More information about the Advanced Certificate

This course builds on the learning from the 25 hour Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Counselling. The Advanced Certificate will be an integration of the theory taught on the Foundation Certificate into practice.

  • You can ONLY APPLY to the ADVANCED TRAINING once you 're qualified with your Foundation certificate.

  • The aim of the advanced certificate is to expand the understanding of the Polyvagal Theory in an experiential way – learning the theory from the ‘inside out’ – exploring our Autonomic Nervous System in real time and directly with others in a group learning experience.

  • We are running one online and one face to face Advanced program for 2022-2023. Residential training in Derbyshire, 16-17-18 of Sept 2022 and 2-3-4 of Dec 2022/ Online training, using the zoom platform, 4-5-6 of Nov 2022 and 3-4-5 Feb 2023

  • Each training program will be held over two weekends running from Friday afternoon until Sunday lunchtime. (30 hours of training)

  • Course Timetable: Each weekend will consist of a mix of ‘Process’ and ‘Practice’ carried out in both the large group and two smaller groups.

  • The course will be validated by a Written Assignment: 2500 – 4000 words. This assignment should show your understanding of the Polyvagal Theory and how you have incorporated it into your practice using examples from your client work .

  • Applications for the course are welcomed from colleagues who have completed the Foundation Certificate in the Application of the Polyvagal Theory. The application process will include a 30-min interview via Zoom.

  • The course will be limited to 20 participants.

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In Practice

  • Price

    £875 for the 2 training weekends plus accommodation for the Residential training. No extra cost for the online training.

  • Venue info

    The venue is located in the UK, in Derbyshire. Easy to access. It offers Ensuite bedrooms. Click on the link to fond out more about it:

  • Registration

    There is a selection process to join this training. Please apply and send us your interest for the course, your qualifications and we ll organise an interview with Maggi and Fabienne. Once you 've been accepted to the course, we 'll send you the contract and will ask you to pay a deposit of 30% of the course. That will guarantee your place in the program.


  • I cannot upload my CPD certificates, what can I do?

    If you are not able to upload your documents please don't worry as you can also email these to Temenos using the email address

  • How long does it take to get my Foundation certificate?

    It usually takes 7 days, for our team to check all the documents and requirements. Once it s been accepted, you will be able to download the digital certificate.

  • How do I apply for for the Advanced Certificate in the Application of the Polyvagal Theory in counseling &Psychotherapy and the residential training?

    In order to apply for the residential training with Maggi and the Advanced Certificate, you need to have received your foundation digital certificate and be a qualified therapist.

  • What is the process to access the Advanced Certificate

    You need to have completed all the requirements from the Foundation Certificate /send us all your certifications in Counselling and psychotherapy /have an interview with a Temenos tutor /register on a waiting list to join a group

  • How many people will be accepted in the advanced program?

    The number of participants are limited to 25 students for the residential weekend and 30 to the online one.

  • When will take place the advanced training ?

    It will start in September 2022. We're running 2 programs. Residential training in Derbyshire, 16-17-18 of Sept 2022 and 2-3-4 of Dec 2022. Online training, using the zoom platform, 4-5-6 of Nov 2022 and 3-4-5 Feb 2023

  • Any more questions?

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