Stave


Since her first introduction to The Work in 1995, Rosie has been passionate about this tool for freedom. She lived and worked with Katie for 2 years setting up the Center For The Work in Barstow, California. Rosie was the primary facilitator at The Center For The Work when Katie was unavailable. Since her return to Australia in 1998, she has been offering workshops, retreats, private sessions and evenings of The Work throughout Australia and New Zealand. She is a certified facilitator of The Work and brings a depth of wisdom and truth, honesty and compassion, love and laughter to this life changing work.

Catherine Ingram-Silver

Catherine Ingram-Silver

Catherine Ingram-Silver


Since beginning her 28 years practice of Nichiren Buddhism, Catherine has devoted her life and work to integrating mind-body-spirit health. She has learned and observed the profound connection between the health of the individual and the health of the Systems in which she or he lives and originates. She has spent the last 18 years learning about and practising Family, Couple and individual therapy, as well as Family Constellations. She recently completed level 2 training in Sensori-motor Psychotherapy- a body centred healing modality developed by Pat Ogden, that incorporates mindfulness, talk and emotions with body work, to enable releasing from the effects of developmental and traumatic injuries.
Cate Crombie

Cate Crombie

Cate Crombie


Cate Crombie is an internationally accredited trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) based in the USA and an ETIA Effectiveness Training instructor.

Until recently, Cate was the President of CNVC USA and for many years the CEO of ETIA Ltd, but is now President of ETIA QLD a not-for-profit registered training organization coordinating effectiveness communication programs. Cate has worked in numerous roles in Australia, NZ and Singapore with parents (being a mother of 3 girls and grandmother) and schools for over 25 years including offering community education in interpersonal communication, parenting and anti-bullying as well as school/community liaison. Cate currently facilitates Compassionate Communication training workshops and sessions in a variety of settings including community centres, corporate organizations, disability organizations, and private as well as state schools.

Cate has a deep commitment to building community and making family life and life for individuals easier and more wonderful through acknowledgement, encouragement, environment, enlightened education and training.

Nikki Ward

Nikki Ward

Bio: BA (Psychology), Dip. Holistic Counselling, Kahuna Massage Therapist, Lomi Lomi Heartworks Instructor, Gottman Couples Therapist, PACT Level 1, Mental Health First Aider

Nikki’s background includes working in educational and corporate institutions, supporting students and employees to achieve their potential. Over the years, outside of her working life, her keen interest is in supporting people on a physical level and have trained in Polynesian healing systems, and shamanic healing practices. Nikki is currently studying kinesiology and is passionate about counselling, couple therapy and supporting students emerging as holistic counsellors. There is simply not enough of us out there!

Dr. Jane Peterson

Dr. Jane Peterson

Dr. Jane Peterson


Jane brings a wealth of experience, academic research and unmovable integrity to all the work she does with clients.


Adult education, how to best teach adult learners
Communication (CMM, among others)
Introducing and teaching concepts of Systemic Constellation Work (SCW)
What shapes us as human beings?
How technology is shaping human beings
Meaning making, non-verbal communication, gesture, language, and somatic processes
Group dynamics in the workplace
Relationship dynamics in organizations
The intersection of brain/mind/body/relationships (Social Soma)


2009 MA, PhD. Fielding Graduate University
1991-1992 Fine arts and ceramic studies at OSAC (Oregon School of Arts and Crafts)
1991 Fine arts studies at Marylhurst College
1988-1990 Fine arts studies at PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art)
1987 4-week Intensive training in Process Oriented Psychology with Drs. Arnold Mindell & Max Schupbach
1987-1992 Studies with Process Oriented Psychotherapy
1978 BA, Chemistry, University of Oregon


Family Firm Institute (FFI) Certification work (2009): Launching Pad: A seminar for professionals new to interdisciplinary family business advisingTM; The Essentials: What family business advisors need to knowTM

DDPE Certification, Fielding Graduate University (first cohort) Professional Behavioral Coach, Michael grinder Associates, 2002 Clinical Hypnotherapist, ACHE certification NLP Health Certification, A World Health Community, 1998

NLP Master Practitioner, The NLP Institute of Oregon, 1997


FFI Family Firm Institute
ACA American Counseling Association
ISCA International Systemic Constellation Association
ODN Organizational Development Network of Oregon
VOIS Voice for Oregon Innovation and Sustainability
OHA Oregon Hypnotherapy Association



Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2011

Principal trainer & program developer. Session 1, training for organizational systemic constellations. Shanghai, China. 2011

Faculty. IOCTI IV (International Organizational Constellation Training Intensive). Jalcomulco, Mexico. 2010

Faculty. Organizational Constellation training. Institute of Transgenerational Studies. Mexico City. 2010

Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2010

Principal trainer & program developer. 2nd Online Organizational Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2010

Faculty. 3rd training, module 1, Organizational Constellation Training. CESAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2010

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, Oregon. 2010

Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions. Bernried, Germany. 2009

Faculty. 2nd training program, module 6, Organizational Constellation Training. CESAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2009

Principal trainer & program developer. 1st Online Organizational Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2009

Principal trainer & program developer. Individual Session Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2009

