Are you a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) who is looking for a safe group of like-minded people?
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- Deep Emotional Healing Retreat October 3-4, 2020. Young Harris, GA
Although I usually offer at least two retreats per year, we are not meeting in-person during the pandemic. Instead, I invite you to join a weekly HSP Support Group via Zoom. You’ll get to enjoy the love that develops with new friends as you learn together over eight weeks. Membership can be renewed for on-going growth. Click here for the details.
Have you ever felt like there was something different about you? Non-highly sensitive people (80% of the world) don’t get as exhausted and need down-time like we do. They don’t need deep emotional intimacy like we do. They don’t get emotionally triggered like we do. They don’t need to spend so much time processing emotions and making sense out of things like we do. They aren’t as perfectionistic and idealistic. They’re not as sensitive to criticism. They’re not as allergic to chemicals, odors, and medicines like we are. They don’t search for deep meaning in their life like highly sensitive people (HSPs) do.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not judging you. In fact, I love highly sensitive people because I am one. We have tons of gifts, too, so keep reading.
The truth is: If you are a highly sensitive person, you are part of only 20% of the population who has a nervous system wired differently than the majority. You are different. But, you don’t need to feel ashamed or guilty.
If you didn’t grow up in a home where you felt loved and cherished, you probably feel an underlying sense of emotional insecurity. That’s normal for a highly sensitive person who doesn’t feel securely attached. That’s an awful feeling. I know. I’ve felt it plenty of times. I can help you with this.
You have precious gifts that non-highly sensitive people don’t come by so easily. You are kind, compassionate, intuitive, empathic, and conscientious. We can count on you. You feel things deeply. You have the ability to love deeply when you feel safe. You’re creative. A visionary. You want to help people and animals, and you can sense what will make them feel more comfortable without them telling you. Those are lovely qualities … just to name a few.
But, you probably need help to manage emotional reactivity because your emotions fire more rapidly and more intensely, and you stay fired up longer than non-highly sensitive people. You can’t just let things roll off your back and “get over it” like they want you to.
You probably also need help to stay centered instead of getting caught up in everyone else’s emotions. You need to set energetic boundaries and practice good self-care so you don’t get so tired and exhausted. And, you probably need some help with managing conflict.
Again, I am not judging you. I had to learn all these things, too. Hopefully, I can help you learn them faster than I did. That’s my desire for you.
Are you looking for like-minded souls with whom you can feel comfortable and let your hair down … to explore, to excavate, and to express Authentic Self … as a Highly Sensitive Person?
These retreats are held in a small group setting. Most of them are at my home overlooking the lake and the mountains. You will receive expert guidance to manage the challenges of being a highly sensitive person. It’s a great place to do deep emotional healing. You’ll walk away with practical tools to develop self-assurance, even in the midst of 80% of the population who doesn’t understand you. We’ll support you to express your beautiful gifts to make the world a better place.
Facilitator: Rev. Benita A. Esposito, MA
*** If you are allergic to cats, tell me know before you apply so we can discuss if this retreat is appropriate for you. The retreat is usually held at my home. I can keep my cat in my garage if necessary.
Prerequisites: Three or more private sessions are required before attending these retreats.
The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert by Benita A. Esposito
The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Person in Love by Elaine Aron, PhD.
Search for this TED talk on youtube: “The gentle power of highly sensitive people | Elena Herdieckerhoff | TEDxIHEParis”
Search for this TED talk on youtube: “The Power of Introverts | Susan Cain.
I’d love to speak with you because I love coaching Highly Sensitive Introverts. To schedule a 10-minute complimentary get-acquainted phone chat, please complete the contact page. I’ll do my best to respond within 48 hours.
All refund requests must be made via email. Complete the contact form.
• 30 or more days before the retreat, there will be a full refund minus a $50 processing fee.
• No refunds 0 – 29 days before the retreat, but you may apply your fee to private sessions or another retreat within 1 year, minus a $50 fee.
Facilitator’s Cancellation Policy
If an event must be cancelled due to unforeseen events (such as the weather or illness of the facilitator) the event will be rescheduled. Every attempt will be made to accommodate a new date that will suit your needs. If that is not possible, you may apply your tuition to another event of your choice within one year or apply your fee to private sessions.
Rev. Benita A. Esposito, MA
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