COUPLES / MARRIAGE COUNSELING TESTIMONIALS
“With Benita’s loving, non-judgmental guidance we learned what she meant by “going straight up the mountain” toward transforming not just our relationship with each other, but our relationship with ourselves. We are sure that Benita’s influence on our lives will be forever.” – P&J G. RN, Employment Recruiters
“I began working with Benita alone and then we started marriage counseling sessions. Benita has an uncanny ability to understand each of our unique personalities, and to help us build a bridge. Now, thank God, our marriage is strong and we are both thriving. The work we did with Benita along with the homework gave us the skills we needed to improve our relationship. I have learned how to interact with people in a genuine way and I love the results. I love myself and others respect me more. I no longer interact with others in a way that I am not true to myself and I feel stronger for this. Benita’s guidance is invaluable. She is loving, compassionate, determined, and she helps me attain my goals in a safe and loving environment.” – N.A., Speech Pathologist
“I am married to a physician, and I am his surgical assistant. Since doing Benita’s Mentorship Program together, I finally feel like we are a team, working together to heal. God bless you for helping the healers to heal. I had no idea that I could reach the deep level of healing that we did in such a short amount of time. For me to move out of my head and into my body was what I truly needed in order to feel, really feel, what was inside.” – D.C., RN
“I continue to be thankful for all I have learned about my inner world and resources. I think of you with gratitude when I need to draw upon those places in me. I still remember the day I heard you say. “Do you want to be like an oak tree? When everything tries to shake you, your roots are anchored in the ground.” I really wanted that, but did not think I could be it. I have reaped the rewards of those days many times over. All the tears, fear, pain, money, hassles and being humbled was worth it. I cry as I think of the tenderness and love with which you helped to birth my Authentic Self. Where would I be today without that work? Not where I am. If only you could meet the man I have drawn to me. My husband takes my breath away with his exquisiteness. Never could I have been with such a man in such a way with out all of my past and all of the work we did, you and I.” – P.B., RN
“My relationships have improved, especially with my wife and children. My business has tripled over the past year. I am happy with myself. My life is fun and in balance. Benita has made it easy for me to work on me. I have never felt wrong working with her. I always feel stronger after a session with her. She deals with me from a point of wholeness, not from lack. She communicates directly and lovingly. I am more of a man and the better for having known her.” – T. G., Carpenter, Mechanic, Electrician
“Our marriage has shifted from one filled with constant struggles, tension, and unhappiness, to one with clear communication, compatibility, and experiences that are fun. We will be grateful to you forever!” – J.H., Artist
“The goal of having a happy, healthy relationship was the most elusive one of all. Benita’s coaching helped me prepare for a relationship. Then I met my girlfriend. As the relationship deepened, we occasionally had conflicts that could have destroyed our relationship, or at least inflicted wounds that could have permanently injured it. We met with Benita to discuss these conflicts and learn new ways to work through them. I’m very happy to report that the techniques she taught us helped us to handle the occasional conflicts much more effectively. When we discipline ourselves to use the techniques, we get through conflicts much quicker so they don’t damage our relationship. As a result, we are more comfortable and confident in our relationship, and our future looks brighter than ever. Thank you, Benita!” – J.C., Writer/Editor/Trainer
“My husband and I did therapy with you 18 years ago when he lost a job and our marriage was floundering. After 51 years, the marriage is more solid than ever and you helped us see the right road to travel. We will always be so grateful to you for your insight and wisdom.” – JCS, classical guitarist
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING TESTIMONIALS
Benita’s work is some of the most powerful healing work I have experienced in 26 years of being dedicated to transformation. I find my personal transformation benefiting all relationships including the many instigated by being a school principal. Through Benita’s work, I have enhanced a joyful attitude toward the lessons that life allows us. – Dr. Janice Fletcher, Winner of the “Principal of the Year” Award for the State of Georgia, Cobb County Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia
“I have spent many years in therapy that seemed to go nowhere. Benita is different. She gets right to the core. Her methods are direct and specific. She has opened my eyes, ears and heart to looking at life in a very different dimension. I have broken family patterns I’ve had for 50 years. This is by far the best, yet hardest thing I have ever done in my life!” – L.T., Artist and Entrepreneur, Atlanta
“I felt more seen and understood in 2-3 sessions with Benita than I had felt in several months of traditional therapy. Benita’s greatest gifts are clear thinking and rich intuition. She has an uncommon balance of courage and compassion: she says what needs to be said in a way that I receive it and take it to heart. With her help, I have created a much more balanced life amidst the death of my father, my Mom’s Alzheimer’s, and a very demanding work schedule. She also coached me through some key conversations I needed to have with my boss and colleagues. However, the most insightful times have been when she’s helped me navigate through unfamiliar emotions. Being able to face my fears and understand them in a safe environment has given me greater self-trust, authenticity, and clarity about what I want to create in my life.” – L.S., Corporate Trainer, Salt Lake City
“From our first meeting I was impressed by your knowledge, insight, spontaneity, professionalism, and creative approach.
