ETSUKO ITO MSc.
After a long career in International Banking in the City of London, I moved to The New Forest National Park to set up a retreat business. With an in-depth knowledge of the business world, I am able to understand and assist your issues effectively.
As a Mindfulness teacher, my approach is based upon the psychological principles of Buddha Dharma, Mahayana teachings, Japanese Zen and mindful Prāna Yoga.
Having participated in a 7-day professional training programme under the direction of Professor. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santarelli a part of my programme is modelled on MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). Mr. Isamu Mochizuki, the creator of Mindful Prāna Yoga, has been my mentor and has taught me the principles of Prāna Yoga and Ki (Prāna = Life energy) movements over the last three decades.
As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, I gained MSc. (Master of Science) in Rational-Emotive ＆ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from Goldsmiths, University of London: under the guidance of Prof. Windy Dryden.
At all cost, let us avoid negative thoughts.
Triggered by COVID-19 pandemic, I am now retired as a psychotherapist. However….
We are facing stagflation in the UK: low economic growth together with inflationary impact on business and consumers are too much to bear. In addition, Europe is experiencing nuclear threat. With such external conditions, we reopened our retreat programme to mitigate our sufferings with unsettling mind.
With an effective combination of Mindfulness underpinned by Buddha Psychology, CBT knowledge and life long Mindful Prana Yoga practice, let us practice together to keep our senses under control, let us be peaceful and try not to harm anyone. We should use attentiveness to watch our thoughts and use mindfulness to act constructively. With these two we have the means to annihilate all adverse conditions.
We would love to hear from you.