This is a semi-private intensive retreat. October 3-4, 2020
Early bird discount: Save $25 by August 3, 2020.
Excavate and express your radiant Authentic Self …
the person God meant you to be.
Maximum of 6 participants. Register now to insure your seat.
Venue: Young Harris, Georgia USA
Unresolved emotional wounds decrease our ability to create fulfilling relationships and a meaningful career. They contribute to stress, dis-ease, anxiety and depression. But the good news is, you can heal.
Who Should Attend? Adults. Singles and couples are welcome.
Prerequisites: 3 private sessions for new clients must be completed at least one month before the retreat. Please apply now to get started with your private sessions if you are a new client. Complete the Contact Page for a complimentary10-minute get-acquainted phone chat to see if we are a good fit.
Why Attend this Retreat?
Relationship issues: Do you get emotionally triggered when you have conflicts and it takes a long time to recover? Wish your relationships were more fulfilling? Do you find yourself repeating unwanted patterns?
Spirituality: Do you get thrown off-center when things don’t go your way? Do you want to feel whole all the time, no matter what people do?
Mindset and Mood: Do limiting thoughts and “monkey-mind chatter” generate anxiety or depression? Do you procrastinate, hoping conflicts will just go away?
Health: Do you experience physical illness or pain? Do you suspect that unhealed emotional wounds may be a contributing factor?
Career: Do you want to create a meaningful career where you can be your Authentic Self? Do you sense the creative reservoir within, but you don’t fully express your gifts in the world?
Work-Life Balance: Do you find yourself being so busy that you have trouble finding enough time for your loved ones and down-time for yourself?
If you answered “yes” to many of these questions, I want you to know that you don’t have to continue to suffer. This retreat can help you make deep core changes … more than you think is possible in one weekend.
Retreat venue. Photo credit: Benita A Esposito
“I just wanted to thank you again for hosting such a wonderful and inspirational weekend retreat. I continued to ride the wave all the way home! As I reflected on one of the weekend’s more intense moments I found myself crying tears of despair, but they were instantaneously transformed into tears of joy as I instinctively felt comfort from the Divine. Thanks to your guidance, I now know how to access the healing, the answers, the wisdom and the love.” ~B.M., Computer Programmer
This retreat will help you …
Raise your relationships, career, health and spirituality to a whole new level of fulfillment.
Receive insights so compelling that you naturally flow into effective action instead of getting bogged down in self-defeating patterns.
Experience rigorous yet gentle leadership so you stop procrastinating and effectively reach your goals.
Allow God’s love to heal you and release wave after wave of creativity. Bask in the sweetness of spiritual intimacy, drawing ever closer to God. Enjoy accelerated healing in the beauty of our mountain lake.
- You’ll transform life patterns that no longer serve you.
- You’ll heal emotional wounds so you can create what is most meaningful in your life.
- You’ll be better equipped to create flourishing relationships.
- You’ll connect with your Authentic Self and God so you can feel whole all the time.
- You’ll develop self-compassion so you accept yourself right where you are, flaws and all.
- You’ll learn skills to reduce physical and emotional pain. Your body will feel safer to unwind and relax. You’ll heal faster.
- You’ll experience the sweetness of spiritual intimacy and unconditional love in a group of like-hearted companions. Feeling safe helps you open up.
Last night while soaking in the hot tub, I had a mental slideshow of past retreats and how transformative they’ve been for me. For many years there’s been a deep ache inside of me because my father didn’t affirm me. This unresolved pain caused great difficulty with my romantic relationships. During the breathwork session at the last retreat, while I was in a dreamy state, I appeared as a radiant bride and my Dad finally gave me the adoration I have wanted all my life. Now six months later, I still feel the love that was planted in me during that retreat. What a priceless journey, worth more than gold! – T.H, Entrepreneur
What Makes This Retreat So Powerful?
This retreat is a safe place for you to dive deep into emotional healing so you can experience major transformation in a compressed time.
Private counseling sessions of 50 minutes don’t allow for this kind of deep healing. You have an entire weekend to heal layer after layer. Your Authentic Self will shine so much more brightly.
You will benefit from my four decades of professional counseling expertise, but the most powerful healer is the Holy Spirit.
This retreat is custom-tailored to the small group of 4-6 participants.
–>If you’d like to see if this retreat is a good fit for you, please complete the Contact Form for a complimentary 10-minute get-acquainted phone chat. I look forward to hearing from you.
Location: A home overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Chatuge. Bordered by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Young Harris, GA. Two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga and Asheville.
