Self improvement & personal development courses
& life coaching holidays



uk flagBarbados Singing Holidays

based: London, UK
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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 |


uk flagGwen Robinson Personal Development

based: Greater Manchester, UK

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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 |


uk flagInner Changes

based: Manchester, UK

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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
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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 |


uk flagPlatinum Healing

based: East Sussex/Kent, UK

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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 |



Self awareness


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.