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It Is More Than Just Training...

Ashok Gupta

Clinic Director

Being a coach is a great way of learning more about yourself and consolidating your own journey, as well as a rewarding way of giving back! It is a rich journey of self-fulfilment.

We are delighted to be offering a 2-year Training to become a ´Gupta Program Coach´, and there is a real demand from our clients for more coaches at the moment, with many Coaches having waiting lists. This course is more than just a training. You start on a personal journey that deepens your understanding in healing yourself and assist others in their healing. An important part is self-experience and bonding with your fellow Trainees. The training will unfold the core of the issues that are important in healing; first in your own life and then in working with others.  Following the Gupta Program ourselves made us deeply aware of what is needed for people with chronic illnesses. We made the Training flexible so you can design your own tempo to follow most of the parts of the Training, determined by your background and capacity to learn.

If you are interested in joining the 3 levels Training, please watch the video above that contains a lot of introductory information. If you still have questions, you can have a 20 minute chat with Fenna or France to pose questions and together we can explore if this Training fits into your life. You can contact Frances at [email protected] to arrange this 20 minute chat

The 3 Levels Of Coaching

We have divided the program into 3 Levels to cover a range of levels of development as a Gupta Program Coach depending on where you wish to take it, and to what standard you are committed to developing in this work.


Gupta Program Coach Introductory Training:

4 Day Workshop Online, September 9th –12th 2021.

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Level 2:

12 Months Training to Become an Official Junior Gupta Program Coach, mid-Nov 2021 - mid-Nov 2022


Level 3:

Level 3: 12 months of Training to become an Official Gupta Program Coach with listing on the website. Dates TBC.

Description of The 3 Levels of Training

Level 1: Gupta Program Coach Introductory Training ONLINE: 4 Day Workshop 9-12th September 2021 

The 4-day Workshop online is the first step in becoming an official Gupta Program Coach. The workshop is also designed for everyone who wants to use the tools for themselves and with others (not clients), but may not necessarily want to become an official Gupta Program Coach. After following this workshop you will be a local spokesman for the programme and able to give retrainers some basic support in the form of advice, You will not be eligible to work on a process of healing with a client.

If you are a coach already working with clients you can do a session with Fenna after Level 1 to discuss if you can use the fast track Gupta Program Coach Training with clients.

After completing Level 1 you will:

  1. Be able to advise a person in using the Book, the Techniques used in the Gupta Program and improve your own use of the Program.
  2. Be able to say that you’ve attended an Introductory Gupta Program Coach Training.
  3. You can use your experience with the Gupta Program locally but you cannot be mentioned on the official international Website of the Gupta Program. Nor can you ask money for your advice.

Pay your deposit for Level 1, and the rest is due at least 28 days before the training starts to secure your place.

The deposit for Level 1 is $245.00 GBP which is approximately $346.00 (USD).

The cost of Level 1 training is £695 (about $960), but if you book before the 31st of July, there is an early bird discount of £645 (about $898).

Content of Workshop

 -How to support clients with the techniques of the Gupta Program in their recovery from chronic illness
-Awareness of your own internal state in using the tools of the Program

-Understanding healthy and supportive relationships when working on healing

-How to advertise and spread the Gupta Program locally with interviews, writing, and information.

-Experience how the Amygdala and Insula Hypothesis is weaved through the different tools and techniques within the Gupta Program. 

-Explanation of the Levels 2 and 3 and answering any questions about it

Requirements To Attend The Workshop


-You have reached a 80% to 100% recovery level

-You have followed the entire Gupta Program 

-You have followed a webinar series

-You have done at least one session with a qualified Gupta Program Coach

-You have filled in the questionnaire

-You have paid for attending the workshop 

Pay your deposit for Level 1, and the rest is due at least 28 days before the training starts to secure your place.

The deposit for Level 1 is 245.00 GBP which is approximately $346.00 (USD).

The cost of Level 1 training is £695 (about $960), but if you book before the 31st of July, there is an early bird price of £645 (about $898).

Level  2 and 3 of the Gupta Program Coach Training:

Level 2: 12-15 Months Training to Become an Official Junior Gupta Program Coach

(Amount of supervision sessions and personal sessions will vary according to your existing levels of qualifications & experience)

A Look At Some Of The Aspects We Will Cover

A review of learnings from the workshop weekend: for your own process and that of your clients

How to structure a session: choice of themes, pacing a session, rounding up a session safely

Gupta toolkit

Learning the basic Structures of Coaching

Positive language and your own attitude towards your client: verbally, energy wise, speech etc.

Practitioner self-care: You will receive a set of meditations on awareness of your self-care working posture, attitude to yourself, re-balance yourself, overwhelm, emotional reactivity etc.

