… the first thing was a sharpening of my focus and attention, that was straight after the session. I guess I now feel more “checked in” to life. I was restless that night, so I didn’t sleep brilliantly, but that wasn’t unpleasant. It seemed to me a process of unravelling.
I felt a gentle sense of joy by the following day… and it was a beautiful sunny day so I took my daughter for a walk in the woods. I wanted to be in nature. A great source of frustration has been an inability to experience the beauty that I know is all around me. Yesterday I did feel that, in my heart not my head. I know there’s a way to go yet, there’s much more to come.
The session was like peeling the layers of an onion, except rather than it being the outermost layer that dropped away it was the innermost, most dark and rotten layer. I feel lighter in my shoulders, and the core of the tension in my gut has gone. There is still tension there, but it doesn’t feel so bothersome.
One of the first things I wanted to do was some yoga to experience the difference and I do feel more open in my heart. That was a wonderful feeling.
The most profound moment for me though, came last night. My daughter woke up an hour after I went to bed screaming and screaming and my partner tried to comfort and settle her (me having work the next day).
After 45 minutes she came back to bed very frustrated and angry, my daughter was still crying and crying. We lay there for a while and then I felt I could help. I held her in my arms and rocked her gently for a long time (she was really going for it by now!) and just whispered loving words…I don’t remember… I wanted her to know it was ok to cry, that no matter what I would hold her without judgement for as long as was needed.
And slowly I felt her sense of safety growing and she calmed down and slept through till morning. What was strange was that I didn’t feel any angst while she was crying, and I usually feel a lot… in fact those times have probably been the most painful experiences of my life. I felt only love and a sense of her longing for safety. And my Self (or my hurt self) didn’t get in the way.
I felt such a profound sense of gratitude that I could give her what she needed.
At the same time I wanted to kiss my partner and tell her that I understood the sense of guilt that it brings when not having that capacity, that it’s ok, there’s no blame involved. I’ve had this sense before but never so much from my heart. I see now that my trauma of not feeling safe was triggered off by Anya not feeling safe… and so it goes on, until we cut the cord.
So thank you Ben, from the bottom of my heart for guiding me to cut that cord with love and patience. I know it’s only the beginning, and I can’t wait for the next session, the next shedding, the beginning of truly understanding my expression… With love”
“Ben, I feel such gratitude to you for being the person who has helped me understand myself better from a really core place… I felt unconditional love from within in the deepest form I have ever felt. No words can tell you how profound that experience was for me, and how much I feel you have changed my life.”
Megan Halifax Sydney,
“Ben it was an absolute pleasure to have met you. You truly have had a life changing impact on me for the best. Significant traumas which were holding me back and troubling me in life are no longer part of my being thanks to your help. Bless you heart and thank you for not only helping me, but for also helping and giving back to humanity. I highly recommend RPT and wish you all the very best.”
“Ben is truly gifted in what he does and has a very natural ability to connect with people. After a number of traumatic events in my life, I still look at family and friends with peace and love because Ben was able to help me find my true nature as a human being. Ben is always my top priority if I find myself stuck in a behavioral or emotional patterns. I have always experienced drastic improvements after a session with Ben and I truly believe in healing myself with the help of him. I cannot recommend Ben and his RPT work more highly!”
I can’t wait for the next session. I felt something I haven’t felt in a long time… pure joy. It was not something I was trying to convince myself of or trying to understand with my mind, it was just there. So thank you.”
There is almost no point telling you how much your practice has helped me , you must see it in me, through me. Though it is always lovely to get a little compliment a day or another :-).
This journey has finally made me who I really am. I am very moved by this, I feel naked in front of my own self. I feel so light, as if walking barefoot, without any baggage on the immense journey of life. With only myself as a supply and to rely on. A glorious glorious feeling.
Your practice is incredible and as precious as the first seed of life. Any one on this magnificent planet should have the right to benefit from it so that he/she can live fully. And you do it so well and with such devotion and calmness. You have in your hands something very precious.
The RPT is a wonderful treatment but it is nothing without your guidance and your energy which is unique.