*** If you are allergic to cats, tell me know before you apply so we can discuss if this retreat is appropriate for you.
“As we closed the retreat, I felt, probably for the first time in my life, a deep grief that I would be leaving a group of people that meant so much to me. It’s rare for me to have a deep desire to continue to be a part of new people’s lives, and have them be a part of mine. This is one of the gifts that I received this past weekend. My path in life has been a solitary one, and I mostly liked it that way, but at the same time I felt lonely, isolated, and different. I never before realized how much I wanted to share myself with others, and to share their path and their experience.” E.W., Software Development Consultant
Retreat Activities. You will complete a questionnaire two to three weeks before the retreat telling me exactly what you want to experience in this retreat. I will design processes to meet your specific needs. The agenda remains fluid throughout the retreat so that everyone’s goals are met.
There will be several types of experiential learning formats that facilitate deep transformation:
(1) I will coach one person while the group learns vicariously. Group members learn more than they ever thought possible by observing someone else being coached. We have Q&A sessions to answer all your questions.
(2) Several people with similar issues will participate in a transformational process simultaneously.
Photo credit: Benita Esposito
(3) We will have at least one long Breathwork session. Breathwork is my most effective tool for generating deep spiritual-psychological-emotional-physical transformation.
Note: Read all these pages before you apply. Breathwork is an intense transformational process. That’s why it is important that you read all the following posts before inquiring about the retreat.
Read this description of Breathwork.
Read these client stories on Breathwork.
Read this Breathwork Q&A discussion.
Click to read FAQs – What is it like to attend a Deep Emotional Healing Retreat?
Tallulah Gorge by Benita Esposito
(4) Short lectures, written exercises, hand-outs, movement to music, mindfulness, deep breathing, relaxation, body-awareness activities, and didactic conversations.
“I had never really even entertained the idea of doing a retreat. Scared me to death. This time I had some help coaxing me to go, but I knew I would do it anyway. Once my spirit decided it was the place to be, then it was so powerful that I had to surrender. So far it’s been one life changing experience after another. Right now I am flying. Can you tell? I mean high! I feel like running up this path barefooted if I have to. What an amazing life I have!” – V.S., Psychotherapist
Agenda: Saturday and Sunday
Arrive at 9:00-9:15am *
Group 9:30am – 12:30pm
Break 12:30 – 2:30pm
Group 2:30 – 5:30pm
Saturday evening: group dinner
Please be flexible on the ending time Sunday to accommodate the needs of the group.
We will take one long break during the afternoon to walk at the lake, meditate, nap or deepen friendships. It’s your choice.
This semi-private retreat consists of 4-6 people. If we have 4 people, we will meet five hours on Sunday, instead of six hours.
Note: Every retreat is different and is designed to meet the needs of the specific participants. Some people attend retreats for several years, deepening their growth and renewing friendships with other participants.
“My cheek muscles have been sore since I returned from the retreat. Could this be from smiling so much that it hurts? I have to say, when I left the retreat I had some good gut wrenching cries of loss and now…. wow, I do believe that joy is here. I am walking around singing, laughing, and just having fun with myself. I want to spread this around to everyone.”- M.F., Technical Trainer
Photo Benita A Esposito
Facilitator: Benita A. Esposito, MA, LPC
Benita is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Christian healer with four decades experience. I respect all spiritual paths that advocate love and respect for life.
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“By working with Benita Esposito over the last eight years in one-on-one and in group settings, I have deeply explored the outer reaches of consciousness, and the inner depths of my body-mind-soul-emotions. Via strong empathetic connection with me, Benita has intuitively guided me and coached me through issues so I can create healthy personal and business relationships. I benefit most from group retreats where there is a mixture of people’s energies. The extended time to work on things is crucial to digging deep and making major changes, while the beautiful Nature settings give me the soothing arena I need to process the experiences. Jump at the chance to be involved in a retreat as often as possible – that is my recommendation. If a retreat doesn’t suit you, choose another format. It is an honor and a privilege to have Benita as the co-creator of my true destiny and journey towards my Authentic Self.” ~ L.S., Software Engineer
Tuition includes Saturday night dinner.
$595.00 for two full days.
Early Bird Discount: Save $25.00 by August 3, 2020.
Space is limited to 6 people. Register now to save your seat. Tickets will sell out quickly. Meals and lodging are on your own.
Contact me to receive payment instructions.
***Register early because you must fulfill the prerequisites. Email me via the Contact Page and tell me you want to apply for this retreat.
Remember this Prerequisite:
New clients must have at least 3 private sessions. This can be in-person, on the phone or video-conference. Retreats are profound and intense. I need to make sure you are prepared and that the retreat will be a good fit for you. Please inquire about the fee for these private sessions. Contact me.
List of hotels and restaurants. Book your hotel early. Space fills up quickly because of the Fall leaf season in the mountains.
Photo credit: Benita Esposito
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.
“When you polish your facet of the diamond, the whole diamond glows more brilliantly.” ~ Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor