FUCK IT
SORTS STRESS

“DARE TO SAY F**K IT… I DID IT. I RELAXED, LET GO AND DID WHAT MADE ME HAPPY.”
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F**K IT SORTS STRESS / JUNE 11-18 / VILLA CATTANI STUART/ €1290 – €1690

‘F**k It’ is at the heart of a unique response to stress –
a solution that gets to the root of the problem.
A week of exploration and relaxation with John C. Parkin,
author of the bestselling F**k It books,
in the peace, tranquility and luxury of this 17th century villa and estate.
Prices are all-inclusive (full-board).

CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE:
VILLA CATTANI YUM SHOW / 
ABOUT JOHN /ABOUT THIS RETREAT / ABOUT VILLA CATTANI / ABOUT PRICES & BOOKING

  • Easy and fun to read: 90%

VILLA CATTANI STUART YUM SHOW

17th CENTURY GRANDEUR WITH MODERN HOTEL COMFORTS

YUM BEACHES

THE VILLA IS 2 KM FROM THIS BEACH IN FANO

YUM GARDENS

STUNNING ITALIAN GARDENS WITH VIEWS OF THE SEA

“YOU WERE GENTLE, FUNNY AND WISE AND IT IS YOUR WORDS THAT HAVE BROUGHT MOST OF US TO THE RETREAT.” K.S., MUNICH

ABOUT JOHN

John C. Parkin has been teaching about how saying ‘F**k It’ can help for more than 10 years. His F**k It books have sold more than 500,000 copies and been translated into 24 languages. On Facebook alone 1.7 million people follow his daily F**k It words of wisdom.

His latest book, ‘F**k It – Do What You Love’,
released in January 2016 is another bestseller. He walks (and sits and lies down) his talk: he does what he loves, often on the beach, in Fano, Italy.

 

  • John’s ability to help you conquer stress & anxiety 96%

“JOHN? A LAUGHING BUDDHA” T.H., DUBLIN

ABOUT THIS F**K IT SORTS STRESS


 

Damn stress and anxiety. They are (generally) miserable companions on this journey on life.  And many people can’t shake them off, no matter what they try.

Not only do they make us feel miserable (aka ‘stressed’ and ‘anxious’) but they are bad for us.  If there’s one thing that western and eastern medicine agree on, it’s that stress makes you sick.  But you know it anyway – you don’t need a doctor (western or eastern) to tell you that.  You know how you feel when you’re really stressed or anxious (shakey, intestinal trouble, nauseous, etc.).  Underneath, just the extra release of cortisol is wearing you out, ageing you.

And how is it for the people around you, or for your job?
Imagine how different you’d be if you were more relaxed and carefree.

But forget about everyone else, even your health, for a moment.
How would YOU feel if you were free of stress and anxiety, and thus more relaxed and at peace?

I hope the answer is ‘good’. If not, stop reading now.  Otherwise, there’s good news…

THE HUMOROUS WAY IN WHICH YOU PUT ACROSS CONCEPTS MAKES THEM MEMORABLE. YOU CREATED A SAFE AND LIGHT SPACE FOR SOME VERY DEEP HEALING. D.T., LONDON

…It was 12 years ago, having spent years practising meditation, Qigong, yoga and a whole banquet of relaxation methods, that we realised the profanity ‘F**k It’ was something else.  It seemed to knock a variety of stresses that we were feeling right on the head – and knock them out, KO. It worked in a way that nothing else could, because it was getting to the root of the problem – that we care too much.

It was the ‘magic bullet’ I’d been looking for.  And I needed it.  Worry was my best mate – I come from generations of worriers (not warriors).  I was suffering from stress-related chronic illness.  So to find something so powerful in the face of my stress and anxiety was mind-blowing / mind-calming.  I describe this in detail in the book ‘F**k It, the Ultimate Spiritual Way’, but I healed completely over a couple of months and my life took off once I was free of  the burdens of stress and anxiety.

And, even better news, you can learn how to use this ‘magic bullet’ of F**k It in a week.  It’s not just about saying it, though that helps.  This is what it is about:

  • Understanding why you get stressed / anxious in the first place
  • Uncovering your own best ‘resources’ and being able to tap into them as quickly as opening a packet of crisps
  • Introducing some habits that build and reinforce your new ‘F**k It’ way of being – like Qigong (the most calming practice ever).
  • Picking your own ‘mantras’ or affirmations (usually containing ‘F**k It’) that act like calm bombs on your subconscious and nervous system.
  • Experimenting with some radical new ideas on how to become present and at peace with what is, no matter what’s going on.

Tune in now to what it feels like when you’re stressed and anxious.  Then imagine yourself free of that – and calm, relaxed, more at peace and more ‘F**k It’.  And if you fancy a bit of that…  no, A LOT of that, so that you can start to live like that, permanently, then join us at this palatial estate near the beach.

