Emma Ruiz: Transforming Lives Through Holistic Healing and Gestalt Therapy

Screenshot 2023 11 30 at 5.04.32 PMIn the ever-evolving landscape of mental health, Emma Ruiz stands out as a leading force when it comes to an all-encompassing approach to well-being.

A Holistic Transformational Mental Health expert, Emma is hosting her signature upcoming luxury healing experience, “Thrive! A Transformational Retreat.” The journey is being held at Quinta Carvalhas, in the lush landscapes of Portugal. This isn’t just any retreat—it’s the culmination of a life dedicated to healing and self-discovery.

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A Journey of Self-Discovery and Empathy

Emma, who serves clients online globally, has a story that began in Barcelona, as the eldest of four siblings. Early feelings of abandonment and rivalry with her sister set the stage for a lifelong exploration of personal narratives and their impact on our well-being. “Each story shapes us,” Emma reflects. “Mine led me to understand others’ pain and their path to healing.”

After a successful 25-year career in education, Emma encountered Gestalt therapy—a moment she describes as a turning point. “It wasn’t just a profession. It was a calling,” she says. Transitioning from teaching to therapy, Emma embraced her true path: guiding others through emotional and psychological healing.

Expertise Rooted in Compassion and Understanding 

Emma’s approach goes beyond conventional therapy. Her work with high achievers is not just about tackling their challenges and issues, but even moreso, it’s about empowering them to embrace their full potential. Her signature “Emma Ruiz Method,” which combines a myriad of modalities, has been a pillar of hope and healing for many.

Clients speak of Emma’s impact with reverence. “She doesn’t just listen; she understands and guides you to find your own strength,” one client shares. This level of transformation is what Emma aims for—a journey from fear to joy, from lost to connected.

Deep Roots in Education and Personal Growth

Emma’s rich background in education laid the foundation for her unique approach to therapy. As a Montessori infant teacher and an English language educator for adults, Emma honed her ability to connect with individuals at various stages of life.

“Every lesson was a window into my students’ lives,” she recalls. Her classrooms were more than learning spaces; they were realms where personal and professional challenges were addressed with empathy and insight. This experience, Emma believes, was instrumental in shaping her holistic approach to mental health.

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A Therapy That Embraces All Facets of Being

Emma’s philosophy is that true healing encompasses every aspect of an individual’s life.

“It’s about acknowledging that our emotional health is inseparable from our physical, spiritual, and energetic selves,” she says.

In her therapy sessions, Emma focuses on creating a balance, addressing not just the mind but the body and spirit. Her approach is a blend of traditional and innovative techniques, ranging from mindfulness practices to experiential learning, all designed to foster deep, lasting change.

The Power of Narrative in Healing 

Central to Emma’s method is the belief in the power of personal narratives.

“We all have stories that define us, some that empower us and others that hold us back,” she explains.

Through her “Thrive! A Transformational Program,” Emma helps clients rewrite their stories, turning past pains into sources of strength. This process involves delving into childhood experiences, societal influences, and personal beliefs, unwinding the threads that form the tapestry of one’s life.

An Invitation to Transformation

As Emma prepares for her upcoming retreat, she extends an invitation not just to experience a temporary escape but to embark on a life-altering journey.

“This retreat is for those who are ready to look within, to confront and embrace their deepest selves,” she says.

Participants are not just attending a retreat; they are joining a community dedicated to personal transformation and mutual support.

A Personal Approach in a Breathtaking Setting 

Set in the picturesque Quinta Carvalhas in Portugal, the luxury retreat offers an environment that reflects the essence of Emma’s therapy — tranquil, nurturing and beautiful.

“The setting is integral to the experience. The natural beauty, the peace, it all facilitates the inner work we do,” Emma shares.

Each aspect of the retreat, from the therapeutic sessions to the tranquil surroundings, is carefully curated to ensure a holistic experience.

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The Epitome of Transformation: “Thrive! A Transformational Retreat” 

Emma’s signature luxury destination retreat at Quinta Carvalhas is recurring throughout the year. The next one is slated for March 3 – 10, 2024, and each experience provides a deep dive into the self. Over seven days, participants engage in Gestalt group sessions, connect with horses, and explore their creativity through art. Emma describes the retreat as “a sanctuary where healing and growth are nurtured.”

The retreat is more than an escape; it’s a holistic journey. “We’ll work on aligning mind, body, and spirit, ensuring an experience that resonates on all levels,” Emma explains. The retreat promises a transformational experience, addressing everything from negative thought patterns to self-acceptance and inner joy.

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A Vision of Holistic Wellness and Empowerment

Emma Ruiz’s work transcends typical therapy. It’s about embarking on a journey to the core of one’s being. “My vision is to see people thrive, not just survive,” Emma states.

The “Thrive! A Transformational Retreat” is not just the essence of Emma’s lifelong work but an open invitation to anyone seeking profound change. It’s an opportunity to step away from the chaos of everyday life and into a space of healing and self-discovery.

For those ready to take this life-changing step, Emma Ruiz awaits in Portugal with open arms, a wealth of experience, and a promise of renewal.

For more information on Emma Ruiz and the Thrive! A Transformational Retreat, visit https://gestalttherapyinbarcelona.com/transformational-retreats.

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Photos courtesy of Emma Ruiz Therapy and Quinta Carvalhas

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