Explore, Excavate, Express your Authentic Self.
Retreat Dates: October 30-November 1, 2015.
Early Bird Date: 9/19/15. Save $40.00.
This retreat is a safe place to do deep emotional healing. This is
sometimes called “shadow work.” When the clouds vanish, the sun shines
Facilitated by a Licensed Professional Counselor who is a Christian
healer with 3 decades experience. I respect your beliefs, including all
spiritual paths that advocate love and respect for life.
Married: Are you frustrated with conflicts that just won’t stop? Do you get emotionally triggered, even you don’t want that to happen?
Singles: Do you want to prepare yourself for a
healthy fulfilling relationship? You know that when you upgrade your own
consciousness, you will attract a romantic partner who functions on a
Or, do you have a strained relationship with a child or parent?
Learn how to remain true to your Authentic Self and set healthy
boundaries for self-care while building healthy relationships.
Communicate in ways that help everyone feel safe: safe to open, explore,
SELF-AWARENESS: Do limiting thoughts and
“monkey-mind chatter” create worry? Do you suspect that unresolved
emotional wounds from your family of origin may be sabotaging your
relationships? For example, physical or sexual abuse, emotional or
verbal abuse, physical abuse, emotional neglect or emotional detachment
by your parents. Do you suspect that unhealed wounds may be contributing
to ill health, obesity, damaged relationships or limits to your career?
Do you procrastinate or avoid conflicts? I will help you dig deep to
examine your patterns, become more aware, and heal emotional wounds so
you can be set free. Before you can create flourishing relationships,
you must know your Authentic Self. These paradoxically means that you
must accept yourself right were you are.
CAREER: Do you find yourself working too much? You
don’t have enough time for your family or “me” time? Do you want to
create a meaningful career that reflects your true Authentic Self? Are
you frustrated because you do not receive appropriate compensation? Do
you sense the creative reservoir within, but you don’t fully express
your gifts in the world? I’ll help you excavate the wisdom that already
lies within you so you can shine as your Authentic Self in your career.
HEALTH: Do you experience physical illness or pain?
Do you sense there might be an emotional, spiritual or lifestyle
component that needs to be resolved? When you heal the psycho-spiritual
root, many times pain lessens or disappears. You body feels safe to
relax. Your body heals faster. I’ll help you uncover the core cause of
the dis-ease and experience God’s healing grace.
SPIRITUALITY: Do you feel called to your next step
of spiritual growth? Is divine discontentment knocking at your door?
Experience the sweetness of spiritual intimacy nestled in unconditional
love. Jesus’ greatest commandment is to love God, and to love each
other as ourselves. That means that you must fully love your self. Allow
this love to grow in you, as you.
The Promise of the Retreat: Lift your relationships, career, health and spirituality to a whole new level.
Lake Chatuge, Hiawassee, GA
Experience rigorous yet gentle leadership tailored to your unique
learning style. Receive insights so compelling that you naturally flow
into effective action instead of getting bogged down in self-defeating
patterns. Allow God’s love to flood you, heal you and release wave after
wave of creativity. Bask in the sweetness of spiritual intimacy,
drawing ever closer to God, our source of rich and deep healing. Enjoy
accelerated healing in the beauty of our mountain lake.
Location: My 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.
What Makes My Retreats 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 55 minutes just don’t allow for this
kind of deep healing. Here, you have an entire weekend to explore
emotional material, peel away layer after layer, allowing your Authentic
Self to shine more and more brightly. You will benefit from my 3
decades of professional counseling expertise, but the most powerful
healing force is the Holy Spirit. You can achieve 6-12 months worth of
progress in one weekend. Really!
Retreat Activities You will complete a questionnaire
three weeks before the retreat telling me exactly what you want to
create in your life. I will design processes to meet your specific
needs. The agenda remains fluid throughout the retreat so that we
optimize results for everyone.
There will be several types of experiential learning formats to facilitate your deep transformation:
(1) I will coach you while the group learns vicariously. Group members
learn more than they ever thought possible by observing someone else
being coached. We have plenty of Q&A sessions to answer all your
(2) Several people who have similar issues will participate in a process simultaneously.
(3) We will have at least one long Breathwork session which will create deep spiritual-psychological-emotional-physical transformation. (Click here to read two client stories about breathwork.)
(4) Short lectures, written exercises, hand-outs, movement to music,
mindfulness, deep breathing, relaxation, body-awareness activities, and
FAQs – Breathwork. Read this before applying to attend this retreat.
FAQs – What is it like to attend a Retreat?
Schedule: October 30 – November 1, 2015
Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm. Introductions.
Group 9am – 12:00pm Break 12 – 2:00pm Group 2:00 – 6:00pm Break 6:00 – 8:00pm Group 8:00 – 9:00pm (optional)
Sunday Group 9am-12:00pm Break 12 – 1:30pm Group 1:30-4:30pm Adjourn 4:30pm
We will take one long break during the afternoon to exercise at the Lake, meditate, nap or deepen friendships. It’s your choice.
Prerequisite: New clients must have at least 3 private
sessions. This can be on the phone or video-conference. Retreats are
intense, so I need to make sure new people are prepared.
$495.00 (Meals and lodging are on your own.)
Early Bird $450. Save $40 when you pay in full by 9/19/14.
List of hotels,
B&Bs, restaurants and hermitages with majestic lake views.
Want to save money on lodging? There are two private
bedrooms available in the apartment in my home. Please contact me for
reservations @ $39 per night. Call 770.998.6642. After the bedrooms are
filled, you may sleep on a comfie deluxe air mattress in the living room
(overlooking the lake and mountains) for $25/night.
Registration: Pay with your credit or debit card on
PayPal.com. Or mail a check to: The Esposito Institute, P.O. Box 1074,
Young Harris, GA 30582. Cash is fine, too.
Enrollment is by invitation only. For an interview, schedule a phone appointment with Benita Esposito. Call 770.998.6642 Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 private sessions.
Every retreat is different and is designed to meet the needs of the
specific participants. Some people like to attend several retreats a
year for several years, deepening their growth, and renewing friendships
with other participants.
Facilitator: Benita A. Esposito,
Christian Healer and Licensed Professional Counselor
Refund Policy • 26 or more days before the retreat,
there will be a full refund minus a $50 processing fee (your deposit). •
15-25 days before the retreat, there will be a 50% refund, minus a $50
processing fee (your deposit). • No refunds 0 – 14 days before the
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,
“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
“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
to read stories from past retreats and FAQs.
View the list of hotels and restaurants. Book your hotel early. Space fills up quickly if there is a convention in town.
Early Bird $455.00. Save $40 when you pay in full by 9/19/14.
To register, call Benita A. Esposito, MA,
LPC. Phone: 770.998.6642. Reserve your seat now to ensure your seat.
This small intimate retreat consists of 5 – 8 people.