Practitioners Training for Adult Sensory Processing

Professional development to grow your business and elevate your reputation 

Join our learning revolution in mental health and workplace productivity 

Why?

The increased mental health burden is significantly impacting the quality of work and life for people around the globe. People need support now more than ever and we all need to be part of the solution!

 

How?

We developed methodology,  assessments, tools and strategies that can easily and effortlessly be implemented for people requesting help from a therapist, coach or consultant.

 

What?

An online, blended learning journey about the theory, science, research and application of adult sensory processing. Expand your professional toolbox towards higher success rates with your clients. 

Welcome and Introduction

Listen to a short introduction by Dr Annemarie Lombard, Founder & CEO of Sensory Intelligence® Consulting.  She is an undisputed thought leader, researcher, author and subject expert on sensory neuroscience for the adult population. 
This course was introduced in 2012 and hundreds of people have benefitted from the learning.  
 

Target group:

Who should do this course?

  • Healthcare professionals (Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social workers, Physiotherapists, etc.)
  • Healthcare professionals working with adolescents and adults in the sensory integration- and mental health industries
  • Wellness, Lifestyle- and Executive Coaches interested in expanding their service offering
  • Architects, Workplace Designers or Workspace Specialists who want to have access to innovative and new methods for workplace wellness
  • HR, Training- and/or Organisational Development Practitioners who would be interested in incorporating Sensory Intelligence® as a program in their organisations
  • Any person (with the above credentials) who wishes to join our
    team of licensed users
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Course outcomes: 

Why should you do this course? 

  1. Acquire and develop an in-depth understanding of sensory processing and assessments and how it can be used to improve the quality of life, home, work and relationships for adolescents and adults.
  2. Understand complex sensory neuroscience concepts in a more practical and easy-to-use format.
  3. Expand your service offering as a healthcare specialist in utilising sensory insights and strategies to fast-track therapy for adults in mental health, workplace productivity and/or educational settings. Sensory Intelligence® can successfully be integrated into the treatment of adolescents and adults with ADHD, Asperger syndrome, anxiety, depression, bipolar- and/or stress-related disorders, Alzheimers and Dementia.
  4. Expand your service offering as a coach and/or wellness practitioner to achieve results faster and efficiently to reduce stress, increase energy and resilience while improving performance in both lifestyle- and executive coaching.
  5. Be on the forefront of innovation and new workplace practises as an architect, designer or workspace consultant to create spaces for end-user comfort. 
  6. Build resilience for your clients while improving performance in both lifestyle- and executive coaching.
  7. Be the employer of choice and align with the new world of work practises to take your employee health and wellbeing to the next level.
  8. Healthcare workers earn 30 CEU/CPD credits accredited by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. 
  9. Coaches earn 20 Core Competencies- and 16 Resource Development hours accredited by the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Course details: 

11 April until 25 May 2023

✔︎  13 Live Zoom modules of 120 minutes each, every Tuesday and Thursday

✔︎ This is a total of 26 hours of live learning from experts

✔︎ Unlimited access to our learning management system (LMS) for 65 days, before, during and after the course. You can integrate, retain and solidify each module and continue discussions after the Zoom sessions

✔︎ 30 CPD points / CEU units accredited through the University of Stellenbosch

✔︎ ICF accreditation for 20 Core Competencies & 16 Resource Development hours

To learn scientific, yet easy and effective tools that you can implement immediately to be the therapist/coach/counselor/consultant of choice! 

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Content of the 13 modules 

All course content has recently been updated

All modules will be presented through LIVE Zoom sessions.

 

1. Introduction to Sensory Intelligence®  11 April 2023

2. Theory and constructs of sensory processing  13 April 2023

3. Neuroscience, pathways and sensory connections  18 April 2023

4. Research and scientific data in adult sensory processing  20 April 2023

5. Sensory assessments for adults  25 April 2023

6. Your Sensory Matrix™: Part 1 - Sensory systems  2 May 2023

7. Your Sensory Matrix™: Part 2 - Total scores  4 May 2023

8. Sensory Audits™ and the environment  9 May 2023

9. Sensory overload, stress and arousal  11 May 2023

10. Intervention models, mental health frameworks and solutions  16 May 2023

11. Sensory Matrix™ for clients and case studies  18 May 2023

12. Implementation and the way forward  23 May 2023

13. Bonus session Q&A's  25 May 2023 

 

Participants have the option of attending either the morning- or afternoon time slot. The option you choose will be your time slot for the duration of the course:

  • 9.00-11.00 AM South African Standard Time, UTC +02:00 
  • 3.00-5.00 PM South African Standard Time, UTC +02:00

Testimonials

This is what people are saying about the course:

Jessica Taylor 

"I have spent much of my life wondering why I did not experience the world the same as so many around me... and I finally found the
answer in understanding my Sensory Matrix™. And it is liberating! This is an essential tool for self-management and for anybody that seeks to understand more about human behaviour! Thank you for sharing your knowledge so freely!"

