Aha! Tales is a process which is designed to help us become aware of the Aha! moments in our life stories. Using the awareness of these moments, we are able to explore options for change and healing. 

We enter into this process in Retreats, Workshops or through Groups.

Stick Season - November 11, 2023

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    (Lunch included—fee $85.00 per person /150.00 per couple)

Where: Mercy By The Sea 167 Neck Road  Madison, Ct.


Facilitator:    Deanna G. Chvatal LMFT

Are you Interested?

 Come to the water for a day of rest and play.  A day of reflection and breathing.   Plan to walk, reflect, and meditate in silence, whispers and laughter.  As you know the day is yours and how you choose to fill the time or empty the time is all about you.  I will have an array of activities that can lead you in a direction, the path is yours to find and follow.  The theme will evolve around the “bare” essentials and getting ready for the season of nurturing from within.

        Suggestions for filling the gift of time, center on what you believe is important to you...the only real necessity is showing up, being present the rest will happen.  Come to this unique space prepared to learn, give and take, and grow into the wise people we are journeying towar

  *****Space still available for SaturdayNovember 11, 2023*****

Seascape Retreat - February 2-4, 2024

Seascape is Sold OUT for 2024.  Thank you for your participation!

The Seascape Retreat engages the retreat participants in a sacred time on holy ground. Spend time with shells on the shore, waves, labyrinth, and nature with a unique theme each year that is based on the retreat participants.  Come and encounter the gift of time, shared wisdom, and life stories.

We are planning to be at Mercy Center in Madison. This multiple-day weekend retreat starts 4 PM Friday and ends at Noon on Sunday. All meals provided.

Are you Interested?

Space is limited! Fill out the registration form to save your place.


A Retreat is a gift to yourself, a time to experience the joy of being you in an environment of welcome and acceptance.

Now is the perfect time to experience mother nature and the grounds. Discover how to breathe differently. Welcome the wealth of nature. Uncover the gift of time. On this day, everyone will know your name.

Retreats include full day weekends. Locations are chosen for their natural beauty and serenity. Deanna’s retreats offer the opportunity to be reflective and explore options in a safe, peaceful environment. Group sizes are kept small so each attendee gets the most out of their experience.


Through Workshops the Aha! Tales process helps you to create new paths in your life.

Attendees learn skills that they can take with them. Workshops are designed for both large and small groups. In depth and thought provoking. They are tailored to your needs and subject matter. 

Subjects addressed include:


Wisdom Circles

We all have life experiences that contribute to our journey in search of wisdom.  Often when we take time to actually listen to each other we find wisdom in each other that we miss in looking at our own journey.

Aha!Tales is telling your story to active listeners and finding your path.  Finding the AH-HA within your journey.

There are different groups or circles available, no matter where you are in your life journey. Ask and see where you can best share and meet your needs.