Faculty. 2nd training program, module 2, Organizational Constellation Training. CESAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2008

Principal trainer & program developer. Individual Session Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2008

Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2008

Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2007

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Athens, Greece. 2007

Faculty. Session 3, Family Constellation Training. Institute of Transgenerational Studies. Mexico City, Mexico. 2007

Faculty. IOCTI II (International Organizational Constellation Training Intensive), The Netherlands. 2006

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Duncan, BC, Canada. 2006

Principal trainer & program developer. Individual Session Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, Oregon. 2006

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Hong Kong. 2006

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, Oregon. 2005

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Hong Kong. 2005

Faculty. IOCTI I (International Organizational Constellation Training Intensive), The Netherlands. (Only American invited to join faculty). 2004

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Edmonton, Canada. 2004

Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Hong Kong. 2004

NASW (National Association of Social Workers) CEU’s granted to HSII training programs in SCW. 2004 to Present

Workshop Leader

Systemic Constellation Workshop. For 2008 HSII Training alumni. Porto Cheli, Greece. 2011

Systemic Constellation Workshop for Business. Shanghai, China. 2011 Systemic Constellation Workshop for Business. Hangzhou, China. 2011 1999-present, monthly SCW workshops, Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR

Transforming Difficult Conversations. With Placida V. Gallegos, Ph.D., W. Barnett Pearce, Ph.D., Paige C. Marrs, Ph.D., Linda M. Blong, Ilene C. Wasserman, Darrin S. Murray. Winter session. Fielding Graduate University. 2010

Resolving trans-generational patterns of trauma: An inherently liberating somatic modality for both client and therapist. With Judith Crop, M.A., A.B.S., L.P.C. National Association of Social Workers Oregon Conference. 2010

Systemic Constellation Workshop. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2008

Organizational Constellations, Systemic Solutions Consulting. Brasilia, Brazil. 2008

Psyche, Soma, Soul. A 4-day women’s retreat. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Estacada, Oregon. 2007

Somatic Imaging Workshop. With Mark Wolynn, Director, Hellinger Institute of Pennsylvania. Portland, OR. 2007

Somatic Imaging Workshop. With Mark Wolynn, Director, Hellinger Institute of Pennsylvania. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA. 2007

Working with Families and Businesses. Shanghai China. 2006

Family Constellations in Social Work. Singapore. 2006

Systemic Constellations Workshop. Esalen Institute, CA. 2006

Systemic Constellations Workshop. Esalen Institute, CA. 2005

Systemic Constellations Workshop. Perth, Australia. 2005

Applied Phenomenology: Deep learning and family/work constellations. With Valerie Bentz. Summer Session, Fielding Graduate Institute. 2004

Systemic Constellations Workshop. PESI. Shanghai, China. 2004

What makes love work in relationships. Invited by Fa. George Zee, Wah Yan College. Hong Kong. 2004

Organizational Constellations Workshop. Invited by Fa. George Zee, Wah Yan College. Hong Kong. 2004

Systemic Constellations Workshop. Sedona, AZ. 2003

Systemic Constellations Workshop. Sedona, AZ. 2002

Systemic Constellations Workshop. Reno, NV. 2002

Systemic Constellations. (First SCW workshop in Guangzhou). PESI. Hong Kong, Guangzhou, China. 2001

The Shaman’s Path. A one-week retreat for 30 people on Mt. Hood, OR with Peruvian mystic & shaman, Américo Yábar. 1998

Events Organized for others

Individual and Group Constellation Workshop with Jakob & Sieglinde Schneider. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2008

1st US Conference on Systemic Constellations. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2005

Seminar with Dr. Ursula Franke (Germany). Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2004

Seminars with Dr. Albrecht Mahr: Conflict Resolution and Constellations; and Health Issues. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2002

Seminar for Dr. Gunthard Weber (publisher CA books). Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2000

Organized one of the first 21 day SCW trainings in US, with Sneh Victoria Schnabel.

Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2000

Professional Presentations

Opening Presenter. 2nd Asia Systemic Constellation Conference, Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). 2008

1st Asia Family Constellation conference. Three workshops & presentations. Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). 2006

Panel Member. An International Panel: Constellations around the World – Questions and Answers on all Aspects of Constellation Work. Represented USA on 10-member panel representing 10 countries at 4th international Systemic Constellation Congress, 2500 people attending. Wuerzburg, Germany2003

Using Systemic Constellations in a publicly funded organization. With Kent Layden. 3rd International Congress for Family and Human Systems Constellations. Wuerzburg, Germany. 2001


1999-present Facilitator, trainer, organizer, consultant, and thought leader in Systemic Constellation work.

1999-present Founder & executive director of the Human Systems Institute, Portland, OR

Started coaching & training business as LB Inc. (I was doing some of this as early as 1996 and taught 3-4 small NLP trainings between 1996 and 1998.)

1996 Designed, developed & maintained website for Blue Heron Productions introducing Peruvian Q’ero and Inca teachings world wide.

1993-1998 Professional sculptor and potter. Member of Oregon Potters Association (OPA). Represented by Changes Gallery, Mirror Pond Gallery, Essence of Fire Gallery.

