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H.A.P.P.Y.-coach training Winter 2023

Online training

Price (excl. VAT): €540,00
Price (incl. VAT): €653,40
VAT: 21%
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H.A.P.P.Y.-coach training Winter 2023 

(In English)


Online live training session 1: Thursday 26 January 2023

2.30pm-6pm CET - (Europe) / 8.30am-12pm EST - (North America)


Online live training session 2: Friday 27 January 2023

2.30pm-6pm CET - (Europe) / 8.30am-12pm EST - (North America)


Online live feedback session in small group

You will be able to choose 3 dates from the following. We will take into account your preferences and schedule you on one of those 3 preferred days.

  • Monday 27 February 2023: 9:30am - 12:30pm CET
  • Monday 27 February 2023: 3.00pm – 6.00pm CET
  • Monday 6 March 2023: 9:30am - 12:30pm CET
  • Monday 6 March 2023: 3.00pm – 6.00pm CET

Outline of this training


Online live training session 1: 26 January 2023


Introduction: origin and background of the H.A.P.P.Y.-programme (3,5 hrs):

  • Autism and happiness: from neurodiversity to neuroharmony
    • Making a shift from traditional outcomes (e.g. independence, functional skills) to well-being as the primary desired outcome
    • Quality of life and well-being in autism: what does research teach us?
    • The predictive mind and autism: how the autistic brain works
      • Consequences of autistic perception and cognition for mental health and well-being
      • Consequences of autistic perception and cognition for setting up a H.A.P.P.Y.-project

      Online live training session 2: 27 January 2023


      The H.A.P.P.Y. programme and how to work with it. (3,5 hours)

      • Introduction to 10 evidence based well-being strategies
      • Qualities of a good H.A.P.P.Y.-coach
      • Process of the H.A.P.P.Y.-programme: how to implement the 10 well-being strategies into an autism friendly psycho-education programme
      • After these 2 sessions, you get 4-6 weeks to make a personal H.A.P.P.Y.-workbook for an individual on the autism spectrum.

        Online live feedback session in small group: date of your choice

        • You present your work with the H.A.P.P.Y.-programme
        • You receive feedback from Peter Vermeulen and a small group of other people following the training
        • You learn by seeing and hearing from other people’s work with the H.A.P.P.Y.-programme


        What do you get for your money?

        • 7 hours of online training with Q&A
        • 3 hours of interactive feedback and sharing experiences
        • Handouts of the training sessions
        • The H.A.P.P.Y. questionnaire, adult version
        • The H.A.P.P.Y. questionnaire parent version
        • H.A.P.P.Y. project booklet, adult version
        • H.A.P.P.Y. project booklet, parent version
        • The H.A.P.P.Y. personalized workbook template: version for children / youngsters
        • The H.A.P.P.Y. personalized workbook template: version for adults
        • Access to measures for evaluation (Personal Wellbeing Index)
        • Autism Good Feeling Questionnaire (available in 9 languages)
        • Exclusive BONUS: article: ‘The practice of promoting happiness’
        • Personalized Certificate of completing the H.A.P.P.Y.-coach training
        • Access to the closed H.A.P.P.Y.-coaches Facebook group, where H.A.P.P.Y. coaches share experiences, good practices, interesting materials and where they inspire each other.