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Training 2024 in Finland & Sweden
Trauma-sensitive realtionship coaching

'Evolutionary Relationship Coaching Training'

People need a shift in their relationships!

Our society suffers above all from unfulfilled relationships and partnerships. People live unhappy, inhibited and weakly expressive lives. They make great and false compromises and mostly misunderstand being in relationship. Authentic expression and above all the joy of life suffer because we all have the human need to be in connection - but at the same time this seems to be so difficult and we often override our personal needs in order to make the relationship harmonious.

As coaches and therapists, it is our task to sensitise people to their needs, attachment patterns and relational behaviour, to help them live these out with integrity, authenticity and responsibility in their relationships, while at the same time enabling deep connection and reliability.

We all long for fulfilling partnerships and empowering relationships, yet most people feel hopelessly overwhelmed with conscious relationship management. However, there are ways to be authentic and needs-oriented while being connected and secure in relationship.


People need trauma-sensitive guides for evolutionary relationships and partnerships!

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Who is the training suitable for?

General information about the training

The Evolutionary Relationship Coaching Training is aimed at coaches, counsellors, alternative practitioners, psychologists, psychotherapists, as well as people who want to use the methodology for others or themselves for fulfilment in relationships and partnerships.

It forms a modular, complete system in itself and is thus geared towards newcomers to the profession as well as long-established professionals who have recognised that a (r)evolutionary jolt in the coaching paradigm is needed in order to meet contemporary, individual needs in the accompaniment of people. The methodology as a whole can be used completely on its own (as I have been using it for years) but can also be combined excellently with other common therapy and coaching approaches such as Gestalt therapy, behavioural therapy, systemic therapy, body therapy etc.

The paradigms and methods are state-of-the-art in terms of trauma sensitivity, nervous system awareness, somatic intervention and regulation, personality development and attachment theory.

The practically oriented training takes place in southern Finland aswell as in Sweden on 3 intensive weeklong modules and comprises about 120 teaching hours. In addition, the content is deepened through detailed scripts, homework, voluntary working groups, preparation and follow-up of the lessons, online calls and practical self-experience.

Furthermore, there is a digital networking group for deepening, for repeating the lessons, for clarifying open questions and for exchanging experiences. The maximum group size is 20 participants.

While Dr. Rouven Schneider will be the leading facilitator of the content, Anna Schmidbauer will focus on the group process and the care of internal dynamics and concerns of the participants. In addition, a team of trained and experienced assistants will take care of psychological and emotional support and snacks.

The committed and successful participation in the training results in a

There is a change in needs concerning relationships

What to expect

More than ever before individual needs determine our relationships today. Hardly anyone is satisfied with an unfulfilled relational structure that only serves security. In our society, we are dealing with an individualisation of people. And that is a good thing!

But individual needs must be lived out authentically, with integrity and responsibility when it comes to fulfilment in relationships.


This is where most problems and dramas arise in partnerships. We support our clients with the 'needs-oriented couple therapy' that I have developed with years of experience and relationship research.

Whether you are a counsellor, coach, trainer or alternative practitioner, or new to the coaching business, the process of needs-based couples mentoring enables you to successfully help people to live their true partnership potential and to be in relationships that truly meet their needs.

If you realise that your calling is to accompany people to more fulfilment and happiness, you can start your successful work after only 15 weeks.

  • The Methodology & Paradigms of Needs-Based Couples Therapy

  • The 3 Pillars of an Evolutionary Relationship

  • Partnership dynamics

  • Conflict dynamics & dispute structures
  • Communication Training

  • Trauma sensitivity in relationships
  • Evolutionary Partnership & Relationship Culture

  • Needs Analysis I & II
  • Client interaction

  • The nervous system and its effects on relationships
  • Approach exercises & overcoming emotional distance

  • Healthy sexuality in partnership
  • Alternative forms of relationship

  • Clarity in relationship levels
  • Integrity & authenticity in counselling

  • Motivational analysis & belief modification
  • Somatic couple therapy methodology

  • Bodywork and somatic regulation of the nervous system
  • Pace & lead practices

  • Tips on documentation and bookkeeping as well as legal issues


All modules take place on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, which makes it possible to travel to and from the course on a part-time basis.

Teaching procedure, registration + costs

We teach in a group of up to 20 participants, who are found through a prior application process. Online, by phone or eye-to-eye, we would like to get to know you at least briefly and get an impression of whether the training could be right for you.

At the same time, you can get a lively impression of us and we can clarify all your questions.

If you then realise that you want to lead people to more fulfilment and happiness, I am happy to share this intensive and profound time with you.


Regular: 3.250 €
Early bird: 2.950 €


For individual payment options, such as instalments or the need for a social tariff, please contact me by email and jsut ask. We'll find a solution.

Accommodation must be taken separately.

Content of the modules

Module I:
Group bonding | Paradigms of Needs-based Couples Therapy | Concept of the 3 Pillars of an Evolutionary Relationship | Needs & Needs Analysis.

Module II:
Trauma-sensitive counselling | The nervous system & its effects on relationships | Triggers & behavioural patterns | Self- and co-regulation in partnerships

Module III:
Couple Dynamics | Conflict Structures | Beliefs | Motivational Analysis & Belief Modification | Systemics

Module IV:
Modern Partnership Demands & Alternative Relationship Forms | Open Relationship Systems | Integrity | Boundaries and Connection | Practical & Somatic Methodology I

Module V:
Communication training | Empathy building | Healthy partner sexuality | Practical & somatic methodology II | Bodywork in couple therapy

Module VI:
Client Handling & Pace and Lead | Conscious & Evolutionary Relationship | Tips for Accounting & Self-Employment | Practical & legal issues | Deepening

Changes in the schedule are possible depending on the dynamics of the group process).

Dates and locations in Finland and Sweden will be announced soon!
Stay tuned!

The Team

"Dear Rouven,
I can't tell you how much has already happened since the training started.
Your input is so incredibly helpful. I work intensively with it both privately and professionally."


What previous participants say:

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