I trusted that you could help me, but I did not realize how great a help you would be. I appreciate your compassion, your efficient use of time, and your ability to keep the focus of our meetings on track. The diagrams and charts you tailored especially for me enabled me to understand myself better so that I could make sustained changes.” – J.H., Artist and Writer, Atlanta
“I was just given a huge compliment and I just had to share it with you. My boss told me that she has recognized that I have become someone she can rely on and trust to do more management and personnel functions, and that will be part of my raise. She said she has noticed a big change in me, and she said whatever work I’m doing internally, that it is paying off and to keep doing it! Thank you for your part in that, Benita. B.L., Paralegal, Atlanta, GA
“Benita’s intuitive ability to know my core feelings while I could not created tremendous openings for me.” N.A., Speech Pathologist, Atlanta, GA
“I still remember the day I heard you say. ‘Do you want to be like an oak tree? When everything tries to shake you, your roots will be firmly planted in the ground. I really wanted that, but did not think I could be it. I have reaped the rewards of those days many times over. All the tears, fear, pain, money, hassles and being humbled was worth it. I cry as I think of the tenderness and love with which you helped to birth my Authentic Self. Where would I be today without that work? Not where I am. If only you could meet the man I have drawn to me. My husband takes my breath away with his exquisiteness. Never could I have been with such a man in such away with out all of my past and all of the work we did, you and I.” – P.B., RN, Bellingham, WA
Being a ‘road warrior’ and team lead in the IT industry, it is easy for me to drain myself by working too many hours and taking the issues I troubleshoot personally. Many of my friends, family members and colleagues have told me time and time again that I am “TOO SENSITIVE” as though I was somehow flawed. I found that many of the people in the IT industry seemed to discount emotions and sensitivity as if these characteristics do not have a place in this type of or any work environment. I just could not accept that. Through working with Benita Esposito over the past six years, I have gained insight into my Highly Sensitive makeup and acquired many tools to use in order to support myself as a Highly Sensitive Person, use my sensitivity in a more productive way and excel professionally as well as personally. Via strong empathetic connections, Benita has intuitively guided me through the processing of issues and traumas that others in the ‘mainstream’ medical professions told me I would be ‘living with’ for the rest of my life and continues to guide my journey towards manifesting my Authentic Self. I have worked with Benita one-on-one and in group settings to go deep and high in exploring the outer reaches of consciousness, and the inner depths of my body-mind-soul-emotions. Benita encourages healthy relationships in personal, business and community aspects of one’s life. I encourage anyone fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take advantage of any of her services to do so. It is an honor and a privilege to have her as the co-creator of the manifestation of my true destiny and journey towards my Authentic Self. – L.S., Lead Deployment Engineer, Yulee, FL
Like many Highly Sensitive individuals, the inner life is very powerful for me, both as an integral part of my daily processing, and also as part of my spirituality and meditations. From this place my dreams can be renewed, questions and problems sorted out, and my directions refreshed. I have worked with Benita during unusually difficult periods in my life when renewal wasn’t happening, and I felt drained and disconnected from my creativity and my courage. I found her help not only gentle (which was important to me) and thoughtful, but down right amazing! She has a gift for guiding that I find to be very exciting. Repeatedly, within days after a session, I had transformational experiences that moved me, always, gently, yet quite clearly, to the next level without stress or shock to my system. She sees in a visionary’s way the magic that is within, and helps to bring it out into active use in the world. Benita has, and is, helping me fulfill dreams I thought were lost. She is showing me how to stay on track and in a healthy relationship with heart, soul and Divine plan. I am grateful for the chance to work with such a talented soul. ~ Barry S. Jaeger, PhD. Author of Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person, Paradise, CA
“The experience of joy in my life is so much richer than it has ever been. For the first time in my life, I am only looking inside of me for that sense of well-being. My relationship with Benita is the practice ground for all my other relationships. Benita’s commitment to her own relationship with herself is the model in which I choose to live my life.” – K.B., Entrepreneur, Atlanta
I really feel transformed. That wound-up, angry, “high blood pressure” feeling I used to have is gone! My feelings of hurt, self-pity, and discouragement have also subsided. I feel stronger, calmer, and more peaceful. And I noticed that my capacity for love, kindness, and compassion have increased. As my negative emotions calmed down, my heart opened up more. I began to feel more loving toward others. All of these changes were unexpected, very soothing, and delightful. Benita is warm and caring, yet also firm and direct, and she knows many techniques and tools that help with personal healing and empowerment. In two months, she has helped facilitate the following improvements in my life:
– I have healed on a profound level from traumatic experiences.
– I have learned constructive, empowering ways to deal with abusive, unethical, difficult people.
– I am improving my communication and assertiveness skills to better deal with conflict and confrontation.
– I am learning how to break negative patterns that keep reoccurring in my life.
– I am learning ways to get the credit and recognition I deserve in the workplace.
– My self-esteem, confidence, and optimism have been restored. Benita’s support helps to nourish and strengthen me.
– I am in the process of clarifying my values and goals to make my work and career more satisfying.
The results of my work with Benita have surpassed my expectations. She is helping me on my journey of positive growth and change, and I look forward to continued work with her. – P.L., Writer, Seattle, WA
“Your Authentic Life” Intensive Retreat
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
“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
“As we closed the retreat on Monday, I felt, probably for the first time in my life, a deep grief that I would be leaving a group of people, and a deep desire to continue to be a part of your lives, and have each of you be a part of mine. This is one of the gifts you have all given me 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
“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.”- M.F., Technical Trainer
“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
“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
Benita A. Esposito, MA, is a licensed professional counselor, spiritual counselor and life coach. For a complementary 10-minute get-acquainted phone call, click here.
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