I want to take a moment to thank you for touching my life along with many other men that attended the Men's Wellness Weekend a couple weeks ago. Being a part of something as powerful as this weekend was something that I could only have dreamed about in the past. The freedom and direction I found by attending our weekend was "just what the doctor ordered."
Many times in my life I have been a part of different types of groups that talked about making a difference in someone's life. Our weekend was by far one of the most powerful in my life. The friends that I met there and the growth I feel I was able to have been far beyond what I could ever expect. Feelings have always been something I liked to think I showed but really never could share with a group of complete strangers.
This Men's Wellness Weekend was so comfortable and real that I was able to overcome many fears and character flaws that I did not realize were holding me back. Your love and caring in the way you brought the best out of all of us was wonderful. Thank you just seems to be such a small word for what you do. Unfortunately, I do not have any other words so I hope you will accept my humble thanks. I know I have a special place in my heart for you and what you do and know I do not speak for just myself. Every one of the men that I have talked to since the weekend expressed the same feelings. We are looking forward to the next chance to go through another weekend with you.
If there is anything that I can do for you please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you Gail for showing me, "ME".
After working with you in our in-service training project it is easy for me to say that our work together was a success. Specifically, I have found that you have the uncanny knack to go where a conventional business mind doesn't go. Hence, you have been the perfect counterbalance to my normal "inside the box" thinking.
Thank you for all your help.
The benefits of your program has truly touched me personally as well. Since attending one of your weekend programs two years ago, I have made tremendous strides in achieving clear, open and honest communication. These benefits have reaped rewards far beyond the scope of business. It has enhanced my marriage, strengthened my parenting skills and improved the quality of my friendship.
Once again, thank you for all your help and I look forward to our working together in the future."
This is Monday, the day after the Gail Petrowsky – "Wellness Options Seminar", a truly challenging, emotional weekend. I have done healing work on myself since 1988. I have attended many lectures and workshops as well as studying, reading and traveling to many healing places to study, learn and heal my mind body and spirit.
I thought I had addressed everything there was and there was nothing left to confront. Somehow you saw a part of me that I had buried. A part I thought I would never let out or let anyone see.
If anyone ever told me I would do what I did this weekend, in room full of individuals whom I did not know at the start of the weekend, I would have told them "that will never happen!"
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for asking me to attend, then in the moment when I felt someone else needed me more than me, insisting that I allow myself the time and right to attend.
Your intuitive ability saw a deep pain in me that I did not, could not, or maybe even would not acknowledge. Couple this with your gentle, caring (and sometimes, kick ass) supportive method, I was provided a safe space in which to face that dragon buried in my heart and soul.
To be allowed to acknowledge I had a story, lead to understanding the mask that held my story in place, then receiving the loving support I needed, I finally found the courage to utilize the tools your seminar provided, to face My Dragon.
I would also like to acknowledge and thank your beautiful, sincere, outstanding staff. They were so invisible and yet when needed like Angels appeared.
Their love and support helped me over some very rough spots. The nod that let you know they understand without speaking, the tissue without the question, and the sound of their laughter mixed with mine, let me know I was safe, it was okay, and I was loved and accepted for who I am. You have chosen your people well. Please give my heartfelt thanks to all.
Gail, what you promised you delivered! "If I was committed to the Seminar fully, if I dared to risk allowing you to enter, I would receive a gift of healing!" You made it okay for me to loose my self composure and slay that dragon in such a powerful way, that this I say to you in the light of naked truth...
"It is my story, but it does not own me, ever, ever, ever, again!!"
My dearest Gail, I have removed a block in my life which has caused me much sorrow and pain, as well as blocked a part of my heart for most of my life. That block is gone! I am in profound peace today. The peace I have right now is very overwhelming; it is a peace I have never known in my life. Thank you does not seem sufficient.
You are a courageous woman with a powerful gift, one who dares to put herself out there for others. I pray that the God of All, will continue to grant you the means, ability and gift of spirit to continue to see and help those who need you.
Blessings to you always,
A voice from your past. Just wanted to say HI.
I am in Florida for the winter after having retired in September from teaching. I have thought of you many, many times over the years but your name came up the other day and I just wanted to share it with you. I was telling a new, wonderful friend about my time when I was seeing you and I said without hesitation, "Gail Petrowsky saved my life".
Now that is an amazing statement and especially after 15 years have gone by. You probably hear it all the time, but I hope you can really understand it. Gail, thanks so much.
I am handling a lot of things right now and the key word is handling, all thanks to you and the strength and tools you have given me. When I am back up north this summer, I will sign up for one of your seminars and look forward to seeing you again.
Hope you are well. Thanks again,
Gail Petrowsky of "Wellness Options Seminars" is a wonderful facilitator.
She has done many different seminars over the past few years and I have had the pleasure of attending three of her weekend ones, as well as progressing to being a volunteer assistant as many of these seminars are repeated.
As a participant, I have found that if a person is willing to risk opening themselves up, they will reap benefits that know no boundaries.
The first seminar that I went to was "Healing the Child Within", and I was skeptical as to the validity of such a thing. I walked into the room knowing that it was going to be a waste of my time and that there was nothing that could be done to relive the pain that I carried from my childhood.
Before that seminar my father and I spoke only when we absolutely had to, I could not find it in my heart to let the past go away. When that weekend was over, I found that I had come light-years from where I had started. I understood that my father had only done as he was taught and that if I did not like the way that he was taught, then I only had to make sure that I did not teach my son those same things.
For the first time in many years we were able to speak with each other civilly and that has now progressed to the point that I have quit my job to come to work with him in his business so that he may retire in a few years.
Since that first seminar, I have also participated in "Men's Wellness" and "Relationships", as well as short evening series that Gail did on stress relief. I also voluntarily assist Gail with every seminar that I can so that I can help others to learn some of the things about themselves that I have learned about myself.
I know that these seminars are not the end all of anyone's emotional problems, for a panacea would never last, and that we all must work to keep our lives on track, but with these seminars I have found a way to keep myself on track.