 

“JOHN, THANK YOU THIS WEEK FOR YOUR WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND UNIQUE BUT POWERFUL PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE. I WILL TAKE SO MUCH HOME WITH ME THAT I COULD NOT SEE BEFORE.” A.D., EDINBURGH

ABOUT VILLA CATTANI STUART


Drive off the main coastal road between the bustling towns and beaches of Pesaro and Fano on the Adriatic Riviera, and you enter a pastoral idyll of rolling Italian hills.  
Just 2 km up a winding single-tracked road, you find the palatial magnificence of Villa Cattani Stuart.
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From our first visit to this unique villa last summer, we could feel that it represents a bridging of different worlds:
  • From the busy-ness and activity of those nearby resorts to the tranquility of inland Italy.
  • From the comforts of the modern hotel to the delicate elegance of the 17 century villa.
  • From the lofty grandeur of this aristocratic seat to the reality of its gentle and humble owners: the Tomassini-Guidi family.
  • From the deep and evocative feeling of the past to the light and holiday quality of the present set-up, with the pool and other facilities.
So you will be staying in the modern (but still elegant) 4 star hotel that sits next to the 17 century villa in these historic grounds of Villa Cattani Stuart. And you will have breakfast in the breakfast room of this hotel.  For lunch and dinner, we will go to a charming local trattoria in the village (and it’s just a 5 minute walk).  Except for one meal, when we’ll be visiting another (and rather spectacular) local town.
And you will feel lady / lord of the manor as you wander around the breath-taking grounds and gardens of the Villa: there are tree-lined groves, a lake, the formal gardens.  There is a large pool sitting beneath the old villa, where you can swim and lounge by, enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and coast.
And the beach is just 2 km away – so you can cycle there, or walk (though it’s a way), or get a bus from the village down to Pesaro, or share a car or taxi with other guests (some guests might have their own or a hire car).
We are so happy to have added such a stunning venue to our range of Italian retreats this year.  And we suspect you’ll love and appreciate it as much as we do.

Travelling to this venue (in brief):
We will give you (very) detailed instructions once you book (in your ‘holiday pack’), but, briefly…
We will invite you to a private Facebook group so that you can talk to other guests who are coming on the same week, and thus meet and share taxis, etc.. if you fancy.
Most of our guests fly to Bologna, as it has the most flight options (though Ancona is a little closer).  You would then take the train to Pesaro (1 to 2 hours depending on train).  And take (and usually, share) a taxi up to Villa Cattani Stuart (about 15 mins).
In other words, it’s all pretty straightforward (and rather exciting).

  • Palatial magnificence of the villa, gardens and grounds 92%
  • Feeling like a crowded summer resort 2%
  • Your potential to bridge your past with the present, just like this villa 97%

ABOUT PRICES AND BOOKING

The prices for this retreat are all-inclusive.  So for this retreat, that means full-board accommodation at Villa Cattani Stuart (scroll down for room details), and the full F**k It course. The prices are in the panel below this. Your 1st instalment is €590.

To book, it’s easy:
1. Just check availability of your desired room option using the button below.
2.  We’ll let you know by email if there’s space. If there is, we’ll then give you a link to the booking page.  You can then fill in our booking form and pay the 1st instalment of €590 online within 5 minutes (yes, we’ve timed it!).
3. You can sit back and look forward to your retreat.

Payment Timings in detail:

Generally you pay in three instalments (depending on when you book).
The 1st instalment of €590 secures your booking.
The 2nd instalment is due 2 months later or 2 months before the retreat, whichever is earlier.
The 3rd instalment, payable to the venue, is due 6 weeks before the retreat.

We will take you through the precise figures of the 2nd and 3rd instalments when we reply to your availability enquiry.

If you’re booking within the 2 months or 6 weeks prior to the start of your retreat, then you’ll be paying different instalments at the same time, or close to one another. Again, we will specify precise deadlines in our email reply.

 

in SINGLE ROOM

The single rooms are in the 4 star hotel that sits next to the 17th villa in the luscious grounds of Villa Cattani Stuart. So you have all modern comforts in the context of the grandeur of Italian aristocracy. The prices are all-inclusive, full-board, so: John’s teaching, the room and breakfast in the hotel, and lunch and dinner in the village’s charming trattoria.

with TWIN or DOUBLE space 

The twin / double rooms are in the 4 star hotel that sits next to the 17th villa in the luscious grounds of Villa Cattani Stuart. So you have all modern comforts in the context of the grandeur of Italian aristocracy. Many of our guests come to a retreat on their own, then share with another guest (of the same sex) in a ‘twin’ room. Those booking ‘double’ rooms come to a retreat with another person, and tend to know them rather well. The prices are all-inclusive, full-board, so: John’s teaching, the room and breakfast in the hotel, and lunch and dinner in the village’s charming trattoria.

 

with TRIPLE SPACE

Many of our guests come to a retreat on their own, then share with others. In this triple room, you share with two others (of the same sex). You’re certain to make a bunch of new friends on a F**k It Retreat, and your ‘roomies’ in such a room tend to be even more special. The prices are all-inclusive, full-board, so: John’s teaching, the room and breakfast in the hotel, and lunch and dinner in the village’s charming trattoria.

IF YOU’RE FEELING IT, IT’S TIME TO SAY TWO MAGIC WORKS (‘F…’ AND ‘I…’) AND JOIN THE WEEK… SEE IF WE STILL HAVE SPACE…

“JOHN, LONG STORY SHORT, YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE, SO THANK YOU AND… I’LL BE BACK” D.T., NEW YORK