The beginning of a Passion:

Growing up in a war-torn country was not easy especially in a closed-up society that was very restrictive in every way imaginable.  I found refuge in reading, music, swimming, and drawing.  Ever since childhood, I have been drawn to the mystical, magical, and unknown.  When I was around twelve, I would sneak into my father’s library of rare- worm chewed up books and read.  Although I had a deep interest in nutrition and I really wanted to be an artist, my love for books and reading enabled me to later receive degrees in philosophy, archaeology, archival administration, and fine art.


The seeker in me was never satisfied with being an academic. When in 2008, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my neck between c5 -c7, that was causing a bulging disc – my life came to a complete standstill. I managed to get through the days doing the bare minimum, which was working part time and caring for my then two very young children.  I could sense there was more for me to learn, deeper more intangible truths not found in books. Truths that required me to be in my body and understand what was happening to my neck. So I pursued the study of yoga, Ayurveda, breath-work, energy work, and trauma release techniques.  I have met and worked with some powerful mystics and spiritual teachers along my journeys.  I carry most of their teachings within me and use these teachings to assist others.

How I can Help

I started out my path as an archaeologist and a museum curator, and while both were fulfilling on some level, there was more I needed to do in this world besides work with art, artifacts, and archives.  I am passionate about helping individuals access their creative self by completing trauma, through several modalities.  I am gifted at holding space for whatever arises.   As a highly empathic and intuitive human, I come from a place of extreme equanimity and non-judgment.

I recognize that the ultimate responsibility for healing is up to the individual, and I strongly believe that in order to access one’s creative abilities, readiness is required, and there is a necessity to release previously held beliefs about oneself, and the world.  I am very interested in how suppression of creativity and misuse of sexuality is one of the primary reasons we have criminals, and sociopaths in our societies.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my art and reading my blog.  Mostly, I encourage you to book a private online or in-person session with me to discuss how I may be able to assist you.

Short Bio

Born in Lebanon and raised in Lebanon and the Far East, Suzy Adra, PhD  is an intuitive artist, certified yoga instructor, energy healing practitioner, and trauma release practitioner. She currently facilitates somatic movement and creative process workshops that inspire one to embrace their creative abilities.  Suzy has written articles for and published several articles for the Journal: Challenging Organizations and Society- reflective hybrids.

She is the founder of Bīja Healing Sanctuary and the creatress of ArtkeyTypes, a therapeutic painting process. She holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation is entitled: The States of Presence and Insight in the Painting Process. She self-published her first book “Sex in the Twenty First Century. Healing Collective and Individual Trauma”  in 2020. In her free time, when she’s not working on an oversize painting,  you can find her roaming around large bodies of water, vintage hunting, dancing, and maybe, just maybe, you catch her climbing trees.

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