Personal Growth

Personal Growth Course

The Personal Growth course is a pre-requisite for admission to the Communication and Counselling Skills course because we believe that no one is in a position to counsel another until they have a clear understanding of themselves.  In this way counsellors are able to recognise their own emotional triggers and be aware of keeping their own issues separate from those of the caller.

In addition, obtaining this self-awareness and knowledge leads to greater understanding and an enhanced ability to communicate effectively.  Increased self knowledge enables us to focus effectively on the other in any interaction, thereby improving relationships.

The course is constructed to lead us into a deeper exploration of who we are and why we behave in the way we do.  It covers a range of topics which are explored over the ten sessions. The topics range from relationships and conflict, to spirituality, loss and many other issues such as structural life pressures and coping mechanisms.

People work in small groups, each facilitated by an experienced counsellor whose task it is to ensure the safety and containment of their group.  The learning is experiential in nature and not lecture based. Exercises range from discussions, drawing, guided meditations and a variety of others and participants can expect both laughter and tears!  A totally non-judgemental and supportive, confidential approach is guaranteed.

Fifty years and tens of thousands of participants later, we can safely say that this course comes highly recommended by all who have done it.

You can download your course application by clicking the “download form” button below:

Please take note of the dates of the courses as some are out of sequence to cater for religious holidays.

Training Dates & Costs

2023 Training Dates:

PG1 2023 (Tuesday evenings, 19h00-22h00): FULLY BOOKED!!! 

Session 1: Tuesday, January 24 2023 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Tuesday, January 31 2023

Session 3: Tuesday, February 07 2023 (Compulsory)

Session 4: Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Session 5: Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Session 6: Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Session 7: Wednesday, 08 March 2023 (Note the change of day)

Session 8: Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Session 9: Wednesday, 22 March 2023 (Note the change of day)

Session 10: Tuesday, 28 March 2023 (Compulsory)

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WILL BE WAIT-LISTED FROM 22 DEC 

 

PG 2 2023 (Wednesday mornings, 10h00 – 13h00): 

Session 1: Wednesday, 19 April 2023 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Wednesday, 26 April 2023

Session 3: Wednesday, 03 May 2023 (Compulsory)

Session 4: Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Session 5: Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Session 6: Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Session 7: Wednesday,  31 May 2023

Session 8: Wednesday, 07 June 2023

Session 9: Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Session 10: Wednesday, 21 June 2023 (Compulsory)

 

PG 3 2023 (Thursday evenings 19h00 – 22h00):

Session 1: Thursday, 20 July 2023 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Thursday, 27 July 2023

Session 3: Thursday, 03 August 2023 (Compulsory)

Session 4: Thursday, 10 August 2023

Session 5: Thursday, 17 August 2023

Session 6: Thursday, 24 August 2023

Session 7: Thursday, 31 August 2023

Session 8: Thursday, 07 September 2023

Session 9: Thursday, 14 September 2023

Session 10: Thursday, 21 September 2023 (Compulsory)

Course Fees: R4 400

Installment Plan Terms: Deposit payment R1 600.00 prior to course commencement to secure your seat. 

(PLUS 2 additional payments of R1 600 prior to Session 9. Total: R4 800.00) Financial help with payment will be considered on an individual basis after receipt of certain  financial documents.

PLEASE NOTE THE COURSE FEES FROM THE 1ST OF APRIL 2023 WILL BE R4500 AND THE INSTALLMENT PLAN WILL BE THREE PAYMENTS OF R1650 (R4950).