Marriage Counseling Story. Healing the Physical Heart and Emotional Heart.

square04Research published by the American Medical Association indicates that 90% of all disease is stress-related. Our mind, body, emotions, spirit and relationships intricately affect each other. When we heal the emotional or spiritual root of dis-ease, pain can ease up. Sometimes other physical symptoms vanish completely. I’ll show you what I mean in the following story. Emily’s heart condition and her emotional pain healed when her husband joined her in counseling. Psychotherapy can accelerate healing, and is used as an adjunct to medicine. Read more


The Transformational Journey: A Story

“Erica’s Personal Journey”

There are times in each of our lives when the entire course of our life seems to change. Sometimes, the change is so dramatic it feels like it must have been preordained. I have had several of those turning points in my life, but none more dramatic than the day in 1990 that I met Benita Esposito. My life has not been the same since then, and I am eternally grateful for that. Read more


Stress Management at Work ~ Checklist

In many organizations, chronic stress is the most significant health problem facing the employees and managers. Often daily activities appear to be a never ending series of too many things to do with insufficient time and resources to allow acceptable job performance, let alone the level of professionalism which is desired. When stress levels are in the optimum range, people are creative, inspired and productive. But when stress levels are too high or too low, people experience a variety of symptoms. Which of these factors are present in your life and in those of the people around you?

Job Related Signs of Stress

  •          Difficulty concentrating on work
  •          Increasing tardiness
  •          Spending time at co-workers desk venting complaints, worries
  •          High rate of turn over
  •          Increasing absences from work
  •          Strained relationship with colleagues
  •          Irritability or silence with co-workers
  •          Reduce productivity on the job
  •          Job dissatisfaction

Physical Signs of Stress

  1.          Sleep: trouble going to sleep, staying asleep or sleeping a lot
  2.          Feeling fatigue, not enough energy
  3.          Headaches and/or muscular aches
  4.          Backaches, pain in the neck and shoulders
  5.          Excess nervous energy, feeling agitated, can’t relax
  6.          Over-eating or under-eating
  7.          Digestive problems including heartburn, diarrhea or constipation
  8.          Crying: feel like bursting into tears or can’t cry when it is appropriate
  9.          Change in sexual desire

Possible Stressful Conditions

  •          The need to work quickly and accurately
  •          Too much work, not enough time, not taking breaks.
  •          Lack of job security
  •          New supervisor or new subordinates
  •          Poor relationship with supervisor
  •          Being at career capacity
  •          Inadequate or harsh lighting conditions
  •          High noise levels
  •          Being a perfectionist: never being able to feel satisfied with your work
  •          A general environment of competition instead of cooperation
  •          Major changes in policies
  •          Overall unsatisfactory quality of work
  •          Feeling emotionally unsupported
  •          Having to answer to several people
  •          Lack of praise from co-workers and manager

If you’d like help to reduce your stress, or schedule a workshop for your organization, please contact me for a 10-minute complementary get-acquainted phone call: Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor.

 Listen to this Radio Show: Stress Management WJUL 9Aug12


Excavating Your Authentic Self, Creating Your Dreams.

What do you want to create?  What has God planted in your heart?  A job that feeds your spirit and calms your body?  Time to relax and heal? Relationships in which you feel cherished? Health? Life-work balance? A home that you call your sanctuary?

If you want your external reality to change, you have to change your internal reality. Read more


Weight Loss Coaching Group for Women

Are you struggling with excess body fat or obesity? Have you tried diets without success, going up and down, and up and down?   We want to encourage you! (Read more.) Read more