Personal Development Course – 10 Week

About Personal Development at ICPPD

This Personal Development Course is aimed at participants who are seeking to understand themselves more fully.

Perhaps you are interested in a professional training, or you want to become more fully the human being that you are and share your unique gifts with others either personally or/and professionally?

ICPPD believes that Personal Development is a lifelong process. It’s a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential. Personal Development is the conscious pursuit of personal growth by expanding self-awareness and knowledge and improving personal skills.

Those skills include your mind, your body, your spirit as well as your level of success in all areas of life, however you may define that. The ultimate goal of Personal Development is to be a self-realised human being. That means living consciously at your full potential and reaching real happiness in your life. ICPPD supports a holistic ethos in all its programmes.

Increased personal growth and  development and good mental health is the goal for many men and women. It includes those who suffer from problems in their relationship with others, or who suffer emotionally with feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression.  It also includes individuals who are marginally successful or even very successful in life, but who want to improve their efficiency, their ability to be and feel intimate  and relate to others, and/or their general level of satisfaction with, and enjoyment of living.

Personal Development deals with how you look at the world and how you see yourself in the world, which then determines how you act in the world. Are you a victim or a winner? It’s not really important what others expect from you. What really matters is what you expect from yourself. Personal development is, after all, a personal pursuit. It’s about the journey.

  • Are you on a personal development quest?
  • Are you struggling with life or mental health issues?
  • What areas of your life would you like to focus on improving?
    • Building your self-esteem and self-confidence?
    • Improving your relationships?
    • Learning better communication skills?
    • Becoming more mindful in your daily life?

Join a group of like-minded people to explore and learn. Described as “a life changing experience” by participants, this course is facilitated by experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.

During the course participants explore

  • self-esteem issues
  • effective communications skills
  • assertiveness training
  • healthy relationships
  • mindfulness

The aim of the course is

  • to develop participants’ self-esteem and self-confidence
  • to learn a way to communicate that enhance relationships
  • to explore ways of behaving respectfully towards oneself and others
  • to become more mindful and improve wellbeing

Satisfactory completion of this course leads to the award of an ICPPD Certificate in Personal Development.


Those who complete this Certificate have the option, subject to successful application and interview, to apply for entry onto the ICPPD Bachelor of Arts degree in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.


“Absolutely inspirational and life changing course, I would highly recommend it – suitable for all ages and life stages” – Mary Lynch.

“When I started this course I did not realise that it would be a great benefit to my overall mental health, thanks” – James K.

“You are invited to join our dynamic learning community, learn with teachers who walk their talk, and who have a commitment to continue their own personal work, so the learning spaces may breathe and flourish with good will and a good heart.” – Christine, Course Director.

“Great learning in this module. The tutor was excellent, very passionate about her work, very approachable”.

“I just loved all aspects of this module”.

“I enjoyed the module and the ease at which it was presented”.

“Really enjoyed this module. The tutor brought a great sense of fun and awareness to the facilitation of the group”.

“An emotional but liberating experience. I really enjoyed it all.”

“The tutor had a great connection with the group. She really heard everyone and remembered the finer details.”

  • Venues:
    Suite 11,
    Inish Carraig,
    Golden Island,
    Co Westmeath,
    N37 PN82
    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT Galway
  • Commencement Dates:
    Commencing March 2018
    in both Athlone and Galway
  • Duration:
    8 weeks delivered one evening per week 7.00pm - 10.00pm and 1-day workshop 10.00am - 5.00pm
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