Judith Snailham 

"I attended the Sensory Intelligence® 3-day course in Derby, UK and haven't stopped talking and thinking about it since. I have previously attended other courses on sensory approaches, but this one has made a significant impact! I have never been so inspired, invigorated, interested and intrigued after a course! It has completely altered the way I perceive myself, my colleagues, my patients and our environments. I highly recommend this course."

Lauren Burn 

“I attended the Sensory Intelligence® Practitioner’s course last week after two friends had recommended it to me and it was absolutely fantastic. I learnt so much about myself, how to understand the clients I work with; and by the end of it, I felt equipped with a range of strategies that I can use in my everyday practice. It was a privilege to learn from Dr Annemarie Lombard, an expert in this field. The course left me feeling very inspired, and excited about my career as an OT. Highly recommend this course to anyone!”

About us: 

  • We are professionals with over 50 years of collective experience, research and practise in mental health and occupational therapy. 
  • Our work is based on neuroscience and research, yet it is simple and easy to implement.
  • Annemarie's mission has been to take the highly complex sensory integration/sensory processing theories and make it easy, accessible and practical. 
  • We focus on the environment and the 7 senses - and how they influence attention, emotion and behaviour. 
  • We have a life-long-learning mindset and while we know more than most people 🧑🏼‍🎓 we daily continue to learn more ourselves!
  • We like having fun and ensure we do that in our learning journeys too!
  • Our 3 values are: 
    • Simplicity - we keep things simple
    • Innovation - we hate the proverbial box
    • ComPASSION - we are absolutely passionate about what we do and the "therapist" in us makes us hugely compassionate. We understand human beings! 
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Your facilitators

Dr Annemarie Lombard

Annemarie is the thought leader, founder and CEO of Sensory Intelligence® Consulting, a sensory processing subject expert and the author of “Sensory Intelligence: Why It Matters More Than IQ and EQ”, published by Metz Press, 2007. She has a PhD in Occupational Therapy, acquired through the University of Cape Town in 2012. Dr Lombard has over 33 years of national and international experience in people development and learning and practised as an occupational therapist for 15 years dealing with children with special needs, learning and attention difficulties. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She is married to Eugene and has two boys, Lukas and Henrick. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa. 

This is Annemarie, our Founder and CEO at Sossusvlei in Namibia. Her favourite "pause" space to reduce digital fatigue.

Marieta du Toit 

Marieta is a registered and qualified occupational therapist working as a co-facilitator and online coach for Sensory Intelligence® Consulting. She has over 20 years of experience working as a practitioner in sensory processing, learning, development, mental health and well-being. Marieta has done various CPD (continuing professional development) courses in supportive intervention and counselling for people with stress and well-being needs. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She is married to Barry and lives in George, South Africa.

This is Marieta taking some time out also in the southern parts of Namibia. She believes in regular nature breaks.

We would love to share our one-of-a-kind, world-class, learning journey with you

We only accommodate 25 people in each time slot so sign up soon to reserve your spot. 

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Early Bird

$999

Sign up by the 31st of December 2022

  • SADC countries contact us for your "MANDELA" discount when signing up for the AM time slot 
  • 13 x 120-minute online Zoom interactive training with professional experts
  • 65 days of uninterrupted access to our learning management system to work through the updated material at your own pace in conjunction with the live sessions 
  • 2 Sensory Matrix™ passwords to complete for case study purposes 
  • 30 CPD points (healthcare) / 20 Core Competencies- & 16 Resource Development hours (coaches) with an attendance certificate
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Payment Plan

$435 x 3

Sign up by the 10th of February 2023

  • SADC countries  contact us for your "MANDELA" discount when signing up for the AM time slot
  • 13 x 120-minute online Zoom interactive training with professional experts
  • 65 days of uninterrupted access to our learning management system to work through the updated material at your own pace in conjunction with the live sessions 
  • 2 Sensory Matrix™ passwords to complete for case study purposes 
  • 30 CPD points (healthcare) / 20 Core Competencies- & 16 Resource Development hours (coaches) with an attendance certificate
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Course Fee

$1299

Sign up by the 7th of April 2023

  • SADC countries contact us for your "MANDELA"  discount when signing up for the AM time slot 
  • 13 x 120-minute online Zoom interactive training with professional experts
  • 65 days of uninterrupted access to our learning management system to work through the updated material at your own pace in conjunction with the live sessions 
  • 2 Sensory Matrix™ passwords to complete for case study purposes 
  • 30 CPD points (healthcare) / 20 Core Competencies- & 16 Resource Development hours (coaches) with an attendance certificate
SIGN UP NOW