1992 Founder & creative director, Laughing Bones Art Studio.

Co-founder and treasurer of Essence of Fire co-op gallery with other members of OPA.

1978-1987 Tektronix, Inc. 5 promotions in 8 years: Manufacturing Engineer; Product line engineer; Project Manager; Manufacturing Engineering Manager and Reliability Manager; R&D Ink Chemist. Rapidly promoted from engineering to management. Experience in production, internal start-up company, new product introduction, research and development.

Publications & Awards

Peterson, J. (in press 2011) Prove it! The riddle of research. The Knowing Field Journal (17)

Peterson, J. (in press 2011). In the Spotlight. Kent Layden in conversation with Jane Peterson. The Knowing Field Journal (17)

Peterson, J. (in press). CMM and the case of the missing body. In Creede, C., Fisher- Yoshida, B. & Gallegos, P. (Eds.) Making lives and making meaning: Reflective, facilitative and interpretative practice of the Coordinated Management of Meaning.Madison, NJ. Farleigh Dickinson University Press

Peterson, M. J. (2009). Human 2.0? Conceptual Metaphors of Human Beings in Technologists’ Discourse: A Study of the MIT Media Lab’s Human 2.0 Symposium. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations & Theses @ Fielding Graduate University database. (UMI # 3351801)

Peterson, J. (2010). Somatic imaging. The Knowing Field Journal (15) 50-53

Peterson, J. (2010). Reflecting teams. The Knowing Field Journal (15) 54-59

Peterson, J. (2009). Jakob & Sieglinde Schneider in the spotlight. The Knowing Field Journal (13) 31-34

Peterson, J. (2006). Asking the hard questions. The Knowing Field Journal (8) 58-60

Peterson, J. (2005). Deep roots: Musings on the philosophy of constellations. In Lynch, J. E., & Tucker, S. (Ed.), Messengers of healing: The family constellations of Bert Hellinger through the eyes of a new generation of practitioners (pp. 40-57). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Thiesen.

Peterson, J. (2005). Some heretical thoughts on organizational constellations. In Lynch, J. E., & Tucker, S. (Ed.), Messengers of healing: The family constellations of Bert Hellinger through the eyes of a new generation of practitioners (pp. 140-156). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Thiesen.

Peterson, J., & Layden, K. (2001). Organizational case study. Systemic Solutions Bulletin (2) 45-47

Peterson, M. J. & Causley, G. C. (1989). Ink jet printer ink composition and process for producing same. (US Patent # 4,818,285).

Advisory Roles

Advisor to 2011 US Systemic Constellations Conference (Oct. 2011, San Francisco, CA). 2010 to present.

Board Member of the Knowing Field Journal. 2006-present. Advisor to 2nd US Systemic Constellation Conference. (2007, Ashville, NC). 2006-2007


Married since 1981 to the same wonderful man! Owned by two beautiful and mischievous Russian Blue cats nicknamed Bu and Schmu who assist with filing in my office. Enjoy gardening, singing, travel, reading, Chinese tea and dim sum.

Wendy Davidson

Wendy Davidson

Wendy Davidson






Wendy Davidson is an experienced Management Consultant and Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie.
Wendy’s career has encompassed community development work in the not-for-profit sector and more recently management consulting with business, government and community sectors. She works extensively with individuals and organisations in planning, development, mediation, facilitation and coaching.

Wendy utilises The Work of Byron Katie as a process to unearth personal wisdom, knowledge and capability and to elicit long-lasting change for individuals and organisations. Wendy offers The Work as method to identify internal obstacles, question limiting beliefs and transform lives.

“My own personal journey as a young child I would often lay on the ground in the dark, gaze at the night sky and look into the stars. I remember feeling that all was right in my world. I felt connected, at home, peaceful.
Then at the age of 8 my father died, suddenly. He drowned. Purposely, some suspect. As a child, I did not understand my father’s depression nor the mental illness that ran through his family, randomly carrying others on its tidal wave. I felt guilt, shame, not good enough and a deep sadness which became abiding unhappiness. I stopped looking at the sky. The stars went out.
From then on I lived my life on alert, looking for the next danger. I believed there was always something that could go wrong. I would try to control everything in my life and in the lives of others, particularly of those close to me. There was always something that might go wrong and I needed to manage it, control it, fix it. Nothing was ever right or good enough, including me! I used anger, criticism, and blame toward others and the world.

The Work helped me to unravel my learnt distrust. I learnt to notice when I’m on alert looking for the next danger and now find myself smiling at my old habits and need for control. It’s such a relief to understand that those long held beliefs and habits of anger, criticism, blame, and even self-loathing are simply reflections of a fearful mind”.

Course details


  • Online course starts 6th February 9am, 2022
  • Brisbane course starts 4th March 2022 Friday 9am (Enrolments close 1st Feb 2022 or when full)
  • Melbourne course starts on the 6th February 9am, 2022  (Enrolments close 21st January or when full)
  • There are a number units: The Work of Byron Katie, Effective Communication Part I (online) and Family Constellations that can be completed separately that are credited towards Certificate CLICK HERE for details


  • $3645 GST incl., full course cost
  • $3545 earlybird price if paid in full before 1st January 2022 (VIC) or 1st February 2022 (QLD)
  • A $350 non-refundable deposit secures your place for payment plans ($3645 Payment Plan starts the month prior to the course commencing)
  • Please note payments are subject to The Awakening Group terms and conditions.


