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A Self-Esteem Restoring Journey

MARCH 1- 4, 2017

Bali, Indonesia



A tragic common ground women share is negative self talk.

Get a group together and instantly each can name something she doesn't like about her body, her self.

Long pauses precede offering something positive.

You say things to and about yourself you'd never say to a beloved friend.

There's always something not quite OK about you.

You think you're too nice, too mean, loud, shy, impatient, big, small, selfish......

The list of grievances goes on in your head all day every day.

Self deprecating words slip easily through your lips.

Chronically comparing yourself to others.

Magazine hype justifies self loathing.

With each passing year as youth slides further away it becomes more challenging to feel anywhere near attractive, never mind sexy.

You seriously feel uncomfortable with praise.

Mirrors are not friends and you brace expecting not to like what you see.

If your reflection is pleasing, you suspect the mirror is distorted .


You long to stop the battle in your head.

To feel some inner peace about your outer reflection.

For restored self-confidence.

What you'd give to be more energized and motivated.

Feel good in your own skin.

BE at home in your body and soul.

Glow with self love.


To look in the mirror and say, "Hello Friend!"

Feel desirable and frisky again.

To have peace right now AS IS.

To live in the warm embrace of SELF-ACCEPTANCE

Oh to just lie down in the fields of LOVE...

where you are OK with who you are and what you look like...



Discover new ways to relate to yourself.

No lies, no exaggeration, just options to mean, unhelpful, derogatory remarks about your body and self.

Understand that negative self-talk does not motivate change.

Release unhealthy unconscious external influences.

Explore what else might be prompting you to be so ungenerous with yourself.

Develop sensitivity to your needs and make room for them.

Interrupt chronic shame and embarrassment about your body and self image.




Words have power.

Words have energy. They have consequences.

You'll be shocked at how much you don't even notice you're putting yourself down anymore.

Develop awareness that leads you out of this bad habit.

Correct the distorted beliefs that fuel your judgments.

Read what Maya Angelou said about the impact of negative words at the end of this page.


You in beautiful gentle lovely Bali.

Learning to love yourself through kindness.

Experiencing soothing relief from this emotional storm.

Gaining appreciation for what is absolutely fine about you.

Exploring what 'good enough' looks like.

Understanding that self-acceptance is the road to LOVE.


Ready to nurture the most important relationship of your life?



You want to feel better in your own skin.

You are willing to get real about the destructive nature of your self talk.

You really want to LOVE yourself, or at least begin that journey.

You desire space and time to focus ONLY on you and your process.

You are willing to invest in your emotional health.

You have the courage to travel and have an adventure.

You are ready to be supported with pampering spa, great food, in a gorgeous natural setting.

You want to provide a healthy role model of self-acceptance to the young people in your life, regardless of your parental status.

You want to FEEL GOOD more often, for longer periods.

You are open to new cultures and people.

You have someone who will register with you.



You just want a spa vacation in Bali

You think this is a weight loss or fasting program

You find excuses not to invest in your healing journey

You are addicted to negativity and drama

You don't want to explore your emotional life

You don't want to learn how to BE in the moment

You find no value in strengthening your self-love

You are not ready to stop being mean to yourself

You won't commit to the terms of registration.





Laila Ghattas is an artist, Gestalt therapist and Reiki practitioner.

She is a writer, public speaker, group facilitator and the founder of Aziza Healing Adventures and Laila Goddess Comfortwear.

Laila has spent decades helping people become more self-confident, compassionate and aware. She has 26 years experience in the Healing Arts.

Laila has supported thousands of seekers on their personal growth journey.

Laila Ghattas holds a B.F.A., B. Ed, Gestalt Therapy undergrad and postgrad Certificates, Expressive Art Certificate, Usui Reiki degrees one and two.

Since 2004 Laila has been offering Holistic Healing in Bali..

Each winter Laila immerses herself in the spiritual tapestry of Balinese Hinduism. The wisdom and insight gleaned from ancient traditions is infused into all her work. Read more

" I traveled nearly half way round the world and there I found a part of me who had been hiding for a quarter of a century. My deepest thanks to Laila and the group."



