Jungian Coaching Certificate Program

January 2023 – October 2023

Live Online Classes

Become a Jungian Coach and learn to facilitate coaching sessions with clients or co-workers

In this comprehensive certificate program, you will acquire skills and tools that you can implement in coaching others in their personal and professional development. The experiential program combines theory with practice and aims at integrating Jungian theory with the personal experiences of the coaching practitioner. 

In addition, this transformational program will facilitate recognizing how the psyche calls on you to become who you truly are. Establishing this meaningful connection with the psyche is key for both the coach and the client. 

The purpose of this coaching program is to cultivate and broaden a practitioner’s consciousness, to communicate openly, listen actively, develop and maintain rapport, inspire, and motivate others to achieve their goals. 

At the end of this program, you will be able to facilitate coaching sessions and help people maximize their potential. Successful candidates are also eligible for accreditation as Jungian Coach. 

What is Jungian Coaching?

Jungian coaching requires similar coaching competencies and skills as other types of coaching. The difference in Jungian coaching is the perspective through which coaching takes place. 

Jungian Coaching puts the psyche/soul’s desires at the heart of its coaching. We come into this world with unique tendencies and have an innate drive for individuation, what Jung called the process of psychological growth and becoming whole. As a result of this type of coaching, clients feel reconnected to their life’s purpose; this renewed connection has a long-term transformative effect on their wellbeing and performance. 

In this program, you will learn to honor the individuation process and work with it in coaching. You will be able to recognize, acknowledge, and tend to the innate longings of the other. You will gain tools to work with images and active imagination, dreams, synchronicities, symbols, mythology, the unconscious, and the body. During the program, you will become familiar with important Jungian concepts.

At the end of this program, you will be able to handle interpersonal dynamics, work with projections, transference, and countertransference that can rise in conversations. This brings you a greater sense of freedom in your interactions with others, and not just your coaching.

Jungian coaching is effective because it has ongoing and long-term effects, as in the course of the coaching, clients are provided with the means to tend to the unfolding of their individuation process. 

Program Overview

Day 1



January 21, 2023

10 am ET - 4 pm ET

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Introduction & getting connected

On the first day, the group members of this program meet each other. This first day is an opportunity for cultivating interpersonal connections, exploration of intimacy, spontaneity and connection, and managing confidentiality in an online program setting. It includes several coaching exercises.

Weekend 1



February 11 and 12, 2023

10 am ET - 4 pm ET

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Intro to coaching & the wounded healer

In this first module, we will explore the values, inter-/intra-personal skills, the competencies of a coach, and conducting an intake in the coaching process. 

We’ll also have an in-depth look at the different coaching dynamics such as projections, transference, and countertransference, and how to work with them. 

Carl Jung has emphasized reflection upon a professional’s own hurt and how this ‘gives the measure of the power to heal’. With this in mind, we will explore the archetype of the Wounded Healer in this module. You will gain an understanding of how your wounding and adaptive behavioral patterns affect the professional relationships you have with others.


  • Coaching values, attitudes, and code of ethics
  • Coach core competencies
  • Archetype of a wounded healer
  • Individuation process
  • Relational dynamics: projections, transference, and countertransference

Weekend 2



April 1 and 2, 2023

10 am ET - 4 pm ET

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Shadow work in coaching

Personal and professional development both require shadow work. Shadow is that part of our being that is  threatening to our ego, and which often acts independently of our will. Shadow work is an important part of this certificate program. 

To make sure your coaching fits with your client’s values, needs, and their individuation process, you need to know how the psyche communicates through images, symbols, and symptom formation. 

For transformation to occur, we need to connect with our bodies. This module will also focus on body work, and relate to the body as our soul friend when we are coaching.


  • Shadow work for client and coach
  • Professionalism in your coaching practice
  • Body as a soul friend
  • Language of the psyche: symbols (and symptom formation)

Weekend 3



May 13 and 14, 2023

10 am ET - 4 pm ET

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The deeper currents running through life

This third module has a focus on the deeper motivations in our own lives as well as those of our clients. For instance, when do complexes run the course of our lives? When are we driven by compensation? How do our fundamental beliefs co-create the world around us? Which archetypal patterns run our lives? These are some of the questions dealt with in this session.

To get a sense of what drives us in our lives, we will also look at fairytales and mythology and how they have the potential to deepen the understanding of ourselves and others. 

In this practical module, the focus is on recognition, acknowledgment, and tending to these deeper dynamics in the coaching sessions with clients or co-workers.


