the relief and delight in finally Being Yourself
(a weekend with Gaia & John in Brighton)

OCT 29-30/ BRIGHTON / £197

A rare opportunity to join both Gaia & John in the heart of the Brighton lanes to learn about the joy and liberation that comes from being fully yourself.

Accommodation not included.
Full practical details at bottom of this page.

“I was astounded at how strong I could be, just being me. THANK YOU.”

 M.T., Zurich


On this weekend with Gaia & John in the Being Me capital of the UK, Brighton, you’ll discover the joy and delight of Being Fully You.

In brief, here’s why we tend to end up not being ourselves…
when we’re young, and we don’t get what we need in terms of nurturing, love and attention (which most of us don’t),
we learn to ‘adapt’, either to try to get what we need, or to compensate for not getting it.
And these ‘adaptive behaviours’ stick with us throughout our lives, until…
We realise and understand what has happened and begin to be ourselves again.
So it’s all about learning about:

Being Me, not the Adapted Me

Being Me, not the People Pleaser, the one who says ‘yes’ when I mean ‘no’.

Being Me, not hiding my light and life-force, the one who says ‘no’ when I mean ‘yes’.

Being Me, me as I am, not who you think I should be.

Being Me, and doing what feels right, not what I think I should do.

Being Me, not always putting myself last, and not giving help when I need it myself.

Being Me, listening to myself and my feelings, not others and their opinions.

Being Me, including the vulnerable, tender and fragile me.

Being Me, and not making any excuses for it.

Simply, Being Me.

Gaia & John, with a mixture of teaching (the psychological background), workshop exercises, Qigong and a whole range of magical indescribable stuff will guide you to what it’s like to be Fully You, and how to be yourself every day to the point where issues simply fade away (because so many issues are related to not being ourselves).


Gaia & John created the ‘F**k It’ philosophy and the bestselling book series.
They founded ‘The Hill That Breathes’ retreat centre in Italy in 2004.

Gaia Pollini is an Italian therapist and creator of ‘Being Me Therapy’, a radical approach to therapy with ‘being fully yourself’ at the core of resolution of most life issues.  

John C. Parkin is a writer and coach, who wrote the 1 million selling F**k It books, which are all about letting go and living a free and joyous life.

Gaia & John live in Brighton-Hove.

Booking this BEING ME ECSTASY weekend –

It’s easy to book. The price is £197.
Your place can be reserved in just a minute or two.

“The way you work together, and what you both bring is truly amazing. “

“Gaia & John… The way you work together, and what you both bring is truly amazing. Yin and Yang. Both of you playing different roles at different times.”
James T., Manchester




Brighton is a fitting place to learn about how to BE YOU –
given the city’s permissive quality, where people can be fully themselves without any judgement.

Brighton is also made for the weekend (and has a history of weekend breaks) with a vast amount and range of accommodation.


Saturday 29th October, 1pm – 7pm
Sunday 30th October, 10am – 5pm

The weekend is designed to allow participants to travel down to Brighton on the Saturday morning, and travel back home on Sunday evening.

Please do, therefore, eat before the 1pm start on Saturday as the workshop will run (with shorter rest breaks) until 7pm.

On Sunday there will be a lunch break long enough to enjoy the delights of the Brighton lanes (as well as other shorter rest breaks).

The Loft is in the heart of Brighton so there’s a vast choice of eateries.



The Loft, 
40-42 Upper Gardner St,