"The Arrigo Program was the most beautiful, powerful and nurturing week of my life. The space created and the solitude permitted whilst following the programme was a gift which I had denied myself for many years. Never, however did I feel lonely, rather that I was being held as I moved through painful thoughts and experiences in my body.
I have been to several treatment centres and where I feel they fell short was in their unwillingness to view their 'patients' as human-beings in a high degree of emotional and spiritual pain. On the Arrigo Programme, however, just feeling trusted was a revelation along with the deep acceptance, love and warmth that resonated from everyone. I never felt anything other than utter tenderness and deep empathy from Fiona. Every thought, feeling or expression was accepted without judgement. For the first time I felt that I was really being heard. Again, on a personal level, I was able to view my life situation from an enlightened perspective, one which I had been unable to see despite nearly ten years of numerous therapies and lengthy inpatient stints. Through intensive body work I was able to begin to heal my shame as my belief systems began to dissipate and for the first time in my life I felt compassion for myself. As I discover my true self buried under the fear fuelled protective mechanisms which have gained momentum over the years, I am gaining what I thought I had lost, namely a sense of worth and that is priceless. I am very grateful." CP, 2011
Fiona came in to my life when I was making fundemental changes. Her incredible wisdom has eased me in to a really interesting and exciting new direction. I am spellbound listening to her knowledge and understanding of this complicated journey we call "life". Each member of her team I have worked with, has been yet another exceptional person who has inspired and helped me. This is not happy clappy, mumbo jumbo but essential tools to help us all live a more balanced, peaceful and happy life making right choices for ourselves. I am indebted to Fiona and would encourage anyone who has the opportunity, whatever their story, to work with her. GT, 2011
"When I walked through the door to the place that was to become my sanctuary for the next four days, it was a moment of surrender and homecoming. It felt as if I had arrived where angels live, which I actually believe I have, with the quality of the people surrounding me. To start with, the cottage is wonderful. It has a large window, with glass doors, facing a flowing river you can hear at all times, esoteric music that instantly relaxes you and transports you to a different state plays lightly in the background, the lightness of all the white colour in the design scheme and the warmth emanating from the burning fireplace, all sang to me. I knew instantly that I was going to relish being here, and it was exactly the right time and place. It felt perfect. Literally as if I'd arrived in heaven, further enhanced by the fact that no mobiles or internet was allowed."
"...Fiona is a wonderwoman. Not only has she gone beyond the norm in her field with her pioneering mystical ways of treating depression and other problems, she has also gathered a team of people that is outstanding. I couldn't recommend this experience enough."
"I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue, other stress and environmental conditions... I found the five days I recently spent with Fiona the most inclusive and excellent healing experience that I have undertaken. Her method is a well-researched amalgam of modern, traditional and ancient healing arts delivered by hand picked professional as well as spiritual therapists...I couldn't recommend it more highly." EA, 2010
"Fiona's eminently practical and highly-skilled approach teaches people not avoidance of life, but how to be dependent on themselves." Newby Hands, Harpers & Queen
"I had just returned from America, and was in emotional and physical pieces, having driven down the drive for the last time, leaving behind me the home that I had loved and put together with all my heart, and where we had been hapy for many years. FIona came to the rescue. She scooped me up and insisted I go to her "retreat" in Somerset to be nurtured. I did not know if I had the energy to repack and to leave so soon after coming back to London. I cannot explain how the therapies that Fiona chose for me managed to calm my mood and untangle the brain that was on extreme overload when I arrived. I feel so fortunate to have found her programme and cannot wait to go back." LR, 2010
"She changes lives, works miracles." Sunday Times Style Magazine
"I've travelled around the world looking but never before have I met this level of work - great attention to detail. This team is unique in its experience, skill and compassion. Thank you all!" JCR, Consultant
"Fiona gives you the ultimate gift of going back to 'you' - the 'you' that gets lost in deadlines, suppressed by 'priorities' and buried under pressures." NJW, 2009
"Her warmth, caring, nurturing and intuition reach out and enfold you like a blanket of security, giving you time and space to reassess your life. She truly is a wise woman." Jane Green, Daily Express
"The integration of the whole of the mind, body and soul is applied on this program like no other. It is these three counterparts that store the core problem, whether depression, addiction, food disorders, general frustration, unhappiness, anxiety disorders, stress and physical ailments, and so on!... I had not been able to work for three years due to physical and mental illness. I wrote myself off as being tortured and doomed for life, having been to six rehabilitation centres and diagnosed with addiction and bio-polar disorders... Fiona was the conductor that orchestrated my recovery process, directing her incredible and highly professional team to match my individual needs and ailments... Medication snuffed my spirit out, I was a walking dead person. Now that I am awakened and becoming fully aware of whom I am, my focus in life, my inner beauty, and I have returned to being me again, thus the world had presented itself with countless possibilites. I am forever grateful and happy. I only wish I had found this program a long while ago!" NG, 2009
"For me, Fiona Arrigo's programme is the greatest gift I have ever given myself. I closed my eyes and felt my energies reconnect. I've travelled around the world looking but never before have I met this level of work - great attention to detail. This team is unique in its experience, skill and compassion. Thank you all!" SFM, Executive
"She is one of those women who manages to combine forthrightness with caring questioning, without nosiness. Within 24 hours, I began to feel different." Fiona Richmond, The Daily Press
"The satisfaction of having every need met and understood was transformational." AS, Attorney
"As a busy journalist in my late forties, I organised my life around deadlines; jumping on planes and enetering other people's worlds at the drop of a hat. I barely had time for my husband or family, let alone myself. That was until my health came crashing down around my ears, and, by happy coincidence, I arrived at Fiona's door. After three days with Fiona, I allowed myself to fall apart." Sara Robert, Harpers & Queen
"The unique combination of Fiona's wisdom and the excellence of the bodywork brought me to a place of renewal." WR, Film Producer
"She is clever and practical too with little for the lunatic fringe of the new age, what marks her out is her uncanny ability to zero in on what is causing distress." Sally Brampton, Sunday Times
"This is much more than detox: this is a life-changing programme! Thank you." MH, Actress
"I can only thank you for the time that you gave me and the huge opportunity. Spain was such a wonderful experience, a time to grieve, a time to reflect, a time to rest, a time to understand life's beauty again." DE, 2012
Natural Health Magazine August 2012 - read review