Are you a doctor? A banker? A lawyer? A Pilot? A high-flying executive? Do you work in the City?

Have you noticed or listened to what your body has been trying to tell you? On the outside you may appear to be calm and self-assured. Inside, however, there is frequent turmoil.

You may be under tremendous pressure to improve your performance each day – resulting in exhaustion that may be interpreted as weakness – so you avoid sharing this with others. Not knowing how to manage stress affects your body and your mind.

As your mind continually wanders…occupied by a myriad of thoughts and ‘things to do’, you may well have lost touch with the stillness within you.

But now, in a short space of time I can assist you to gain freedom from the thinking mind.


With our Mindfulness Retreat, you will gain skills to communicate with your body sensations and understand your own limits in any given moment.

Knowing your limits is the key to improving your well-being. By recognizing and then not exceeding your limits, you will prevent injury and illness caused by stress and over work.

Away from the hectic schedule of everyday life, this short break in the country will trigger dramatic changes in you.


Are you currently experiencing any of the following?
– Feeling over-stressed
– Fatigue or repetitive exhaustion
– Unable to concentrate
– Lack of confidence or motivation
– Insomnia
– Depression
– Anxiety
– Irritability

Allow our Retreat to be the first step you take towards transforming your life.

Treatments address and transform Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Insomnia, Fatigue, Chronic Pain and STRESS related symptoms.

After 3 days, previous participants with depression and anxiety successfully reduced their high BDI (Beck Depression Inventory) and BAI (Beck Anxiety Inventory) scores back to normal.

To sustain the outcome, you will be asked to create 30 minutes of “My Time” each day to continue practicing your programme at home.

This is your body and mind; this is your life.

This practice will enable you to alternatively stimulate your sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems, thereby ultimately restoring balance to your autonomic nervous system. By experiencing true and deep RELAXATION, you will soon realise your innate ability to live life with joy, free from the thinking mind!


Some of the comments received from previous participants:

  • Overcame my fear and started my own business that I had dreamed of for many years.
  • Became more organized and able to take effective decisions.
  • Other people have commented on the positive changes in me.
  • I gained a way to mitigate my back pain and am now able to move with greater ease. Happy!
  • I am no longer fearful; I’m able to sleep well without medication.
  • I am ready to communicate with others with increased self-confidence.
  • Being too sensitive is no longer a problem; I appreciate it as my asset.
  • I am finally free from the thought of ‘I MUST…’
  • I now value myself and shall take care of my body.
  • I have managed to stop criticising myself and can now appreciate who I am.
  • I’m no longer dwelling on my difficult past: I am who I am NOW
  • Others’ opinions no longer disturb me.
  • I love myself, thank you!
  • Found inner peace: situations no longer create destructive emotions
  • I now live my life with calmness


Personal 3-day Mindfulness Retreat: £1,500 including accommodation and 2 meals a day
Personal 2-day Mindfulness Retreat: £1,000 including accommodation and 2 meals a day

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Mindfulness Retreat



Emotion Management and Stress Reduction

Are you over Stressed? Suffering Depression or Anxiety? Don’t worry. If you have the desire to be healed and a willingness to change life-long habits, then we can work together to make your mind work for you.

My approach might be different from others as I use the body’s inner self-healing power, together with CBT interventions – aiming to reach your desired outcomes within 10 sessions.

Based upon my own life-long mindfulness practice and extensive training in psychotherapy, I offer bespoke treatments to each of my clients. I cater for individual needs and specific requirements, assisting you to achieve your own goals and to discover your answers within.

Etsuko Ito

Working with Etsuko. Some kind words received from clients/previous participants:

Well here I am surrounded by the forest and snow again. I have started my own business. I don’t think this message can fully convey the gratitude I have for what you have done for me. There is no doubt that I would not be here today if it wasn’t for you.

The last 9 months since I saw you have been quite amazing. I immediately started thinking about my business plans. It’s been very very hard but I know that the first year in business is the most treacherous. If it all fails then I would still have followed my dreams. I can still vividly remember the illness like I have just woken up from a bad dream. I think it will always be a part of me but I know that in ten years I won’t again look back and say I should have tried to change my life.

What I can offer you is my sincere gratitude and to say that I will be forever in your debt. As a form of thanks I hope you can take pride in the fact that you have changed my life so dramatically for the better. I think you were made to do this kind of work and many people must be glad for it.

In a short time, the improvement in OCD symptoms and anxiety was clear to see. I am much happier individual. I would happily recommend Etsuko’s services to anyone.

The feeling of complete relaxation and calmness that I am left with is indeed something else and I cannot tell you how much that has helped me through this difficult period. Your calming way and understanding makes it so easy for me. Thank you for all your help.

This has been a truly enlightening experience for me. I will take away with me the key principles that will be in my heart for many years.
“Infinite possibilities”, flexible way of thinking, applying a gentle compassionate logic. Thank you. This method will be in me, I am so grateful.

In order to sustain the outcomes from sessions, all of my clients and previous participants were asked to create 30 minutes of “My Time” each day to continue practicing the programme at home.

This is your body and mind. This is your life. Only you can heal yourself. What I offer is guidance to help you achieve this.

Depression or Anxiety Disorder? Don’t worry!

Life is too precious and too short to miss out!

Our sessions consist of

  • Assessment
  • Our contract, including confidentiality agreement.
  • Issues you would like to address
  • Goal setting
  • Explanation of how I work with you through each session
  • Stress reduction daily practice
  • Sharing through dialogue
  • Setting dates and times for subsequent weekly sessions

In addition, 4 hour Initial Session would include the following

  • Experiential workshop of Mindfulness practice
  • Bespoke 30 minute programme catering for your specific requirements

Type of Sessions : Face to Face and/or via Skype
Venue: Rufus House, New Forest National Park SO43 7BQ

Initial 4 hour Session with workshop:
Initial Skype Session 150 minutes:
Subsequent Session 60 minutes:

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The class introduces a range of different mindfulness practices that can easily be integrated into everyday life.

  • Mindful Prāna Yoga: This is Meditation with Movement. Anyone can practice including those suffering from illness, injury or age-related issues – there are no obstacles.
  • Formal meditation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Body scan
  • Sharing through dialogue

In a relaxed and informal setting, you will learn how to bring awareness to your body sensations, thus enabling you to:

  • anchor yourself in the present moment.
  • gain awareness and acknowledge your own limits in any given moment.
  • prevent exceeding such limits.

This is key to our well-being.

After 90 minutes of practice, you will experience a deep sense of relaxation, enabling you to receive infinite energy from the universe.

In addition you will regain balance within your autonomic nervous system.

With calmness of mind, you would become able to see the actuality in life as they are. By developing this ability, you will be able to take more effective life-decisions and actions.

With everyday practice, you will gain appreciation of how your body sustains you as a life force and will become able to connect with the innate sense of your inner stillness.

This will cultivate a deeper sense of self-respect and self-compassion.

Suitable for complete beginners and for those with some meditation or yoga experience.

Mindfulness Weekly Workshop currently available

The Rufus House
1.30pm – 3:00pm 90 minutes
£15 for each workshop

Contact us to join or enquire to organize group or corporate workshops

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