  • Online via Zoom Rooms Live Webinars
  • Melbourne: Australia Shiatsu College, 103 Evans St Brunswick and LIVE online webinars
  • Brisbane: Bardon Counselling and Natural Therapy Centre, 151 Boundary Rd, Bardon and LIVE online webinars

Introduction to the Certificate and Diploma webinar

Learning Activities

  • Case studies, take home questions, class presentation, autobiography, unit review questions, interactive online group sharing


  • International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT) membership and insurance to practice in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Gibraltar.
  • Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association: AHHCA accredited
  • For more details on benefits of AHHCA membership see www.ahha.org.au Insurance available. Practitioners with complementary modalities are able to use the name Holistic Counsellor on completion of course due to accreditation.
  • The course is over 185 hours training with Unit 4 being part of a nationally accredited course.

Student Testimony


  • The number of enrolments are limited to 24 students per year per state.
  • Melbourne/Online enrolments close on the 1st February 2022 or if fully booked.
  • There are units you can complete that are credited towards the Certificate and Diploma.
  • Brisbane enrolments close on the 1st March 2022 or if fully booked.
  • Deposit secures your place if paying via payment plan
  • On enrolment an individual session is made so that we can create the course to suit your needs and career direction, whilst supporting your personal growth.


Additional information

Pay in Full

Pay the full amount for the class upfront, rather than paying monthly & save $200. Offered in both Brisbane and Melbourne.

Payment Plan

Payments are run over 7 months via Direct Debit system, which is set up by the College, once the non-refundable deposit is paid of $350. Monthly cost is $463.57 per month unless negotiated. Offered in both Brisbane and Melbourne.

Class Start Dates

February 21st 2020 in Melbourne, March 13th 2020 in Brisbane.

Downloadble Documentation

[Course Prospectus](https://awakening.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Prospectus-2022-1.pdf)

Downloadble Documentation 2

[Course Calendar for VIC & QLD 2022](https://awakening.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2022-Course-Calendars-OnlineVIC-QLD.pdf

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  1. Christa Krahnert

    This course opens doors in to a much broader understanding how we can support clients seeking for health, happiness and peace in their life. As it says holistic counselling, I haven’t been disappointed. The course delivers an understanding of who we really are and where we are coming from, to the understanding what happens during our childhood and how that creates not only psychological but also physical symptoms and further challenges in our lives. There is nothing a good counselor and therapist will miss to know and will be able to integrate in a holistic operating clinic.

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  2. Carole Sutherland

    One of the most rewarding courses I have done. Originally choosing this course to accompany my Ayurveda Diploma, becoming a total package for nurturing body, mind and soul. I did not realise at the time how necessary and rewarding it would be for me personally. Suffering chronic fatigue for over 20 years, trying every treatment available, I finally found my answer as to not only why I got chronic fatigue, but also the cure. I don’t think there would be anyone who would not benefit from this course, for a rewarding career, to compliment your current business or for yourself personally. You will also be surrounded by beautiful like minded souls, establishing a special bond, nurturing, supporting and journeying with you while you learn and grow.

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  3. Fumiko Sakai

    This course is unique and suits everyone who wants to explore a carrier as a counsellor or who wants to discover more about themselves. It could also benefit people already in familiar with other therapies by adding more skills and knowledge.
    This course let’s us nurture our inner growth while learning. It has become an amazing personal journey of all of us students.
    I prefer this type of learning in a real classroom rather than just online.
    This is the most rewarding investment of my life I have made. It is very challenging but I am committed and I am looking forward to the diploma course.

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  4. Jane Vidler

    This has been the best course I have ever undertaken both personally and professionally. The course has been way outside my comfort zone but so desperately needed in order to be able to change my life and certainly career direction. I have never known I needed to be doing something like I have this course. My intuition lead me here, and as they say, intuition will lead you to where you are meant to be! The course is a beautiful mix of mind, body and spirit and wonderfully supported. I have found answers to issues I have had all my life, when other professionals did not even touch the surface and told me I couldn’t rely on hope! It has been an amazing journey so far and so glad I took a leap of faith and followed my hearts calling.

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  5. Margarita Genet – Wilson (verified owner)

    Reflecting on that first interview with Brenda, I can’t remember exactly what I said but I remember saying I wanted “the tools” to really understand what is happening within us and how to heal we can grow up through it .
    That could not have manifested in a more accurate and concise way.
    Everything else I have done in terms of study and personal development up until this point, has simply been concepts and nice ideas but this course has gone in deep, right to the core of us as beings on a neurobiological attachment level but also a deeply profoundly spiritual level. It has merged the world of science and spirituality in the most powerful way for healing .
    And it has unpacked me, every single layer, peel by peel.               
    It has unravelled me to my core.
    And there has been no where to hide.
    And even though what I have found has been incredibly overwhelming at times, I have been truly gifted with tools stay, not run, and to go in with compassion, curiosity, calmness and courage to all the parts that have felt so overwhelmed before and do it different this time .