How you support a client in recognising how the identity of illness and related thoughts feed into the illness cycles and perpetuate the illness

We will open up the theory of transference, counter transference and projections in your sessions, and related issues for you with your past.

The quality of your visualisations, meditations, mind map and accelerator guidance and how you give form to those techniques

How you practice a ‘holding’: creating a safe space for a client

How do you guide the clients through the chapters of the Advanced Brain Retraining for Chronic Conditions Book, including how you combine the exercise lists from the book into the process on the mind map and the accelerator

How you use your creativity on the mind map

How do you choose what to focus on and follow up on, in terms of issues the client has

How you listen to the client’s words and process, and link back to where their thoughts and beliefs stem from

Your own self-care and energy hygiene

Working with Parts.

There will be homework and reading requirement

Minimal 8 Supervision Sessions

Minimal 8 supervision sessions of which 6 recorded client video-sessions you hand in for supervision. We will teach and work on aspects such as developing experience and knowledge towards yourself, your clients, the coaching relationship and the tools you learn to use. You will learn to develop ownership in the Structures of Coaching.

9 online Group Supervision Sessions (GSS) with the Supervisors spread over one year

Requirements To Continue Level 2 (Which Can Run In Parallel To Training)

A willingness to really look deeply into your own process of development towards being a Gupta Program Coach. Deep sessions are really important to work through your own inner limitations that may block you from becoming a free, joyful and professionally competent coach.

Minimum of 80% recovery (if not sure: ask for a session with Fenna).

NLP practitioner Training (1 year) or an equivalent from a renowned institution. You have gained a Practitioner Certificate. Or you have worked as a coach or therapist in another related discipline for at least a year and you have proof from a supervisor on your functioning. The team will decide if your qualifications and experience are up standard. Please send in all the necessary information.

During Level 2 we recommend to participate in any of the following courses: meditation and breathing course from the Art of Living.

You have followed Level 1 and received the Certificate.

Minimal 3 – 5 Personal Sessions

At least three to five personal sessions on your own process with a Gupta Program Coach. Starting with two session with the Supervisors: one with Fenna and one with Frances, and then we’ll review. It’s up to the supervisors to suggest how you continue. For instance, suggesting more sessions with Fenna, Frances or another certified Gupta Program Coach. This depends on the awareness of the role your own process plays in your working with clients, your awareness on using the techniques of the Gupta Program with yourself and/or other personal issues in your process. The costs for extra sessions are paid by the Trainee.

Buddy-Groups (For Level 2 and Level 3)

You will have a personal Buddy through Level 2 and 3 that you meet with 1-2 times per week. You will participate in experiential exercises & assignments and work on your Year Book together.

We will support the development of resilient small peer supervision groups for support in the process and learning the rules of safety in a peer supervision group. You will come together once a month to do homework and experiential exercises, discuss themes and answer questions and do sessions together as well as discuss books and videos.

Requirements for certification and Year Book (for Level 2 and Level 3)

You will write all your experiences, homework questions and other related subjects in your Year Book Level 2 that you send to your supervisor after Group Supervision Session GSS 3, 6 and 9. This will be important for your certification. Also your feedback forms, visualizations and other material that you are informed about as you go through the Training count for your certification.

If you have paid for Level 2, you will be sent the Curriculum and Requirements for certification for Level 2.

Social Media (For Level 2 and Level 3)

We will support the Trainees in developing their skills to promote the Gupta Program in a larger field. Ashok will give a lecture on the new Program and teach how to present yourself and the program on the social media to start your own practice as soon as you have your Certification Level 3.

*Note: If you are already an experienced coach or therapist we may decide you are ready for certification before completing all the supervision hours or other requirements that are listed above, which means the cost might be less.

Practical information

  • Start: End-November 2021
  • Trainer/supervisor: Fenna van der Vijver
  • Supporting Gupta Program Supervisors and certified GP Coaches:
    Frances Goodall, Deborah Mayaan, Paulien Elzinga, Heather Boyer, Jennifer Evans, Shonna Stokowski and Lisa Irwin
  • Costs: Approx $2815 (cost is spread out throughout the year). This is for 9 group supervision sessions, 6 recorded supervision sessions and 3 personal sessions. In the case where a trainee requires more than this average number of sessions, the trainee is required to cover the costs of the extra sessions. It will be discussed with the individual trainee if supervisors believe it is necessary for them to receive more personal and/or supervision sessions. For example, costs may increase if you require 13 sessions. In this instance, your investment would total $3360. In consultation with the individual, we will do a personal estimate based on their own personalized training program and their needs. 
  • Time schedule: 12-15 months (depending on the needs of the Trainee). If the trainee requires more time, this can be organized. 
  • Workload: 16 hours every week. 1-2 weekly Buddy get together sessions
  • If indicated in Group Supervision Session (GSS), you will come together with the peer group. You will receive: Level 2 certificate of being an Official Junior Gupta Program Coach. Level 2 gives a Certification that gives you the possibility to use the Gupta Program in your own region and own practice.
  • You will not be on the Gupta Program website. On your own website, you can name yourself a Level 2 Junior Gupta Program Coach. To be a Level 3 Certified Gupta Program Coach and be eligible to have your name on the website you have to finish Level 3 also.
  • requirements of Level 2 and 3 will be given separately if you are interested in this Training and you have paid your deposit for Level 2. 
  • As you move through your Level 2 Training, a supervisor will determine when you have reached the stage where you are professionally proficient to start charging a ‘student rate’ fees for your coaching services.

