Personal Development Programme

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Personal Development Programme

The IGC one-year residential personal development programme is designed for people interested in self-awareness and personal growth who may benefit from Gestalt skills in their own personal and professional lives.  It consists of 4 three-day workshops (Friday-Saturday-Sunday), adding up to a total of 12 working days.  Meditation, awareness, grounding, bodywork and dream-work are all explored during this year of personal growth.  Participants work at a deep level in a small, supportive group with experienced facilitators.

The programme will provide you with practical tools for stress management and conflict resolution. Whether you work in caring profession, where communication and relationship skills are important, or you wish to explore your personal and professional relationships with a view to making your life richer and more personally fulfilling, this programme is for you.

Gestalt is an experiential approach which invites each of us into awareness and personal ‘response-ability’.  To be effective in our own lives, we need to be in good contact with ourselves and these weekends will offer you an opportunity to experiment with new ways of relating in a safe and supportive environment.

Completion of the one-year personal development programme will be taken into account when making an application for the MA/PG Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.

Dates:     13th – 15th October 2017

01st – 03rd December 2018

09th – 11th February 2018

11th – 13th May 2018

Venue:    The programme is residential and delivered at Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow.  Accommodation is in single rooms some of which are en-suite.

Cost:        €1200.00:  A non-refundable deposit of €200.00 is required in order to secure your place.  Preferable method of payment is by bank transfer.  Accommodation & meals are not included in this fee but can be booked separately with Teach Bhride (059-9152465).

Facilitators: Ursula Devaney & Julien Joly

Applications: If you wish to apply for the Personal Development Programme please email for an application form.