    We have been taken on a journey within, to arrive back to the place we started and know ourselves, for the first time .(T S Elliot quote adapted)
    And from that place we have learned how to be in the World as friends, lovers, students and teachers and fellow travellers in a completely transformed way .
    There is no doubt that this will have a PROFOUND effect on you if you take this journey.
    And it will be the greatest gift you can give yourself, your family, your community and the World.

    I am so humbled and so grateful to have been given this gift. Thank you .

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  6. x.sanya

    I could give 10 stars to Brenda and this course if I could! I have absolutely loved the material, learning, growth and wisdom I have gained from attending the workshops and completing the assignments. Brenda, Catherine and Rosie have brought their wisdom over the last 30 years and created such a beautiful space for us to practice, be seen, heard and understood. I feel so much more competent as a Holistic Coach, who now uses Holistic Counselling therapies than I could have ever imagined! I highly recommend this course for personal and professional development. I’m so grateful that a course like this exists in Australia. It’s been truly life changing!

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  7. Chiu-hua Cheah Tseng (Claire) (verified owner)

    Having done a few workshops with The Awakening Group before the Certificate course, I had no idea this course turns out to be the best training I have done so far. The amount of knowledge and content was taught is way beyond my expectation. This course has given me a chance for further healing in my journey and provides many insights of who I am that I wouldn’t have discovered on my own. My relationships with my partner and family also benefited from the training. Overall, this is a life-transforming experience that I will always be grateful to have. Thankful to all teachers for giving their best for this journey.

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  8. Robin Truman (verified owner)

    I am happy to review the certificate of holistic Counselling course. It has had a profound and very positive effect on me.
    I marvel at the depth and power of this course. Firstly the structure is so professional, from timetable to provision and delivery of material, to student support, mentoring and encouragement. I am so impressed. As a venue for self discovery, awareness and healing this course provides the necessary tools, instructors and material for a fellow student to begin or continue their own soulful awakening journey, Secondly, in addition to ones own journey the training provides a solid base for the individual to establish a platform as a holistic counsellor, whilst also providing the student with the opportunity to continue into the Diploma of Holistic Counselling as an immediate follow on. I have enjoyed the journey, thus far, I cherish the support, interaction and friendship gained from and with fellow students. My thanks to Brenda and her dedicated team for maintaining and delivering a very high standard, quality course.

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  9. Julie Harrison

    This course has truly exceeded all my expectations and taken me on a journey of self discovery. I have not only learnt incredibly valuable processes and tools but my awareness, understanding and compassion for myself has enhanced and strengthened my relationships with family, friends and colleagues. I have found a tribe of like minded, amazing souls who share the desire for personal growth and who support each other with love, compassion and vulnerability. So impressed with the content, I have upgraded to the Diploma in order to deepen the knowledge and cement the practices we have learnt so that I can take these insights and techniques out into the community and support others in their own healing process with absolute confidence. Our trainers have shared their wisdom and knowledge and inspired me every step of the way. They demonstrate that true healing and transformation is available to any one who seeks and is willing to explore their limiting beliefs and re-frame their stories. This course is unique and I am so grateful that I decided to study with The Awakening Group

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  10. seabright.enterprises

    If you are drawn to this course, do it!

    I had wanted to become a counsellor for many years, but I never felt ‘ready’. A space opened up in my life, and, although I still wasn’t sure whether it was the right time, I followed my gut.

    Still, my sense of doubt said, “Maybe counsellors are born and not made – maybe you just ‘have it’ or you don’t. Maybe my lack of confidence and certainty means it won’t be the right path for me after all.”

    Now I believe: if you have the interest, the intention, the passion, and the compassion, this course will teach you the tools to bring those precious gifts to your clients. And it will start by transforming your own life in ways you could not have imagined and didn’t know you needed.

    Best of all, you will be accompanied by a beautiful group of like-minded fellow travellers. Our cosy weekend sessions together intensified the learning in such an embodied way, something you simply cannot experience through an online or distance-education course.

    Follow your heart, and dive in!

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  11. Patricia Stoeckli

    Originally I enrolled for this course as a small adjunct to my profession as TCM practitioner…WOW! Little did I know what a profound experience it would become and how positively it would impact my life. The course is thorough, thought provoking and authentic. True to its name it is also incredibly holistic in nature and is delivered by extraordinary teachers. Thank you so much to the teachers for this wonderful course

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  12. victoria (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved this course. At times I couldn’t believe that I was “studying” — the content and teaching is so engaging and fascinating that school feels like a pleasure, an adventure. This beautiful course and it’s wonderful teachers will facilitate your journey within, to discover your true nature and highest potential. A truly remarkable school for awakening your highest self and enlightening you from the thinking, entanglements and heaviness that block your bliss, so you can help others do the same. Plus, you will connect with a tribe of beautiful fellow travellers (your fellow students) on a deep and meaningful level. There’s certainly a lot of “work” to do, and it’s extremely testing at times, but worth it. It’s hard to put into words how transformative and life-changing this study is. Can not recommend it highly enough. Thank you Brenda and The Awakening Group.

