professional certificate

Transpersonal Coaching Psychology – TCP

Study the science, art and practice of transpersonal coaching psychology in this fully online professional programme.

Start date: February 2023. Length of study: 12 months, 100% online. Tuition: £3,600

Our one-year Transpersonal Coaching Psychology Certificate Programme at Alef Trust provides a collaborative environment to study the science, art and practice of transpersonal coaching psychology – TCP.

The role of a transpersonal coach is to support the client to develop a more expansive and interconnected sense of self and, in so doing, help the client to access the necessary resources that may aid the attain of their fullest potential and performance.

Transpersonal Coaching Psychology (TCP) can be described as the theory and practice of coaching that takes a holistic and integrative approach to support client growth and transformation.

This is achieved through individually tailored processes to help clients identify what provides them with a sense of meaning and purpose and, in turn, to assist the client to find ways of purposefully expressing this – in their work, their personal life, and within relationships.

Browse the Transpersonal Coaching Psychology Journal. An open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes coaching case study projects conducted by graduates of this programme.

Programme overview

Accordion Content
  1. Explore the basis and value of a transpersonal approach in coaching.
  2. Learn how to facilitate expanded states of consciousness in a coaching context, while enabling clients to apply their insights and resources in their challenging situation.
  3. Discover how the coaching processes can trigger and support both transformation and spiritual awakening.
  4. Investigate what this type of coaching involves, as well as examine the implications of TCP processes concerning both coach and client, and their coaching relationship.
  5. Experience the effects of a transpersonal coaching process through direct training and supervision with the course tutors and peers through live webinars and interactive forums.
  6. Develop coaching competency through peer coaching and a case-study project.

The perspectives, ability to empathise and the quality of the coach’s presence can be as important as the methods used in any coaching process.

For this reason, the competencies on which we focus in this TCP course include not only the techniques of transpersonal coaching, but also the means through which coaches can add value and be of support to the client’s experience.

This course is for both newcomers in the field of coaching, as well as experienced coaches who want to expand their expertise to include TCP methods.

While this course teaches a distinct coaching methodology – drawing from the fields of Transpersonal Psychology, applied mindfulness practices and the holistic aspects of NLP – it also emphasises the importance of not relying on a particular set of techniques or principles, but rather honing the skill of facilitating a context for transformation.

This fundamental TCP skill can also be thought of as holding a liminal space – open, receptive and emergent – walking the client through a transformative passage of questioning and expansion, while helping the client to reintegrate new, widened and resourceful perspectives into their lives.

Many coaching methods claim to be “client centred”, however, TCP is the only approach that addresses the whole person by focussing on the integration of self, shadow and spirit in a transformative manner.

TCP draws on the transcendent quality of consciousness to shift the client from ego-based problems towards spiritual solutions, yet it does so in a pragmatic way that empowers people in the contexts of their everyday lives.

TCP may facilitate peak experiences, recognising that such states can bring forward insights that have meaning and practical applications in the area where the client wants to resolve a challenge.

Clients learn how to embody their insights and anchor their new perspectives into the relevant contexts of their life.

TCP ultimately promotes a sense of connection with a broader spectrum of consciousness, which in turn cultivates a sense of meaning and purpose in life.

The Certificate in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology – TCP – is awarded by Alef Trust upon successful completion of the learning tasks. Such as forum participation and personal experiential work.

This certificate is suitable for candidates taking the programme for personal enrichment and for those wishing to achieve coach accreditation with the International Association of Coaches, Therapists & Mentors – IACTM.

By completing all three modules of this course, students will have a sufficient amount of training and will have accumulated enough coaching hours, in order to be eligible for coach accreditation with IACTM.

The practice of transpersonal coaching can be considered a holistic and integrative approach to life coaching. Therefore, graduates of the TCP course are competent at facilitating life coaching.

The title students will gain upon completion of the course is TCP Certified Coach.

Course Leader and Tutor Team

Jevon Dangeli, MSc

Certified NLP trainer, transpersonal coach, hypnotherapy practitioner and jumi – judo mind – teacher.

Hennie Geldenhuys

Hennie Geldenhuys, M.B.,Ch.B M.Fam.Med

Dr. Hennie Geldenhuys is a certified transpersonal coach and trainer, hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.

Jules De Vitto

Jules De Vitto, MAEd, MSc

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 teacher and educator.


