HSP Retreats

HayesvilleDam-33CLEAR 2012-09-24

These Highly Sensitive Person Retreats 

are intermediate to advanced level trainings

that meet on Zoom during the pandemic. 


March 5, 2022. Registration deadline: February 12

June 11, 2022. Registration deadline: May 1

October 8, 2022. Registration deadline: September 17


Are you a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) looking for a safe place to do deep emotional healing so you can express your radiant Authentic Self?

As a highly sensitive person myself, I know how challenging life can be when you doubt yourself. Or when there’s unresolved conflict in a relationship. Or when you have a job that pays the bills, but it doesn’t light up your soul. Our bodies suffer from anxiety and stress. 

Have you ever felt like there was something different about you? 

Non-highly sensitive people comprise 80% of the world. They don’t get as exhausted and need downtime 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. 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 or non-highly sensitive people. HSP’s have tons of gifts, so keep reading.

The truth is: If you are a highly sensitive person, you are part of 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 by both parents, you may feel an underlying sense of emotional insecurity. That’s normal for a highly sensitive person who didn’t feel securely attached in their family of origin. 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 generally 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 and you are 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.


You probably need help to manage emotional reactivity when you get triggered. Your emotions fire more rapidly and more intensely, and you stay distressed longer than non-highly sensitive people. You can’t just let things roll off your back and “get over it” like non-HSP’s want you to.

You probably also need help to stay centered instead of getting caught up in everyone else’s emotions. Empaths feel the emotions of everyone around them. Without good energetic boundaries, you won’t have a solid sense of your Authentic Self. You need to 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.

These retreats are held in a small group setting so it’s easy to bond with each other. As one of my teachers says, “We heal in tribe.” We were wounded in relationships, and we heal in relationships. 

You’ll walk away with …

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 receive practical tools to develop self-assurance even when people don’t understand you. We’ll support you to express your beautiful gifts so you feel fulfilled. You’ll be happy that you are making the world a better place.

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?

Join us!

Click here to read the detailed description of the retreats. 


A Benita & Sunshine

Click here to read about your 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 when we are not in a pandemic.

Prerequisites: You must attend at least three private sessions before attending this retreat. 

Resources to help you prepare for your retreat:

The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert, Wisdom for Emotional Healing and Expressing Your Radiant Authentic Self by Benita A. Esposito. It’s a memoir with teaching stories.

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.

Got questions?

I’d love to speak with you because coaching Highly Sensitive Introverts is my passion. To schedule a 10-minute complimentary discovery call, please complete the contact page. I’ll do my best to respond within 48 hours Monday-Thursday.

Esposito Institute

Refund Policy

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
“Chief Trail Guide”

Life and Spiritual Coaching for Sensitive Introverts on the Hero’s Journey to the Authentic Self.

Your Authentic Life. Anything Else is a Compromise