F**K IT BE YOURSELF LONDON
“DID WE ALL LEAVE FEELING FABULOUS? YES, ABSOLUTELY.” LONDON EVENING STANDARD
F**K IT – BE YOURSELF / DEC 8 & 9 / THE WELLINGTON / £197 – £237
Imagine being able to say ‘F**k It’ to the fears and the long-held patterns… And finally be yourself .
Join Magic Gaia Pollini – – co-founder of the whole F**k It thing – on another life-transforming journey into identifying and dissolving coping mechanisms to reveal the true and beautiful you.
Held at the marvellous Grange Wellington Hotel, near Victoria, 10-6pm on the Saturday & 10-5.30pm on the Sunday.
The Grange Wellington Hotel, 71 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PA
“GAIA IS A GODDESS: THE MOST INCREDIBLE PERSON I’VE EVER MET.“ O.H., LONDON
ABOUT MAGIC GAIA
Gaia is truly magic. Just hanging out with Gaia takes you to a different place. It’s something about her sense of freedom, her total authenticity, her clarity and joy for life. And having created the whole F**k It thing (with John) 15 years ago, Gaia IS F**k It. And you can’t help but get it when you’re with her. We use the word ‘magic’ around Gaia too because that’s how people describe her and her work. (And Gaia has A LOT of people following her from one place to another, doing one retreat and workshop after another). Gaia is a therapist with huge experience – Gaia has deep training in –
- NARM (Neuro Affective Relational Model), resolution of childhood patterns
- Somatic Experiencing (aka trauma therapy)
- Breathwork therapy
- Energy mastery
- Voice dialogue
In her magic way, she creates space for true feelings, full life-force and personal truth. She brings to this process her work with trauma, with relational attachment and with energy, so that you have the chance to permanently shift self-limiting perceptions and beliefs and relax into a true sense of okayness.
F**K IT – BE YOURSELF
Who do you think you are? If you asked yourself: ‘what type of person am I?’ What would be on your list? What if you realised that some of the traits that you believed were yours, are not who you really are? For example, what if your ability to think about others all the time is not actually the true you? That it’s actually an acquired behaviour, a mechanism learned a long time ago.
You being truly you
Our natural state is of full aliveness, free exploration and a deep love of living. If you don’t recognise this as a description of your life, then something is getting in the way of you being truly you. What gets in the way are ‘cover-up’ mechanisms which we develop early in life (coping mechanisms), and which literally cover up our true nature. They are like a ‘lid’ that we have to put on our true needs, feelings and character in order to fit in. So it might be that you didn’t feel you’d be acceptable if you were too expressive… or independent… or confident… of joyful… or even sad… or vulnerable… as a little one. So you had to put the lid on these parts of yourself. These ‘lids’ create a disconnection from our true feelings and true self, resulting in dissonant behaviors in us, that nudge us gradually into living lives in which we don’t feel like it’s really us. Of course none of this is voluntary. But takes us into patterns which get repeated for years in many situations and relationships. F**k It to the lids When we do the work on such patterns, we re-connect to a sense of strength, clarity and freedom, beneath all the stuff, and the conditioning and the bits that aren’t really us, and don’t serve us… And in doing so, we connect to our flow and our joy of living, every day. Because this is the true us, we can suddenly start to flourish.
“I WAS, AND CONTINUE TO BE, ASTOUNDED AT HOW STRONG I COULD BE, JUST BEING ME. THANK YOU GAIA.” M.T., ZURICH
The true you versus the patterned you
So, on this weekend we’ll be exploring truth versus repetitive mechanisms. What is the true you and your true feelings, as opposed to what you’ve taken on, perhaps for so long that you believe it to be true?
When the environment and events we have to face in our life (often in childhood) are ‘wrong’ for us, our bodies contract as a reaction to such challenges. If it is not possible to go back to a sense of safety and of being accepted, supported and lovable as we are, we end up stuck in that contracted shape. And then our personality and beliefs shape around those difficult feelings, feeding us with a sense of ‘not being okay’, or ‘not good enough’.
People pleasers welcome
For example, if whilst growing up you were not seen and appreciated as you were, you may have had to develop ways to please others, or get attention. Over time such strategies (unconscious, but totally important, because they helped you survive) become something you do all the time, without choosing, and thus become your prison.
Gaia will guide you in this enlightening exploration of how big you really are underneath the coping mechanisms, with her body-mind-energy approach, so that:
- you can really ‘feel’ where your true inner shape is
- you discover how your perception of yourself was distorted
- you see which parts of you had to be put under a lid along the way
- you experience what it feels like to say F**k It to what is not you (but just a learn coping mechanism), and start experiencing your full strength, aliveness and awesomeness.
You’ll come away feeling more clear about what is true and not true about you. You’ll feel more life force and more clarity about what you truly feel, and how you want to express yourself.
This is the work of freedom versus fear.