Enrolment is Open for this Self-Paced Course

Enrolment is now open for those who would like to join the pre-recorded, self-paced version of this course. The course will run from February - to April 2024, with new modules, webinars and content being released every week for the duration of February, March and April.  All content and webinars are pre-recorded and can be accessed and watched anytime. 

Become certified as a Highly Sensitive Child Practitioner

A Highly Sensitive Child Practitioner training that certifies professionals to empower Highly Sensitive Children through an integrative program, so the children they work with can thrive to their full potential.

If you’re a professional coach, mentor, educator, therapist or leader working with children, you will have noticed there are certain children who struggle more with overwhelm, anxiety and also appear to be more intuitive, empathetic and sensitive to the world around them. These children are likely to be Highly Sensitive, in fact, research shows up to 1 in 5 children are HS.

It can be challenging to know how best to support these children, and there is a need to approach their social-emotional well-being in a slightly different way. These children often feel misunderstood, which unfortunately can lead to further setbacks with their self-esteem and confidence.

As a Highly Sensitive Person, I also remember the struggles I experienced as a child; I felt misunderstood by others, cried easily and found it difficult to express my voice. I also had difficulties paying attention at school because I was so busy processing my internal and external world!

Before becoming a transpersonal coach and trainer, I spent 14 years working in education as a teacher - with an emphasis on supporting the social-emotional well-being of children. I learned just how important it is to recognise the unique qualities of HSC and support them with their emotional development, identity, self-esteem and connection to a deeper purpose.

As a coach, trainer and educator, I have developed an integrative framework and program encompassing the key skills and domains we need to empower HSC. The framework is based on empowering HSC with skills and resources to navigate their unique struggles and cultivate their strengths.

It’s my experience that, as professionals, when we are equipped with the right skills, we can really empower hsc to navigate their challenges and step into their gifts so they can thrive. Research shows us that HSC respond better to positive intervention than other children. So, although they might struggle more when they are in challenging environments, with the right support, they can go on to thrive!

Being able to support HSC through these practices can help them achieve better academic outcomes, better relationships with their peers, improved emotional health and well-being, and more likely to thrive later in life. It is also crucial that we educate ourselves so that we can become advocates for these children and share this awareness with others.

When we lack awareness of Highly Sensitivity in Children, we are leaving these children behind. - we are less likely to know how to support and empower these children in the way they need. Whether it’s in education, tutoring, or coaching/mentoring context - it’s crucial that we understand the unique way these children perceive and process the world.

Who is it for?

The course is for:

  • Teachers and educators who want to support the social-emotional wellbeing of Highly Sensitive Children inside and outside the classroom.

  • Professionals who coach or mentor young people in schools or other settings.

  • Mentors or coaches who coach young people in private practice.

  • Tutors who work with young people in schools or in their private practice.

  • Parents who are interested in exploring ways to support their Highly Sensitive Child, and parents who home-school.

  • Leaders and guides who offer workshops, clubs or activities for young people.

Why Join the Course?

The rates of depression, anxiety and mental health struggles are continuing to increase in young people. Without a doubt, many of the young people that are struggling with their mental health are Highly Sensitive Children.  

If you’re a professional that works with young people, this training will enable you to support the social-emotional learning and well-being of Highly Sensitive Children through a practical and integrative framework that you can apply to your professional work.

This course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to be an advocate for Highly Sensitive Children and will prepare you to educate others about HSP/HSC. It offers a framework as well as practical tools and resources you can use with Highly Sensitive Children in a professional setting.

An Integrative & Holistic Framework for Empowering the Social-Emotional Well-being of Highly Sensitive Children

The framework offered in this course is about empowering children to develop more self-awareness; learn how to self-regulate; communicate their needs and understand what they’re feeling.

Developing these skills and awareness from an early age enables children to go into adulthood with the resources, awareness, and skills they need to feel empowered in themselves. As professionals, we’re also acting as role models and guides for the healthy development and well-being of HSC. We're helping children learn the tools they need to develop self-awareness and self-regulation. In this way, the work we do is also more preventative than reactive. We are working with the child's:
  • Emotions, Mindset, and Behaviour

  • Development of Healthy Relationships with others

  • Connection & Awareness to the Environment and Nature

  • Nurturing the child’s Spiritual Expression.

Modules & Pre-Recorded Workshops

Access modules of content plus pre-recorded webinars

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Highly Sensitive Children

  • Module 2: Mindfulness Tools & Holding Space for Highly Sensitive Children

  • Module 3: Emotional Awareness and Regulation for HSC

  • Module 4 : Parts work with Highly Sensitive Children

  • Workshop 5: Developing Healthy Self-Esteem & Confidence in Highly Sensitive Children

  • Module 6: Exploring Boundaries & Healthy Communication with Highly Sensitive Children

  • Module 7: Cultivating Self-Compassion & Self-Care for Highly Sensitive Children and as a Practitioner