For over a decade I had my clothes tailored for me in Bali while I was there offering personal growth retreats. As mid life and menopause brought about changes to my body shape, I adjusted styles.

For most of my adult life I was haunted by feelings of FRUMPY.

Upon entering a room I’d scan around to see if I was the largest woman there. I’d feel apologetic for not being slim!

Having my clothes made for me solved the problem of fit. I started to feel good as I developed my own style of expression, realizing my esteem and body image was healing. Although not a small woman, I felt attractive.

My frumpy blues left the building along with my ill fitting wardrobe.

I launched Laila Goddess Comfortwear in 2014 to help women feel better in their clothes, hoping, these garments would lead women to feeling more comfortable in their own skin, like I did.

It was a highly creative way to evolve my healing vocation.

What I was not prepared for in my showroom was the non stop self-deprecating remarks women made.

I ended up coaching them each and every time, offering gentler language to use when referring to themselves and their body parts.

I'd challenge their self perception, call attention to the habit they'd grown numb to noticing.

Regardless of age, social, financial or marital status, no matter what size, weight, or height - whoever came to try on my collection put herself down, found something to dwell on that made her miserable and self conscious.

Something needed to be done to eleviate this chronic universal condition that was eroding self-esteem at epidemic speed.




Here is an alternative paradigm for you to move into self acceptance NOW.

To be OK with yourself NOW.

It’s what I’ve learned to do no matter the number associated with age, weight, rolls or thinning hair, and believe me it’s the best feeling not to be resisting where I stand and how I look like now.

It’s actually working. Women who have participated in my programs are seeing signs of self esteem sprouting.

It’s your lens that needs changing, your perspective, your expectations.

I’m here ready and willing with a lifetime of personal and decades of professional experience on the road that leads to self-love.

Please consider my invitation to come to Bali, and accept a helping hand to feel good about your self.



Feel free to arrive prior to retreat start date and settle into Bali time.The resort can arrange your airport pick up if desired.

Daily Spa treatments are included with soothing organic ingredients to provide a blissful wellness experience.

Free time before and after scheduled workshop hours can be spent on optional resort activities.

These include cultural instruction, use of the workout room. There's complimentary WiFi in the opulent lobby.

You can also swim, snorkel, journal, nap, read, socialize and arrange outings and tours of interest.



North east on the Bali Sea where sunrise greets you each morning arrive at a quiet, secluded, award winning luxury Spa Boutique Resort

Stunning bamboo lined driveway leads to an opulent marble reception area overlooking sprawling lawns, gardens, pool and sea.

Draped cabanas hug the spacious seaside pool surrounded by luxurious lounge chairs. Open air seaside dining room boasts chef inspired cuisine.

Elegance is all around. Every detail has been thoughtfully and tastefully appointed to ensure a stay like no other.

"What a beautiful resort ! We've had the most wonderfully relaxing time and the spa treatments were amazing. Only wish we could stay longer."
- Keira Knightley (actress)

" In regards to the physical aspect adding insight and self-knowledge, the resort and environment was amazing! Extremely peaceful!" 2015 Retreat participant



Gorgeous healthy dishes are freshly prepared daily by the chef.

Three courses per meal are splendidly laid out in the dining room overlooking the sea

Organic vegetables and fruit whenever possible stimulate your taste buds

Perfectly prepared freshly caught seafood.

Sauces to swoon over.

Desserts to remember, and maybe share...

" The dairy free options made my gastronomic experience outstanding." 2015 Retreat participant



Then please contact us to discuss making your dream come true.





" It was the perfect combination of growth, wellness, rest and just being. Laila's openness and the Bali environment offered a safe place to find my true self. A gift I will treasure for the rest of my amazing life! If you are hesitating- don't. You won't regret this life correcting investment!"

" The retreat was the perfect place and way for me to experience a rite of passage for my 50th birthday".

"The guided meditation brought an increased awareness of my surroundings and living in the moment. Appealing to my feminine side."

"Lots of value from my private Reiki session. Seeing an event in my life and the actual impact it had. And the desperate need to nurture and care for my younger self."

