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How to Become an HSP Coach in 2024 – 4 Training Options to Choose From

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2018 study on Orchids, Tulips and Dandelions found that Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are closer to 30% of the population, not 20% as earlier thought. 

Further research by Dr. Elaine N. Aron, appearing in Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, shows that HSPs account for 50% of people seeking therapy services.

Since many HSPs grow up feeling abnormal and believing something is wrong with them, they often try to find answers from general psychologists and therapists – not knowing that HSP practitioners exist.

Luckily, with more people learning about High Sensitivity and studying how to become an HSP Coach, access to HSP-certified coaches, therapists, mentors, and other practitioners is becoming easy.

In today’s post, discover three certification courses training you to become an HSP coach and one test to get you listed on Dr. Elaine N. Aron’s website. 

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Become an HSP Coach in 2024 – 4 Training Options to Choose From

1. The HSP Certification Training Course by Nickerson Institute 

Become an HSP Coach with The HSP Certification Training Course

With eight sessions and 33 lessons, the HSP Certification Training Program is for professionals wanting to work with Highly Sensitive People.

The training covers a comprehensive overview of the trait, mistaken conditions, health-related issues, various assessments, alternative therapies, and challenges with identity, relationships, and boundaries.

Go to this page to explore the course curriculum and decide if the course is for you.

The HSP Certification Training Course is one of the integrative programs by the Nickerson Institute of Integrative Health Training. It equips professionals with essential knowledge of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

The program is not just for HSP coach training, so all professionals wanting to work with HSPs are welcome to take the course. 

Completing this course will gain you accreditation from four organizations:   

  • American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Health Coach Alliance (HCA)
  • Canadian Association of Integrative Nutrition (CAIN)

Learn more about the course.

2. 3-Month Professional Training by the Highly Sensitive Humans Academy

Professional Training to Coach Highly Sensitive People

Have you always wanted to become an HSP Coach? 

In this 3-month training program by the Highly Sensitive Humans Academy, learn how to coach Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) from a holistic and integrative framework.

The training has two intakes – in May and September – and a recognition from the International Association for Coaches, Trainers and Mentors (IACTM).

Completing the course will certify you to work with HSPs in one of these two capacities:

  • Professional Practitioner for Highly Sensitive People
  • Professional Coach for Highly Sensitive People

Your current qualifications will determine whether you become an HSP coach or a general HSP practitioner.

Current coaches, trainers and other professionals will be certified as Professional Coaches for HSPs, while those new to coaching will receive certification as Professional Practitioners for HSPs.

Jules De Vitto, a certified Coach and Trainer for Highly Sensitive People, will be your course instructor.

Go here to learn more about the course.

3. The High Sensory Coach Training Program by Inluminance 

Become an HSP Coach with this training by Inluminance

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person wanting to work in self-employment as a coach, consultant or healer? This training to become a High Sensory Coach is for you.

High Sensory is what Willow McIntosh of Inluminance calls the trait of High Sensitivity. He believes it to be a better term and, through the High Sensory Intelligence movement, invites others to join him.

So, if you want to become an HSP coach but the term High Sensory is confusing, know it means the same thing. It’s just a matter of preference when it comes to terminology.

The High Sensory Coach training has twelve learning modules, available through an online training area, live facilitation sessions, assignments to track your progress, and client sessions to help you practise.

It takes three months to complete, gives you access to a supportive community, and comes with two differently priced packages – the Facilitation package and the All-in-One Package.

The training material promises to help you make money as a High Sensory Coach by the end of the program.

Go here to learn more about the training.

4. Study and Pass the Test by Dr. Elaine N. Aron

HSP Test for Coaches, Therapists and other professionals.

If you know about the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), then you know about Dr. Elaine N. Aron. She is the one who coined the term in the 1990s and continues her HSP research to date.

So, imagine receiving recognition as an HSP coach from the pioneer herself. Would that improve your prospects and earning potential?

The HSP training by Dr. Elaine N. Aron is not an online course like the other three trainings on this list. 

Instead, it comes as a DVD recording and book that helps already-trained coaches, therapists, and other mental health professionals understand the trait of High Sensitivity.

The training requires practitioners to watch a DVD titled A Live Seminar On Psychotherapy and The Highly Sensitive Person or read the book of the same name, Psychotherapy and The Highly Sensitive Person.

Practitioners then take a test based on the information in the two materials and pass with 40 correct answers out of 50 questions.

To take the test by Dr. Elaine Aron, you must first be a certified and practising coach or therapist. The test confirms that you understand what it means to be an HSP and that you can coach and counsel Highly Sensitive People (HSPs).

So, you will not get an actual certification or training to become an HSP coach when you pass the test by Dr. Elaine N. Aron. 

Passing the test and submitting your professional details will list you as an HSP-knowledgeable professional on the website.

Visit this page to learn more about the test requirements.

Final Word on How to Become an HSP Coach

A few years ago, training to become an HSP coach would have required you to go through general coaching and then specialize in the HSP trait.

Today, you can learn to coach Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) and receive certification through a single comprehensive training program.

Isn’t that impressive?

This post shares four training options to help you become an HSP coach in 2024. 

The first three are online courses equipping coaching professionals with essential skills to coach Highly Sensitive People. 

The fourth option is a test for coaches offering an opportunity for recognition by Dr. Elaine N. Aron through her website.

Now the ball is in your court. Which of these four training options to become an HSP coach will you choose?

Let us know in the comments.

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