Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training Program, 2020

Karen Kingston • 26 June 2019

About the training

Karen KingstonThis training, taught by Karen Kingston and Richard Sebok, covers a range of highly effective techniques and skills that are not taught in any other professional clutter clearing program.

Major emphasis is placed on learning to discern the underlying reasons why a client has accumulated clutter in the first place, to help the person to gain a new perspective about it. This results in a greater willingness for them to let it go and much less likelihood of them ever wanting to acquire clutter again in future.

The training also includes advanced personal energy management techniques that are vital for all professionals in this field of work to know and practice.

The training is in two parts:

Part One: April 6-9, 2020 (a 4-day residential course in the UK, not Perth, Australia, as originally announced)
Testimonials from previous Part One participants

Part Two: April 16 to September 30, 2020 (conducted via email, video conferencing & a private message board)
Testimonials from previous Part Two participants

Part One is designed to give each participant the knowledge and skills to work professionally with clients. This is then put into practice in Part Two. Completion of both parts of the training to the required standards is required for Clutter Clearing Practitioner certification.

It is a condition of registering for the training that each participant agrees NOT to claim to have been trained by Karen Kingston as a Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner if they do not complete both parts of the training or do not maintain Continuing Professional Development requirements after certification. This would be unethical and unfair to those who do the work of achieving and maintaining certification status.

Who the training is for
This article explains who this training is for and who it is not for:
About professional clutter clearing

Preliminary courses

It is essential that you work through all levels of your own clutter before offering this service to others so that you know first-hand what is involved and are not preaching something you do not practice yourself. It's also important to have sourced your own clutter issues so that you do not project them onto clients.

If you are interested to take this professional training, the first step is therefore to take the following courses and actively participate in each of the steps:

Foundational courses
Fast Track Clutter Clearing
Zero Procrastination
Clear Your Paper & Digital Clutter

Advanced course
Living Clutter-Free

These are not professional courses but the information included in them and the experience of taking them will provide the necessary basis for the knowledge and skills taught in the professional training.

The content of the three foundational courses has evolved substantially since they were first made available in 2013 so to be eligible to apply to take the next Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training, it will be necessary for you to have taken those courses in 2015 or later. If you have taken earlier courses, they will not qualify.

The content of the Living Clutter-Free course is very similar to what used to be known as Part One. If you have already taken that course at any time, you will not need to take the Living Clutter-Free course (unless, of course, you want to, which you are very welcome to do).

Important note
Participating in these online courses will not equip or qualify you to do professional clutter clearing and will not automatically mean you will be accepted for our professional training program. The courses have been structured with the intention that each person will get value from them regardless of whether or not they go further, but we will only be inviting the people we feel confident we can train to continue to take the professional training. We have no wish to waste anyone's time or money.

Part One Training

April 6-9, 2020
4-day residential training in the UK taught by Karen Kingston & Richard Sebok

Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club

About Part One
The first part of the training consists of a 4-day residential course led by Karen Kingston and Richard Sebok in the UK. It includes all the skills that cannot easily be learned from a distance and also allows trainees to meet and get to know each other before embarking on Part Two. 

The Part One training starts at 9.00am on Monday, April 6, 2020 and ends at 9:00pm on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

When making travel arrangements, please make sure that you will be able to attend the entire training. If you will be travelling some distance, it is best to arrive at least a day early to sleep off any jetlag so that you will be fresh for the course.

Included in the training

  • Four days of tuition by Karen Kingston and Richard Sebok
  • Four nights’ accommodation in a single-occupancy Deluxe room on April 6-9, 2020 
  • Lunch & dinner on April 6-9 and breakfast on April 10, 2020
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on each day of the course
  • A personal copy of Karen Kingston’s Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training Manual to keep
  • Free access to the hotel's leisure club facilities
  • Free internet access
  • Free parking

The training fee does NOT include:

  • Flights and transportation to & from the venue
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance (a requirement for all participants)
  • Any additional expenses you incur during your stay at the hotel

Important note
Participating in Part One will not in any way qualify you to do professional clutter clearing and will not automatically mean you will be accepted for Part Two, which is the most challenging part of the training. Most participants do continue to Part Two, but it is not guaranteed. Each person will be assessed on an individual basis.