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  13. Deanne Joy Morey

    This course is amazing and I definitely recommend it to anyone willing to take on, change, emerge and embrace the challenges, new learnings and connecting with beautiful like minded people.
    This course has taught me many things and has bought about an opening that has developed a great healing within my family. Without this I would not have been able to face personal demons that have been in the background for many years.
    Thankyou for the connection with my ‘tribe’…. my other family.
    Immense emotion and happiness have been felt throughout the entire course. The modules have been so very informative and deeply resonating.
    My expectation doing this course was to learn as much as I can to be of help to others….little did I know what a profoundly life changing experience this would be.
    Thankyou so much Brenda for your understanding and caring throughout this course. As they say, there are no coincidences, things happen for a reason and I am truly grateful for ‘stumbling’ into this course.
    Many, many, many thanks to Brenda and The Awakening Group.

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  14. tania (verified owner)

    Thank you to Brenda, her team and my class mates for opening my heart and providing a well stocked tool kit for further growth and development. It wasn’t always easy but it has definitely been worth it and I continue to benefit from it each day as what was taught sinks further into my heart and psyche. With deep gratitude.

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  15. Rhonda (verified owner)

    Thank you to Brenda and The Awakening group for such an enlightening course. I have throughly enjoyed it every step of the way. The Presenters have all being of the highest standard and delivered the Workshops very effectively.
    I have opened my heart and mind to new concepts and ideas and consequently have become more self aware and have
    experienced personal growth as a result. I look forward to continuing on with my studies next year with a clear vision of a career change in my 70’s. It is so wonderful to feel so excited about my future. Forever grateful to Brenda and her amazing team.

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  16. Karla

    I had been searching for many years for a counselling course that aligned with my beliefs and values. When I discovered this course online and read the content I was in tears, ‘Yes, finally a course that speaks deeply to my heart!’ This year has been transformational for me. I have loved learning the science behind the concepts and tools and practising in a safe environment with fellow travellers (my classmates), who I now feel deeply connected with. The facilitators have been both professional and personable, delivering the information in fun and interesting ways. I can’t wait to continue on next year with the amazing Brenda and facilitators at The Awakening Group and my beautiful classmates.

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  17. Maria Mia Trearchis

    The Certificate in Holistic Counselling, has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding learning/life experiences for me. Brenda created a safe space where I was given the time and space to grow at my own pace, and discover where my passion lives. I feel greatful for the support to discover my passion for Sound Healing and EFT and to have been encouraged to incorporate it into my tool kit and actually do work that I am passionate about.

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  18. clearviewpdc (verified owner)

    The Certificate in Holistic Counselling has been a very enlightening and fascinating experience. The holistic approach is refreshing, uplifting and inspiring to the soul. Theories, skills and modalities that are covered are helpful personally and professionally. The journey of self-development that Brenda takes you on so supportively and lovingly is truly an awakening of mind, body and soul.

    Paul Conwell

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  19. Samantha Jane Martin

    This has been a truly transformative journey. I have welcomed being vulnerable and open throughout the course and it has allowed me to really understand the world within me. I have been grateful for the guidance to do this so gracefully. A truly beautiful journey of self exploration with a wonderful reward at the end – to be able to guide others in the same way.

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  20. Nat

    I am now living more truth i believed was always there, i just needed to find more guidance and direction. Thankyou to the awakening group . This course has provided me with that and more resources, it has slotted in perfect and helped me continue on and go further from where i currently was. I now feel more forfilled, and have structure in my life. I now no how to be in my body again , it has also provided me with learning/skills and courage again. Due to the gentle,caring and conciderate approach this course provides, i really believe this has hepled having left school so young and with some discouraging thoughts. I look foward to sharing the gifts this course has provided with others and taking on as much as i can fit under my belt . , To be the best i can be. And the best to others. The support i need is to gain as much as i can out of this course to be the best me and share with others. :)) Blessings NAT xx . A BIG “thankyou to brenda and the awakening group for making my dreams come true. ps there are no stars on my key board ..

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  21. Nat

    Life changing ! a true Awakening! 🙂 provides brilliant life forfilling resources ! Healing in all areas :). A course i would recommend to anyone and everyone to do ! amazing life investment ! A big honoury to Brenda and the awakening group for putting these courses out there ” to assist the lives of many ! truly blessed xx

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  22. Anelise Arruda da Gama

    A beautiful inner journey towards the soul. I’m looking forward to sharing with the world what I have learned in this course. I’m very grateful for all the beautiful people I’ve met here and also to Brenda and the amazing teachers for sharing their knowledge with us. Thank you. <3

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  23. Marion Cossec

    This course is amazing how much it is unique and complete.
    It is an incredible spiritual journey toward my soul. I am really grateful I have discover this certificate. I have met so many beautiful people. Thank you Brenda for sharing of your knowledges to us!

