“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

Aldous Huxley

Pre Booking is essential for all classes. To avoid any disappointment please call 0906625898 or email info@vitahouse.org  to book your place.

Psychology Level 7 with NUI Maynooth Course at Vita House

Why Psychology?

Our Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer, Tiffany Walsh, explains…

“I have been infatuated with the study of human behaviours and thoughts since my first psychology course. One of the first pieces of material we studied was the age-old question of “nature versus nurture”. This question has plagued psychologists for centuries – are human traits and behaviours learned through our environment or are they part of part of our genetic make-up? One way they study this is through twin studies: by studying twins who are genetically identical, they can determine which behaviours are influenced by environmental factors. One famous twin study was of brothers both named Jim. In the 1940s, both of the twin boys were adopted by separate families and raised 45 miles apart. When they later met, it was discovered that they had a lot more in common than most people would have thought. They were both named Jim, enjoyed the same hobbies, vacationed in the same spot, married women first named Linda, then later Betty, had a son named James-Allen, and dogs named Toy. Their medical and life history were nearly identical and that was after being raised by different families for 39 years. I was intrigued, and by the end of the course, I felt I knew more about the world and people around me, but also more about myself than ever before. The course really forced me to look inward to find answers, and the self-exploration was healing in a way I didn’t realise until the end of the course. A career in psychology was not something I even considered for myself until I took an introductory course as part of my degree plan. By the end of the semester I was smitten and met with my career counsellor to change my degree plan; I was going to become a psychologist. Since entering the path to becoming a psychologist, I have learned how vast and rich in history the field actually is.”

Monday 24th September


Saturday 13th Oct 10-4pm
Donal Spring

Friday 28th Sept 5.30-9.30pm and Saturday 24th Nov 10-2pm
Kathy Harrison

Saturday Dec 1ST 10-4pm .
Kathleen Duffy

Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th December Philomena Hunt 10am-5pm

Thursday 25th Oct 7.30pm 9.30pm
Brian Mc Clean

Michael Doherty Time and date TBC
Founder of Bio Energy

Mondays  On-going 7.30pm
Graeme Singleton

Wednesdays On-going 10-12am .
Michelle Tanner

Tuesday 2nd October 7.30– 9PM. 6 Weeks
Patricia Cregg

Thursday 13th Sept 7-8.30pm
Sr Celia Harrington

Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm
Sr Mary T

Psychology Level 7 with NUI Maynooth.To enhance self-understanding and to gain an insight into the many perspectives on social behaviour in the family and in the professional workplace.

Understanding Self and Others Part 1
This workshop focuses on the themes of self-understanding and self-acceptance of both self and others. 60euro

Dealing with Bad News This one-day workshop has been designed especially by the Irish Cancer Society.The aim of the workshop is to consider the impact of bad news, to practice skills in a safe environment, to increase self-confidence and to explore self-resourcing tools

Dreams Workshop Participants will explore the meaning of dreams, and find and analyse the knowledge within the dreaming mind. Cost 60euro

Inner Child- The main focus of this two-day workshop is to acknowledge and validate the wisdom of the “child within”. Inner child work can be both simple and gentle, and it is about responding from the present, not regression.120euro

CBT therapy explains how emotions are not simply results of events but of interpretations of events, which can be changed to be more helpful or realistic. (6weeks) 70euro

Bio Energy Transforming emotional stress, nourishing the body and mind, working from a positive mindset and being self motivated are the tools for a healthier life.

Art Group
Join us and explore art through a range of medias. This is a fun and friendly environment to explore your talents. Cost €5

Creative Writing
Explore and improve your creative voice through writing. Cost €5

Learn more about how our minds work and how to live a happier, calmer life. Cost 70euro

English Classes
-12-weekcourses which focus on everyday language skills. Cost 25euro. Contact Vita House 0906625898.

Bereavement Support Group
helpful information,   advice and support around coping with or managing your grief.