The Awakening Group College

The Awakening Group

Australia wide VIC 3000

Servicing area: Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne

The Awakening Group College

The Certificate in Holistic Counselling course began in 1999 to support health practitioners and students to utilize dynamic techniques for personal and professional development. Click further to see course content and logistics details.

Certificate in Holistic Counselling

Study the Certificate in Holistic Counselling


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.

Course Details


Peer Group Supervision (Optional and highly recommended practice)


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



      International Institute for Complementary Therapists
      There is NO VET fee help for this course

Study Options


      All units are held in class
      This course is NOT available online

Course Dates


      Brisbane course starts 13th March 2020
    Melbourne course units start 21st February 2020

Study Groups x 4:


      Questions and Answers
      Learning Activities
      More exercises and deepening of previous unit taught
    Systemic Presentation at last Study group
The number of enrolments are limited to only 20 places per year - secure your place today!
'Make an Enquiry' for course dates and a course prospectus.


Certificate in Holistic Counselling Course Logistics


Course Dates:


Melbourne course starts 21st February 2020 and Brisbane course starts 13th March 2020.
There are a number of units that students can complete prior to the course starting date.

Contact Us for calendar dates.



$3595 GST incl., full course cost, $3395 Early Bird price if paid in full before 1st February 2020 (VIC) 1st March 2020 (QLD). A $350 nonrefundable secures your place. Please note payments are subject to The Awakening Group terms and conditions. This is not a VET fee funded course but we do provide payment plans for students.



Melbourne: Australian Shiatsu College, 103 Evans St, Brunswick
Brisbane: Bardon Counselling Centre, 151 Boundary Rd, Bardon



Case studies, take home review questions, class presentation, pair work, autobiography & unit learning activities.



    • International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT)


    • Australian Counselling Association approved for a number of Professional Development credits. The Work of Byron Katie, Family Constellations and Effectiveness Training units approved for professional development credits.


    • The Certificate course is Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association (AHHCA) accredited. For more details on benefits of AHHCA membership see Insurance available as a counsellor. The course is over 180 hours training over 9 months.


Certificate in Holistic Counselling Course Content


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

PART I: The Big Picture


      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 II: Healing the Wounded Healer


      Role of parents in psychological development
      How the psyche recreates to resolve
      Attachment Styles: Avoidant, Ambivalent-Anxious, Angry resistant, Disorganised, Secure etc
      Internal archetypes: Connecting with inner child, journeying to recreate a supportive inner reality
      Addressing anger, hurt, fear, obligation, grief, guilt, abandonment, betrayal
      Direct experience: aligning the emotional body- turning anguish into bliss
      Aligning personal issues to experience the peace and truth of self
      Systemic Constellation principles

Part III: Beliefs: The Work of Byron Katie


      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 IV: Effective Communication


      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 V: Family Constellation (Systemic Constellations)


      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 VI: Creative Counselling


      Creative visualization: a simple and powerful tool reconnecting sub-personalities ie: wise self, inner child, heart and head etc.
      Structural Constellations inlcuding working with balancing the Head and Heart, Working with Illness, connecting with inner child to resource, making decisions etc
      Linking Systemic Constellations with Creative Visualization with art therapy, props, figurines and other techniques for one to one sessions
      Learn how to create a healing visualization to heal, manifest, gather resources and much more
      Trust yourself as a counselor through:
      Soul Communication Meditation
            Spiritual Cleansing Technique

Part VII: Love, Sex & Relationships


      Initiation of the Senses: Awakening Ones Sensual Self
      Enhancing Intimacy (In to Me See) in relationships
      A Psychobiological approach to relationships
      Systemic Principles governing relationships
      Developing a couple bubble: How to keep connected & safe and enhance mutuality
      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 VIII: Physically Speaking


      Your Disease is keeping you healthy: Speaking to illness and letting illness speak to you
      A Holistic Approach to dis-ease with case studies
      Working with trauma - understanding the soma cues and how to re-calibrate, titrate a client
      Biology Becomes Biography: Energy Psychology
      Case studies and working with illnesses
      Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
            Dissolution and Freedom Technique

Part IX: The Emerging Counsellor


      The Eclectic Approach
      Client Questionnaire and Interviewing process
      Ethics, case management, case studies, reporting procedure, supervision
      Who Am I Beyond the Story and Processes?
      Defining Oneself and Intention as a Counsellor
    Please note the order each unit is offered may change.

The number of enrolments are limited per year - secure your place today!
'Make an Enquiry' for course dates and a course prospectus.


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