  • Coaching and individuation: moving towards wholeness 
  • The sovereignty of the client
  • Facilitation of transformation processes (applying an alchemical lense)
  • Deeper dynamics between the coach and client

Weekend 4



July 8 and 9, 2023

10 am ET - 4 pm ET

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Working with images and dreams

This fourth module on images and dreams is about the acknowledgement of the individuation process, how this affects our coaching, the way we structure the coaching sessions, and how it impacts the role of the Jungian coach. 

In this module, we will be working with active imagination, alchemy, and receiving (dream) guidance from the Soul in personal and professional development. 


  • Working with the unconsciousness in coaching
  • Apply dreamwork and active imagination in coaching
  • Holding space for client and expressions of the Self
  • Witnessing and finding guidance in life

Weekend 5



August 19 and 20, 2023

10 am ET - 4 pm ET

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Transformation process

This last weekend, we will look at the existential life themes that are part of each coaching session—both implicit and explicit. We will explore how existential matters including life and death, the meaning of life, and call and purpose, impact the way we approach our coaching questions. 

In this last module, you will gain a sense of how to navigate life’s ongoing transformations and the transpersonal work deriving from them. This increases the understanding of our role and task in coaching and working with clients as Jungian coaches.


  • Spiritual perspectives in coaching
  • Transformation process, cycle of death, and rebirth
  • Meaning of life, call, and purpose 
  • Ongoing transformational work for client and coach

Closing Event



October 21, 2023

10 am ET - 4 pm ET

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Other Programs Elements

Last Day:

Closing Event

The program of this last day is centered around the celebration of each transformation and taking a closer look at saying goodbye. How do we let go? How do we keep what truly matters to us? How can we relate to life’s ongoing stream like a river? These are some questions that will guide us during the closing event.

Elements to be scheduled during the training program, in collaboration with others and some on your own:

  • 2 online coaching/supervision sessions with the trainer of the program (30 minutes each)
  • 4 online peer group meetings (2 hours each)
  • Coaching sessions with practice clients (minimum of 10 hours)
  • Application of Jungian concepts on your own development – each of the weekends (2 hours each)
  • Development of a report on coaching sessions
  • Read handbook of coaching
  • Watch/listen the clips that are part of the course
This program includes three live workshops with Jung Platform faculty members, which is accompanied by a series of audio and video clips of renowned teachers including; James Hollis, Robert Bosnak, Steve Aizenstat, Dennis Slattery, and Jean Shinoda Bolen.

This certificate program is ideal if

You have a desire to become a life coach and see clients

You wish to apply coaching skills in your current work with people (this could be as an HR consultant, manager, or project manager) 

You want to gain coaching competencies

You wish to expand your range of skills, tools and techniques

You have a bachelor’s degree or a professional experience that is up to this level

How you will benefit

You have a desire to become a life coach and see clients

You will establish a deep and meaningful connection to your psyche/soul.

You gain skills that will improve your relationships.

You will experience transformation because of inner work that comes up in working with others.

You will be connected to like-minded individuals and gain a sense of community.

You will bring coaching expertise to your organization.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Facilitate coaching sessions in alignment with professional practices described in the Core Competencies of IACTM.

Facilitate coaching sessions to help people excel, gain more confidence, improve performance, achieve goals, and connect to their life’s purpose.

Foster and facilitate transformational processes in yourself and others.

Describe key Jungian concepts and apply them in life coaching.

Serve the Self in its desire to become whole by applying active imagination, dreamwork, and shadow work.

Application Process

  1. Send an application letter and a copy of your CV to [email protected] using the subject line: Certificate application Jungian Coaching
  2. In your application letter, please provide a self-evaluation of your current coaching/communication skills.
  3. If your written application is successful, we will reach out to you to set up a 30 minute one on one session with program facilitator Akke-Jeanne Klerk via Zoom / Google Meet.
  4. On success of your one on one meeting, you will be informed of your acceptance into the certificate program via email, where further details on how to onboard for the program will be shared with you.
  5. Should you have other questions relating to the program or the application process, please connect with us at [email protected].


This Jungian Coaching program is accredited by

Akke-Jean Klerk

Akke-Jeanne Klerk

Jung Platform Co-Founder

Akke-Jeanne Klerk facilitates  the program. She is a senior coach, an IACTM accredited trainer, and Jung Platform’s Chief Content Development. 

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She is the author of ‘Psychology of heartbreak’.

At Jung Platform, apart from daily management tasks, Akke-Jeanne assists in identifying and developing courses and programs. She also supports Jung Platform’s Teachers with fine-tuning their modules to ensure that our programs are always practically grounded and integratable.

In the past she has worked as a psychology lecturer at the university of applied sciences in Amsterdam. Her background consists of a Master’s in psychology, 10 years of training in Jungian Analysis and 10 years of training and coaching clients in a professional setting.