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Leila
Ghaddar

Holistic Therapy

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FREE Discovery Call
30 Minute FREE Discovery Call

Includes :

  • In this call, we will discuss your needs and interests
  • A consultation call to figure out if I am the right fit to begin our therapeutic journey together

Creative Holistic Psychotherapy
Single Session

Includes :

  • This is a form of individualized therapy that guides you into your unique tools within, using evidence-based creative approaches to support and enrich your path to healing.

Package of 6

Includes :

  • One free session

Package of 12

Includes :

  • Two free sessions
  • Individualized Yoga Lifestyle Program or Recorded Guided Meditation

Package of 12 for Kids

Includes :

  • Two free sessions
  • Parent workshop/coaching session

About

Hello, I’m Leila Ghaddar! I’m a Holistic Creative Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, and Special Educator. I hold a masters degree in Art Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton, and I am registered at the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK. I have over 10 years of experience and offer therapy in English, Arabic, and French. I also hold numerous certifications, including certificates in Emotional Freedom Technique & Thought Field Therapy, Pranic Healing, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitatation, Kids Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, and Afrobeats Fitness Dance. I specialize in the whole spectrum of being human and have worked with anxiety, depression, acute mental ill-health, eating disorders, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning and intellectual difficulties. At the heart of my work lies the understanding that we all have the capacity to self-heal, because we are all a part of nature, and nature is self-sustaining, self-regenerating, and self-healing. In a world where sustainability is recognized, why not apply it to ourselves? Can you imagine a world where we are all our own healers and where we can help ourselves thrive, along with others, and our environment? From a young age, I have been an outsider looking in; dancing between interacting with the world, and stepping on the sidelines to observe. I became passionate about using my own experiences as raw material to understand the world around me, finding belonging within creativity and nature. By tapping into creative modalities, playfulness, and introspection, I realized the importance of intuitive awareness early on. With age, I became increasingly curious about the nature of being human; what helps us flourish, and what causes us to decay, all while experiencing the highs and lows of flourishing and decaying myself. Coming to a constantly evolving understanding that, like nature, we are always changing, constantly blooming, dying, and rebirthing. While riding the waves of life, I began to understand that I have everything I need within me to heal myself. And you do too. I am still learning, and will continue to learn and unveil the infinite possibilities that we all possess to grow, change, live fully, and thrive. We all have our own truths and meanings about life, and I can certainly guide you into your own sovereignty. My goal is to provide a space that supports you on your journey of healing and self-exploration by guiding you to the tools within yourself that will sharpen your intuition and reveal a world of infinite wisdom. Through the mind-body-spirit connection, creativity, and nature as our guide, I am here to hold the torch as you delve into the depths of your being. Are you ready to thrive and live a purposeful, connected life? It all starts with you! Feel free to explore my website at wisdom-within.co

Education

Year (2017-2019) University of Roehampton

MA Art Psychotherapy

Trained as an art psychotherapist during my two-year training.

Year (2013-2016) American University of Beirut

BA Psychology and Teaching Diploma in Special Education

Qualified special education teacher, and a thorough foundation in psychology.

Experience

Year (2020-2020) Wisdom Within at wisdom-within.co

Creative Holistic Psychotherapist

I guide adults and children into self-healing, through creative psychotherapy sessions, & workshops, using evidence-based creative tools that are catered to the individual's needs and strengths.

Year (2020-2020) Kazzum Arts

Creative Wellbeing Workshop Facilitator

Designed creative workshops for girls that identify as refugees or asylum-seekers to support their socio-emotional wellbeing.

Year (2017-2020) Self-employed

Yoga Teacher

Design and teach yoga classes aimed at restoring the body-mind connection & empower agency and interoception through a trauma-informed approach. Have worked with NGOs, studios, and as a freelancer.

Year (2020-2020) Tradewind/Sanza

Daily Supply Special Education Teacher

Support children in their varying learning needs, through creative psycho-educational approaches that enable them to cope and strive in their learning environments.

Year (2019-2020) City and Hackney Center for Mental Health, NHS

Honorary Art Psychotherapist

Responsible for leading an open art psychotherapy group on a female ward, supporting individuals with acute mental ill-health, monitoring a trainee, and conducting initial assessments with patients.

Year (2017-2019) City and Hackney Center for Mental Health and ArtTherapy4All

Art Psychotherapist Trainee

Designed and led a mixed-modality movement and art psychotherapy group on acute mental health wards, & conducted assessments and referrals. I also designed and implemented individualized arts and play psychotherapy sessions for children aged 6 to 9, in a primary school setting.

Year (2014-2017) Children's International Summer Villages

Peace Education Program Leader

Led and managed various projects with children and adults, around humanitarian themes, in Brazil, Denmark, and Lebanon. This work aims to promote peace education, diversity, human rights awareness, and sustainability.

Year (2016-2017) Self-employed

African Dance Instructor

Taught and choreographed dance lessons in private gyms as well as in NGOs, supporting young women through finding joy and confidence through dance.

Year (2017-2017) Self-employed

Life Skills Instructor

Designed and implemented individualized programs for children to reach their full potential socially, emotionally, and psychologically, through various activities targeting self-esteem, emotional intelligence, social skills, and self-awareness.

Year (2016-2017) Self-employed and LEAPS, Beirut & Dubai

Special Education Teacher

Tailored lesson plans for children with learning, intellectual, and motor difficulties by implemented strategies for targeting phonemic awareness in reading and writing, as well as abstract thinking in mathematics. I used creative approaches to enhance their learning potential and trained new teachers in these approaches.

Year (2014-2016) Wellspring Community School and Rafic Hariri High School

Special Education Intern

Co-taught with the special education teacher, and designed, and implemented lesson plans and behavior charts for specific children. I also conducted Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) for specific students, that aided in behavioral improvement.

Specialties

  • Creative Healing
  • Holistic Wellbeing and Therapy
  • Mind-body Connection

Special Courses

  • EFT and TFT (Tapping Practitioner)
  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
  • 200hr Hatha Yoga
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Pranic Healing
  • African Dance Teacher
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Improvisational Theatre

Volunteer experience

  • Lebanese Downs Syndrome Association, Lebanon
  • Home of Hope, Lebanon
  • Kibaha Orphanage, Tanzania
  • FoodBlessed Lebanon
  • Yoga for Wellness Africa, Tanzania

Projects

  • Collection of Stories from Migrant Domestic Workers in collaboration with International Labor Organization and Migrant Community Center, Lebanon

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Certificates

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MA Art Psychotherapy
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Kids Yoga
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Hatha Yoga
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Hath Yoga #2
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Pranic Healing Level 1
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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
 
FREE Discovery Call

30 Minute FREE Discovery Call

Includes :

  • In this call, we will discuss your needs and interests
  • A consultation call to figure out if I am the right fit to begin our therapeutic journey together
Creative Holistic Psychotherapy

Single Session

Includes :

  • This is a form of individualized therapy that guides you into your unique tools within, using evidence-based creative approaches to support and enrich your path to healing.

Package of 6

Includes :

  • One free session

Package of 12

Includes :

  • Two free sessions
  • Individualized Yoga Lifestyle Program or Recorded Guided Meditation

Package of 12 for Kids

Includes :

  • Two free sessions
  • Parent workshop/coaching session