Progressing Your Personal Practice Certificates


Whether you join an I Matter Learning Journey to
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The personal practice certificates are designed to create a structure for learning about the ideas and skills involved in relationship health 

The first stages of an I Matter Online Learning Journey involve learning the I Matter Framework.   Whether you are a professional, linked parent or both, the first steps involves registering for the Fundamentals and Level 1 online programme.  The online learning is complemented by varied types of additional coaching and study support.  Parents-carers can access study support by certified practitioners in their own communities and within a Community Hub locality area.

1.  Expression of Interest and Registration
Fundamentals and Level 1 training in the I Matter Framework and in a relationship health approach offers an educational programme only.  It is not intended as a stand alone offer for those in challenging situations.  Therefore it is important for any participant to consider whether they have appropriate local support in place before registering.  We aim to equip practitioners to support a local programme but at present there are very few trained practitioners for this work. CLICK HERE

2.  Membership of the I Matter Learning Community
The I Matter Five Steps Course provides a lot of opportunities for private reflection and can be complemented by membership with Q&A library and course forum  The I Matter Learning Community has a role to further assist you in progressing your understanding of the theory to practice of an I Matter Learning Journey in professional and personal roles.  We do not offer guidance on individual situations.  We provide a separate moderated learning space for professionals and parents. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT LEVEL 1

3. Individual Consultations or Coaching
There are two types of individual consultations and coaching. One accessed by professionals involves exploring the general principles of the I Matter Framework as applied to a range of scenarios.  The other involves Individual Coaching with a Certified I Matter Practitioner in your own community.   This aims to offer personalized guidance as you develop your understanding of I Matter Principles. This requires an initial registration step and can be accessed by parents-carers or professionals in direct care roles.   During phone sessions, your coach will offer encouragement, clarification, and customized input to assist you in understanding the I Matter Framework and its implications. Individual consultations or coaching are not therapy or crisis counselling and are not a replacement for medical advice.  CLICK HERE

4.  Small Group Discussion 
The core online self-paced programme can be supplemented with participation in a small study support group for professionals and for determined parents.  The exact format will vary depending on local needs but generally takes the form of 4 sessions to review Fundamentals content and then a series of consolidation discussion sessions. Again we make a distinction between groups for professional development and those assisting with a specific challenging situation.   We actively recommend participation in a small group discussion. Groups for parents-carers are run by certified practitioners in their own communities and require a registration step. CLICK HERE

5.  I Matter Further Theory to Practice Group Coaching
I Matter Online Group Coaching is generally reserved for those who are further on in their I Matter Journey.  They have understood the core ideas but the focus is now on keeping focussed over a longer period. We use online group coaching to support the extended journey and practitioner training. LEVEL 2   LEVEL 3

6.   I Matter Practitioner Training
We are working on building a network of practitioners who are I Matter Informed and who can provide study support for others who are progressing an I Matter Learning Journey in partnership with member organisations who want to take forward a Relationship Health Approach  CLICK HERE

NOTICE: The I Matter Relationship Health Learning Journey is an educational and coaching approach.  Implementation of the principles is affected by many factors so every person's learning journey is unique.   We encourage participants to study and commit to helping their own adult-child and adult-adult relationships become happier and healthier.  There is always more to learn.