Ard na Ciúin

Life coaching

Residential Life Coaching.. 'from wish to reality'

The tranquil atmosphere and idyllic surroundings of Ard na Qiúin ('Quiet Heights')

make the perfect venue for Residential Life Coaching.

Our life coach Margareth van Meer, originally from Holland but now living and working in Ireland, trained at and remains affiliated to the renowned Dutch Plata foundation;

Margareth's training entitled 'from wish to reality' aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed

personal and professional goals - including excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in the home,

exploring oneself and the world, and achieving ambitions.

By harnessing specialist techniques based on core psychological principals of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and natural intuition, we provide clients with the tools to confidently face difficult situations, push past emotional barriers

and eventually view life with fresh, hopeful and enlightened eyes.

Sessions take place primarily in our cosy lounge but also, weather permitting, outside in our peaceful gardens,

walking through our adjacent forest or even relaxing in our fantastic hot tub!

Our life coach will never try to be an 'agony aunt', and she will never attempt to dish out advice because, firstly,  giving advice is just a way of imposing a personal view of the world onto another person (who may or may not share the same view) and, secondly,  it is not our life coach's job to become personally involved in a client's life.

Life coaching is about objectivity, structure and empowerment, not instruction or indoctrination. At the heart of it all lies the idea that clients must be given the power to help themselves.

How much does it cost?

A Single Residential Life Coaching stay is €500

A Twin Residential Life Coaching stay is €900 (when sharing a double or twin room) that's a saving of €100 on the cost of separate rooms!

What is included in the price?

Four nights luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

Five, one to one sessions per guest. Each session is one hour long and takes place in and around Ard na Ciúin, or adjacents grounds (weather permitting)

Unlimited use of our fantastic Hot tub massage Spa.

An evening meal on one night.

Full use of our guest's kitchen diner.

To book a Single Life Coaching Stay click on this link

To book a Twin Life Coaching Stay click on this link

Please see our booking conditions page.

General Information About Life Coaching

Just as sports coaching enables athletes to hone themselves into the fastest, strongest, most tactical competitors in disciplines, life coaching helps people from all professional and personal backgrounds improve their strengths and build upon their weaknesses to make the most of their lives.

Offering advice, opinions and judgements would undermine some of the basic principals behind life coaching, which


A) Subjectivity: we all have different perspectives of the world - no one perspective is 'right' or 'wrong', but some

perspectives are restrictive and can stop a person becoming who they want to be.

B) Empowerment: it is within everyone's capability to adjust the limits of their own perspective. With the help of life coaching,

anyone can learn to open their mind if they wish.

C) Guidance: there is a difference between an instructor and a guide. An instructor shows a person exactly what to do,

whereas a guide provides the tools and support a person needs to do something for themselves. A life coach is a guide,

not an instructor.

The term 'coaching' itself comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for 'carriage', which is a means of transporting something

from one place to another. A life coach therefore, is an individual who guides another individual from where they are in life,

to where they want to be in life.

What happens during a life coaching session?

During the session, your life coach will ask you about what you want to get out of life, what areas you're unhappy with

and where you'd like to see yourself ending up. Although a life coach will work with you, it’s often up to you to challenge

or reflect upon certain ideas to help you move forward with your life. You will never be forced to make any decisions you

don't feel comfortable with and all sessions will be confidential, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings privately.

Life coaching is often seen as a partnership between you and your life coach, who will gently encourage you to explore

how to make positive changes in your life. A life coach should also offer support and feedback to help you to stay focused on your goals.

What is NLP?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is thought to be one of the most effective and accessible self-help methods to come

from modern psychology. Many life coaches use NLP techniques to help 'reprogram' clients' patterns of thinking and behaving.


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