Self-Awareness Counseling Weekend
Self-Awareness Counseling Weekend
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What Can SAW do for you?

The Self-Awareness Weekend (SAW) Counseling Program is a 2-1/2 day, one-of-a-kind, personal, experiential, focused retreat counseling in Sacramento CA and therapy program. Held in a small group with two professional leaders, it is open to individuals, couples, and teenagers. SAW's effective counseling and therapy helps to remove traumas of all kinds. You, too, along with thousands of people from all over the world can successfully attain the benefits of the 12 Results.

Self Awareness Weekend Counseling Program VideoSAW is NOT a workshop, class, seminar, or training. It is a combination of advanced counseling and therapy techniques including hypnotherapy; EMDR, profound healing processes which include the releasing of pent-up anger, sadness, and fear; being guided on relaxing guided journeys to access the sub-conscious; the sharing of insights, awareness, and breakthroughs; and receiving personalized therapy interventions from the leaders (counselors) as needed.

Note: While the results described herein are typical for many participants, not everyone experiences the same level of breakthroughs and your individual results may vary.

The Purpose of SAW

The purpose of SAW is to permanently clear away self-defeating patterns at their root, not just the symptoms, and replace them with self-fulfilling new behaviors. The focus is to allow you to safely express yourself and release your repressed feelings; especially anger, sadness and fear, and heal the damage of past traumas - in a safe environment with two professional counselors who provide individualized attention.

Most people will agree: Health is the most important aspect of life and without it, little else matters. Yet in spite of the enormous sums spent in trying to REGAIN one’s health, most people spend very little time, effort, or money MAINTAINING their most valuable asset.

Exercising and eating nutritional foods can heal our bodies. Yet, the most crucial healing anyone can experience is emotional healing. You can not THINK your way out of pain that you FELT your way into. Depression and anger are as detrimental to your health as smoking! The Self-Awareness Weekend (SAW) offers a safe, non-judgmental place to release buried feelings, so you may heal and move on.

Contact us for more information about ouranger management retreat.Anger counseling in Sacramento CA is life changing!

Dramatic Life-Changing Results

  • Accept yourself more profoundly than you’ve ever dreamed.
  • Reclaim your personal power and learn to say “no” or “yes” without guilt.
  • Embrace the humanness of your needs and wants.
  • Clear away the root cause of an issue or problem, not just the symptoms.
  • Identify, release, and change behaviors which block basic feelings of self-worth, security, intimacy, success, and happiness.
  • Release old angers and any other repressed feelings.
  • Resolve family of origin issues.
  • Forgiveness of self and others.
  • Turn fear into love.
  • Meet, experience, and embrace your Inner Child.
  • Integrate the 12 Results into your life.

Why is SAW Unique?

It is unique in that it condenses one to five years of individual or group therapy into one weekend, with strong, sincere and caring individualized attention to each participant’s needs in a safe, supportive environment. Each participant has the opportunity to identify and eliminate a major core self-defeating problem. SAW is time and cost effective for today’s busy lifestyles.

Often with individual and group therapy, a person will just get started on a problem when it’s time for the session to end. SAW provides opportunities for deep exploration, processing and completion out of which comes extraordinary personal growth. It is an emotional experience of profound healing and personal growth.

Are you skeptical? Does this sound too good to be true? Change DOES happen during SAW because it is an experiential and emotional experience.
Read more about how we can achieve these results.

or Call Toll Free (866) 204-6384

A Common Concern

You may be concerned about revealing yourself and risking in front of a group. We assure you that this concern is addressed and cleared to everyone’s satisfaction on Friday evening (feel free to call Andrea toll free at 1-866-204-6384 if you have further concerns about the group setting). Friday’s purpose is primarily to meet and bond with the leaders and other participants. The opportunity is to tell your truth and be real in an atmosphere of safety, support, closeness, trust and non-judgment without fear of blame or shame.

Read more Common Concerns and Frequently Asked Questions.

Investment and What it Includes

Your investment in SAW (and yourself!) is only $1450. When full payment is received at least two weeks in advance of your weekend, you will receive a $55 discount, for a net cost of $1395. Register and pay online. Payment Plan options are available.

The Self-Awareness Weekend Counseling Program is meant to give you benefits that will last for the rest of your life. The cost of this counseling and therapy program includes 25 hours of direct contact with two professional therapists who give you all the individualized time you need and are committed to make sure that you have the breakthroughs and results you came to achieve. It is hard to put a price on that. Read more about why SAW is a tremendous value. “It’s NOT expensive… It’s PRICELESS!”

  -Jackie S.

Dates & Times

The Self-Awareness Weekend Counseling Program is held at least once a month. To see the current schedule, go to the SAW Dates, Location, and Cost page.


The Self-Awareness Weekend is held in Roseville (a suburb of Sacramento) located in Northern California, 90 miles northeast of San Francisco. The location of the program has not stopped people worldwide from attending to get the permanent results that they so desire.


All the registration and informational forms are available on this website. You can Register Online or follow the instructions to register by mail. If you are unable to print the forms, call or email to receive a packet by mail. We highly recommend that you register soon, as we limit participation to 12 people.

Expert Guidance & Facilitation

Don’t miss the opportunity to venture into the most life-altering, self-empowering weekend ever offered, led by these magnificent teachers:

Andrea Lambert

Andrea Lambert, LMFT
Founder and Leader of the Self-Awareness Weekend
Licensed Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist
Hypnotherapist & EMDR Practitioner

Andrea is also available in her Sacramento, CA office or by telephone to provide private short-term counseling for Individuals, Couples, Teens, Children and Families.


Co-Leader Shannon Lee, CCHT
Co-Leader of the Self-Awareness Weekend
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Coach and Holistic Practitioner



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