Emotional Mental and Fitness Bootcamp Workshops

What constitutes a fit and healthy life today? What thoughts enter your mind? Your physical body and its fitness are always considered first as vital for performing your daily occupation or sporting activity but what about your mental fitness and health? To be truly healthy and fit, one must also have strong internal well-being involving both their physical and mental selves.

Emotional Health comprises two components: Emotional Intelligence (the awareness of an emotional state about  oneself and others) and Emotional Resilience (whether one can adjust and adapt to difficult situations and move forward from negative emotions and setbacks to positive feelings and success. Having Emotional Health does not mean being happy all the time but believing that one has the strength to identify one’s emotions and channel them to deal with the challenges and stresses of life.

People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and nurture the stimulation of their brain to maintain their emotions in tip-top shape. This enables one to respond to the everyday challenges and stresses of living in our constantly evolving information and technological age thereby having the ability to identify, process, and express their feelings and emotions in the present in order to create a path to a healthy productive life.

The impact of the recent pandemic and the pressures of global economic, technological, informational, and cultural challenges have confronted people with an overload from all directions creating disruptions, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, and disconnection which has affected not only their internal well-being but also their physical well-being. How does one find their constant point in this world which is in perpetual motion? It is a skill, a science, and an art that we will offer you with our workshops.

We will conduct both group and individual counseling using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy guided by a skilled therapist. It will be in an accepting and understanding safe atmosphere in order to build meaningful connections with others while processing one’s life experiences. With the assistance of follow-up individual sessions, role play, and vision boards, participants will be able to practice and experiment with new skills, for future implementation in real-life settings. 

The structure of the program allows participants to come back for another weekend and continue working on one’s personal growth. 

The program begins with 2 modules in the Autumn and will repeat these same 2 modules next Spring with an additional 2 more for a total of 4 modules for 2024 focusing on individual themes which can be interchanged, rotated, and repeated, based on the feedback and requests of the clients.

September 14 to 17 2023

Module 1: Glass Half Full, Glass Half Empty

Living in the moment means that you pay attention to your present experiences instead of letting your mind gets caught up in stressful and upsetting thoughts. The enemy of peace of mind is the expectations drilled into you by society. Our program of instruction will include the following:

  1. Use your senses to ground you: go out in nature
  2. Balance your thoughts of the past, present, and future
  3. Cultivate unselfconsciousness: let go and stop thinking about your performance
  4. Create personal rituals: visual your daily goals
  5. Daily reflection: begin a journal
  6. Downshift your life: abundance comes from time not money

October 19 to 22 2023

Module 2: The Wind is Strong; Build Walls or Windmills

When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready the teacher
will disappear.

This is a way of thinking and mastering a technique. Learn the basics, start experimenting and integrating this into your life and eventually innovate and apply this learning to life situations. Our program of instruction will include the following:

  1. Find peace in imperfection
  2. Change what you cannot accept, accept what you cannot change
  3. Preserve your dignity during tough times
  4. Seek improvement in all areas of your life
  5. Do not compare yourself to others. Everyone has different timelines


  • 16:00- 18:00: arrival, settle in and group Aperitivo introduction to the program , Q&A , assessment tests and program handouts
  • 19:00: Dinner
  • 8:00 -9.30 yoga and meditation
  • 10:00 Light Breakfast
  • 10:45 – 12:45 Group session
    First hour: introduction, ice-breaking and, trust building games, where participants get to know
    each other.
    Second hour: share personal experience on the topic in a group session with the guidance of a
    therapist, and comments on particular situations.
  • 13:00 -14.30 Lunch / free time
    Individual sessions will begin after lunch, with each lasting 45 minutes
  • 14.30-18:15 Individual Sessions
  • 19.30-21.00 Dinner
  • 21:00-22.00 Role Play
  • 8:00-9:30 Yoga and Meditation
  • 10:00 Light Breakfast
  • 10:45 -12.45 Group session
    Incorporating results of individual sessions and tests into the concept of the module’s topic.
    Active discussion and participation through exercises and techniques.
  • 13:00 -14:15 Lunch
  • 14.30 – 18.15 Individual Sessions of 45 minutes each
  • 19.30-21.00 Dinner
  • 21:00 -22.00 Vision Boards
  • 09:00-10.00 yoga
  • 10:00-10:30 Mindfulness -Body Scan
  • 10:45-11:15 Light Breakfast
  • 11:15 -13:00 Group therapy
  • 13:15 American Brunch
  • 15.00 Departure

Katia Kokoreva

Pyschologist / Therapist

Katia has a bachelor and post graduate degree in Psychology from Marconi University in Italy entailing over 4500 hours of theoretical courses and 650 hours of group and individual counselling.

Prior to being a psychologist, she was a world-renowned fashion model for almost 25 years working with the fashion houses of Chanel, Dior, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and others. These years of being in the public eye taught her how important confidence, self-esteem, self-love, and resilience is. In her private practice, she promotes and embraces mindfulness, gratitude, and the value of human connections. By the Sanctuary by Caimeli she will guide you into building a greater understanding of the different aspects of your life experiences from emotional, mental, and physical to family, social, and cultural traits in a serene environment in the green heart of Italy; Umbria. Using a variety of evidence-based techniques, she will help you to connect or reconnect your existing strengths and to cultivate your ethos into a powerful mindset to support your progress toward a fulfilling life. 

Katia was born in Russia. She has traveled extensively around the world for fashion houses before settling down in Italy which she now calls home. She is a multi-tasking mother of two daughters with a private practice for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Milan.

As the proverb goes,

“It is better to teach a man how
to fish rather than giving him a boat full of fish.”


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