Applied Human Design Training Program Catherine Rivers

2024 Applied Human Design Training & Certification Program Overview


Thank you for checking out my Applied Human Design Training & Certification Program. This program contains 4 Levels of course work that will result in you having a firm grasp of Human Design concepts, how to deliver an accurate and impactful Human Design reading and how to coach and apply Human Design to your own life and to others.

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Thank you for your time.  If you’d like to have a conversation, just schedule 30 minutes on my calendar.

All the best, Cathy

Catherine Rivers Human Design Expert<br />

Who is This Training Program For?

Is The Applied Human Design Training Program for You?

I welcome people who are motivated to take this training for a variety of reasons:

    • You’ve had a personally profound experience with Human Design and want others to experience a similar benefit.
    • You want to start a Human Design practice. 
    • You have an existing practice (coach, therapist, body worker, energy worker, etc.) and you want to add Human Design to your services.
    • You want to deepen your understanding and practice of Human Design for personal benefit.

You are all welcome here!


What Will Set You Up For Success in This Program? What Are the Expectations?

    • You have 2 or more hours between sessions to read the suggested material and work with the concepts.
    • You find human dynamics fascinating.
    • You look forward to living deeper into your own Design.
    • You celebrate uniqueness.
    • You are patient with your own learning process.

Video Introduction to Applied Human Design Training & Certification Program

How This Training & Certification Program is Designed

Know the Fundamental Human Design Building Blocks

When we first learn and work with Human Design, we start by learning the individual components that make up a Design.  We learn about Type and Authority.  About Profiles and Channels.  About Incarnation Crosses aka Life Themes.  Maybe we dive into learning about the individual Gates or take on understanding Lines.

We all start out studying and applying these basics in order to comprehend and communicate the nature of a Design.  Just learning these ingredients is powerful and can be life changing for yourself and others. I teach you the foundational components of Human Design in my Level 1 Class.

But it doesn’t stop there.  There is so much more.

Integrate All Human Design Components

When we grow our capacity to integrate all of the components together, the power of our analysis and communication of a person’s Design expands exponentially.

For example, you no longer just see a Generator Design.  Then see they have a 5/1 Profile.  Then check to see that they have Emotional Inner Authority.  At first glance, you ‘get’ that they are a 5/1 Emotional Generator and would instantly understand how different this Generator is to the 1/3 Sacral Generator you worked with the other day.

You start to see groupings of Human Design components as integrated super-components.  Your analysis becomes holistic and you can convey a Human Design as a whole.

The Depth and Breadth of Holistic Analysis

The simple example above just used 3 components:  Type, Inner Authority and Profile.  How many components can be integrated?  How about 20, easily.  Can you even imagine the possible number of combinations from just these 20 aspects of a Human Design? It is in the millions.  As we grow our capacity to recognize these traits individually and then synthesize them holistically our readings and interpretations carry more and more accuracy.

The Building Blocks of Human Design Energy
Human Design Circuits<br />

Deliver the Information in the Client’s Language

We all want the delivery of a Human Design reading to be accurate and impactful. It is what we are here to do!

We increase accuracy as we learn to see the individual components in a holistic manner.  The impact of a Human Design reading increases when we speak and transmit the information in the client’s language, the client’s energetic framework.

If you are working with a client who is predominately logical in their mental constructs, that is how to best convey the information, logically.  Step by step.  Speak about how this can assist their future.  If you, as a practitioner, are more conceptual, this begs that you adjust your communication style to better match your client.

If you are working with a Manifestor, please don’t ask them questions.  If you are reading for a Projector, using an invitational style will do wonders.  If you are reading for a Generator or Manifesting Generator you will know if you you are reaching them by witnessing their sacral responses.  This list is endless.

The ability to shift your delivery style to match your client increases as you understand both your Design and your client’s Design holistically. It takes time to be able to read and deliver a Design in such a manner.  The Level 2 Relationships course naturally has you learn about inter-connections.  Then in the Level 3 Holistic Analysis course your understanding and practice deepens more.

Why Learn Human Design at Such a Deep Level?

Because the better we can see the beauty and power of a Design, the better we can convey that beauty and power to a client, and the better they can step into and own their own magnificence.


This Training Program is Developed to Take You From Learning the Fundamentals to Delivering Holistic Readings

How We Learn About Human Design

Why I Named it “Applied” Human Design

Theory versus Practice

Human Design is meant to be embodied.

