Self-Esteem Restoring Journey
29 - October 2, 2016
common ground women share is negative self talk.
a group together and instantly each can name something she doesn't
like about her body. Long pauses precede offering something
say things to and about yourself you'd never say to a beloved
effortlessly put yourself down and find fault.
seriously feel uncomfortable with praise.
always something not quite OK about you.
believe your arms are flabby, your legs are too big, your belly
is disgusting, your hair colour is mousy, your butt is huge...
list of grievances goes on in your head all day every day.
words slip easily through your lips.
comparing yourself to other women who are younger, slimmer,
with different (better) ______ colour.
images make you loathe your current state.
avoid pictures being taken, and stand hiding behind people.
You sure don't want to see the photo afterwards.
each passing year as youth slides further away it becomes
more challenging to feel anywhere near attractive, never mind
are not friends and you brace expecting not to like what you
your reflection is pleasing, you suspect the mirror is distorted
YOU DEARLY DESIRE
long to stop the battle in your head.
some inner peace about your outer reflection.
you'd give to be more energized and motivated.
good in your own skin.
home in your body and soul.
with health and beauty.
in the mirror and say, "Hello Friend!"
desirable, with your mojo back
peace right now AS IS.
in the warm embrace of SELF-ACCEPTANCE
just lie down in the fields of LOVE...
you are OK with who you are and what you look like...
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.
unconscious external influences.
Explore what else
might be prompting you to be so ungenerous with yourself.
to your needs and make room for them.
chronic shame and embarrassment about your body.
have energy. They have consequences.
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
that leads you out of this bad habit.
Correct the distorted
beliefs that fuel your judgments.
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.
relief from this emotional storm.
for what is absolutely fine about you.
Exploring what 'good
enough' looks like.
self-acceptance is the road to LOVE.
Are you ready to
nurture the most important relationship of your life?
THIS IS FOR
want to feel better in your own skin.
are willing to get real about the destructive nature of your
really want to LOVE yourself, or at least begin that journey.
desire space and time to focus ONLY on you and your process.
are willing to invest in your emotional health.
have the courage to travel and have an adventure.
are ready to be supported with pampering spa, great food,
in a gorgeous natural setting.
want to provide a healthy role model of self-acceptance to
the young people in your life, regardless of your parental
want to FEEL GOOD more often, for longer periods.
are open to new cultures and people.
have someone who will register with you.
THIS IS NOT FOR
just want a spa vacation in Bali
think this is a weight loss or fasting program
find excuses not to invest in your healing journey
are addicted to negativity and drama
don't want to explore your emotional life
don't want to learn how to BE in the moment
find no value in strengthening your self-love
are not ready to stop being mean to yourself
won't commit to the terms of registration.
Ghattas is an artist, Gestalt therapist and
is a writer, public speaker, group facilitator and the founder
of Aziza Healing Adventures and Laila Goddess Comfortwear.
has spent decades helping people become more self-confident,
compassionate and aware. She has 26 years experience
in the Healing Arts.
has supported thousands of seekers on their personal growth
Ghattas holds a B.F.A., B. Ed, Gestalt Therapy undergrad and
postgrad Certificates, Expressive Art Certificate, Usui Reiki
degrees one and two.
2004 Laila has been offering Holistic Healing in Bali..
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
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."
PERSONAL JOURNEY TO JOY
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
most of my adult life I was haunted by feelings of FRUMPY.
entering a room I’d scan around to see if I was the
largest woman there. I’d feel apologetic for not being
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.
frumpy blues left the building along with my ill fitting wardrobe.
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
was a highly creative way to evolve my healing vocation.
I was not prepared for in my showroom was the non stop self-deprecating
remarks women made.
ended up coaching them each and every time, offering gentler
language to use when referring to themselves and their body
challenge their self perception, call attention to the habit
they'd grown numb to noticing.
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.
needed to be done to eleviate this chronic universal condition
that was eroding self-esteem at epidemic speed.
READ MORE HERE
is an alternative paradigm for you to move into self acceptance
be OK with yourself NOW.
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.
working. Women who have participated in my programs are seeing
signs of self esteem sprouting in the least likely place-
lens that needs changing, your perspective, your expectations.
ready and willing with a lifetime of personal and decades
of professional experience on the road that leads to self-love.
my invitation to come to Bali, and accept a helping hand to
feel good about your self.
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
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.
east on the Bali Sea where sunrise greets you each morning
arrive at a quiet, secluded, award winning luxury Spa Boutique
bamboo lined driveway leads to an opulent marble reception
area overlooking sprawling lawns, gardens, pool and sea.
cabanas hug the spacious seaside pool surrounded by luxurious
lounge chairs. Open air seaside dining room boasts chef inspired
is all around. Every detail has been thoughtfully and tastefully
appointed to ensure a stay like no other.
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
healthy dishes are freshly prepared daily by the chef.
courses per meal are splendidly laid out in the dining room
overlooking the sea
vegetables and fruit whenever possible stimulate your taste
prepared freshly caught seafood.
to swoon over.
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.
PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK VIDEO
AHA PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING
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
The retreat was the perfect place and way for me to experience
a rite of passage for my 50th birthday".
guided meditation brought an increased awareness of my surroundings
and living in the moment. Appealing to my feminine side."
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."
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."
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!
YOUR SELF IN BALI WORKSHOP
September 29- October 2, 2016
- 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
- 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
$3495 per person
includes all materials and individual exercise workbook
TAKES TWO SUPER SPECIAL
on a minimum of TWO people registering together. Bring a friend,
family member, colleague...
per person based on TWO participants registering
at same time.
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.
package fees are additional and outlined below.
individual sessions with Laila Ghattas for $195/hr.
SPECIAL EXPIRES SEPTEMBER 15
PACKAGE FEE INCLUDES:
in gorgeous Kumar room
- Hatha Yoga classes
- 1 Spa treatment
daily (50 min. each)
- 3 Meals daily
- 2 Health Juices
- 2 Specialty
- Full access
to Exercise Room
- Full access
to Media Room: TV, music, etc.
- Free WiFi in
$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
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.
CLOSES SEPTEMBER 15
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
ANGELOU on Words
Angelou interviewed by Oprah Winfrey:
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.
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...
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!"
words climb into the woodwork and into the furniture, and the
next thing you know they'll be on my skin.
The same is true with the positive spirit.
I believe so."
THIS VIDEO NOW
about a mothers journey to dare to wear her swimsuit.
LAILA GHATTAS 2002-2016