Take a Break

Relax, reflect and recover...

Relax, reflect and recover...

‘Take a Break’ Residential Programme

The purpose of the 5 day residential programme is to take clients on a personal journey of relaxation, reflection and recovery by skilled therapists, nurses and counsellors.. The variety of therapies on offer and the ambiance of the Centre provides the clients with the opportunity to discuss issues in a relaxed environment with staff members and other attendees. This is a well attended service and takes clients from across Ireland.

A Typical Week

Typical week of activities on the residential programme include:


  • Afternoon: Arrive and meet fellow residents over a leisurely lunch, followed by introductions from your course facilitator.
  • Evening: Supper followed by light facial massage by our specially trained therapist.

Tai Chi


  • Morning: Breakfast followed by group work with facilitator and then session of Tai Chi with our master instructor Shay.
  • Afternoon: Lunch followed by reflexology with qualified therapists.
  • Evening: Supper followed by presentation by guest speaker / free evening.


  • Morning: Breakfast followed by Group session with course facilitator.
  • Afternoon: Lunch followed by trip to Belvedere House Gardens & Park.
  • Evening: Supper followed by presentation by guest speaker / free evening.


Home cooked food at LARCC

Home cooked food at LARCC

  • Morning: Breakfast followed by trip to the Abbey in Multyfarnham for Art Therapy.
  • Afternoon: Lunch followed by complementary therapy of Reiki by our qualified therapists.
  • Evening: Supper followed by hair / beauty / pamper treatment by our specially trained beauty therapist.


  • Morning: Breakfast followed by Group closing session with course facilitator.
  • Afternoon: Lunch followed by farewell and departure.

What does the group process involve?

Group process is group therapy led by an experienced counsellor. In “group-process” you learn that perhaps you are not as different as you think you are, or that you are not alone. You will meet and interact with people, and the whole group learns to work on shared problems, which is one of the most beneficial aspects of group process. The group process encourages mutual support, cooperation, identification and encouragement. The role of the counsellor is to facilitate this process while supporting the shared goal of open, honest communication where thoughts and feelings can be expressed.

Most people find that group process provides a great deal of relief because it allows them the chance to talk with others who are experiencing similar problems in a private, confidential setting. Many people who have experience group process believe that working together with others is helpful and that they feel better by participating in this form of group work.

Group process really does provide support, caring and friendship among the participants.

What to do next?

If you would like to attend any of our courses please check for availability and future course dates in our Events calendar

Alternatively you can download the Take A Break Booking Form (below) and post it to us.  Clients coming on a residential stay will also need to complete a Dietary Needs Sheet which is available to download below.


Contact us if you have any queries or for more information on our residential programmes.

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