I’ve been leading Heart-Centered events for the past six years and here are some of the participants’ experiences:
Heart-Centered Speed Dating Workshop:
“I have attended three of Tree’s dating events in three different locations – Oakland, San Jose, and Sunnyvale – and all of them have been simply awesome! I get to meet cool people, play fun get-to-know-you games, practice date, and mingle over healthy snacks. Tree has an amazing ability to create a safe space for self learning and experiential exploration. I am truly blessed that she shares her gifts and talents by following her passion as a dating coach. Each event has boosted my confidence, inspired my creativity, and allowed me to play outside of my comfort zone. I can’t wait to try out her heart-centered speed dating event. I heard it’s phenomenal!” – – Beth E
Another wonderful heartful event.This is how “dating” and “being single” should be. You gently walk us into simple authentic Being. I know of no other meetups where I get to hear so many people’s inner truths, and be honored for my own. Thank you so much Tree! — Dave M.
I wanted to share about my experience attending my first Snuggle party. I am an LMFT by profession. I was unsure what would happen or how I would feel before going. Tree and Dave made me feel very safe by setting up very safe guidelines and boundaries. They provided safe people to go to if issues were triggered or emotions came up during the time there. They also made it safe to not partake if so inclined. At the end after voicing my discomfort with endings I was lovingly heard and followed through the leaving process in a conscious manner by the facilitators. I felt seen and heard by them even though we had never met before.
As for the Snuggle party itself, I felt satisfied and that I got many of my needs met in a fun and safe way. I got to tune in to my own wants and needs and ask another to fulfill them. It was fun to get to practice that with different people, each of whom taught me something different about myself as a receiver and a giver. I will be attending more Snuggle events. Ready to expand my pleasure limits and let in even more next time! Thank you so much for providing such a safe and wonderful experience! — Veronica, MFT
“I arrived nervous and uncertain that this would be a safe place. From the start, the age diversity, the room set up, the caring put into the communication was all very grounding and encouraging to my heart and mind. The opening puja (circle) was inspiring and made connection deep and real. Each of the exercises was well timed and evoked sharing at whatever level felt right to the individual. By the end of the workshop, I felt full of joy and juicy, happy aliveness. “ – Path Star
“Thanks for creating a safe space and making the evening more than just how someone looks physically. The way you planned the evening was very thoughtful. I have done more traditional types of speed dating in the past, and I didn’t really connect with anyone at the event on more than a superficial level. I really enjoyed the evening and made some great connections with people. ” – Noel K.
“This workshop experience was so healing for me. Seeing a dozen nice single, heart-centered men in my age group in one room changes everything. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I had a taste of what was missing in my life.. The exercises and workshop was beautifully orchestrated!!! My heart is open and full of joy now and I feel hopeful.” Cindy
“This event felt gentle, kind, and nurturing. My fears and self judgement were skillfully lowered by the way all the activities were organized. The event did not feel competitive. Activities were arranged in such a way that I was always interested in what was being said. The creative way it was organized led me to always be attentive and entertained and interested. “ — Joel B.
” A peak experience for me. Stops my “poor me” drama in its tracks!!! – Amanda
“Attending Tree Heart-Centered Speed Dating event was like attending a retreat. They made the atmosphere warm, friendly, fun, and safe. I am so grateful that I attended because I made some very soulful, heart filled connections with several people, and am enjoying spending time with one in particular 🙂 Thank you! I will be attending the next one as an assistant. This event truly changed my world…” – Katherine Warner
“What a yummy evening of connection! I appreciate the way Tree connected fully with each person in the room, supporting a field of trust that helped me feel completely safe to expose myself to people most of whom I have not previously met. She is a wonderful leader. ” – Ken Seehart
“I would recommend that everyone attend one of Tree’s “Getting Real” gatherings. She holds such a sacred, loving, healing space. I felt immediately at ease by her warm, welcoming presence, and that was just the beginning. Thanks to Susan Campbell’s thought-provoking question game and the ensuing authentic, vulnerable sharing, the community came together like butter and went deep. I always felt “at choice” with what to share and free to ask for exactly what I needed. It was a great training ground for the rest of my life.” Hope to see you there sometime!” – Rachel K., hypnotherapist
“Theresa Cretella is facilitating a very important workshop that is essential in these difficult times to help our society transition from a dysfunctional and failing paradigm to an evolving and dynamic one. Human intimacy is a powerful quality, which like love has the potential to transform us all from caterpillars to butterflies if only we, like her, strive to think outside the box. I find her approach similar to the techniques found in the Human Awareness Institute methodology. These are important tools in understanding how the dynamic of our emotional needs plays out in our choices and ways we communicate our needs to one another.” – Drew Lewis