The venue
The training will be held at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Meriden, near Birmingham, UK, a 214-room hotel in a beautiful rural location, just 5.5 miles (9 km) from Birmingham Airport (BHX) and Birmingham International Train Station.

Deluxe roomAccommodation
Each participant will have their own spacious Deluxe bedroom with king bed, luxurious bedding (down comforter & down/feather pillows), en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, flat-screen TV, phone, desk, in-room climate control, iron & ironing board, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, and complimentary standard internet access.

Any extra nights and upgrades must be paid for separately by you at checkout, together with any incidental charges you incur.

The hotel has an excellent catering reputation. A range of dietary requests can be catered for if advance notice is given on your registration form.

Part One Training Fee
The Part One training fee is £1650. A deposit of £825 is required by midnight GMT on December 20, 2019 to reserve your place and the balance by midnight GMT on December 31, 2019.

If full payment has not been made by December 31, 2019, your place will be forfeit and will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. Your deposit will be refunded if another participant takes your place.

Part Two Training

April 16 - September 30, 2020
Tuition by Karen Kingston & Richard Sebok

About Part Two
Part Two consists of case studies conducted over a 6-month period from April 16 - September 30, 2020 via online video conferencing, email and a private message board. All trainees will receive one-on-one tuition directly from Karen Kingston and Richard Sebok. 

The number of case studies required will vary from person to person, depending on how quickly and easily you are able to achieve the required standard, but it is expected that most trainees will need to do five (approximately one per month). If more are required, and there is still time to do them before the training ends, there will be an additional fee of £225 per case study (+ 20% VAT for UK residents).

To participate in this part of the training you will need to be able to send and receive emails, use video conferencing technology, and have a good enough command of written English and typing to be able to write your own case study reports.

If certification level has not been attained by the final day of the course then it will be necessary to apply for further training.

Part Two Training Fee
The Part Two Training Fee is £1100 (+ 20% VAT for UK residents).

This is payable on completion of Part One so that you can immediately engage Part Two when you return home.

We do not offer the type of training where you pay your money and get your certification at the end, regardless of your skills. The application process is designed to enrol the trainees who have the best chance of completing the training successfully, but there is no guarantee you will receive certification at the end. Most trainees do. However, you cannot rely on it. If certification level has not been attained by the final day of the training (September 30, 2020), then it will be necessary to apply for further training.

After certification
Subject to completing annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to maintain certification level skills, you will: 

  • Have ongoing access to the Virtual Network for Karen Kingston practitioners 
  • Be eligible to advertise your services in Karen Kingston's International Directory of Practitioners
  • Be eligible to advertise your services in Karen Kingston's monthly newsletters

Certification as a Clutter Clearing practitioner will allow you to give short talks about clutter clearing based on the information in the book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, but will NOT authorize you to teach clutter clearing seminars or workshops, teach material from Karen Kingston’s online courses or practitioner training, or train clutter clearing practitioners. Substantial experience of conducting clutter clearing consultations and further training will be required if you wish to apply to do that.

Testimonials from previous trainees
There is nothing else in the world that I know of that is even remotely close to this training. If you truly want to help people remove clutter from their lives for good then taking this course is the only way to go. You will change your clients' lives and your own life as well.

I am not the same person who signed up for the first online course - I believe none of the trainees are. I remember emailing Karen that I thought this course would be life-changing. I had no idea. An interesting thought after having been certified is now that I have completed the training, I understand how much more there is to learn!

The training is not a walk in the park and I believe only other trainees understand the intensity of the course. That being said, studying with Karen and Richard is invaluable. It is worth the time, money, and effort spent. You can then begin to help change the world for the better; one client at a time.

More Part Two Testimonials

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Booking Terms & Conditions

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This PDF document contains more detailed information about the training plus Booking Terms & Conditions, logistics, and the cancellation policy.

Future trainings

The next training after the one that starts in April 2020 will probably be in 2022. The best way to make sure you know about future trainings as soon as they are announced is to subscribe to Karen Kingston's free monthly newsletters


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