2021 Program

** Important announcement  **
The Phoenix Fellowship as an initiative and cooperation will stop after the last course in December 2021.
The 2021 program as stated on the website remains bookable and active until this it’s last course.
Both Nicole de Haas and Suzanne Tempel will continue with their own programs and courses.
For Nicole’s program of 2022 we refer to Nicole’s website:www.nicoledehaas.nl
For Suzanne’s program of 2022 we refer to Suzanne’s website: www.suzannetempel.com

We are happy to present the international course & retreat program 2021. We hope you will join us at one of these courses or retreats. We have wonderful, knowledgeable and experienced teachers who work with integrity and love for what they do. We also have courses in Dutch and German. You will find translations on the course pages. 

We use only the best venues and locations. There is a pick-up service available from Schiphol airport to the beautiful Estate 'Ehzerwold' where most courses will be held. When you fill in the subscription form you can let us know if you wish to use this service.

For all the information on that specific course, you click on the golden link in the text.

Forensic Mediumship and Paranormal investigation

“ The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” (Albert Einstein)

Course organiser: Nicole de Haas

Tutors: Nicole de Haas & Rosita Belkadi

Have you ever wondered what the role of a medium involves when it comes to assisting the police with solving crimes? Or to help families of a missing loved one? Nicole and Rosita both have many years of experience as a medium and also with forensic mediumship.

Join Nicole and Rosita on this course where we uncover the mysteries of cold cases, missing persons to answer questions that sometimes can only be answered by those on the other side. This course will introduce you to forensic mediumship and allow you also to deepen this aspect of mediumship on the psychic and mediumistic level with integrity.

Nicole and Rosita will give you an understanding of this specialized work as well as insight in different (historical) cases. They will invite you to use your mediumship and psychic ability in this field as we offer you during this course a “murder mystery evening”.

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

ONLINE -The Meditative State

(Fully Booked)

"The goal of meditation is not to relax your Mind. The goal of meditation is to change it." (Suzanne Tempel)

Learn to get into the meditative state in a very logical and practical way online.

Course organizer: Suzanne Tempel

Tutors: Suzanne Tempel

Most people have learned a specific meditation practice and have never asked themselves whether they actually reached a meditative state. Did you know that the Meditative state is a very specific state of consciousness? It's what we call a deep state and it shows up as a very specific brainwave pattern. But the meditative state is merely one of the deep states. There are several.

Most people have no idea about this let alone that they are told how to get into that state. And what the different steps of development are to get into that state.... And no, your current meditative practice is most likely not enough. Did you know that 87% of the people who meditate never get into the meditative state?

Years ago I really wanted to learn how to meditate. But most of the groups and classes I went to had to sit cross-legged on the floor or on a special meditation cushion. I have never been able to hold the positions for longer than 15 minutes. Either my legs or back started to hurt or my feet got cramps. And I used to dance at an international level !! To me it was more like physical castigation. I didn't feel like I was training my state of consciousness. And of course I wasn't.

So what changed? Or rather what makes me now qualified to talk about the Meditative state?

Very simple, as an Awakened Mind Trainer I am trained to teach people to go to other states of consciousness. The Meditative state is one of them. And the goal of meditation is to get into the meditative state but the ultimate goal surely is to reach higher states of consciousness. But you can get there without the traditional meditation practice and sitting cross legged. I know and I am living prove.

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

The Limitless power of Healing

“ The Soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the Mind” (Caroline Myss)

Course organiser: Nicole de Haas

Tutors: Nicole de Haas

Do you want to expand as a healing medium but don’t know where to go for further development? Are you open to learn and understand more about healing and the limitless possibilities? Do you want to challenge your present level and achieve a stronger connection with your spirit team with more effective results?

If you want to genuinely advance your healing abilities then this exciting workshop is for you! Learn how to deepen your connection to the spirit world and become an instrument for more powerful healing vibrations. This workshop is suitable for those who work as a healer or did already some training in trance and/or healing and have an understanding in the foundation of mediumistic healing. This is not a beginners workshop!

