“I have taken part in Loretta’s retreats and workshops over a five year period. Set in beautiful Denmark the retreats took place at “Tree Song” a lovely peaceful place where one could unwind in the midst of nature. At the time I was at a particularly stressful stage in life. The retreats gave me the chance to slow down enough to tease out the many issues I was facing and then deal with them. Loretta’s approach to Wellbeing follows a psycho-spiritual path which I found deeply nourishing and satisfying. I felt that I was being truly honoured in heart, mind and soul. This approach gave me the courage to tackle the issues and relationships in my life that were particularly challenging to me”
Dr Louis Papaelias, Senior General Practitioner 2020
“For many years I have known Loretta do Rozario as a leader and Sharon Mitchell as a co-facilitator of Retreats held at Tree Song Centre for Wellbeing Development. Participating in these retreats, especially during significant life transitions of domestic violence, marriage breakdown and divorce has improved my greater wellbeing and capacity to go beyond survival and to truly grow. Loretta and Sharon have demonstrated their special abilities to be compassionate and flexible, to initiate co-operative groups, and influence individuals, groups and the professions. Their integrity, energy, passion and creativity are distinctive and remarkable. “
Dr Frances Margaret Ross, Senior Academic & Educator 2020
“I have know Loretta since 1983 as a Counsellor colleague, fellow student in our Masters in Transpersonal Psychology, as co-creator Australian Transpersonal Institute and close friend. In all matters especially in counselling and teaching situations Loretta embodies and offers rich, deep and creative Pathways for all who come to her for psychotherapy and to grow their Wellbeing and Wholeness. Loretta lives what she teaches with integrity, wisdom and compassion. Her life is dedicated to Whole Changes for all. “
Pat Lleiss, Social Ecologist & Earth Weaver of Change, Transpersonal Body Psychotherapist 2020
“I first met Dr do Rozario in 2000 at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. I started working with Loretta at that time in group work which opened my eyes to a new way of working which was deeply satisfying. I have attended Loretta’s retreats in Perth and then in beautiful Denmark meeting many amazing souls and sharing in the journeying. Most recently I attended a group session with Loretta and Sharon at a Place to Just Be in East Fremantle. Astonishing! The depth and sensitivity of the work, the inclusivity and Wholeness of the work sincerely moved me. I have practiced as a Trauma and Torture Counsellor, had a private practice and worked in various agencies around the metro area over the last 17 years but I have never found a more nourishing experience nor a more enlightening one. The work and opportunity provided by Loretta and Sharon is vital for my growth and for self- care and support. For Professionals in the Caring field I would suggest this work is vital.”
Debra McLean, B.A. Counselling, 2019
“I was at a difficult time in my life, I had attempted suicide, I’d just spent a year of my life in a maximum security prison and was a recovering drug addict. You could say I was at a deeply significant juncture of my life. I needed another way through the seemingly endless pain and feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. For seven days I stayed at Tree Song Retreat and in individual Counselling and Conversations with Loretta I was Changed. The old limiting patterns and hurts moved and I discovered a Greater Story about myself. I now relish many aspects of my life like never before. I now look to the future with excitement and a real drive to get the most out of my life. If you are considering attending one of Loretta’s sessions or Retreats then DO IT! It changed my life as I’m sure it will yours! “
Robert Diamond, Businessman, 2019
“At a crossroad in my career as a clinical psychologist, I was intrigued when I read the flyer for a one day work shop ‘Whole Life’ Real Conversations with Sharon and Loretta. The day offered a safe, reflective, comfortable and beautiful environment to be fully present with myself and the group. The workshop goes beyond a lot of professional development to enhance qualities including reflection, respect, and resilience, both in a practical and importantly an experiential way. I have found being more fully present, and understanding of defences (own and others), essential to truly ‘being with’ others in my work and relationships. “
Sandra Robertson, Clinical Psychologist, 2019
“I was lucky enough to be introduced to Loretta in late 2013 and immersed myself in group work for several years. I found the process deeply Enlivening, introducing for myself a more real understanding of Hope and Change- an absolute necessity in my role as a clinician in Acute Mental Health. Recently, I was fortunate to witness (and be part of!) the evolution of this Space, the next step of Living Fully. What does Living Fully mean? To me, it means that all the Pieces Matter, no matter how small, how broken or ill-fitting they may be. Living Fully for me is a hopeful way of being, as much for ourselves as it is for our clients. In the face of despair, Living Fully is a way forward, as challenging as it may be! Far from mere words and platitudes, Living Fully must be embraced and embodied. Demonstrated in action and deed, lived! For this, I can only recommend Just Being with Loretta and Sharon.”
Kurt Leitch, Senior Occupational Therapist 2018
“I have enjoyed a professional relationship with Dr Loretta do Rozario since 2000 when I started a career in Counselling. I continue to engage with Dr do Rozario into 2019 for unparalleled quality of therapeutic sessions one-on-one. My experience of the work is transformative. Dr do Rozario creates an environment where privacy and trust are so assured that an intimacy can prevail and the depth of work done is unique. In journeying through the process together, I discover and feel my own uniqueness. What I thought were only problems, became treasure. It is a privilege to spend time together and the continuity of ongoing sessions always helps me to feel that I come away, A NEW PERSON.”
Debra McLean B.Couns 2018