About ICPPD’s Online Personal Development Course
Life at present may seem like a never-ending rollercoaster leaving you feeling frustrated, anxious, depressed, and unfulfilled, but you can bring your life into balance by learning:
Stress and how to avoid becoming overwhelmed
Why your emotions matter to you and to others
How you can become calm, energised, focused and more aware of yourself and others
Self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence and your true reality and uniqueness
Assertive behaviour, taking responsibility and valuing self and others
A key word here is “learning.” Like anything worthwhile, achieving balance takes practice, but you’ll also start feeling improvements right away. Our brains have the ability to change and evolve, at any age. So, no matter how long you’ve felt stressed, overwhelmed or out-of-sync with yourself, other people, or your life, today you can take the first step to a healthier, happier you.
Could this online personal development course benefit YOU? Take this quiz and find out!
Do you feel overwhelmed by responsibilities and stressed-out too much of the time?
Do you feel misunderstood in your relationships?
Do you have a hard time connecting with others?
Do you find it difficult to say you are worthy of love and healthy relationships?
Do you often say or do things you know you shouldn’t, only to regret it later?
Do you feel trapped in a negative cycle, repeating the same mistakes over and over again?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this personal development course may help you bring your life into balance.
The course includes articles, videos, worksheets and meditation. The combination of reading, watching, listening, and doing is much more powerful than simply reading alone.
Don’t think that you have to tackle everything all at once.
The Personal Development Course is designed to be used over a period of time and is broken up into progressive steps that you take at your own pace.
It takes twenty-one consecutive days to learn something new and, depending how entrenched your old habits are, longer to create a new habit.
But with each step, you will feel a little better.
Here’s what you can expect during this e-course:
You will receive a total of 6 emails delivered each week. Each will contain teaching and suggested practices, a link to video and/or audio messages, and a link to a YouTube video or other media for learning.
Nourishing and promoting the above, you will receive suggested reflections/practices which are designed to support your personal development. They include journaling/drawing about your own journey during this e-course. You will also be encouraged to do “Practical Task” exercises.
You are invited and supported to cultivate a personal relationship and intimacy with yourself during this course, so having time to reflect and do the suggested exercises/ drawing/reading/ reflections etc. is important.
All are meant to enhance your participation and experience on the course, and to ultimately connect you to your inner self and the wisdom within.
- This e-course is available on-demand. If you wish to receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate from the International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD) for your portfolio, it is available on completion of the course. Please discuss with your tutor.
Testimonials – Online Personal Development Course
“Thank you for this gorgeous course. Really enjoyed every inch of it. It has taught me a lot but also reminded me of what I knew but found it hard to access during this turbulent year.
Week 1, reminded me of how hard I have worked on my self-esteem over the past ten years and how much it has paid off, that my self-esteem is in pretty good shape.
Week 2, taught me it is forever fluctuating, and that’s ok, as long as I have compassion respect and forgiveness for myself. Also, how meditation can help the inner critic to ‘sssshh’ and allow me to just be and to accept that I can only control my own behaviour.
Week 3, Self-Parenting really stuck out for me, I believe this is key, well it was for my journey with self-esteem anyway. To know I can hold myself in high regard and be accountable and to respect myself is a gift.
Week 4, “I completely believe in you” is now a new mantra, as I begin to see I may have had a tad ‘burnout’ and not tuning into myself properly throughout the last lockdown. I have the resources but somewhere through the lockdown they seemed to ‘vacate the premises’ for a while. Resistance was present and using self-compassion and acceptance really helped in conquering this. I did not bake but instead planted some flowers for the changing of seasons.
Week 5, Childhood trauma, growing up never knowing who or what might strike next or what was really happening was the beginning of baby Aoife’s road to self-destruction and low self-esteem. I always knew there was a bigger picture though, but what was it? ME, and how I can love and accept, forgive and parent myself as an adult, and, oh what a gift and tool that the pandemic tried to take from me. However, it has now been re awakened because of this course.
Week 6, Communication. I loved this piece; I have always watched people through their nonverbal communication and found it fascinating how much can be seen when nothing is even said. I am very mindful of this. Communication is key to everything for me and how to actively listen can form a therapeutic alliance like no other. When active listening is learned I believe it to be life changing, as we are no longer listening to respond, but to truly hear what another is communicating.
Thank you so much for this beautiful course it has re-ignited my passion for me throughout these turbulent times.” – Aoife D, 2021
“Thank you and all at ICPPD for fantastic course. Have thoroughly enjoyed it. This course was right for me at this time as due to pandemic more time available to care for myself. I loved how this course covered caring for all aspects of self – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Personally for me the self-acceptance which is the doorway to self-love is what I really gained from the course. Journaling through this was very beneficial. The quote ” I am not responsible for what people think of me”. This has allowed me to grow and even in a few short weeks I can see improvement in relationships with family friends and work colleagues. Daily I now take time to myself and I always have few minutes of meditation.
On most days I exercise and I am out in nature, eat healthily and chat to friends. And overall I am feeling the benefits of it. Receiving weekly emails was great as it gave me time to read and reflect before moving on to next lesson. Also doing the lessons at own pace was brilliant as I could stop anytime.
I loved the video clips and doing one daily was great. I am certainly more self-aware and now I live according to what’s important to me. Self-acceptance is my CHOICE. Thank you for this hugely beneficial course”. – Carmel K, 2021
“I have to say that the personal development course Coming Home to Self did wonders for me. It challenged my old ways of thinking and has made me self-aware to what I want. It also taught me to be happy as I am and what I believe in. It made me realise that decisions I make are important and getting on with people which will lead to making new and better friends and that everything falls into place when you look after yourself emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
I’m happy to not aim for perfection and to be comfortable with myself and others. I found the YouTube clips great help about owning your behaviours, identifying behaviours and also the importance of what you say and your reaction to people so that you can reach an understanding and a harmonious outcome to situations. It was a great journey and will be a valuable source to look back on.” – Martina, April 2020