Level 3: 12-15 months Training To Become An Official Gupta Program Coach 

(With your listing on the website)

A Look At Some Of The Aspects We Will Cover

9 online Group Supervision sessions with the Supervisors spread over one year

Several Q & A hourly sessions to ask questions on subjects covered within the training

Deep self-care to support your work as a coach. Development of different ´holding´ techniques. Developing long term resilience in yourself.

Awareness of your ways of dealing with acceptance/surrender, re-connecting with joy and looking at being a coach from new perspectives.

Transference/counter-transference: recognition of these themes in working with a client and yourself and learning techniques to deal with them.

You will go deep into the root causes of Parts, such as the Victim Part, and learn how to transform them.

Deeper Body awareness of your clients and yourself and teaching techniques to develop this awareness.

Blind spots and projections in action in your own attitude and in your client.

Creativity on the mind map: more advances with the Work of Byron Katie and compassionate language

Starting a group project in your area with clients for an Introduction in the Gupta Program for 5 sessions.

How to grow from psychological issues on the mind map towards spiritual issues.

Education around on what trauma is and how to spot it (also reflecting on your own trauma). Learning Rescripting and Empty Chair technique to guide trauma. As well as experiencing those techniques in-depth yourself in a Buddy setting.

Developing long term resilience for your clients.

Personal hygiene, movement, food, light therapy, social activities, goals in life, joy etc.

Marketing (website, newsletters, social media, writing articles, organise interviews, webinars/workshops, creating resources etc).

When to refer out and collaborating with a psychotherapist or highly experienced coach for ´duo-coaching´ if necessary. Explanation on Duo coaching for dealing with underlying trauma. Working together with a psychotherapist or coach that is trained to work with trauma. Awareness of your professional boundaries by knowing how to use the DSM5 structure.

Requirements To Continue Level 3

You have accomplished all the appointments/homework assignments of Group Supervision Session 1-9 from Level 2 in writing and submitted your Year Book that was requested. In special cases, you can hand in your Year Book later or after the start of Level 3 if you have discussed this previously with a Supervisor.

During Level 2 you participate in any of the following other courses: NLP and one of your choice of: breathing or meditation courses from the Art of Living.

Minimum of 3 – 5 Personal Sessions With a Supervisor and Gupta Coach.

For insight on your own trauma/history/patterns/functioning/blind spots/projections/counter transference. Fenna and Frances will discuss with you how many sessions you will need in their view. Costs for extra sessions are paid for by the Trainee

Practical information

  • Starts end of Nov 2022 until Nov 2023
  • Trainer/supervisor: Fenna van der Vijver
  • Supporting Gupta Program Supervisors and certified GP Coaches:
    Frances Goodall, Deborah Mayaan, Paulien Elzinga, Heather Boyer, Jennifer Evans, Shonna Stokowski and Lisa Irwin
  • Costs approx $2815 (cost is spread out throughout the year). This includes 9 group supervision sessions, 6 supervision sessions and 3 personal sessions. This is the minimum requirement. If more sessions are needed (personal or supervision), the trainee is required to pay for the extra cost. For example, costs may increase if you require 13 sessions. In this instance, your investment would total $3360. In consultation with the individual, we will do a personal estimate based on their own personalized training program and their needs. 
  • When the group is 5 persons or smaller, we have to raise the price. The prices for personal and supervision sessions will remain the same ($120 USD per hour). The cost of the Group Supervision Sessions will be increased and be the responsibility of the trainee to cover
  • Time schedule: Minimum of 12 months. More time can be taken if necessary.
  • Workload: 16 hours every week. 1-2 weekly Buddy get-together sessions. Peer meetings when indicated in Group Supervision Sessions. 
  • Level 3 leads to certification as a Certified Level 3 Gupta Program Coach and a profile on the international website www.guptaprogram.com 
  • You will receive the Curriculum and Requirements on Level 3 separately if you are interested in this Training and have paid the deposit for Level 3. This can be paid monthly or in a lump sum.
  • As you move through your Level 3 Training we will suggest you can increase the ‘student rate’ fees for your coaching services according to the prices in your country. Usually starting at 60 % of the average country fee at the start of Level 3.

