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Frui is delighted to announce its new holiday in partnership with Katie Abbott, The Guardian and Observer’s expert Personal Enhancement Specialist and Cognitive Hypnotherapist.

The five-day “Inspiration Retreat” allows guests to discover a more empowered, fulfilled and positive sense of self in the tranquil surroundings of Santo Stefano, an idyllic hilltop village overlooking the beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in Italy. The holiday is aimed at those seeking the motivation to start a long-term creative project, as well as striking a better work-life balance and an increased sense of confidence and positivity.

During the Retreat, guests will stay at Sextantio, one of Abruzzo’s most exclusive hotels. Staying here is an experience in itself, with each of the hotel’s luxurious rooms dotted around the 15th century village. All unique and lovingly refurbished, the rooms are a captivating blend of the traditional and modern. Offering peaceful surroundings, a mouth-watering local menu and breathtaking scenery, the Sextantio serves as the perfect base for this Inspiration Retreat.

Guests will learn from Katie Abbott M.N.C.H (Lic) CHyp HPD. She will help them explore their personal potential, maintain a positive outlook on life, overcome their fears and utilise all their senses more effectively, meaning anything can be achieved.

Areas covered during the Retreat include:

• Enhancing your mood - learn powerful ways to enhance your mood using the latest techniques from the pioneers of positive psychology

• Your ‘vision book’ - learn the power of imagery in everyday life and begin to collect and record all your desires within your own ‘vision’ book

• Body and mind - ways to explore your mind and body connection, to enhance the way you feel and increase positive energy

• Overcoming fears - learn how to overcome any fears that you may have and practice the art of living a positive life

• The Art of Relaxation - experience the benefits of a deep relaxation meditation session, where you will learn the art of self-hypnosis

The five-day Inspiration Retreat with Katie Abbott takes place on 9-13 September 2009 and costs £975 per person, including all meals, transfers, excursions, classes, accommodation and drinks. Flights are not included. There are no single person supplements, so the Retreat is also ideal for independent/single travellers.

To book, visit or call 020 7241 5006.


For further information:
For all press enquiries please contact Lesley Singleton at LS Media on 01234 752 663 / 07852 451 093 or email

Notes to editors:
Frui challenges the ‘fuddy-duddy’ perception of creative holidays by offering contemporary, youthful tuition and a superior standard of service and accommodation. The brand launched earlier this year with a range of photography, gastronomy and contemporary painting holidays to Istria (Croatia), Istanbul (Turkey), Abruzzo (Italy) and Marrakech (Africa) starting at just £749 per person.

About Katie Abbott:
Katie is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Life Coach working from Harley Street’s Lewis Clinic. She has written about personal enhancement for The Guardian and The Observer, and is a regularly contributor to Psychologies Magazine. Katie has helped clients overcome a diverse range of problems, including fears of flying, low self esteem, depression, eating disorders, creative blocks, lack of motivation, anxiety and relationship issues. Having trained all over the world, Katie utilises the latest approaches developed by some of the leading figures in the positive psychology field and offers personal guidance tailored to the specific needs of individual clients. With her sensitive, intuitive manner and ability to listen, Katie creates the right environment for changes to happen in the most inspiring and positive way.

Flights are not included as the destination is served by low cost airlines and prices fluctuate depending on when the seats are booked. Guests can therefore source their own flights or ask Frui to assist with this at the time of booking the Retreat.

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