Italy 2021

supernatural you: the neuroscience of attention

Reach beyond your limitations to the next level of transformation by the renewing of your mind.

Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant, when He said to pray as if it has already been done?

Practicing thankfulness as if the vision has already come to pass, may be the key component to actualizing our vision, according to the latest neuro-science research. Events that we visualize have the same effect on our brain as events that are happening in real time. When we set our attention on our future vision, the hope God has for us, with thankfulness and gratitude, our emotions and brain chemistry changes and our neural pathways become re-wired accordingly. When we set our attention toward a vision, the attention bias of our brain shifts focus and our brain starts looking for new evidence to confirm the vision. In this way, the brain neurologically becomes a map of the future rather than merely a record of the past.

There is good reason for this. ‘What we focus on is what we get’ and what we direct our attention and energy towards, not only builds neural pathways but also shapes our external world.

Negativity generally leads to more negativity and striving producing the stress hormones inherent in that way of being.

A positive focus leads to an upward spiral of wellbeing, increased capacities and expansive possibilities for the future.

Come and join us in Italy, summer 2020, for a three-day seminar, where Pauline Skeates will present the principles and process of realising possibilities.

  • An intentional life is based on moment-by-moment attention.
  • Neuroplastic change is entirely based on how and where we focus our attention.
  • Our preferred self is only a focus away.
  • We can set intentions and live our vision in the present moment with thankfulness and gratitude.
  • With focused attention training, it is possible to bloom like a flower, right now.
  • No one of us is too old to do this work!
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Course: three days, €450 euro per person. Hotel is to be arranged by participants and paid for separately.

hotel details

Hotel Du Lac & Bellevue

There is a luggage-deposit space at the hotel, if needed.

Contact the Hotel directly via email to book your space: – attention: Luisa or Paola. It is important to inform them that you are part of the “Insight” group, in order to receive the rate agreed upon.

Your booking confirmation will be sent to you once your 50% deposit has been paid.

hotel costs

Shared “Comfort” double rooms: € 109,00 per person per night. Single occupancy of “Comfort”room: € 145,00 per night.

Includes breakfast buffet and choice of menu at dinner time.

excursion options

Torri del Benaco – € 10,00 per person for transport + expenses for drinks

Sirmione(half day excursion) – € 55,00 or visit without a guide approx. €25 per person for transport. Sirmione is known for its thermal baths and Rocca Scaligera, a medieval castle overlooking the lake. Set at the tip of a peninsula, the Archaeological Site of Grotte di Catullo encompasses a Roman villa, a museum and olive trees. The church of San Pietro in Mavino is adorned with frescoes.

Verona A half a day is necessary for this beautiful town (about 28 km from Bardolino)

Boat trip – approx. €25 – 40 per person, depending on the number of people and the length of the trip.

Local market On Thursday mornings the weekly market takes place in Bardolino (nearly at the doorstep of the Hotel Du Lac) and it is a typical Mediterranean market with all kinds of things (clothes, shoes, bags, toys, food…) closes around lunchtime.

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How confidential is my session with you?

Your privacy will be respected and any information you provide us will be treated as confidential. Any notes will be kept in a secure location and viewed only by your therapist. Exceptions to this would arise:
  1. If your therapist considers that certain information needs to be disclosed to protect yourself or others from serious harm.
  2. When a therapist discusses a case in supervision. Your details are kept anonymous so that you cannot be identified.
Communication with your doctor – As there are sometimes situations where a referral is recommended, your therapist will discuss with you whether or not you consent to them having communication with a doctor or another professional, and the scope of disclosure. It is required for you to sign a consent form to indicate you give your consent for such communication.

How many therapy sessions will I need?

The length of therapy varies depending on individual/couple or family needs and this will be discussed with you. Therapy may be short-term (3-6 sessions) or longer term (12+).

What are my rights?

The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights sets out ten rights that you have as a health consumer which must be followed by anyone providing any sort of health or disability service.
Insight is committed to providing a safe and reliable healthcare service to visitors, that respects this Code and that of patient privacy.
If you feel that you have not been treated fairly or appropriately by one of our clinicians we have a procedure in place to address this. Please contact our Practice Manager in the first instance on 09 8468887 or email  If you would like to make a formal complaint you can do so by following the steps set out by the Health and Disability Commission

what people have to say

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training presented and found the theory and techniques very useful in broadening my professional
practice, as well as enriching my everyday life. I would highly recommend it to professionals working in the helping
professions or anyone with an interest in personal growth and development.”
LINEE, Clinical Psychologist
“It has been fascinating to learn about how the brain functions under stress, how this relates to an individual’s past and how it can be ‘reset’ to enable more positive outcomes for the future. Learning how to engage in the present moment instead of living in fear of the uncertainties ahead is a must, for any individual”
Deb, Graphic Designer
“The course is thoughtfully put together and beautifully presented. The trainers are wonderfully welcoming, sensitive and knowledgeable. They deliver the content in a manner that brings research and theory to life. I gained so much that I have been able to implement both personally and within my work. I recommend this training without hesitation. Go for it.”
JULIE, Occupational Therapist