Accordion Content

In this 15-week module you will investigate what are the criteria are that promote transformation in coaching, with a focus on what transpersonal perspectives can contribute.

This will include identifying transpersonal states that can be leveraged for positive change, as well as detecting and dealing with psychospiritual crises in the context of coaching.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore how transpersonal coaching psychology can be of value in the context of transforming crisis into awakening.

Module 1 includes engaging in three live webinars and three live sharing circles, as well as participation in three interactive forums, after which you can submit a written essay – 1500 words.

Along with all the course reading materials and other resources, including the Transpersonal Coaching Handbook, you will be provided with 45 transpersonal coach training videos.

This 15-week module provides an opportunity to explore the area of transpersonal coaching through experiential learning.

You will be required to undertake at least 100 hours of integral practice over a three-month period. The term ‘integral’ implies that 1- bodily, 2- intellectual, 3- emotional, 4- spiritual, and 5- interpersonal modalities are represented in the practices chosen.

While the central aspect of this module will involve peer-to-peer coaching (paired with fellow students on the course), you are also required to engage in at least one practice of your choice in each of the five modalities (examples will be provided).

Your assignment in this module will take the form of a written essay – 2000 words. You will reflect on your personal journey, commenting on your experience of integral practice – involving each of the five modalities – as well as reporting on your experiences in your roles as both coach and client.

Each student will keep a learning journal and have regular checks with a supervisor (one of the course tutors).

Module 2 includes engaging in three live webinars and three live sharing circles. A Q&A forum for each of the main themes will run for the duration of this module.

This 15-week module entails conducting an individual project in transpersonal coaching. The project involves completing at least 10 hours of coaching – as the coach.

You will no longer be limited to peer coaching only – as in Module 2. On the contrary, by the time you reach this module you will be encouraged to coach different clients in a variety of contexts – within your range of competency.

You will receive supervision from the course tutors and there will be monthly group meetings to discuss common challenges, as well as share ideas and resources.

Module 3 involves engaging in three live webinars and three live sharing circles. The assignment in this module involves a 2000-word report, reflecting on your learning journey on the programme, tying in an analysis – case study – of your work with one or more clients.

Students will also have the opportunity to submit a video recording of a pro bono coaching session and receive feedback from the TCP tutors. This is an optional assignment.

Throughout the TCP programme there are many supplementary webinars that students are welcome to attend or watch the recordings of.

These include guest lectures and workshops with professionals in the field, covering topics such as: trauma informed coaching, working with psychosomatic issues, archetypes in coaching, working with highly sensitive people, coaching for psychedelic preparation and integration, using Jungian and Depth psychologies in coaching. Toward the end of the programme there is a workshop on business development and marketing for transpersonal coaches.

There are also regular well-being webinars teaching self-care skills, such as stress/anxiety management, working with nature in the online setting, exploring imagery for transformation, integrating peak/flow experiences, and similar topics.

We also provide academic skills webinars covering topics such as critical thinking and researching, academic frameworks and writing skills, and all the resources that you might find useful to effectively communicate your experiences while on the programme, as well as your professional expertise after completing the programme.

Attendance of these supplementary webinars is optional and the recordings remain available to students for the entire duration of the programme.

Frequently asked questions

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Our course in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology provides 500 learning hours over the course of one year, including 300 hours of synchronous and asynchronous tuition:

  • Webinars
  • Tuition videos and audios
  • Sharing circles
  • Wellbeing sessions
  • Academic learning sessions, etc.

Approximately 50 hours are conducted in direct interaction with a tutor – e.g. through webinars and supervision sessions.

The course also requires a minimum of 50 hours of coaching, which includes both peer-to-peer and pro bono client coaching practice.