"Being confronted with your demons is difficult, but Bali, Laila and the loving and compassionate other participant made me feel I can rise about and thrive in my own self."

"I will make better decisions by tuning into what I know I want. I will be stronger and more grounded in my truth."

" My expectation for insight into myself and how it impacts my relationship was met and more!"



Daily creative cultural classes are complimentary. Learn how to make traditional offering baskets as well as other Bali specialties.


Live Gamelan Orchestra and Balinese Dancing will be performed for us in the luxurious marble reception hall. You'll have photo opportunities and a change to dance and make music with the performers


The Bali night sky is magical. Take a starry journey as you float on a cozy mattress in the infinity pool, under the palm trees, gazing at the Universe sparkling above you. An unforgettable experience and available each night weather permitting!


MARCH 1- 4, 2017


  • Become familiar with how prevalent your negative self talk is
  • Understand your underlying motivation to be mean to yourself
  • Recognize how you learned this unhealthy way of being
  • Discover the beliefs that have NOTHING to do with the REAL you
  • Explore alternative language that restores self-esteem
  • Embrace the real priorities in your life outside of this obsession
  • Gain insight into your habitual comparing to others
  • Strengthen worthiness through appreciation exercises
  • Play with creative materials that unveil messages from your SOUL
  • Uncover what your HEART believes about yourself
  • Feel what it is to be totally PRESENT in your body
  • Journey into LOVE itself through guided meditations
  • Connect to your senses in our beautiful Bali Sea natural setting
  • Journal your inner thoughts
  • Discover your self through independent workbook exercises
  • Integrate a more aligned relationship with yourself
  • Create an illustrated BOOK full of WHY YOU ARE SO LOVEABLE JUST AS YOU ARE
  • Leave with a solid resource that supports you at home
  • Experience inner confidence as you return to your everyday life



Regularly $2995 per person

Fee*** includes all materials and individual exercise workbook


Cost for TWO registering at same time $1695** each

Cost for THREE registering at same time $1295** each

Cost for FOUR or more registering at same time $995** each

*** For simplicity the workshop fee is paid in the currency of your residence. For example: CAD for Canadians, USD for Americans, AUD for Australians, EURO for Europeans etc.*

No additional taxes!

** Applies to Workshop fee only. Hotel and transportation not included.


Resort package fees are additional and outlined below.

Add private 45 minute individual sessions with Laila Ghattas for $195.










  • Accommodations in gorgeous Kumar room
  • Hatha Yoga classes
  • 1 Spa treatment daily (50 min. each)
  • 3 Meals daily
  • 2 Health Juices daily
  • 2 Specialty Coffees daily
  • Full access to Exercise Room
  • Full access to Media Room: TV, music, etc.
  • Free WiFi in reception
  • taxes
  • tips

$120USD SHARED ROOM per person per night paid directly to resort. ONLY 6 twin bed rooms available. BOOK EARLY

$240USD PRIVATE ROOM per person per night paid directly to resort. BOOK EARLY- VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY





All workshop registration fees are non-refundable.

Credit for 5 hours of private sessions with Laila Ghattas by phone/skype are offered in the unfortunate case you must cancel your registration.

Please ensure you are familiar with Resort cancellation policy as you pay resort directly when you make your room reservation

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.



Please visit the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page for lots of helpful information about Bali.

To register please set up your 15 complimentary pre-registration phone interview with retreat facilitator, Laila Ghattas, by email


Maya Angelou interviewed by Oprah Winfrey:

"Oprah: I've seen you put people out of your house for telling a racist joke! And you are not the least bit embarrassed about disrupting the whole room.

Maya: I believe that a negative statement is poison. The air between you and me is filled with sounds and images... crowded, jammed up like bats...

I'm convinced that the negative has power. It lives.

And if you allow it to perch in your house, in your mind, in your life, it can take you over.

So when the rude or cruel thing is said—the lambasting, the gay bashing, the hate—I say, "Take it all out of my house!"

Those negative words climb into the woodwork and into the furniture, and the next thing you know they'll be on my skin.

Oprah: The same is true with the positive spirit.

Maya: I believe so."

(Full interview on Oprah.com)


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