Your First Year As Level 3 Certified Gupta Program Coach

As a team, we also commit to yearly learning  and meeting obligations. You will attend at least 4 to 6 of our monthly coach meetings. To connect to each other as members of a team and to update each other professionally. We also have different ´Hubs´, learning Hub, social Hub etc. and we expect you to step forward and take your place in one of them to support our team development and the Gupta Program.

Concerning your own development you are expected every year to do 24 hours professional development (courses, workshops, reading) + 12 hours personal development (meditation retreat or other). In the first year after you finish your training and later on when you see 12 clients a week we expect you to do 6 Supervision sessions a year with a Supervisor that knows the treatment of chronic illness and the trauma often behind it. Every year you fill in the form you will receive to send in to Ashok what you did that year. Once every 2 years you attend the Gupta Coach meeting in London that is connected to  the Level 1 meeting in London. You are invited to help support during Level 1.

Your Supervisors

foto Fenna voor op GP Site

Fenna van der Vijver

Principal Supervisor Gupta Program Coach Training/Trainer / Gupta Program Coach/ Psychotherapist


My professional background and the Gupta Program Coach Training

I worked as a body-oriented trauma psychotherapist in my own practice (Inner-Focus) since 1990 (certified at the Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands) and was a teacher (bodywork and holistic techniques) at University. I work also as a Gupta Coach since 2008 and developed the Gupta Program Coach Training where my role is Trainer, Supervisor and GPCoach. Since last year I do not take on any new clients but I do continue to work with the clients I know and those that come back for a deepening of their process.

My work now is running the Gupta Coach Training Level 1, 2 and 3. Support with brain retraining and all tools from the Gupta Program this process for persons that want to become a GP Coach. It is an intense journey to give a new meaning to your life.

Aspects of all of the GP tools I have brought into the 2 year GP Coach Training. So all trainees go through a process of opening up to whatever blocks their functioning as a professional GP Coach. They all have to experience their own process deeply before they can support clients.

My style of work.

I work from a holistic viewpoint so my view is that you have to grow in awareness on all levels of consciousness as a body-mind-energy organism, to really heal yourself and reach your own freedom and enjoyment of  and connection to the mystery of life on this planet. So the spiritual awakening of the client/coach plays an active role in a certain stage of the healing process and the GPCoach Training.

I prefer to work in a psychodynamic way (accepting your childhood influences your present life to a high degree) using trauma body-oriented techniques and body/breathing awareness. And working with the senses, mindfulness, meditation, expressive bodywork and art forms like drawing, dancing and sculpting, The Work of Byron Katie, nonviolent communication, family constellations, working with re-scripting and Gestalt techniques and spiritual awareness.

And it is so important in all healing processes to include light therapy, diet, building up ´process healing movement´, learning about Circadian Rhythm and Hormesis etc

I love to create for clients the opportunity to go really deep into their consciousness to find the way to reconnect to their true Selves. And let go of the tight grip of the Ego (all your conditioning that is not you). We all know that often means a lot of pain to get there. But that is the journey to your own heart before you can identify with freedom! And in the end it always shows to be worth the pain.

My history of CFS and what it brought me

I myself had CFS for 11 years and therefore I understand the process of chronic disease deeply. One of the major things I learned is that every illness brings you a chance to deepen and clarify your journey towards yourself and so to freedom and self-love. (¨the longest journey is the journey from the head to the heart ¨ is a saying that I fully subscribe). The most important thing for me in healing is to befriend your illness and go way back into your history to get to the core of the origin of your patterns that have blocked your natural flow of life force energy. And blocking your energy flow can lead to illnesses. And then support the process to unfold to what you were meant to be and retrain all ´echos from the past´.

This is me now

I live in Spain with my partner and I enjoy life while growing towards retirement. I have children and grandchildren who all enrich my life in a deep joyful way. Mainly because of the way I look at life, at situations and at people. I feel deeply grateful for my life. And especially for the time of illness I went through.

I love my work, my journey, my life and accept all it brings to me! And an important part is my dedication to the Gupta Program Coach Training! The connection with other persons looking for their truth is a constant joy in my life.

Supporting Supervisors/Certified Gupta Program Coaches During Level 2 and Level 3 for supervision on recorded client video sessions and personal (supervision) sessions of Trainees Level 2 and 3


Frances Goodall

Deborah Manning Gupta Program Coach

Deborah Mayaan

Supporting Certified Gupta Program Coaches During Level 2 and 3: For Personal Sessions of Trainees Level 2 and 3

Paulien Elzinga Gupta Program Coach

Paulien Elzinga

Julie Georgiana

Julie Cory

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Shonna Stokowski


Lisa Irwin


Heather Boyer

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