Our transpersonal coaching approach helps clients to transcend ego-based states by assisting them to loosen their identification with the aspects of themselves that experience the suffering or blockage. The process includes guiding the client to access a more expanded and interconnected sense of self and a broader perspective, and from there elicit a more resourceful approach to resolving the issue (if a resolution is still seen as necessary). This approach does not necessarily lead to a complete or permanent spiritual awakening, as this is not the objective of transpersonal coaching. However, in the cases where clients experience spiritual crisis, our transpersonal coaching model is designed to help them make sense of and integrate such experiences into everyday life. Every one of the coaching techniques that we teach in this course is about providing practical solutions to ‘real life problems’. What sets our approach aside from traditional coaching methods, is that we, when suitable for the client, include processes that leverage transpersonal states and perspectives in order to establish solutions that don’t occur to us in our ‘regular’ modes of thinking and problem solving.
Our transpersonal coaching approach is very pragmatic and does not include any concepts or processes that are too far out for any individuals to follow and make sense of. On the other hand, for clients who are spiritually inclined, our approach can meet them where they are and help them to go further or to embody their spiritual experiences more fully, depending on the client’s desired outcome. Our approach is client-and-process centred. It fits as well in the executive boardroom as it does in all coaching contexts, and can be facilitated via phone or online media.
Yes, during the second and third modules you will be engaging in peer-to-peer coaching with the other students on the course. The tutors provide one-to-one supervision and there are also monthly sharing circles (in addition to the lectures) where we come together as the entire group to connect and discuss emerging themes and/or issues.
In the live lectures we will provide you with all the steps of the transpersonal coaching model along with its accompanying skills and principles. You will also be provided with 45 training videos in which Jevon Dangeli teaches the techniques of this coaching specialization.
There isn’t yet any formal research (that we are aware of) involving a scholarly investigation into the value of transpersonal coaching, however, Jevon Dangeli’s own research has explored the value of our fundamental transpersonal coaching skill (open awareness) in terms of its benefit to people who experience stress and burnout.

This one-year course is considered part time. It includes three modules, spanning four months each. The course offers an immersive and intensive learning journey that is designed to stretch you. You can expect to spend approximately 15 hours per week studying learning resources, partaking in webinars, communicating in forums, preparing assignments, and engaging in peer coaching, as well as supervision sessions. The course structure should be manageable alongside your other responsibilities. We will provide you with comprehensive schedule information, so you can plan ahead.

The first module explores the value of a transpersonal perspective in coaching. It includes how to identify the transpersonal phenomena that can arise spontaneously in coaching and distinguishes between these states and psychosis. This module includes webinars where we will teach a variety of ways (suited to coaching) in which transpersonal states can be intentionally accessed and anchored in the context in which we (or our clients) seek to resolve a challenge. In the first module you will also have the opportunity to engage in these topics through discussions in different forums where your specific interests can be explored with input from your peers on the course, including the tutors.

In the second module you will continue learning about our transpersonal coaching approach, while engaging in a three-month integral practice (of your own design), as well as begin peer coaching with your colleges on the course.

In the third module you will learn how to facilitate our Integrative Coaching Programme and you will begin pro bono coaching sessions, while receiving guidance and supervision from myself.

At the end of each module you are to submit an assignment (2500-word essay) on the topics covered in that module.

By the end of the course, having completed all tasks successfully, you will obtain the Alef Trust Certificate in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology and be eligible for coach accreditation from the International Association of Coaches, Therapists & Mentors – IACTM.

Yes, the course has a vocational component well-grounded in theory and personal practice. Course participants report that as the course progresses, they gain the expertise and confidence to work with clients as well as grow within themselves. We take the competence, maturity and ethics of our qualified coaches very seriously, and we are confident to wholeheartedly recommend anyone who has completed our year long course.

The course is thorough and accommodates all aspects and styles of learning and discovery. There is engagement with models and theory, as well as assignments that involve writing, referencing and analysis, but there is a balance with experience, practice and experimentation. We believe that transpersonal coaches should not only be good at coaching, but they should also be grounded in the underlying thinking and theory, as well as be open to discourse, innovation and a full understanding of their chosen discipline.

Applied Transpersonal Coaching Psychology (TCP) involves establishing and embodying open awareness (OA). In the context of TCP, OA is used as our means to hold the transformative space for clients. The non-dual nature of OA coupled with the intention to be of service, provides the fertile ground for transformation to occur in coaching. The cultivation of this space then includes other helpful TCP techniques, as per the client’s needs, goals, and their unfolding process. TCP Course Leader, Jevon Dangeli wrote an article “The Open Awareness Holarchy”, in which the relationship between OA and the non-dual perspective is outlined.

According to Jevon, TCP works wonders with young people. He has about 30 years’ experience at coaching children, teens and young adults. He is passionate about bringing TCP concepts and practices (particularly applied OA) into schools. At this course, you will learn how to adapt the TCP methods to suit any age group.

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