Become Certified

Professional Certification

Make a difference while making a living.

You can help people build harmonious relationships and discover creative solutions to challenges by teaching them to combine their empathy and insight.

There are many opportunities open to you:

  • Coach at-risk students and other youth
  • Teach guidance counselors and educators
  • Support trauma-informed counselors
  • Uplift parents with social-emotional learning
  • Enhance the interpersonal skills of healthcare professionals
  • Train business people
  • Empower veterans
  • Create connection in spiritual communities

Choose from these options:

  • Children & Youth Instructors teach the Connection Practice Curriculum to children and youth.
  • Coaches can work with individuals, couples, families or Connection Circles.  
  • Trainers present courses to diverse groups interested in learning the Connection Practice.
  • Curriculum Instructors provide Connection Practice Curriculum training to teachers, after school program staff, or any adults who work with children and youth.
  • Master Trainers can certify the coaches and trainers they teach.

Gen Morita, Master Trainer

A Connection Practice Curriculum Instructor working with a Costa Rican teacher and students

Certification

Your mastery of the Connection Practice will lead to a rewarding career. And still, you may find the best part of becoming certified is what you gain for yourself.

Participants in a Certification Course lead by Rita Marie Johnson and Ellen Anderson.
Rita Marie with Japanese trainers who just became certified
Trainer teaching the Connection Path

How to Become a Certified Coach or Trainer

After getting a taste of the power of the Connection Practice, people often want to learn more, and many want to become coaches and trainers. If you want to become certified to coach or teach the Connection Practice, the process is outlined in the diagram below. The links within it provide the details. Every aspect of the training track can be offered in-person or online.

Get Certified as a Connection Practice Coach or Trainer

Mentoring [2hr]Mentor recommends candidate for Certification Course for additional learning

Coaches are certified to coach individuals, couples, families, and Connection Circles.

Trainers are certified to teach the Core and Emotionally-Safe Relationships.

Advanced Connection Practice
Courses and Certification:

▪ The Connection Path  ▪ Connection Mediation

Get Certified to Teach Connection Practice Curriculum to Children, Youth, and Educators

Individual

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Guidance Counselors may work 1-to-1 with students

Individuals qualified as Children & Youth Instructors may teach the
Curriculum to children and youth

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Curriculum Instructors are certified to:

  • Teach the Curriculum Course to adults and qualify them to be Children & Youth Instructors
  • Teach the Core and Emotionally-Safe Relationships
  • Coach the Connection Practice

Get Certified as a Connection Practice Coach or Trainer

The Connection Practice Core: Inner Wellness for Success (7 hours, followed by 1.5 hour Connection Circle) for $397.

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The Connection Practice (12 hours). The prices vary according to who is teaching it and how it is delivered. Then, if you get a “green light” from your trainer, you can attend the Coach Certification Course.

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The Connection Practice, Self-Study with coaching (11.5 hours). The Self-Study course is $85, and the coaching, which is required for continuing toward certification, is an additional cost and varies according to who is teaching it. Then, if you get a “green light” from your coach, you can attend the Coach Certification Course.

Emotionally-Safe Relationships (5 hours) for $197.

Mentoring (2 hours) for $197. You are assigned a mentor who assesses whether you are ready for the Coach Certification Course. The mentor will coach you on a conflict with another person (60 minutes). Then the mentor will coach you on an inner conflict (30 minutes). Then you will coach the mentor on an inner conflict (30 minutes). The mentor will provide feedback and either recommend you for the Coach Certification Course or for further learning.

Coach Certification Course (13 hours) for $698, which includes the Completely Connected book and update, which must be read before attending the course. The candidate must also purchase either an Inner Balance Lightning Sensor ($129) or an emWave sensor ($299). If the candidate plans to become a trainer, the emWave will be required.

Upon certification, coaches can provide sessions to individuals, couples and families. They can also facilitate Connection Circles.

After becoming certified, the new coach receives one year of Professional Membership with Rasur Foundation International and is welcomed into this heart-warming group of coaches and trainers. 

After the first year, Professional Membership is $197 annually and provides access to coaching materials, updates to those materials, promotion on www.connectionpractice.org, Professional Member Learning Sessions (monthly) and ongoing support.

Trainer Certification Course (13 hours) for $997, which includes Feelings and Needs Cards. If the candidate doesn’t have an emWave yet, it must be purchased ($299).

Upon certification, trainers can teach the Core, Emotionally-Safe Relationships and The Connection Practice. The date of coaching certification serves as your annual renewal date for Professional Membership. The payment of $197 ensures that trainers have continued access to all training materials and updates to those materials.  In addition to the membership benefits listed for coaches, trainers can post their courses on the website.

Questions: If you have questions about becoming a certified Connection Practice Coach or Trainer, please send an email to info@connectionpractice.org.

 

Please write to the same e-mail if you want to take a course again as a refresher.

The Connection Practice is engaged in a joint venture with Thrive Academy, which empowers our coaches and trainers to prosper while doing what they love to do - teaching the Connection Practice.

Get Certified to Teach Connection Practice Curriculum to Children, Youth, and Educators

School

Connection Practice Core: Inner Wellness for Success (7 hours, followed by 1.5-hour Connection Circle)

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CP Curriculum Course (5 hours) 

The total cost for both courses is $1995, which includes the Connection Practice Curriculum, 13.5 hours of training, one set of CP Boards and emWave software.

Additional Boards for the classroom are available at a discounted price depending on the quantity.

Teacher Assessment (1 hour) $50 per person. After assessment, teachers who are qualified as Children & Youth Instructors may teach the CP Curriculum to children and youth.

