Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training Program
About the training
This training 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 1-4, 2019 (residential course in Perth, Australia)
Testimonials from previous Part One participants
Part Two: April 16 – September 30, 2019 (conducted via email, skype, & 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
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:
Fast Track Clutter Clearing
Clear Your Paper & Digital Clutter (previously known as Clear Your Paper Clutter)
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).
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 my 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.
Part One Training
April 1-4, 2019
A 4-day residential training in Perth taught by Karen Kingston & Richard Sebok
About Part One
The first part of the training consists of a 4-day residential course led by Karen Kingston and Richard Sebok at the Joondalup Resort in Perth, Australia. It includes all the skills that cannot easily be learnt 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 1, 2019 and ends at 9:00pm on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
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 1-4, 2019
- Lunch & dinner on each day of the course, and breakfast on April 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2019
- Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on each day of the course
- A personal copy of Karen Kingston’s Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training Manual
- Free access to the hotel gym, swimming pool and heated spa during your stay
The training fee does NOT include:
- Flights and transportation to & from the venue
- Comprehensive personal travel insurance (a requirement for all participants)
- Golf fees if you wish to have a game on the hotel's stunning 27-hole championship golf course before or after the training at the discounted rates available to course participants
- Any incidental expenses you incur during your stay at the hotel
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 training will be held at The Joondalup Resort, a 70-room hotel located just 25 minutes from the centre of Perth and 35 minutes from Perth International Airport amid the tranquillity and beauty of one of Perth’s most renowned golf courses. It is also famous for the many kangaroos that roam the course and graze on the grass.
The restaurant has an excellent 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 $2900 AUD.
An Early Bird price of $2600 AUD is available if a deposit of $1300 AUD is paid by July 31, 2018.
All prices include 10% Australian sales tax.
The balance is due by November 30, 2018
If not paid in full by that date, the training fee will increase to the full price of $2900 AUD, and a balance of $1600 AUD will be payable by December 31, 2018.
If full payment has not been made by December 31, 2018, 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, 2019
Tuition by Karen Kingston & Richard Sebok
About Part Two
Part Two consists of case studies conducted over a 25-week period from April 16 - September 30, 2019 via skype, email and a private message board. All trainees 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. If more are required, and there is still time to do them before the training ends, there will be an additional fee of $400 AUD per case study (+ 10% GST for Australian residents).
To participate in this part of the training you will need to be able to send and receive emails, use skype video, 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 $2000 AUD (+ 10% GST for Australian 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, 2019) then it will be necessary to apply for further training.
Testimonials from previous participants
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.
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This PDF document contains more detailed information about accommodation, logistics, and the cancellation policy.
If you would like to be informed when future trainings are announced, you can request that here.