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A Self-Esteem Restoring Journey

September 29 - October 2, 2016

Bali, Indonesia

 

YOUR LIFE NOW

The most common ground women share is negative self talk.

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

You effortlessly put yourself down and find fault

You seriously feel uncomfortable with praise.

There's always something not quite OK about your body.

You believe your arms are flabby, your legs are too big, your belly is disgusting, your hair colour is mousy, your butt is huge...

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 other women who are younger, slimmer, with different (better) _________colour.

Magazine images make you loathe your current state.

You avoid pictures being taken, and stand hiding behind people. You sure don't want to see the photo afterwards.

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

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

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

 

WHAT YOU DEARLY DESIRE

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.

Glow with health and beauty.

IF ONLY

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

Feel desirable, with your mojo back

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...

 

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT

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.

 

EMPOWERMENT

Words have power.

Words have energy. They have consequences.

That's why politically correct language is such a big deal.

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.

IMAGINE THIS

You in beautiful gentle lovely Bali.

Learning to love yourself through kindness.

Experiencing soothing relief from this 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.

 

Are you ready to nurture the most important relationship of your life?

 

WHO THIS IS FOR

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.

 

 

WHO THIS IS NOT FOR

You just want a spa vacation in Bali

You think this is a weight loss or fasting program

You find excuses never to invest in your healing journey

You are addicted to trying to motivate yourself using negativity

You don't want to engage with your emotional life

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

You find no value in self-love

You are not ready to stop being mean to yourself

You are unwilling to change your critical mind set

You won't commit to the terms of registration.

 

 

YOUR PROFESSIONAL RETREAT FACILITATOR

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."

 

YOUR TIME FOR BALANCE

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.

 

 

YOUR LUXURY RESORT

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

 

YOUR GOURMET CUISINE

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.

 

 

RETREAT PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK VIDEO

 

WHAT AHA PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING

" 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!"

 

BONUS # 1

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

BONUS # 2

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

BONUS # 3

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!

WATCH THIS VIDEO NOW about a mothers journey to dare to wear her swimsuit.

OVERVIEW

LOVE YOUR SELF IN BALI WORKSHOP

  • 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

WORKSHOP FEE

Regularly $3495 per person

Fee includes all materials and individual exercise workbook

 

TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL

Based on a minimum of TWO people registering together. Bring a friend, family member, colleague...

$1695*** per person based on TWO participants registering at same time.

*** For simplicity the 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!

Resort packages are additional and outlined below.

PROMOTIONAL SPECIAL EXPIRES AUGUST 15

YOUR RESORT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 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

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

 

 

CANCELATION POLICY

All registration fees are non-refundable.

Credit for 10 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.

REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 1

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 on Words

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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