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Anthony’s Retreat “Worth It”

When discussing the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Retreats with Benita, she often mentioned that a retreat is more healing than several weeks of individual therapy. I heard this a few times over years before I ever attended a retreat. I always thought it was a sales pitch. I’ll be the first to admit, this is not a sales pitch. This is real.

When I planned to attend the first retreat, I told myself how important it was to get my money’s worth out of the experience. Any act of not “showing up” would only be a detriment to myself, and I did not want that. 

On the first day of the retreat, I found it a little awkward to be so vulnerable with a group of strangers. My introverted side likes to shy away from new people and situations until I observe them so know how I ought to respond. It’s either this or I force myself to be extroverted in such moments which is not sustainable for me. 

This time, I refused to do either. I chose to show up as fully as I could. While I didn’t speak first all the time (no sense in standing in that spotlight always), I did my best to speak confidently and transparently. I allowed myself to cry. I expressed my creativity through artwork. I had unexpected moments of revealing my Authentic Self.

The pivotal moment came when Benita led us through a Breathwork session.

I heard God tell me that “I am worth it.”

This wasn’t positive thinking or a rote affirmation that impacted me just on a mental level. This message, “worth it,” nestled itself deeply in my spirit and into my bones. 

Before this, I didn’t feel like I had much self-worth, although I knew I was smart and creative. I always held myself back from living the best version of myself. I grew up with a father, grandfather and brothers who belittled me, and I adopted their perception of who I was.  

Now I know – I mean really KNOW – that I am “worth it.” 

First, I am worth the effort of loving myself and facing things I think are difficult. 

Second, I am able to RECEIVE God’s love at a much deeper level. 

Third, the spiritual growth process is worth the birthing pain. 

Fourth, attending the HSP Retreat was worth the sacrifice of my smaller self so I could show up as fully as I was able.

This retreat was a turning point for me. In the months that followed, these things happened:

  1. God guided me to move from Atlanta to the mountains. He brought me to a beautiful home that has become my sanctuary. I feel peaceful almost every day of my life.
  2. I received a generous raise and promotion to a job I love.
  3. My body feels healthier than ever.
  4. God united me with my Beloved in Benita’s Conscious Dating Group. This woman is beyond my wildest dreams.

I highly recommend the HSP Retreat to all those who yearn to throw off the chains that bind you. It IS possible to live a vibrant life, full of love and creativity, and fully showing up as your Authentic Self. 

~ Anthony, Principal Software Engineer

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A Note from Benita

I am supporting you to unleash your full potential and share your gifts with a world that desperately needs the wisdom and creativity that you carry.

If you would like help to heal the inner wounds that stop you from being your Authentic Self, contact me for a complimentary 10-minute Discovery Call to see if we are a good fit.

But first, please read this webpage about my services.

 

Wishing you all the best that life has to offer.

Benita A. Esposito, MA, “Chief Trail Guide,” for Highly Sensitive Introverts on the Hero’s Journey to the Authentic Self. Click here for credentials.

Bestselling author of The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert: Wisdom for Emotional Healing and Expressing Your Radiant Authentic Self – available on Amazon.

Click here to watch my book video.

Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor. Sessions are available worldwide via Zoom.

Highly Sensitive Introverts Zoom Gathering

I hope you and your family are well during this Covid-19 pandemic.

I’ve been feeling the need to connect with my Highly Sensitive friends and clients. I want to know how you are doing. I want to offer you whatever support I can give. By coming together, we’ll get through this crisis with more resilience.

Have you been feeling anxious? Maybe it’s not just your anxiety. Maybe it’s the collective anxiety.

Have you been more tired than usual? How about forgetful? Scattered?

Would you like to remain more centered and grounded?

Maybe you’re relieved that you don’t have to keep up with a hectic work schedule. Whatever it is, I’d like to hear about it.

If you’d like emotional and spiritual support … or you just want to enjoy the comradery …

Please join me for a free Zoom gathering

Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 7pm-8pm Eastern

Activities
• You’ll receive empathy from listening ears.
• You’ll learn tools to help you grow emotionally and spiritually.
• We’ll pray for each other and the world.
• We’ll share unexpected blessings.

Who’s Invited: You, your Highly Sensitive friends, family and acquaintances.
Please post on social media.

Sign up now to ensure that you get a seat. We have a maximum limit.

Steps to Join this Free Zoom Gathering

***Advance registration is required.***

1) Save the date on your calendar and set a reminder alarm on your smartphone.

2) Click on the link below … or copy and paste the URL in your browser.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsduChrj4tH9M5lV0YTRqORC-IyY_BV25S

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you do not receive an email confirmation, go back and be sure to click “I’m not a robot” and “Register.” If you still have trouble, email me at Benita@EspositoInstitute.com.

3) In addition, please click here to send me an email saying that you will attend.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Facilitator: Benita A. Esposito is a spiritual counselor with four decades of professional experience.

Expanded Counseling Services During Corona virus Covid-19
The federal government allows me to offer psychotherapy to people outside of Georgia and North Carolina during this national emergency. If your state licensing board approves it, we can meet via Zoom. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, I can process it for you. It’s easy to get started. Contact me for a free 10-minute get-acquainted phone call to see if we are a good fit.

Please complete the Contact Form if you would like a complimentary 10-minute phone chat to see if we are a good fit.

Webinar: Empaths and Highly Sensitive People

How to Set Boundaries to Prevent Overwhelm

We hold a monthly webinar for Highly Sensitive People (HSP’s) on the second Wednesday of the month.

This group is a safe gathering place for HSP’s to receive support from other HSP’s and to experience expert guidance from a Highly Sensitive Therapist, Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor. You’ll gain tools so you can be happier and healthier. And you’ll be inspired by other high-achieving HSP’s personal and professional successes.

This webinar discusses the following items:

• What is an empath?

• How do you set energetic boundaries so you’re not so affected by other’s emotions?

• How can you use your gifts to help people in productive ways and maintain a solid sense of well-being?

• How do you know if you are feeling your own emotions or taking on someone else’s?

• How can you stop assuming too much responsibility for others’ lives?

• What are grounding tools to return to optimal functioning when you get overwhelmed?

• Why is a daily self-care routine essential for highly sensitive people?

RECORDING: You may purchase a recording of the webinar for $39.00. Complete the Contact Page and ask me to email the recording link for this webinar. Specify the webinar title.

Make your $39 payment on PayPal.com to Payments@EspositoInstitute.com.

To learn more about the services I provide for Highly Sensitive People:


1. Preview my bestselling book. Watch my book video at www.SensitiveIntrovert.com.

2. Purchase the eBook or paperback. The audiobook will be released soon on Amazon:

The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert: Wisdom for Emotional Healing and Expressing Your Radiant Authentic Self

3. Visit my website: SensitiveIntrovert.com and take the quiz to see if you are a highly sensitive introvert.

Contact me for a complimentary 10-minute phone chat to see if we are a good fit to work together.

About the Facilitator

Benita Esposito, MA, LPC. 
I’m a life coach, ordained minister and a Christian spiritual counselor. I see Highly Sensitive People (HSP) adults (individuals and couples) via Zoom videoconference worldwide. I also lead weekend retreats for highly sensitive people in the North Georgia mountains and at the beach.