Barbados Singing Holidays
based: London, UK
An unforgettable, fun and music filled holiday designed to be an uplifting and inspiring experience for those who love to sing, want to meet new friends and relax in paradise. Accommodation is full-board at a luxury beach-front villa where the workshops are facilitated by UK vocal coach, Mike King.
| singing courses | self development | Barbados |
Gwen Robinson Personal Development
based: Greater Manchester, UK
Personal development weekends and retreats, meditation classes and bodywork therapy in Horwich, Bolton. Available to lead personal development workshops of all kinds in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
| self development | England |
based: Manchester, UK
Outdoor, nature-based 'Ecotherapy' retreats, that use the natural environment to aid healing and personal growth. Sessions are suitable for individuals, organisations and groups, and can be one-to-one sessions, retreats, workshops, or designed as bespoke events.
| self development | UK |
Mairela Healing Retreat
based: Kuhmoinen, Finland
Holistic healing holidays at a lakeside cottage with traditional sauna set in the natural environment of the Finnish forest. Personal sessions with an experienced healer, workshops, meditation and reiki, or just peace and serenity. Guests gather tools to enhance their daily life on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
| holistic/wellness/wellbeing | detoxification | reiki | meditation | self development | retreats | Finland |
based: East Sussex/Kent, UK
Offering juice detox retreats in England (in East Sussex/Kent and Leicestershire) with yoga and healing. Weight loss and fitness, fertility, stop smoking and emotional healing retreats with 50+ holistic treatments. "One of the Best Retreats in the World" – Telegraph.
| yoga | retreats | detoxification | weight loss | fitness | stag/hen | self development | NLP | meditation | England |
based: Kent, UK
Inspirational mini-breaks for women of all ages, including creative workshops, country walks, historic house and garden visits, social activities and opportunities to make new friends, whilst staying in a boutique hotel in Tenterden in Kent, full-board, with everything arranged for you. Ideal for women on their own or with a family member/friend.
| women | retreats | gardening | painting/drawing | walk/trek/hike | murder mystery | sightseeing | self development | singles | seniors/silver surfers | for people with a disability | England |
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What's in a name?
Life coaching, personal development, self improvement, self help, self renewal, self awareness, personal growth – there are just so many ways to describe the process of improving personal awareness and developing potential, enjoyment and an understanding of life and self.
This Travel-Quest section lists residential courses, workshops, holidays, vacations and short breaks that focus on the self and which are purpose designed to help in the process of personal development. These will usually be guided by trained life or personal development coaching practitioners who will help analyze a person's position and help guide and motivate them in the directions they want to go. This will usually be on a one-to-one basis, but in some situations group work is also used.
Personal development can encompass many activities, in this section we are mainly concerned with those related to mental and emotional states, rather than the more practical ones like improving health, fitness, loosing weight or avoiding addictions etc – we have separate sections which cover many of these more practical activities, see the 'Also See' link above for these.
The type of activity covered by the courses listed in this section might include: self-awareness, self-knowledge, skills learning, personal identity, self-esteem, spiritual development, stress management, dealing with anxiety and depression, aspirations, improving social skills, confidence building, positivity and the pursuit of happiness.