We all have to learn and understand the Human Design System and our own Design intellectually and theoretically. But it does us absolutely no good if we don’t embody and integrate our Human Design into our way of living.

Without application Human Design is worthless.  It just remains a parlor trick.

I want YOU to embody your unique Human Design and experience how it transforms your life.  The more you integrate your Design into your way of life, the more positive impact you will have on your clients.

Designs Speak to Us

Designs speak to us. They tell us stuff even before we’ve met our prospect or client.

As a life and business coach knowing a person’s Human Design allows me to get to the heart of the matter quickly and with precision.  A client is struggling to make money? Knowing their Human Design has me giving them 1000% better support; and they learning and embodying their own Design grows their confidence.

Telling a person about their Design is a place to begin. Telling a person about their Design in the context of their life issues and aspirations is better. Supporting a person to apply Human Design to their own lives and watching them finally soar is the ultimate satisfaction.

Once Embodied Never Forgotten

Over the years at personal development workshops I would get asked to name my favorite job. That was always so easy for me…teaching people to swim! I put myself through college life-guarding and teaching kids and adults to swim. It still brings a smile to my face. What turned me on about this job was teaching a person a skill, supporting them through their learning process and knowing from that day forward they would always know how to swim. 

People don’t forget how to swim.  Just like they don’t forget how to ride a bike. The result is applied knowledge and it is now integral to the person. 

This same dynamic happens when a person learns and then integrates their Human Design into their way of living. They move forward in life with a new ease and confidence able to generate one success after another. 

How to apply the Human Design System of energy to a person’s life is what I focus on throughout this training series. 

The Core Principles of Applied Human Design Training Program

The Human Design System is Simply Amazing.

If you’ve come to read about this training program without any knowledge of Human Design, you can read more about it here: What is Human Design.

Human Design is powerful. Like any tool, when used with respect and awareness it can accomplish great good. However, when transmitted and applied carelessly, it can cause suffering.  Over the years of working with Human Design…studying it. Reading for clients. Coaching long-term clients from the perspective of their Human Design as well as teaching Human Design, I have developed my own beliefs about how to best leverage this body of information.

So I have developed my own Core Beliefs or Code of Ethics in teaching and delivering Human Design to my clients and students.

Catherine Rivers’ Human Design Core Beliefs/ Code of Ethics

    • Our use of language and the words we use shape our reality, shape our experience of life. Words matter in the delivery of Human Design information.
    • All Designs are beautiful and amazing.  There are no good Designs, no bad Designs, no better than or worse than Designs. 
    • All components of a Design are positive and empowering.
    • We, our aura and essence, vibrate at a unique frequency. If we have a life perspective that is primarily fear-based, we vibrate at a lower frequency. If we have a life perspective that is based on trust and unconditional love, we vibrate at a higher frequency. Our personal frequency impacts the expression of our Design. I believe lasting transformation occurs as we raise our frequency.
    • As Human Design professionals we are here to support our clients to live from their Inner Authority, we are not here to make personal choices on their behalf.
    • Human Design is an energetic not a moralistic modality. We are a stand for a person’s energetic makeup and must refrain from any moralistic interpretations.
    • The ultimate purpose of Human Design work is to leave the client aware and empowered.

Please Consider These Consequences

  • What will happen if you transmit your own fears through your Human Design Reading?
  • What would happen if someone came to you for information regarding their relationships and you allied with your client that their partner acted wrongly?
  • What will happen if you tell someone they have a challenging Design?
  • What will happen if you are worried you aren’t giving a good reading as you sit with your client?
  • and…and…and…

My Promise to You

My promise is to always speak to you in empowering terms, to teach you the intricacies of the Human Design System, and how to deliver Human Design information in such a way to empower your client.


Level 1: Foundation Concepts – The Building Blocks of Energy

Next Class Starts: February 7th, 2024  with a second series starting September 11th, 2024

Number of Sessions:  10 – weekly 2-hour sessions

Date/Time: Wednesdays at 5:30pm PT, weekly.

Fee:  $1875

Overview:  This class teaches you 20 fundamental energetic principles of the Human Design System. You are taken through a progression of information that supports you to build upon your knowledge from week to week.  Reading between classes is required.  Each class involves Q and A, new material not found in texts, with a focus on how to apply this information to your own life and in a current or future practice.