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  24. Phoebe

    This course has provided a wealth of resources and tools for personal healing as well as for use with clients. I can truly recommend this course, not only for the depth of knowledge gained – but the safe, supportive and healing environment in which it is delivered. Brenda and the other teachers have a truly amazing energy, and put so much into the course. You will work alongside such amazing humans, and form deep connections. I have learnt so much over the months, and I’m so grateful I signed up. I remember reading these reviews when I was thinking about signing up – and they helped guide me to make the bold jump to sign up… maybe this is the sign that someone else will see that helps them take that next step! 🙂

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  25. Violetta Znorkowski (verified owner)

    I am grateful for the decision I made to enroll in this course and for the people I had the opportunity to connect with along the way. There is a wealth of knowledge in the classroom and in all the teachers you interact with that will undoubtedly widen the lens through which you view yourself and the world. If you intend to take this course for your own personal journey, it is absolutely suitable. If you are already a counsellor, it will without a doubt add more tools to your tool kit. I am excited to see what doors will open because of what I learned during this course.
    Thank you Brenda and the rest of the team at The Awakening Group!

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  26. Nikola Minet

    I can only recommend this course. Heart opening and self exploring! Even if you are not planning to be counselor, this will give you tools how to improve your life in many areas, like relationships, communication etc. Deep knowledge and practical examples from the counselling field are provided, same as personal support. Practical excercises are held in safe environment and in classroom is created love bubble and connection between mates! Grateful to have done it and gained not only knowledge but also amazing friendships! X

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  27. Stephanie Maynard (verified owner)

    I start this review with word of caution – this course may change how you see your self, life, family, relationships, and friendships forever, as it has done so for me, in the most deeply satisfying way.

    A door was opened to invaluable knowledge and tools that I not only utilise on a daily basis, but can already see the immediate effects it has had on how I move through both my personal and professional life.

    I would venture to say this course would suit any curious and open-minded individual from all walks of life, whether it be for professional or personal development.

    I gained a deeper understanding of human behaviour, trauma, relationships, family, communication, and the respective simple yet profound modalities and tools to awaken myself, and perhaps future clients, to the truths of those topics.

    This course gave me access to the decades of wisdom offered by an impressive suite of accomplished trainers, as well as tried and tested modalities from a wide range of internationally renowned industry leaders. The effort, time and energy Brenda and the trainers put into the course is second to none, especially felt during this challenging time during COVID-19.

    It was a joy to connect, learn, practice and share with like-minded students in a well facilitated, safe container. These heart-felt connections I’m certain will continue for years to come.

    Without a shadow of a doubt, I am deeply grateful that I happened upon this course and to Brenda for founding it – it is incredible value for the life-long skills it imparts, and the ripples will surely be felt not only in your own life, but to all lives touched by your own.

    Join the next cohort – you won’t regret it.

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  28. Marlene Heinrich

    The Certificate In Holistic Counselling has been a gorgeous opportunity to get a huge wealth of experience about lots of different tools how to work with people. For me it was immensely rewarding. Applying many of the tools to myself has been an intensive but very healing journey.

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  29. Tricia Lee

    This course was recommended to me by a friend and practitioner. I have been astounded at the amount of knowledge I have built throughout the course. This being a new field to me, I have learned so much. All the trainers were amazing with such incredible energy to pass on their own learnings. The tools I have been taught will be a part of my life. Not only has it opened me up to myself but also to those around me.

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  30. Nicole Rossi (verified owner)

    I felt called to this course after my own life crisis in my physical health, and I was searching for something to give meaning and hope, and this course certainly did that. The in person classes were profoundly powerful and emotional, and I had so many “ah-ha” moments throughout. It was such a shame that COVID stopped us from experiencing more in person, but the online classes were also well taught. The trainers were all so experienced, and had so much knowledge to give. I’ve learnt so much about how to navigate my life and listen with more empathy, and to truly understand other’s and myself so much more deeply.

    If you’re looking for something incredibly empowering and touching, then look no further. You won’t be disappointed!

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  31. Liz du Toit

    This course has provided me with answers to questions I have had about myself for many years. It has given me tools to see things from new and expanded perspectives. The learning is at a soul level and transforms you. Through doing this course I have become more fully engaged with life and look forward to what the future holds.

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  32. Tamara Rogers

    I found the course interesting, challenging, and rewarding. I learnt a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the basics. It really made me think, and I liked how it enabled me to interact with people through the practical work, even though the majority has been online this year, due to COVID. Brenda is an excellent teacher, facilitator and counsellor and it’s been invaluable watching how she works.

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  33. Aneta Brewer

    This course has brought me tremendous personal growth and an in-depth discovery of human behaviour, trauma, relationships, family, communication and much more. I have always been very drawn to self improvement and and human behaviour but never thought it was possible to learn such a vast amount of information in such a short amount of time. I could not recommend this course enough for anyone who wants to embark on this beautiful journey. Brenda is an incredible facilitator and I am extremely grateful to have learnt so much from her. An extremely powerful course. I look forward to continuing on to the Diploma.

