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, including advanced personal energy management techniques that are essential for all professionals in this field of work to know and practice.
Major emphasis is placed on learning to discern the underlying reasons why a client has accumulated clutter in the first place, to allow 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 wanting to acquire clutter again in the future.
The training is in two parts:
A 21-day online course taught by Richard & Karen Kingston on a private message board with additional group webinars and one-on-one tuition.
Five months of case study tuition conducted via email, video conferencing and a private message board.
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 needed for Clutter Clearing Practitioner certification.
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 foundational courses and actively participate in each of the steps:
- Fast-Track Clutter Clearing
- Zero Procrastination
- Clear Your Paper & Digital Clutter
- Declutter Your Clothes
- 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, 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.
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
Part One consists of a 21-day online course conducted on a private message board with additional group webinars and one-on-one tuition from Richard Kingston and Karen Kingston. It will cover all the knowledge and skills associated with learning to do professional clutter clearing and each trainee will receive a personal copy of our Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training Manual to keep.
We will do our best to schedule the webinars at times that will work for everyone and will make catch-up arrangements for anyone who is not able to attend.
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.
Testimonials from previous Part One trainees
I liked that Karen and Richard are real people... approachable, personable, very ethical, and full of integrity. I feel well equipped and confident to go out to do my case studies. The training steps are easy to understand and follow. – American participant
I know that Karen says you need to have a sense of humor when dealing with clutter, but I hadn't realized we would laugh so much or have so much fun while learning to help others to clear their clutter! - American participant
Although there was a lot of content, there was a calm, unhurried pace, which I appreciated. I liked Karen and Richard's teaching style, which was relaxed but never lost its focus. - British participant
Part One Training Fee
The Part One training fee is currently £1050, reduced to the Early Bird price of £850 if paid in full up to three months before the training start date (plus 20% VAT for UK residents).
It is a condition of registering for the Part One 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.
Part Two Training
Part Two consists of five months of onsite case studies that are reviewed via email, online video conferencing and a private message board. All trainees will receive one-on-one and group tuition directly from Karen Kingston and Richard Kingston.
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 (currently £250 per case study, plus 20% VAT for UK residents).
To participate in this part of the training you will need to be able to send and receive emails and Word documents, 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 the certification level has not been attained by the final day of the course then it will be necessary to apply for further training.
Testimonials from previous Part Two 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.
Part TwoTraining Fee
The Part Two training fee is currently £1100 (plus 20% VAT for UK residents).
If you are invited to continue to Part Two, this fee will need to be paid in full by three days before the training start date so that you will be ready to begin Part Two on time.
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 the certification level has not been attained by the final day of the training then it will be necessary to apply for further training.
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.
Booking Terms & Conditions
All participants are required to sign a Training Agreement after booking Part One. Details of this will be available soon.
Registrations for all parts of the training are non-transferable to another course or person, and no refunds will be made for any parts that are missed for any reason. If it is necessary for you to cancel your participation in the training program, the following refunds will be made:
Up until three months before the training start date, a full refund of all payments made.
For cancellations within two months of the training start date, no refunds will be made.
Up until three days before the training start date, a full refund of the Part Two fee will be made upon request.
Within two days of the training start date, no refunds will be made.
All cancellations must be notified by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clear Space Living Ltd reserves the right to cancel or postpone Part One or Part Two of the training at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. This is highly unlikely, but if it becomes necessary to cancel, all fees for the relevant part of the training will be refunded to all participants in full.
Dates of the next training
The date of the next professional training has not been confirmed, so fees will be adjusted when cost increases are known.
A waiting list for the training has been opened.