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[EPISODE] The Doorway To Becoming Your True Self
This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes counselor, educator, consultant, executive mentor, international retreat leader, author, and director of the Center for Christ Conscious Leadership, Barbara Benjamin.
Barbara Benjamin is a counselor, educator, consultant, executive mentor, international retreat leader, and author, Barbara Benjamin is currently the director of the Center for Christ Conscious Leadership, which offers life trauma counseling, personal career mentoring, organizational consulting, and online certificate courses. Specializing in infant and childhood trauma, abuse trauma, health trauma, and mid-life trauma, Ms. Benjamin works with clients in identifying and healing life traumas, expanding emotional and spiritual development, and defining and fulfilling their life’s purpose.
In addition, Ms. Benjamin and her Associates offer workshops in Introspection and The Introspective Leader: https://www.introspective-leaders.com/
From 1990 until 2010, she was the founding director of Intuitive Discovery, Inc. In that capacity she designed and facilitated programs in leadership, human resources, innovation, and creative and spiritual development for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and universities.
Ms. Benjamin has also designed, directed, and instructed graduate distance learning programs in organizational and interactive leadership for the School of Business at Mercy College. In 2005, she won the national Sloan-C award for most effective practice in building an online learning community. Prior to that, she codeveloped, coproduced, and copresented a 16-hour live video program on leadership for the National Technological University (NTU). The program was broadcast to international corporations and to U.S. executive departments and government agencies on the NTU Satellite Network.
In 1998, Ms. Benjamin organized and directed The Third Millennium Leadership Assembly in Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Benjamin served as the Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Connecticut and was an active member of local, state, and federal committees for education and mental health reform.
Her speaking engagements include: “Perception, Communication, and Innovation,” Polytechnic University in Pleasantville, NY; “Through My Window: The Spirit of Creativity,” The Writer’s Workshop in Geneva, Switzerland; “The Prayer of Quiet in St. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle,” The Cenacle Center in Houston, Texas, and “Here Is a Place Inside of Me: The Search for Spiritual Maturity,” The Congregational Church in New Canaan, CT. She has also presented various workshops for the New Canaan Career Transition Support (CaTS) group.
Ms. Benjamin’s publications include: Christ Conscious Leadership, released in September 2012, The Joshua Priest: A Biography of Faith; Leadership in the Interactive Age: A Skills Development Workbook and the accompanying CDs, The Leadership Lecture Series; The Case Study: Storytelling in the Industrial Age and Beyond; and A Modern Prayer Guide to St. Teresa of Avila’s “Interior Castle.” She has also coauthored two cookbooks, The Lenten Kitchen and The Advent Kitchen, published by The Paulist Press.
Face to Face, Ms. Benjamin’s most recent volume of mystical poetry, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2009. Her first volume of poetry, Through My Window, was published in 1988. Her poetry has also been published in The Connecticut River Review and The Fairfield County Catholic and has been featured in Celebrate Your Divinity and Le Preuve Scientifique de l’Existence de Dieu by Orest Bedrij.
Ms. Benjamin has completed doctoral studies in Education and Psychology at New York University, ABD, and holds certificates in The McKenzie Method and Programmed Dreams: www.alternativeapa.com
Sam warmly greets his listeners and gives a quick shoutout. Sam talks about the daily quote from the Universe. Turn over the HOWs to the Universe. He then shares the quote from Abraham. Things that have the tendency to divide us. Sam asks why these tendencies always divide us. Sam talks about faith as well. A big difference between Faith in reality and Blind Faith.
Sam introduce Barbara Benjamin. Barbara is counselor, educator, consultant, executive mentor, international retreat leader, author, and director of the Center for Christ Conscious Leadership. Barbra wanted to come on the show to talk about introspection. We are living in the world where we can find our identity…from outside to in. Barbara discuss how we share more in common then different.There are many influences that “define” us who we are. She goes into the discussion of how we are pressured to be our “true self”.
Sam and Barbara continue to talk about one’s true self and introspection. Barbara express how does one become their true self and how it would benefit them. In order to have true fulfillment in your life, you have to be your true self. She talks about how people seem to fill in a “job description” and isn’t sure how to integrate their true selves into that while explaining how one see their true self. It’s like an AHA moment.
Barbara talks about what this exercise before getting started on it, where one can try and figure out their true self. She talks more about survival and freedom of how to defy your true self. Most of the varies are connected. Sam talks about the brain is always on a fight-or-flight mechanism. Barbara gives some wisdom about finding your true self and her workshop.