To read a full course description go here:  Applied Human Design Training Level 1 – Fundamental Concepts

Level 2: Relationship Dynamics – Friendship, Chemistry & Tensions

Next Class Starts: January 10th, 2024 and a second series starts May 15th, 2024

Number of Sessions:  4 – weekly 2-hour sessions

Date/Time: Wednesdays at 5:30pm PT, weekly.

Fee:  $750

Overview: Energy is additive. During this class you learn to analyze a Human Design Composite Chart and understand the 4 new energy constructs of relationships. I also show you how to apply concepts you have already learned to relationship analysis. You are more prepared than you realize!

To read a full course description go here:  Applied Human Design Training Level 2 – Relationship Dynamics 

Level 3: Advanced Concepts – Holistic Analysis

Next Class Starts: February 5th, 2024.  Note, this class is only offered once per year.

Number of Sessions:  11 – 2-hour sessions scheduled approximately every other week.

Date/Time: Mondays at 5:30pm PT

Fee:  $2750

Overview:  The Level 3 Advanced Concepts class goes deeper into the basic building blocks and presents new energetic concepts. This is where you start to study the inter-connectedness of all the building blocks and how doing so brings a rich nuance to your readings. Unlike the Level 1 class where we study the concepts from top to bottom, in the Advanced class you learn how our energetic Designs are actually constructed. This requires us to start from the bottom and progress up.

To read a full course description go here:  Applied Human Design Training Level 3 – Advanced Concepts – Holistic Analysis

Level 4: Readings, Coaching & Certification – Take Your Practice to the World

Next Class Starts: February 12th, 2024.  Note: this class is only offered once per year.

Number of Sessions:  14 – 2-hour sessions scheduled approximately every other week.

Date/Time: Mondays at 5:30pm PT

Fee:  $4200

Overview:  This class prepares you to take your Human Design practice out into the world in a big way. You will learn to give a comprehensive Foundation Reading and the Advanced Holistic Genetic Imprint Reading. There are 2 sessions focused on marketing your business based on your personal Design. And 2 sessions devoted to Human Design Coaching Concepts that support you to get to the heart of your client’s issues quickly and with precision. Certification is granted with the submission and approval of a recorded Foundation Reading.

To read a full course description go here:  Applied Human Design Training Level 4: Readings, Coaching & Certification – Taking Your Practice Out to the World

1 on 1 Private Human Design Training – From Level 1 to Certification

Ready to start now? Not interested in a classroom setting? Want deep private instruction? Want to really know everything I know?

Then consider this private one-to-one approach. We use the same course outline with a few additions. You not only learn the material in the deepest way possible, but you receive Human Design and ontologically-based coaching from me. The transformation for yourself will be enormous.

This approach spans 42 sessions over approximately 18 months. The fee for this private mentoring program is $17,598.

Please schedule 30 minutes on my calendar to get all your questions answered.

Meet Your Mentor – Cathy Rivers

Catherine Rivers of Applied Human Design

About Catherine Rivers

What is there to say?  I can give you a traditional bio, but that is boring.  The truth is I just love Human Design.  I love it.  It is all I really want to talk about!

I’ve been studying Human Design for over 15 years and I am still learning.  The accuracy of Human Design never ceases to amaze me. The depth of Human Design always amazes me.  There is always some new energy presentation to see and express.

I spent 20 years in the information technology industry implementing huge projects.  I was successful in that space due to my ability to simultaneously track a zillion interconnecting details and the overarching goals of the project.  I bring that same gift as I give Human Design readings to my clients. I want everyone to see the energetic nuts and bolts of who they are AND see the amazing person that they are.  It is all there, in their Design.

Officially I am a Human Design Master Professional Consultant. I studied with Chetan Parkyn and continue to study and co-teach with him (to my utter delight).

I am also a Certified Professional Coach of 18 years. That training has me laser-focused on personal empowerment and the power of language.

I am adamant that all aspects of a Design are beautiful and empowering.  I have too many people coming to me having been told negative views of their Designs.  It breaks my heart!  My teaching of Human Design brings together a deep understanding of Human Design energy mechanics coupled with an empowering use of language that provides the client with a profound and transformational experience.

If you’d like to elevate your Readings and develop a Human Design practice, I will help you get there.

Much love,

Human Design Trainer

Learn More or Register Now

I invite you to read through the details of each of the 4 levels starting with Level 1.  Each level has its own registration link.

You can also get a good sense of me and my approach to Human Design by reading the articles I have posted in my Blog.

Or, please, just schedule time on my calendar and I will get all of your questions answered.