"An absolutely brilliant workshop - exciting and valuable. There were unexpected elements of content over and over, and with hindsight, I see that all these created a process that opened an internal space for the possibility of communicating. Terrific!"
- Richard Wallstein, PhD, UKCP Reg, C.Psychol.
"The two days spent with Ilene have changed the way I approach communication in general. I feel that I have a range of techniques available to me, and a more flexible mind-set. This has already enabled me to work more effectively and I see the next course as
essential to continue the process."
- Lynne Carr
Justice of the Peace, London
"The leader of the retreat, Ilene Sawka, is a one hundred percent professional coach. With warmth, enthusiasm and a sparkling temperament, she took us on an exciting trip into our souls, mixing the solemn with the trivial, changing between seriousness and laughter, not for a moment – from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon – losing control over the situation.
Using relations exercises, dance, painting, playing, meditation and conversations round the dinner table and the fireplace, alternated with writing, writing and writing, Ilene got us all to be confident with each other, nature, the spirits and - Life."
- Kjell Bergström, Värmdö, Sweden
Bachelor of Law, Writer, Senior Public Relations Consultant
"Ilene Sawka is what I will remember most about my Hyper Island education. The sessions were always amazing, memorable and gave me something that changed my life a bit. She is so talented and has given methods so I feel I have been a better student all year and will be so in the future."
"Ilene is always a pleasure to work with. She has an incredible ability to make you feel at ease and also pull the best out of each individual."
"Ilene Sawka has probably been the highlight of all the people here during the project. The way she laid out her courses was amazing. Ilene is always a pleasure to work with. She has an incredible ability to make you feel at ease and also pull the best out of each individual."
- Students of Hyper Island