  • Module 8: Clarifying Values, Purpose and Spiritual Exploration

  • Module 9: Academic Research Articles & Additional Resources

  • Module 10: Practical Application & Work-Based Projects


Click right or left to explore our guest speaker profiles

Jules De Vitto

Coaching and Mentoring HSC

Jules De Vitto has a BSc in Psychology, MA in Education and MSc in Transpersonal Psychology, Consciousness and Spirituality. She is an accredited and certified Transpersonal Coach, Authentic-Self-Empowerment Facilitator, as well as an experienced educator. She works on the Alef Trust Faculty as part of the 1-year certificate in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology. Jules has over 14 years of teaching experience and has worked in schools internationally as well as in the UK. She places a strong emphasis on the holistic well-being of children; she has completed mindfulness training through Mindful Schools and has also trained In Youth Counselling. She has combined her experience in teaching, psychology and coaching to share her passion - educating adults on how to support and empower Highly Sensitive Children. She also works with Highly Sensitive adults and helps those who identify with the traits of high sensitivity to navigate emotional overwhelm, step into their authentic power and align with their true purpose in life.

Sandra Clifton

Board Certified Educational Therapist

Sanrda is a doctoral student finishing her second year of studies for Cognitive Diversity in Education at Bridges Graduate School. She has her own private, clinical practice as a Board Certified Educational Therapist and she specializes in serving gifted, sensitive, and twice-exceptional individuals through evidence-based interventions. Sandra helps young people navigate their way to more confidence in the classroom, stronger relationships with peers, and better harmony at home. Through her doctoral work, she hopes to create professional development materials for school counsellors to better identify and support HSPs in classrooms. Her ultimate goal is to prevent misdiagnosis of young people with this trait and to improve the well-being of students with SPS, both academically and emotionally, through environmental accommodations and SEL programs.

Genevieve Von Lob

Clinical Psychologist and Coach

Dr Genevieve von Lob is a clinical psychologist and parenting coach based in London. After 15 years working in Britain's National Health Service, private practice in Harley Street and inside big corporations, she published her book "Happy Parent, Happy Child: A 10-step plan for a stress-free family life" with Penguin. She also authored a parenting book "Five Deep Breaths: The Power of Mindful Parenting."

Genevieve now works as an independent psychologist providing one-on-one sessions to adults and young people. Genevieve specialises in working with Highly Sensitive People (HSP) and parents with Highly Sensitive Children (HSC). Genevieve hosts a thriving community called the HSP Revolution which offers events, workshops, a members-only newsletter, weekly inspiration, tips and challenges and access to a community hub for connection and discussions. Her work is inspired in part by the pioneering research of Dr Elaine Aron, who brought the term HSP into widespread use.

Bonus material

When you enrol in the course you'll also get access to...

  • 6-Month Listing on the HSH Directory

    Highly Sensitive Child Practitioner

    You'll be listed on the HSH Directory as a Highly Sensitive Child Practitioner - free for 6-months. If you're an independent coach or mentor working with Highly Sensitive children this is a great opportunity to reach potential HSP clients.

  • 1-1 Coaching/Mentoring Session

    Private 1-1 Session

    As part of joining the course, you'll receive a private 1-1 coaching session to help you solidify your learning and decide how you want to implement the learning from the course into your professional work.

Why Take this Course?

This course is for both experienced professionals or those brand new to working with young people. As a result of completing this course you'll:

  • Learn how to recognise Highly Sensitive Children and support them with their healthy development.

  • Receive certification as a 'Highly Sensitive Child Informed Practitioner' who has completed 40 hours of professional training.

  • Learn a holistic, integrative and transpersonal perspective for supporting the wellbeing of Highly Sensitive Children.

  • Engage in 40 hours of continuous professional development.

  • Join a community and cohort of other professionals who work with young people.

  • Explore a framework that you can use within a professioanl context or in independent practice.

  • Access to ready to use materials/ resources.


  • How many hours a week do I need to spend on the course?

    It's suggested you dedicate around 3-4 hours a week for the course content, studying the material and engaging in the mini-project (totalling 40 hours by the end of the course). There are pre-recorded workshops, alongside reading materials, workbooks and videos. It's recommended you spend around 30 hours reading/reviewing the content, then dedicate 10- 15 hours to the mini-project.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for professionals who work with young people in a professional context and want to learn how to support Highly Sensitive Children. It's also for parents or those who want to know how to support a Highly Sensitive Child in their life. If you work as a coach or mentor for Highly Sensitive Children, this course will also be of interest to you! All of the tools and resources you learn in the course are available for you to apply to a professional or personal context working with children.

  • What is the mini-project?

    You will be asked to complete a mini project which is related to your learning on the course. The project challenges you to find out ways to apply your learning to your professional work. For example, if you're a teacher, your project might be to put together a guide on how to support HSC in the classroom.


To promote good practice, please note that you are advised to apply the tools learned from this training within the boundaries of your professional expertise. For example, a school teacher may use the tools in the classroom. If you currently don’t work with young people and want to work with young people as an independent practitioner, you must follow safeguarding and legal requirements in your home country for working with people under +18.

Book a 1-1 Introductory Call

Find out more through a 30-minute introductory call

Pricing options

You can pay in 1, 3, 6 or 12 instalments.

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