"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
Neil Gaiman, Coraline
"I took a deep breath and a voice in my head said: Maybe the resistance in trying to beat our inner dragons or tame them is not at all the path to self redemption from Trauma. Especially at moments when our dragons awake. What if we were actually killing our own brilliance. From there on, my entire healing journey changed, instead, I learned to dance with the dragons. Long story short, the subsequent learning was metamorphic."
An Inner Factory Immersion Experience Based on Women Who Run With The Wolves by Marisa Pinkola Estes
A specially dedicated series for empowering women or anyone who identifies as a women or embraces his/er feminine energy. Not only that Ghada delivers this series out of the inspiration and inner-mothering she received throughout reading the book, but also combined with her own journey; healing from traumas of abuse and oppression, rebelling against the mainstream and as a free "strong" willed human being, who rebelled against most givens and taboos to make her own. All intertwined by her holistic and integrative practices and approaches to deliver an experience where she feels necessary to be passed on from one woman to the other in honour of awakening the witchcraft of those who are keepers of old stories to transform through the power of their authenticity, balance and congruence. Limited places available, register here.
My name is Ghada (Haida). I am an Integrative Wellbeing and Healing Practitioner. I am a Wellbeing Experiences Creator and a De-construct the Narrative Retreat Producer. I started writing at the age of 13 and realised that my vision is to bring love, wellness and healing for myself, others and the universe.
In 2003, my early twenties, as a marketing manager in a multinational after having delivered a very successful event, I watched our 6 months plans being shredded and thought I don't want to spend a life in this world that will be shredded after I leave.
"If I can make someone's heart smile, I may have made a difference" was the sentences that echoed for months after this eureka moment in my head and led me to take many leaps of faith and roads less travelled. I have in my life experienced sexual abuse, abusive relationships, loss and many traumas that I can only now say have made me stronger. My healing journey was one where I had to meet many monsters and dragons and instead of fighting them or taming them, I befriended them and worked together to make a better me and I still am!
I facilitate and create 121 and group wellbeing and healing "home-coming" experiences for human beings. I hope that through my work I am able to create a ripple effect that inspires more human beings to heal.
I work with you through the integration of many theories and approaches that I have studied such as; psychological coaching, in the niches of life skills and creative performance (drama and art therapy), mindfulness, breath work, existential psychology, CBT, Integrative nutrition and Health Coaching, and Integrative Therapy. I am accredited by many accrediting organisations in the UK and USA and I am a student member at the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. My work is inspired by my vulnerabilities, healing journey and philosophies of healing that I have experienced to work with myself and my clients. I work on a four layer holistic tier that takes into account that healing happens on 4 layers of existence which are the mind, body, heart and body. I come from a rather rich British-Egyptian background and due to having a wide exposure with my upbringing and working in many countries around the world I have developed a strong intercultural competence to work with you whoever you are and wherever you come from. I hold a confidential, safe space for you where you will find acceptance and non-judgemental room for full self expression. I consider approaches that are bio-individual this is to say work with what fits with your unique nature.
Wherever you are in your healing journey, drop me a line to schedule an intake session where you can tell me more about what you want to achieve and get to know me better and we can have an opportunity to assess if we can work together.
I call my clients Well-being Seekers. My Seekers come from all different parts and paths around the world. If you are one of them and want to learn more about me before we talk; I invite you to read part of my stories here and here and drop me a line.
We can schedule an initial consultation to connect and get an understanding for the best routes to support you.
The Royal Academy of Psychological Coaching
The International Coaching Federation
Coaching and Mentoring International
The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Health Coaching
The New York Filmmaking Academy and Hampstead Theatre School "Drama and Art as Medium of Healing"
Transcendental Meditation Institute
Healing with Practical Philosophy and Spirituality, London School of Economics
Student Member at BACP