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  34. Silvie Bogdanova (verified owner)

    I feel grateful that I was able to enrolled this course, I was searching for long time what would suits my personal growth and also for my future knowledge to become a therapist or what could lead me to the next path of my life purpose. I can say now that I have chosen the right course for my purpose career and I really enjoyed being part of this journey. Also it was lovely to meet people with a similar mind and go through this journey together. Thank you Silvie

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  35. Barb

    Such a comprehensive course! I searched for a while to find a course that teaches with a holistic approach, and I have learnt so many useful tools that have supported me in the journey of life. Brenda teaches passionately and supportively, demonstrating in real time the techniques she is teaching. The material in both the online classroom and manuals is comprehensive and something I will continue to refer back to over time. There is something about the people this course attracts – I have met many beautiful like minded fellow students and always look forwards to catching up in class. I’m so glad I courageously dived into enrolling – it was a last minute decision and it has definitely altered my life direction in a positive way.

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  36. Marc Pointon

    No words will or could describe the journey I have been on with this course this year. It has opened my eyes and heart to more and more of myself, my behaviours, my patterns and my beliefs. I cannot recommend this course enough. It is passionately and lovingly lead by the incredible Brenda and her team. With the course being holistic in nature it attracts likeminded individuals who are willing to go within to find the authenticity of their humanness so you also get the opportunity to make wonderful friendships. I’m so looking forward to the diploma next year and continuing to learn more and more. So GO! GO!! on an inward journey that will change your life for you and your loved ones.

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  37. Leah Halliday

    This course has provided me not only with counselling tools, but with tools for LIFE! What an incredible, and life changing journey. Thank you Brenda for providing this essential wisdom in such a brilliant course.

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  38. Maria pellicano (verified owner)

    This course has helped me become a deeper listener. I have learnt more about the power of a quiet confident presence for myself and my clients. I have gained great insights in the depth of human behaviour that impacts decision and choices made both in the now and in the past. I have understood that there are many deeper aspects of human existence that drives us and keeps us alive. Becoming aware of human feeling and needs has given me an understanding of what we are motivated by. Overall I have understood, that our lives are layered into events and generations that make us who we are today and we are never alone but part of the great circle of life.

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  39. Tia (verified owner)

    It is a great course. It not only teaches you what you need to know to be a counsellor, it also guides you through the process of becoming that person. It enables a lot of personal growth.

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  40. Skye

    This course is life-changing. I have leant so much throughout this course already and it has made me understand myself a whole lot deeper which is then rippling out into my personal and professional relationships and strengthening these. Even if you aren’t wanting to be a counsellor/therapist, this course is highly recommended for your own self-development.
    I am excited about what is yet to come in the Diploma course

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  41. William Wong (verified owner)

    So amazing!!! I was drawn to this course a few years ago but I think a part of me knew that it wasn’t time and I wasn’t quite ready to delve into some of my deeper issues and trauma. I am so glad that I decided to revisit this training a few years down the track and actually commit to it. I did this course to be of greater service to others, but more importantly, to learn more about myself. I’ve laughed, cried, been triggered and had mini-breakdowns over this time and it’s all been so uncomfortable yet so worthwhile. I know thanks to this course I’m a changed person and it has definitely brought so much growth, healing and loving awareness back into my life and my relationships. I will forever be grateful to Brenda for sharing her genius with the world and for lighting the way for so many of us.

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  42. Karina

    This course is definitely exceeding my expectations. The holistic embodied approach has allowed me to really integrate and embody the techniques and practices and I have found that the results are really showing in my daily life, in my relationships and how I relate to my emotions, patterns and belief systems. I love Brenda’s teaching style as she weaves her therapeutic approach throughout delivering the content, displaying the work in action. I am very happy I chose the course, I feel the changes and shifts have been life changing as well as learning so much knowledge and skills. I am excited to see how the journey unfolds for the diploma to come.

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  43. Dallas Nerra (verified owner)

    Words cannot ever describe what this course truly provides and empowers within you.

    I was searching for the right course for me and not just another course driven by a purely academic mindset or approach.
    From the very first class I’ve learnt more about myself than any course I’ve previously attended. (And there’s been a few). Sure, you learn techniques and theory, but this course isn’t just about that. It provides many ways and opportunities to not only work with what you know, but more importantly, to discover aspects of Self you didn’t even know existed. Hello Family Constellations!

    Brenda is an amazing, funny, down to earth person, highly skilled and knowledgeable and has assembled an all star cast of facilitators well versed in their area of expertise. They walk their talk!

    You’ll also develop beautiful relationships with diverse, like-minded colleagues who you’ll look forward to seeing every class to laugh, share, practice and listen to their unique journey. TAG provides the perfect ecosystem to become the counsellor you wish to be 😊

    The only question to ask yourself is: Are you ready to discover who you truly are?

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  44. Lara Hamilton

    This course has benefitted me in all areas of my life. I had no idea going in how life changing it would be for me. The tools provided throughout the course have and will continue to serve and support me throughout my journey. This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done and I am forever grateful to have experienced such fruitful learning.

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  45. Kaylene Fardy (verified owner)

    This course obliterated my comfort zone. It is challenging, intense, thought provoking and can catapult you to places inside of yourself where you have never been. If you yearn to know yourself & expand your awareness, this course is for you.

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