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

ONLINE  - The True Self; higher states of consciousness


"There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest heavens. This is the light that shines in our heart. " (Chandoya Upanishad)

Course organiser: Suzanne Tempel

Tutors: Suzanne Tempel

Interested in higher states of consciousness? Read books about Guru’s and Yogi’s like Paramhansa Yogananda? Learned about meditation and how to reach (in theory) a higher state? Or wondered how it would feel like or be like to be in one of those higher states? Wondered about your mediumship and your state? But always thought that reaching a higher state was not for you? …

You will learn about the different higher states of consciousness. What the difference is with the deeper states like meditation. You will also learn how those states are connected to your mediumship. For many people this has been a huge eyeopener.

You will hear all the details on how to get in those states in a very practical way using the Awakened Mind Method. And of course, you will have a bit of practice and experience under the watchful eye of Awakened Mind tutor and medium Suzanne.

Suzanne has been researching mediums and their states of consciousness for years. She is one of the very few Awakened Mind Trainers in the world and the only one specialized in the states of consciousness of mediums. Suzanne is an approved Trainee Tutor on the Arthur Findlay College.

If you are curious about those states this is a workshop not to be missed! It will enlighten you in more than one way.

This is an online workshop. Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

Family Day

Due to Covid19 this day is cancelled.

"When we have each other we have everything” (Anonymous)

Event organiser: Nicole de Haas

Tutors: Libby Clark

After the success of some family days over the past years, it’s now time to offer this wonderful day at the astounding Ehzerwold Estate. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to spend a whole day in a spiritual environment, to cooperate and work together, in a unique and spiritual way.

Libby has a wealth of experience in working with families and children in this way and she is looking forward to this day in 2021. It will be a day full of activities for the whole family and everyone from 5-99 is welcome to join! A wonderful day of healing, love and joy to celebrate with your son, daughter, mother, father, cousins, nephew, nieces, grandparents or friends.

Everyone is participating and working together and it will be as always so much fun. Besides this there is of course space to allow your spiritual side to unfold. Feel welcome to join Libby on this amazing day!

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

Explorations of the soul: altered states, trance and physical mediumship 2021

Due to Covid19 this course is cancelled.

"Allow your heart to understand the language of the soul and experience the infinite possibilities of the reality of life." (Silver Cloud)

Course organiser: Nicole de Haas

Tutors: Nicole de Haas, Libby Clark and Suzanne Tempel

* This is such a special and popular week for many years that we have decided to offer it again in 2021 as many do come back for this subject.*

Are you a seeker of spiritual truth? Do you have an open mind and heart to learn more about yourself as an individual, about altered states, trance and physical mediumship? This course is for those who are interested in developing trance mediumship, have an interest in physical mediumship, or wish to find ways to strengthen their connection to Spirit and to blend closer with the Spirit World.

This week will be a week of exploration and experimenting. We will take a look at the conscious and subconscious mind, help you to understand and feel the dynamics of the power and we will take you into the field of trance healing and communication. Important to us is that we can guide and support you in finding that power of the soul that resides within you! Throughout the week there will be a dynamic program so that you will get the best from all the teachers to help you further in your development. The training is suitable for any level of development.

We are there for you to encourage and support you on your own personal journey.

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

ONLINE year training (AMM) (Fully booked)

"You are the most valuable investment you will ever have the opportunity to invest in." (Suzanne Tempel)

Course organiser: Suzanne Tempel

Tutors: Suzanne Tempel

For three years Suzanne measured hundreds of mediums from more than twelve countries with EEG. The EEG measures, via the brainwave patterns, the mediums state of consciousness. She measured inexperienced mediums, mediums with their own practice, international mediumship teachers and everyone in between. This research into states of consciousness of mediums was very valuable. It allowed her to see what happens in Mediumship development. Suzanne combined this with her knowledge on how to train those different states and her knowledge on Mediumship. She developed gradually a new method for Mediumship development: the Awaking Mediumship Method™ (AMM)


The method is unique in the world. Nowhere in the world are Mediums taught in this way. In March 26th (full) and in May 2nd ( still places left) 2021 Suzanne will start teaching groups online according to this method for the first time.

This is a online training through Zoom.

For more information and sign-up possibilities go to the course page.

ONLINE - De Spirit tweedaagse NL

" Walk on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone!"

(Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Course organiser: Suzanne Tempel

Tutors: Suzanne Tempel & Rosita Belkadi

De Phoenix Fellowship biedt voor het eerst een Nederlandse cursus aan op gebied van mediamieke en psychic ontwikkeling. Neem die kans om met twee Nederlandse mediums en docenten aan de slag te gaan en je te laten helpen een volgende stap te maken in je ontwikkeling.

Gedurende deze twee heerlijke dagen gaan we flink aan de slag met je mediumschap en is er oog voor jouw unieke weg. Wil je verder komen op dat pad? Wil je inzicht in wat jou helpt en wat niet in het werken met jouw mediumschap? Heb je behoefte aan steun, inzicht, advies en aanmoediging langs de kant? Dan is deze tweedaagse voor jou!

Deze cursus is voor alle niveaus. Het geeft je de gelegenheid nieuwe dingen te ontdekken in je mediumschap en is Nederlands gesproken. Suzanne is in 2020 goedgekeurd als Trainee Tutor op het beroemde Arthur Findlay College en nodigt je van harte uit om deze Spirit tweedaagse met haar te ‘lopen’!

Ga naar de cursuspagina voor meer informatie en aanmeldmogelijkheden.

Let op: deze cursus is op maandag en dinsdag!

Awakening Your Mind - With Judith Pennington

Due to Covid19 this course is cancelled. For the next opportunity please go to www.suzannetempel.com

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” (Swami Vivekananda)

Course Organiser: Suzanne Tempel

Tutors: Suzanne Tempel and Judith Pennington

Are you curious about consciousness development and altered states? Do you want to know about 'out of body' experiences and remote viewing? Have you ever wondered about how to go to higher states of awareness? Do you have a curious mind and do you like the science behind mystic experiences? Do you want to practice with altered states and meditation?

Then this weekend is for you! This weekend Judith Pennington – founder of the Institute for the Awakened Mind – will join us and share her latest research findings (done at the Monroe Institute) and expertise on these subjects. Judith is the last assistant of the famous Anna Wise. Anna Wise was one of the most influential practitioners of instrument-assisted meditation in the world. Anna shared her discoveries and theories in her two books – The High Performance Mind and Awakening the Mind.

Of course, we will practice, meditate and experiment as well. Lectures, meditations, and workshops will be part of the weekend. Join us on this unique weekend! See the course page for more information.

The experimental Circle

"Each time we unite in a Circle as an instrument for the unseen world, the world heals a little more." (Nicole de Haas)

Course organiser: Nicole de Haas

Tutors: Nicole de Haas

After the success of this workshop for some years, Nicole is going to offer this workshop again but for first time in this way at Ehzerwold!

This day gives you the opportunity to sit in an Open Circle where we sit for the Spirit world and experience different expressions of working with the unseen world. Whether it is through inspiration, mental mediumship, trance communication or healing.

If you wish to join or create a circle for development yourself, then I can help you get started. For those who have a Circle and need advice for continuation, then this day is a great opportunity. You are very welcome to join this special day and Nicole will provide a trance session herself as a part of this day. Feel welcome!

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

Event: Two demonstrations of José Medrado

Due to Covid19 this event is cancelled.

"Allow my world to touch you as an instrument of love, creating the most beautiful painting which is life itself" (Silver Cloud)

NEW José Medrado comes to Ehzerwold!

Event organiser: Nicole de Haas

Demonstrator: José Medrado

On September 4th and 5th 2021, the special trance/physical medium José Medrado from Brazil will give two demonstrations of the wonderful work he does.

He works from the trance state and makes beautiful paintings in just a few minutes, with famous painters such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, Monet and others working through him.

The proceeds of the evenings will go to a good cause: the orphanage of Medrado in Brazil. The paintings will be auctioned on the spot the same evening. Sign up for a wonderful evening to witness a rare form of mediumship and for a fantastic cause!

Please have a look at the event page for more details and sign up possibility.

The wonders of Spirit & Mediumship

“Celebrate your Spirit within, as each step in the light and guidance of Spirit is a blessing for all.” (Silver Cloud)

Cancelled due to Covid19

Course organiser: Sally Barnes

Tutors: Sally Barnes, Libby Clark and guest tutors

Come and join us for a week of celebrating and exploring how the blending together of the incredible intelligence and wonders of the Spirit world and our mediumship can initiate and enhance the healing process for those in need; bringing peace, comfort, reassurance, encouragement and inspiration.

