FROM TRYING TOO HARD
TO FOLLOWING YOUR HEART
F**K IT TO STRUGGLING
‘FROM TRYING TOO HARD TO FOLLOWING YOUR HEART’
AUG 24-26 / BRIGHTON / £297 & £347
Gaia’s first 3-day workshop in Brighton in March sold out quickly, so we’ve organized another one for August.
This is more like a mini-retreat than one of Gaia’s weekends, and (like a retreat), the numbers are limited to 18 participants.
Brighton is a fitting place to learn about how to look at the learnt patterns that hold you back from being fully yourself and the real true you (given the city’s permissive quality, where people can be fully themselves without any judgement).
You will be immersed in an investigation of what it is that’s held you back from being fully yourself; what feelings and ideas you’ve taken on about life and yourself (usually when we were young) that stop you being and feeling free.
And then you’ll touch and feel that sense of freedom: what it’s like to emerge from those patterns and be happy to be you, just as you are (worthy, wanted, loveable and hugely valuable).
Saturday 24th, 10.30am – 6pm
Sunday 25th, 10am – 6pm
Monday 26th, 10am – 4pm
There will be breaks for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. The Loft is in the heart of Brighton so there’s a vast choice of eateries. Accommodation is not included.
Address of the venue:
The Loft, 40-42 Upper Gardner St, Brighton BN1 4AN, UK
“DID WE ALL LEAVE FEELING FABULOUS? YES, ABSOLUTELY.” LONDON EVENING STANDARD
LIBERATING TEACHING from GAIA
You’ll feel better.
And you’ll learn how to feel well and free every day.
Apart from the peaceful space of the Loft studio where the workshop is held… Brighton itself has an essential relaxed, allowing quality that supports those who want to be fully themselves.
“I was, and continue to be, astounded at how strong I could be, just being me. Thank you Gaia.” M.T., ZURICH
From Trying Too Hard to Following Your Heart
“LIFE IS REALLY HARD WORK.”
Could this statement be yours?
Do you often experience that?
And if so, does that feel right?
Even if it is a familiar feeling, is that how you want to live your life?
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
How do we end up here?
Often, early in life, we don t experience enough simple support and approval,
or safe and loving holding in just being as we are.
This brings about an experience of –
“I am not enough as I am”.
This feeling is painful and scary
(although unnatural, no child chooses to feel that, it is an erroneous conclusion made from not receiving the needed support).
From this point on we develop adaptive behaviours aimed at improving ourselves now that the conclusion is that just being us is not enough.
And so the long journey of trying begins.
Trying to do the right thing.
Trying to be nice.
Trying not to be a burden.
Trying to be better, the best.
Trying to be of help.
But the harder we try the more we actually move away from the only place that feels good:
But the need to try hard was learnt at a time when that was required and very important.
So to free ourselves from this survival mechanism we need to –
- see how we do this
- experience that we’ll be okay without trying
- understand that it was all simply fear-driven.
THE WORK OF LIBERATION
In this long-weekend, Gaia brings together Developmental Trauma Work, Breathwork and Energy work. All delicious ‘work’ that leads to liberation.
Developmental Trauma Work enables the moving through adaptive and survival patterns. ‘Trauma’ here doesn’t refer to the kind of trauma that you might imagine (of accident or abuse, for example), but more the traumatic effect of not having our needs met as young ones. This science-based work observes that not meeting such core needs can indeed have traumatic and long-lasting effects.
Energy Work demonstrates with an incredible immediacy that when we try hard the flow of energy (and the joy that comes with it) actually stops.
Breathwork operates deeply beneath the mental system and connects us with a profound state of being, which is so beautiful it really invites people into considering living from a different place within themselves.
The mix of these three elements supports a deep re-connection to the most natural and powerful place:
Or, in a few more words –
The mix of these 3 elements helps to move through the old pattern of feeling safe
only when we try so very hard,
and allows you to experience how much can happen
from just feeling at home in ourselves,
from just being.
This creates a new trust of this being state,
and how we can actually live, function, work from it.
“I have come away from this experience a lot more in touch with how I feel and knowing that I just have to let go when I need to, and that it’s all okay.” L.C., AMSTERDAM
ABOUT MAGIC GAIA
Gaia is F**k It personified.
Just hanging out with Gaia takes you to a different place. Having created the whole F**k It thing (with John) 14 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 after another).
Gaia is a therapist with huge experience - having deep training in developmental trauma work (NARM), Somatic Experiencing, energy work, breathwork, voice dialogue and hypnotherapy. 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.
- Gaia’s magical ability to impart our true sense of okayness 100% 100%
“Gaia is a goddess: the most incredible person I’ve ever met.” O.H., LONDON
Booking this F**k It long weekend –
It’s easy to book. The regular price is £347.
For F**k It Family (ie. those who’ve been on a retreat or U.K. event before) your price is £297.
You’ll be taken to our booking form, then onto the payment page. See? Easy.