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WHAT'S A PERSONAL GROWTH SESSION?

Aziza Healing Adventures (AHA) has been created to help you develop deeper self-knowledge.

Awareness and insight can help you make more appropriate choices.

Better decisions improve the quality of your relationships and your life.

Each Aziza Personal Insight sessions offered in workshops and retreats for women, couples and mixed group usually last 2 - 4 hours.

Our Creative Persnal Growth sessions uniquely set us apart. Using Expressive Art and Gestalt Therapy we creatively explore any subject on which you desire to have more clarity. We utilize fun and playful materials like paint., plasticine and collage.

Clients without creative experience are constantly amazed at how much they enjoy expressing themselves with colour and texture,. Most participants are pleasantly surprised by the depth and relevance of what they learn from their creations.

Creative self-expression comes from your spirit, your soul and during these session hours your TRUE SELF get's a chance to talk to you, revealing valuable insight and perspective on what's really going on inside you.

When you are creatively expressive, your head takes a vacation and your heart has a voice. It's to that voice we give our undivided attention. The retreat facilitator helps you decipher the message you are sending yourself.

You can literally see what's going on inside your emotional life as we explore your creations together as a group. Accelerated awareness and integration follow.

Clients often remark that the short time spent on an Aziza retreat was just as, if not more useful, than months and years of other personal growth options they've tried.

Individual personal growth is the primary focus during the time we gather in a group setting.

However Group discussion offers the advantages of shared insights. Much can be learned from the personal journey each individual shares.

Sometimes we explore one exercise at a time, but more often we wait until a series of exercises has been completed in order to get a bigger picture of your patterns.

Journal writing is integral to all Aziza Healing Adventure programs. Journal entries are not shared in the group or with the facilitator, but used instead to help integrate personal process and create opportunity for more awareness to surface. No previous journal writing experience is required to benefit.

Participants can choose not to participate in any of the personal insight sessions.

Private therapy sessions can be scheduled before or after workshops, or during retreats, in order to more fully explore personal process.

Personal Insight Sessions are supported and balanced with outdoor activities in nature, free time to relax, and social mingling with other participants.

Balance of time between group sessions, activities and private opportunities for reflection define Aziza's healing approach and philosophy.

Our carefully designed balance is what separates Aziza from other more highly structured and scheduled programs.

You are invited to use your private time to simply BE. Although you can continue to work on projects independently during your free time, being in the moment to quietly integrate or simply relax is as healing as anything else you 'do'.

 

 

**Click here to read a moving account of a healing journey taken during a series of Aziza personal growth sessions.

Click here to read what people say about their AHA experience.

"Using clay became the most emotional experience I had. It was truly amazing how the product I formed tied perfectly to what I was keeping locked inside."

 

"Walking the labyrinth helped on my journey to discover what I need."

 

" I learned I could spend 48 hours with a bunch of women I don't know- and enjoy it! I learned to let Louise feed me and wash up for me. I also learned that I was not alone; the time for change has arrived; I have to be better to me."

 

"I came to this retreat bearing issues I have been struggling with for nearly 2 years. In less than 48 hours I understand what I must do to change my life. I came for direction from the outside and found it in myself- my subconscious knew all along- Just listen!"

 

" Words cannot adequately describe the gift I gave myself by coming to this retreat. It will last a lifetime."

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Retreat Facilitator, Laila Ghattas, is an artist, Gestalt therapist and Reiki practitioner. She is an author, public speaker and the founder of Aziza Healing Adventures. Laila combines creative self-expression with psychotherapy in programs designed to heighten awareness, inspire personal insight and improve the life of those who participate.

She holds self-discovery workshops in Toronto, and draws on her worldwide outdoor adventure experience to facilitate international healing retreats for women, couples, mixed groups and corporations.

Laila is available on retreats for individual therapy and Reiki sessions.


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