11-day course Autism-friendly CoachMaster

The sequel to our 7-day course: The 11-day Master course Autism-friendly CoachMaster

The accreditation number / ID number is: SKJ204941
Accredited points Total: 118.50


A well-thought-out master’s programme that is a seamless transition from our already existing 7-day Practitioners programme. It really is a follow-up because for the Autism-friendly CoachMaster course, you first need to complete the 7-day practitioner course, or already have a relevant qualification. Continuing your course by doing this master provides an extremely robust foundation to be an Autism-friendly CoachMaster. Our foundational groups are made up of a wide variety of people. It is this very diversity in backgrounds that provides a key advantage to be able to grow into an Autism-friendly CoachMaster.

The Master programme is further supported by a (new) book on autism & communication, Plan B+. All our trainers, with and without autism, came together to make this book. Together, because we believe it is important to bring the two worlds, with and without autism. Together, because we cannot do it on our own. Together, because we want to stay connected.

New topics

We have worked out several in-depth topics focusing on human processes. We offer new interventions and focus on strengthening coaching skills. In recent years, a raft of new knowledge has emerged about stress and how it affects health. People with autism and other vulnerabilities are stress-sensitive and good stress management has a huge impact on their physical and mental well-being. We have become specialists in this field, setting us apart from everyone else.


Because stress can be divided into physical stress, mental stress, toxic stress (ACE) and chemical stress, we devote one day of the course to lifestyle. This day will be provided by Orthomolecular therapist Jeroen de Haas. Lifestyle awareness has not yet become a topic of note within (mental) health care. However, it is important to know about lifestyle, for people with autism and for their coach. Managing the chemical stress caused by your lifestyle may well be the part of stress/sensory overload that you can change most about yourself.


What also sets us apart is the fascinating segment on profiling that we offer in the 11-day Master. What we ‘think’ on the inside and the emotions we experience always show up on the outside, in a minimal way. And even if we do not say anything, we cannot ‘not communicate’. If you can interpret what is not said in language, but in facial expression and body language, you will be able to connect with your client much more effectively. We will be practising this at great length. Our current students have already had sneak preview of this; they are all utterly intrigued by what this can mean in human contact.

Ingrid de Jong and Marjon Kuipers are analytic profilers/behavioural analysts and are happy to share their exclusive knowledge in this field with you. More information about profiling can be found on our site www.femprofiling.nl.

Trainers with and trainers without autism

Of course, as always, we work with a combination of trainers with and trainers without autism.

Start of course

The 7-day Practitioner courses start on average 8 times a year in different places in the Netherlands. The Practitioner can be taken separately and is also the prerequisite for starting the CoachMaster course. The advantage here is that the groups of the 7-day course are made up of a wide variety of people and it is precisely this diversity that provides you with such excellent learning opportunities, from and with each other. This is exactly why it provides an excellent foundation for the advanced course.

The course days take place every 3 to 4 weeks. In the weeks in between, we insist that you have peer-to-peer practice sessions with fellow students.


Course participants who have already completed the 7-day practical course can enrol on day 1 of the 11-day course.


We insist on a high standard of work for the final exam. You will receive the final achievement levels on day 7 of the course.


The 7-day Practitioner course has a fee of € 1,695.00. For the master’s programme the sum is € 2,795.00. (All our training courses are VAT-exempt) We do not call it ‘cost’, we believe you are investing in yourself.

If you would like to enrol in one of our courses: send an email to marjonkuipers@auticomm.nl. You will then be personally informed of the dates and location.

Classification Plan B Autism-friendly CoachMaster

Day 1 Practice day From consciously competent to unconsciously competent On this day we will refresh your memory of the material from the 7-day Plan B course. We will do so through new interventions, aiming to add more tools to your toolbox, helping you to use the models in an effortless way that becomes second nature.

Day 2 Values Knowing your own values is helpful because they give direction to your behaviour. For most of us, values are unconscious. Often people do not know why they are doing something, they just feel they have to do it. This is because the values are imprinted on an emotional level. Values are one of the most important resources to find out how someone is built, and how you yourself are built. Transference and countertransference As a coach you need a significant degree of self-knowledge. To be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. We are all human beings. It is all good, whatever the character trait or behaviour is. All good coaches know themselves and know when to help the person they are coaching, always based on a sense of equality.

Day 3 Metaprograms Metaprograms relate to how we experience our world. We each have our own way of experiencing and, just like values, it happens unconsciously. Metaprogrammes filter our view of the world without taking the content into account. It is our preferred style of thinking and reacting. Because it so specific, we often think that others think and do the same. When you understand how this works, you will understand yourself better, not to mention have a better understanding of another person’s patterns.

