Entries by benitaesposito

Help for Empaths: Motivational Interviewing Part 3

Do you know one of the things I admire most about Highly Sensitive Introverts? We naturally want to help people. It’s our nature to be empathic. When our loved ones hurt, we hurt. Our heart goes out to them. If they’re anxious, we’re anxious to a certain extent. Research reveals that emotions are contagious. The downside of empathy […]

The Downside of Advice-giving: Motivational Interviewing Part I

. “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” – unknown   When our loved ones experience problems, it’s only natural that we want to help resolve their troubles. Empathic sensitive people are smart and we’ve learned a […]

HSP Assertiveness Training Group

My highly sensitive clients tell me that they want to show up as their Authentic Selves, but it’s difficult for them. Why? They want to please people and not ruffle feathers. They shy away from conflict. 

Unbridled: Finding My Innermost Self

The following story took place at my Deep Emotional Healing Breathwork Retreat last month. My client attended individual sessions for about one year for issues related to self-esteem, career, trauma and relationships. She’d been making steady progress, and the groundwork had been laid for a giant leap. You’ll hear the story from my client’s point […]

Spiritual Intimacy Heals Abuse: Tiana’s Story

 . OVERVIEW In the following story, you’ll see a therapy session unfold as we celebrate the progress of a highly sensitive woman who broke away from an abusive relationship. Tiana is a bright, creative and compassionate woman in her mid-fifties. You’d be fortunate to count her among your friends. Like most highly sensitive people, she […]

Healing Toxic Shame

When you make a mistake and someone is disappointed in you, do you feel like a dog with its tail tucked between its legs? When dogs experience shame, their bodies automatically respond with this behavior. 

Healing Grief: Breathwork Opens the Heart

I have worked with Benita Esposito for ten months. We have done both personal counseling as well as incredible couples counseling with my husband. I’m so grateful that I accepted her invitation to attend a Deep Emotional Healing Retreat that included breathwork, a spiritual healing method.

How to Reframe Our Fears So They Don’t Stop Us

Overview I’m going to thread together methods you can use to (1) manage your fears so that you can (2) create your ideal life being your Authentic Self (3) with a spirit of self-compassion. You’ll be able to use these tools to create a high quality life if you study this carefully.

My Hero’s Journey to the Authentic Self

As a highly sensitive introvert, you were born with an innate desire to fulfill your potential. Although life is not always easy, you want to learn and grow from your struggles. Your spirit beckons you to live congruently as your Authentic Self. Nothing less will be fulfilling. You may not know exactly how to get there, but […]