Personal Development Programme


The Gestalt Institute offers a one-year residential personal development programme and single Personal Development weekends.  These are designed for people who are interested in self-awareness and personal growth and may benefit from Gestalt skills in their own personal and professional lives.

The one-year programme consists of three 3 day workshops (Friday-Sunday) and one 5 day workshop(Wednesday-Sunday) adding up to a total of 14 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.

Single weekend workshops are run in venues across the country and details can be found on our news page.

The programme will provide you with practical tools for stress management and conflict resolution.  Whether you work in a 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.

Testimonials from the class of 18-19:

“Amazing journey of self-discovery recommend to all”

“By far one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.  A safe place, excellent providers and a great learning experience”

“Highly recommend this course for everyone, the best investment I have ever made in myself”


Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Personal Development Programme.

Dates: 18 – 20 October 2019
29 November  – 1 December 2019
14 – 16 February 2020
22 – 26 April 2020
Venue: The programme is residential and is delivered at Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow.  Accommodation is in single rooms some of which are en-suite.
Facilitators:  Ursula Devaney & Julien Joly
Cost: €1400.00 plus accommodation at Teach Bhride.
Applications: If you wish to apply for the Personal Development Programme please email for an application form.