Day 4 Profiling In the same way that the Titanic crashed into the iceberg because the captain did not see what was under water, a lot of people crash into things every day, because they cannot see what is going on inside someone else. As a result, they often judge a person for their behaviour and its effects. Asking what real emotion lies behind the angry outburst is a game-changer. Might it be anxiety, or sadness? If so, taking a different approach could be more effective in staying connected with them. In our profiling section we teach you how to look underwater, so to speak, so you can get a better look at what makes someone tick. Recognizing emotions and body language are just two of the ways to do this. These skills will allow you to respond better to what someone really needs, and you will also learn to be more aware of what you show when you communicate. But be warned. Once you can see it, you cannot turn it off…

Just watch this film to find out more https://youtu.be/o0-aUEtp0ww https://www.autismeacademie.nl/lichaamstaal/

Day 5 Profiling Practicing the skills of non-verbal communication and reading emotions. A remarkably interesting day given by our profilers after which you can never “not” see it again.

Day 6 Self-Realisation, Self-Compassion and Confidence Psychologist Barbara Nanninga provides this day about self-realisation. Do you know the feeling of being overwhelmed by negative feelings and not knowing how to get out of it? That you feel you are being taken over by your feelings instead of overseeing them? It can be a very unsafe sort of feeling. Learning what you can do to stop being at the mercy of these insecure feelings, and how you can communicate this to your client, that is what this day is all about. We will be working on self-confidence, which creates more self-management in your work and private life. Self-confidence is the confidence in yourself in every situation. This applies to pleasant and secure situations and to annoying and uncertain situations equally. Individuals carry personal and business patterns and systems with them that are not functional in the long term. These patterns or behaviours arise in the first 7 years of your life, because they provide a false sense of security. As soon as you become aware of this old behaviour and to make sure that you no longer need it, self-confidence arises. Day 7: Sensory profile According to psychologist George Miller, some 4.2 million stimuli rush towards us every single second. Internal and external stimuli. They stimulate the senses and influence our behaviour. How we react varies from person to person. It depends on our sensitivity to stimuli and the extent to which we can process them.

Day 8: Jeroen de Haas Lifestyle            This day is about taking good care of yourself. As a coach, as a human being. And how to convey this to the people you would like to help. Many people with autism do not take such good care of themselves. You will receive a test and then test results about your stress management and what you can do about it.

Stroke economy A stroke is a ‘unit’ of attention. The English word “stroke” from which the name is derived has two meanings: “caress” and it can also mean “hit”. This double meaning is used in Transactional Analysis to indicate both the positive and negative effects of a strip. A stroke is a specific transaction (or part thereof) in the TA sentence of the word. Transactional Analysis (TA) is a theory developed by psychiatrist Berne about how people think, behave, and communicate with each other. It is at the same time an enormously powerful tool with which you can change the way you deal with others.  The concept of stroke came into being because people need attention from birth and the only way to get it is through a transaction. Every human being needs physical, mental, and emotional stimulation in order to grow. And if that cannot be obtained by positive strips (compliment, encouragement, caress), then one will try to meet that need by searching for negative strips (such as anger, humiliation, blow). A person always prefers negative stripes to no strip at all. A child tests out all kinds of different behaviours and strategies, which can provide strips and thus satisfy needs. Physical attention satisfies the basic need for stimuli while other forms of attention satisfy the need for recognition. Giving away a lot of attention and paying little attention to receiving can lead to a lack of attention and therefore a depression, according to Berne. It is therefore important from research by Berne that you take care of yourself. This can make you enormously powerful again. Once more you learn to receive and to ask what you need. This is vitally important.

Day 9 Loekemeijer Method https://www.yvonneloekemeijer.com/loekemeijermethode/ Every person needs to attach themselves, to become close to one or several specific people. A child attaches itself to its parents and that relationship offers safety and security. This bonding is the basis for a good social and emotional development.

People with autism are known to be cognitively often normal to (highly) developed. It is also known that their development of attachment relationships and their social and emotional development tends to be somewhat slower. Loekemeijer has years of practical experience with people with autism and began to see connections. She concluded that many behaviours stem from a lag in attachment development. Compared to someone who develops on average, the development of attachment in someone with autism lags.

Someone with autism goes through the same stages of attachment as someone who develops on average. However, this process starts behind schedule, is much slower than average and does not happen by itself. Loekemeijer developed research instruments and diagrams based on practical and literature research. This makes it possible to determine the stage of a person’s attachment development. Her research method provides a scientifically validated tool to determine whether and how far a person lags in his attachment. The Loekemeijer method originated as the final assignment of Yvonne Loekemeijer during her course to become an Autism-friendly Coach.

Day 10 From Wish to Reality and Dream to Reality How can you turn what you really want into a reality? What do you wish for, how does this match your personality and what effort will you make to achieve it? Language, both verbal and non-verbal, is a means to this end because language frames the experience. How do you use neuro-focus and what do you get out of it?

This day we will also discuss entrepreneurial skills and how to start your own coaching practice.

Day 11 Exam, demo with course actors and a celebratory certification ceremony.