" I feel a big part of me has been reunited and now I am whole. There was excitement and empowerment when Laila tapped into the one thing I know I was searching for but didn't know quite what it was. I have butterflies and tears of joy thinking of my new life ahead of me. I dance in my heart and in my mind all the great possibilities that are lying before me. I was committed from the beginning to taking this journey even though not easy and I am so grateful for the opportunity to find myself again and to leave here aware of and loving me."

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

" I learned so much from the other people and I know that I contributed to their positive experience as well. Laila's gentle touch and leadership gave me specific tools I can use at home. Her insight and guidance is invaluable and more than I ever hoped for."

" I am leaving here a woman who 'can'. ....Love heals all wounds. I have never felt so completely supported and loved, safe and capable."

" I will leave the retreat knowing that many avenues are open to me to be the best personal I can be. I loved being in the teepee for drumming, and experiencing the bloom/flower opening up to new challenges."

"The creative exercises were very surprising. I have not explored the artistic side of myself to any depth and was utterly amazed at the depth revealed in my limited work."

" The value I got from the group discussion was learning to stop doing and learning to LISTEN to the others without making comments, judging or thinking about what I'm going to say."

"My needs were met beyond my expectations... I experienced more than what I expected. I learned so much. The benefits of this retreat were underestimated on my part."

" If you are in a bad place in your life where it's not at all good and you want to feel empowered and feel loved this retreat is for you. Have the courage to do this for yourself. You will not regret it. Laila taps into issues you thought you have dealt with and realize you are not finished with. She will tell you like it is in a loving and respectful manner. Laila, I can't thank you enough."

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" This retreat gives you the tools you need to live a positive life for YOURSELF and to realize what changes you need to make so that you can realize the fulfilling happy life you dream of."

" I was attracted to this retreat because I felt is would be the best fit for me since I was grieving and distraught. I was looking for a place to explore my emotions and fulfill my desire to be on a path to happiness."

"It was beneficial expressing myself with art materials because I was able to just let my feelings flow without having to find words to articulate them, which can sometimes be difficult."

" I was able to learn many things from these amazing women during the group sharing."

" Laila's words 'Just know that's what you are feeling' were very useful because at times I wanted to have an epiphany but I was feeling nothing at all, and that was alright."

"The expressive art was much more revealing than I could ever have anticipated. The reviewing of the drawing was so very helpful and I will use my paintings to help me find my voice."

" I was lost and now I know my way home. Home is where the heart is. Laila I will always follow my heart. Thank you."

"Expressing myself with art materials was to me the most enlightening part of the retreat."

"I arrived with much skepticism and left with a new and hopeful way of looking at life."

"The group sharing was invaluable as everyone's pain was my pain- everyone's' story was my story- what I was unable to express someone else expressed my thoughts or 'voiced' my feelings. I was afraid to share my feelings, afraid to open up and reveal my shame, my sadness, and being at the retreat has healed my heart and has given me the strength to make changes that will improve my life, my marriage, my home, my relationships."

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What participants had to say about our CALIFORNIA BLISS Wellness Journey

" All tired mothers struggling with life balance should attend this retreat. Not only will you rest and pamper yourself, you will bring back valuable tools that will improve your happiness as well as your partner and children's happiness."

" Thank you! This experience has pivotally changed my thinking. You have given me such a gift through your words and healing hands."

" Expectations were more than met. It always seems to happen that way- the personal growth work is always better than I expect."

" Exploring and expressing myself with creative materials clearly released unconscious messages I needed to hear."

" Creative exercises allow things to come from my subconscious that really give me the best insight. I also found that after a couple of days of percolating more insights came."

" The menu had an excellent selection and I enjoyed every meal."

" The massages were probably the most physical part, but the pilates, Thai Chi and walks all helped me feel really good in my body- more appreciative and enjoyable!"

"The most valuable tool was to relax and enjoy being in the moment."

" The time outside and exercise reminded me of the value of just being out in nature. I found it much easier to just "be" while outside."

" I found critical answers in the labyrinth. I also taught myself meditation."

" I'll use the insights from the retreat to take time to be in the moment each day. I will enjoy each day and avoid the traps of looking ahead. I will give my daughters my time and touch."


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

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