Newsletter October 2012. Why People Don’t Change & How They Can

Flourishing Lives For S.M.A.R.T.* Women and the Men Who Love Them

Dear Friend,

I’d like to share 3 stories with you that will inspire you to keep going, even when you are filled with self-doubt. They are all written by clients who are thrilled to share their success with you.

Retreat Breathwork Stories.  We had another powerful Beach Retreat in September where participants had the delight of discovering what I mean by Peak Experiences. Abraham Maslow coined this term for those rare “a-ha” moments that change our lives forever. For those of you who have attended previous Retreats, you know how exquisite this is. To read these two women’s beautiful transformational journeys, click here.
Marriage Counseling Story: A True Resurrection.
“We started our journey with Benita just over eight months ago. Our 15 year old marriage was hanging on by a shredded string and I personally didn’t see any real good outcome from any attempt to try and repair it.”  Click here to read the whole story.

I love working with people who are excited about creating a flourishing life. I don’t just want you to survive. I want you to thrive! To help you move towards that goal, I’ve created a  Mini-Retreat called  “Your Authentic Life.”  Even if you don’t attend, you will learn a lot by reading about the philosophy of this retreat. Please take a minute to read this.   

“Your Authentic Life” Fall Mini-Retreat
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Early Bird Discount by 10/15/12. Couples receive an additional discount.

You’ll learn practical skills to:
1. Communicate adeptly from your heart, your Authentic Self.
2. Empathize. Develop emotional intimacy skills to deeply connect with significant others.
3. Feel your emotions, contain them, and develop the courage to be transparent.
4. Know that you are worthy to receive what you ask for.
5. Access the Wisdom stored in your body, mind and spirit.
6. Nurture yourself to create optimal health and balance.

Location: Young Harris, GA.  (2 hours north of Atlanta)
Enjoy the beautiful Fall colors in the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking Lake Chatuge.

Early Bird Discount Date:  Monday, October 15, 2012.
Click here for complete details.

To learn about how deep transformation occurs, read this article: Why People Don’t Change and How They Can.”

Look What’s New!  2013 Schedule
Intensive Retreats offer you the most powerful format to create the life of your dreams, so I scheduled four in 2013. Save the dates for the 2013 Retreats that interest you. Click here for the 2013 schedule.

Looking for a Holiday Gift?
“Journey into Wholeness” CD is a powerful tool to help you get answers to your most important life questions. You’ll develop spiritual intimacy, reduce stress, breathe deeply, process your emotions, and build self-worth.

Get one free CD when you buy 5 CDs. To order 1 or more CDs, click here or email: Indicate how many CDs you would like.
Click here  to listen to the CD audio sample.

Attention: Highly Sensitive People
I am a highly sensitive person and many of my clients are, too. We have beautiful gifts to offer our families and communities, but we have our share of challenges because we are wired differently than 80% of the population.  Check out this fascinating information in the newsletter by my colleague, Dr. Elaine Aron, the author of The Highly Sensitive Person.

  • Psychology Today Article/Why We Are Sometimes SO Emotional
  • Recent Genetic Findings (Where there were none, there are now two studies linking sensitivity to specific genes.)
  • Our Spiritual Life: The Priestly Part of Our Being “Priestly Advisors.” Part3: The Lens of Personal Experience
  • To determine if you are a highly sensitive person, take the free quiz.

Click here for The Highly Sensitive Person newsletters.

High-achievers, like Olympic athletes, continually catapult themselves beyond their current level of success. Visit my Life Coaching blog and Psychotherapy website.
Life Coaching:

Counseling and Life Coaching for S.M.A.R.T.  Women

and the Men Who Love Them

S.M.A.R.T. = Spiritual+Mature+Authentic+Responsible+Trustworthy

Marriage Counseling, Individuals, Groups, Retreats
(I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy by Drs. John and Julie Gottman,  the most researched marriage counseling method in the world.)

2 Offices
1) 48 Haralson Place, Suite 3, Blairsville, Georgia 30512
2) Atlanta Behavioral Care. 3188 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
*** Life and Relationship Coaching worldwide via telephone and Skype ***

To Schedule an Appointment, please use the Contact page on this site.

Want to use your insurance?  I am on several insurance panels.
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Tricare, Coventry/MHNet, United Healthcare out-of-network, EAP Affinity, Medicaid via Magellan/Wellcare and Amerigroup. If you have out-of-network benefits from another company, I can process that for you.  ____________________________________________________
Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology, I’m a psychotherapist, life coach, educator and an ordained minister.  One of my gifts is to translate people’s thoughts and feelings into words to help them understand themselves and others at depth. I  build bridges between people so they can meet each other in sacred spaces where they enjoy a quality of fulfillment they have rarely known. I especially enjoy helping people improve their relationships. Mind-body-spirit techniques combined with empathic intuition and logic facilitate deep, long-lasting change.

“Your Authentic Life, Anything Else is a Compromise.”

* S.M.A.R.T. = Spiritual + Mature + Authentic + Responsible + Trustworthy
The Esposito Institute | P.O. Box 1074 | Young Harris | GA | 30582