retreats with are
more effective than weekly sessions because of the focus of time and
energy, the lack of distraction between sessions allows, the
development of deeper trust and the accumulation of gains from
session to session.
The Program or 'what we do at a n
intensive therapeutic retreat
we do at a Christian personal therapeutic retreat is share and
discuss your goals and issues making a list of problem areas.
We will look at significant life patterns - your personality
profile. We will identify your 'program,' that is the rules and
core beliefs that are part of your problem areas and your personality profile.
way we get at this is through a comprehensive list of feeling
states associated with each problem area and key issue. As we
explore these feelings we will put them into a personal assertion - a
sentence using the feeling word. That gets us closer to
understanding the significant core beliefs.
will use Christian listening prayer therapy if it fits for
you. Prayer therapy enhances life transformation but is not for
everyone and that is okay. However, prayer therapy does speed
the identification of key memories, core beliefs and the
resolution of these in a very satisfactory and stable way.
The out come
of an intensive therapeutic retreat
therapeutic retreats can result
in the following outcomes:
An increase in personal effectiveness to achieve your dreams
and goals. This may be the result of increased emotional self-regulation
and social / emotional intelligence.
An increase in the rewards you reap from life, including
financial blessings and the enhanced ability to enjoy life.
This may be the result of less self-sabotage or self-condemnation.
An enhanced capacity to establish and maintain intimate
connections and business partnerships which means enriching
your marriage and being more attuned to emotional issues effecting
people at work.
I notice people becoming both more relaxed and peaceful and more
radiant and joyful. This may be the result of feeling more
bonded and secure in their most important relationships.
People also develop more confidence in themselves, more
comfort with being their authentic selves. There is less escape
from themselves into multimedia and more living in the moment and
experiencing the now.
Identity transformation leaves behind the conflicts and dysfunctions
of the old personality pattern giving one more energy and motivation
to engage and move ahead in life.
Some people are perpetually stuck and unable to mature emotionally
until they have deep life and identity transformation. The key
to getting started is missing until this happens. For these
people, life transformation is truly a birth into life - a rebirth.
of Winnipeg, Manitoba writes:
retreat was a 12 hour commitment of two days and it effected me so
profoundly that I feel healed and whole. That time brought me back to life.
believe how much was accomplished in just two six hour days!"
goal is to resolve key individual issues that are rooted in one's
life in childhood.
reports: "As I revealed my pain, George did not offer me a
band-aid but brought me into a deep healing experience where my
wounds were completely healed not just felt better."
working with Christians there is the additional goal of learning to
bond and trust Jesus and to turn to God for one's deepest security
and safest emotional 'home base.'
Sharon D, of
Beaton, Ontario, writes: I am amazed at the results. Not only has God
given me tremendous insight into my emotional scars and the lies I
had believed, He has also replaced these with His truth. The added
bonus is that, throughout this process, Jesus has become very real,
personal and dear to me."
important element in therapy is working with a therapist who cares,
who respects you and who gives 100% to see you get the results you
want. Peggy-Lynn commented: "George's manner and
approach provided a relaxed, caring and safe environment."
.."I appreciate George for picking me up at the airport because
it set a relaxing, caring and safe environment for me to open myself
my clients means allowing them to set limits on what they discuss,
working on goals they set and respecting their faith, beliefs, religion.
wrote: "George had a wonderful way of respecting,
understanding and honoring my Catholic faith in such a way I felt
affirmed, accepted and encouraged to live as a child of god within my
own faith walk."
The retreat can be held at my office in Toronto to save costs. A
client writes: "Going
to George's office then returning to my motel for every session was
as beneficial as going on a retreat, without the cost, because it is
not the place but the process that heals. Working in George's office
was as peaceful and relaxing as if on a retreat."
The therapy sessions fee with
George are $100 per hour. Fee
for a six hour day is $600 per day.
can be from 2 to 5 days in length with 6 hours of therapy per day.
Payment in advance by credit card by PayPal (the
E-Bay secure payment method).
Payment on registration by cash or cheque.
I do not process debit cards or credit cards at the office.
In Toronto call George Hartwell (416) 234-1850.
by Skype: GeorgeHartwell
A nonrefundable deposit of one- third of the full fee books the
time. Remainder due on arrival.
Getting to Toronto
Pearson International Airport,
Toronto (travel code is YYZ) is the main international airport
serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My office is just outside
Toronto in Mississauga.