School sponsors a Children &Youth Instructor to become a CP Curriculum Instructor (optional but highly recommended to sustain the program in the school) for $2089

Individual

The Connection Practice Core: Inner Wellness for Success (7 hours, followed by 1.5 hour Connection Circle) for $397.

or

The Connection Practice (12 hours). The prices vary according to who is teaching it and how it is delivered. Then, if you get a “green light” from your trainer, you can attend the Coach Certification Course.

or

The Connection Practice, Self-Study with coaching (11.5 hours). The Self-Study course is $85, and the coaching, which is required for continuing toward certification, is an additional cost and varies according to who is teaching it. Then, if you get a “green light” from your coach, you can attend the Coach Certification Course.

 

After taking one of the above courses, guidance counselors can work 1-1 with students.

The Connection Practice Curriculum Course (5 hours) for $329.

Before attending this course, the participants must watch the ten curriculum videos.  They include an introduction, demonstrations of six lessons and three demonstrations of other applications. The participant will be assigned a lesson to teach during the course and must have it prepared. The participant will also be asked to role play responding to a student in distress without the use of Boards or Feelings and Needs list.

 

At the conclusion of this course, the individual is assessed for $50. In this assessment, the participant must coach the Trainer as if they are a 5th grader who has a conflict with someone, using the CP Boards. After assessment, participants who are qualified as Children & Youth Instructors may teach the CP Curriculum to children and youth.

At this point in the diagram, Individual and School Certification merges into the same path

Emotionally-Safe Relationships (5 hours) for $197.

Mentoring (2 hours) for $197. You are assigned a mentor who assesses whether you are ready for the Coach Certification Course. The mentor will coach you on a conflict with another person (60 minutes). Then the mentor will coach you on an inner conflict (30 minutes). Then you will coach the mentor on an inner conflict (30 minutes). The mentor will provide feedback and either recommend you for the Coach Certification Course or for further learning.

Coach Certification Course (13 hours) for $698, which includes the Completely Connected book and update, which must be read before attending the course. The candidate must also purchase either an Inner Balance Lightning Sensor ($129) or an emWave sensor ($299). If the candidate plans to become a trainer, the emWave will be required.

Upon certification, coaches can provide sessions to individuals, couples and families. They can also facilitate Connection Circles.

After becoming certified, the new coach receives one year of Professional Membership with Rasur Foundation International and is welcomed into this heart-warming group of coaches and trainers. 

After the first year, Professional Membership is $197 annually and provides access to coaching materials, updates to those materials, promotion on www.connnectionpractice.org, Professional Member Learning Sessions (monthly) and ongoing support.

Trainer Certification Course (13 hours) for $997, which includes Feelings and Needs Cards. If the candidate doesn’t have an emWave yet, it must be purchased ($299).

Upon certification, trainers can teach the Core, Emotionally-Safe Relationships and The Connection Practice. The date of coaching certification serves as your annual renewal date for Professional Membership. The payment of $197 ensures that trainers have continued access to all training materials and updates to those materials.  In addition to the membership benefits listed for coaches, trainers can post their courses on the website.

Questions: If you have questions about becoming a certified Connection Practice Coach or Trainer, please send an email to info@connectionpractice.org.

Teach the CP Curriculum to different groups of 2-4 children or youth at least twice. Teach 5 or more children at least once.

After teaching children or youth, the candidate must write 1-2 pages about the experience and send it, along with pictures, to the CP Master Curriculum Instructor.

Curriculum Instructor Course (1 hour) for $100. At this course, candidates discuss how to teach adults, the logistics of running the course, how to respond to participant questions and their vision for offering the Curriculum.

 

Upon certification, Curriculum Instructors can teach the CP Curriculum Course to adults and qualify them to be Children & Youth Instructors. They can also teach the Core and Emotionally-Safe Relationships and coach the Connection Practice.

Questions: If you have questions about becoming a certified Connection Practice Coach, Trainer, Children & Youth Instructor or Curriculum Instructor, please send an email to info@connectionpractice.org.

Please write to the same e-mail if you want to take a course again as a refresher.

Advanced Connection Practice Courses and Certification

You can take advanced Connection Practice courses once you have taken one of the following:

  • The Core and Emotionally-Safe Relationships
  • The Connection Practice
  • The Connection Practice - Self-Study with coaching

Advanced courses include the following, which can be taken in either order:

 

The Connection Path (12 hours) or Self-Study with coaching (11.5 hours). The prices vary according to who is teaching it and how it is delivered. If you choose the Self-Study course as a path toward certification in the Path, you must take all 4 sessions with a Self-Study coach, which is an additional cost.

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Connection Mediation (12 hours) or Self-Study with coaching (11.5 hours). The prices vary according to who is teaching it and how it is delivered. If you choose the Self-Study course as a path toward certification in Mediation, you must take all 4 sessions with a Self-Study coach, which is an additional cost.

 

Certification as a Connection Practice Trainer is a prerequisite for certification in either or both advanced courses.  After taking one or both advanced courses, you can apply for certification in them by writing info@connectionpractice.org.

Connection Practice Continuing Education Credits

All Connection Practice courses are approved worldwide for continuing education credits (Professional Education Development Units) through the University of the Pacific at $70 per credit hour.

  • Inner Wellness for Success and Emotionally-Safe Relationships (or Part 1), Part 2 and Part 3 Courses (1 CEU/course)
  • Inner Wellness for Success and Emotionally-Safe Relationships (or Part 1), Part 2 and Part 3 Certification Courses (2 CEUs/course)
  • Curriculum Instructor Certification Course (1 CEU)
These trainers took a course to become Master Rasurs who can certify new trainers.

The Connection Practice envisions a world where generational pain is transformed into generational peace.

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