We will consider many different ways in which the Spirit world strive to help our world and the roles we take on as mediums, for example; psychic reading, colour and auragraphs, Spirit communication, inspiration and philosophy, animal communication, healing, altered states

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

Sardinia -Italy- retreat

Due to Covid19 measures in Italy this course is cancelled. For the next opportunity please go to www.suzannetempel.com

"If the Heart is in sorrow about the losses it has experienced, the Mind will rejoice in what it has found."(Sufi saying)

Course organiser: Suzanne Tempel

Tutors: Suzanne Tempel

This retreat is a week of Self-discovery, Self-healing, Spirituality and time for you!

The whole week, a beautiful monastery will be your home. A place with a breathtaking sea view and wonderful energy. During the week we allow you time for excursions to archaeological spiritual places because Sardinia is known for the powerful and spiritual energy on the island.

The week is designed to have the best of both worlds. In the morning until lunch time there will be meditation, groupwork and training. The afternoons are off and is time for you to contemplate, go to the beach which is at walking distance, go sightseeing, hiking or anything you would like to do. The late afternoon, before dinner, will be groups again.

There are direct flights from different places in Europe and if you come from the US or Australia there is a direct connection from the airport in Rome, Italy.

Read more about this wonderful retreat and go to the page for the sign-up possibility.

Halloween Special



Course organiser: Nicole de Haas

Tutors: Nicole de Haas & Rosita Belkadi

The history of Halloween dates back more than 2,000 years to the Celts and is symbolic of the cycle of life, death and rebirth. It is believed that during this time the veil between the realms of living and dead becomes thinnest. Halloween allows us to tap into the energy of the cycle of life to give tribute to those in the afterlife. A joyeus moment to welcome the unknown and to use our intuition and mediumship.

A weekend like this gives us the ultimate opportunity to explore and experience the world of paranormal investigation and physical phenomena. Dare to join us as we investigate paranormal activity at Ehzerwold and explore physical phenomena and their different origins. You will take part in experiments with technology, so you can bring any device that you use yourself such as cameras, recording devices, spirit boxes, mobile phones etc... But also we will conduct what they used to call “séances” and allow the Spirit world to join us in a fashion that was very common in different ways of communicating with the spirit world at the start of Modern Spiritualism.

Let this Halloween weekend be a course of celebrating this special time of the year and experience the magic of working with each other and the spirit world in bringing the past, the present and the future possibilities of working within the paranormal field and mediumship together.

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

Improve your mediumship and your private sittings

This course is cancelled due to Covid.

“Every moment in eternity of time, you have the power to change someones life.” (Silver Cloud)

Course organiser: Mia Ottoson

Tutors: Mia Ottoson & John Johnson and guest tutors

There are many ways to work as a medium but Mia wishes to take you into the area of private sittings as she feels this is the most important job you do as a medium.

It is in these moments where you bring confirmation, comfort, hope, healing and love through to your client. This 3 day course will focus on how to do private sittings with confidence and to meet the clients need without complicating things for yourself.

Mia and her team are looking forward to a hardworking long weekend with a lot of practice. Feel welcome!

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.

Trance and Physical experience 2021


“ Don’t expect the gifts of life to be given to you in the obvious way, but expect the unexpected with a heart of gratitude” (Silver Cloud)

Course organiser: Nicole de Haas

Tutors: Nicole de Haas, Martin Colclough, David Schiesser and Rosita Belkadi

*This wonderful and popular week is in Nicole’s program for many years now and again it will be offered in 2021 as it is a week not to be missed.*

This week will allow you to experience deeper levels of altered states.

During this week the main focus is on trance healing, trance speaking and experimental trance/physical work. You will gain a greater understanding of spirit communication in your own unique way and be able to develop trust. We will give insight into what happens during a trance state and how to enhance it. You will be guided to find and to maintain that unique and strong connection to Spirit and to deepen that relationship.

Come and join us on a great course not to be missed with the finest teachers in the field of trance and physical mediumship. We are there for you to encourage and support you on your own personal journey.

Please have a look at the course page for more details and sign up possibility.