I will thank you, always, for this incredibly precious and so valuable journey.
You are a very beautiful person and so is your work.”
And from Marina, 15 months later:
“…I am so fine and head clear. It is amazing. Your help and way of healing is and will always remain enormously responsible for the health of my brain, my soul and my being today even though it is so difficult and challenging right now.
To feel strong even 15 months after our sessions, to be strong and become stronger and stronger though with such peace and confidence when my feet are actually on a collapsing ground. Before all around and under me was collapsing and me with it, and since I met you, I stay there, solid and in peace with an incredible confidence and certainty that all will be and remain fine for me.
I am very fine, in a very difficult situation. Like magic.”
“I had big problems with the thyroid gland, and gynecological problems. I’d already had one operation and had been told that I must have another. For all of these problems, Ben discovered the causes, and changes were quickly seen. The gynecologist couldn’t believe it – the tests were normal, and I didn’t have to go for another operation. Also the problems with the thyroid were fixed. I really recommend this method because it helps you to look at life in a different way. Ben and Petra really helped me when I was in a life crisis, and I’m so happy I met them!”
Brežice (extract from Jana magazine, 6.4.2010)
I want to thank you. I am not the same person I was a year ago. You have transformed my life. I can not thank you enough for the gifts you have given me. The gift of self, of connection, of intuition and truth. I can feel people now, I can let them in, be vulnerable and real.
You have walked me through a period of transformation. I needed your strength, clarity and healing as I did not have access to this within myself.
I realise now it is time for action and although I am still working on this I wanted to reflect on your amazing gifts and what you have given to me and so many others. Thank you.
You helped me to see my patterns, the freeze, the escape, the fight…later on, more and more I noticed that all three were present most of the time. Now they show up, but not so often, and I find ME back fast. Now I see that the only truth is that we are beauty, creativity, kindness, tenderness, connectedness …all that LOVE/LIFE is. Thank you for you. Thank you for helping me. Thank you for being so beautiful, kind and awake.”
“I loved being around a group of open people sharing and speaking openly. And I loved the powerful, nurturing and fun yoga sessions, and getting back in touch with body, centre, emotions, and energy.”
Heart of Freedom Participant
“I attended the Heart of Freedom retreat on a spontaneous ‘that feels really right’ hunch. And boy was that hunch a good one! I learned so much about how to understand the darker sides of my life —past, present and those yet to come — and how to support others as they go through their own healing journeys.
I was presented with a whole new way of understanding the ‘hard stuff’ and how it has affected my life to date. A lot of the understanding and healing I had arrived at prior to the retreat was confirmed and a lot of additional clarity was revealed to take me deeper into a life worth living.
Ben’s insights are as raw and real as it gets, I have never experienced anything in the personal development space that surpasses Ben’s clarity, simplicity and ‘that feels so right-ness’. Kara-Leah’s freedom and sensitivity to where the group was each day is remarkable, and Helen’s space holding heart is huge! A magical trio. The knowledge and wisdom shared by these three teachers is invaluable.
Such a powerful retreat that I feel truly blessed to have experienced. I have left the retreat full of love, gratitude and empowerment. Thank you all!”
Heart of Freedom Participant
“The three of you together made the retreat HUGE for me. Your combined energies made this retreat the beautiful success that it was. The knowledge that you three combined have is so powerful, so clear, so free, so simple, so right, so loving. It’s pure gold!
You allowed us to have fun, FEEL SAFE, love and be loved. You allowed us all to be who we are, where we are. And you showed us the beauty in truly being present with ourselves, as we truly ‘are’, in each moment.”
Heart of Freedom Participant
“If I rated 10 out of 10, I would sound like a complete cheeseball. Though, I do seriously feel, it was one of the most important things I have done for myself…ever. The hours of intense work spent on us was priceless and life changing. I still feel a little exposed and raw a month on, but think time will help.
‘This experience is a turning point in my life. I can now acknowledge the shadows within and the things I have held on to for so long. It has given me strength and courage to let go of what no longer serves me and to make a commitment to live by my heart. I am thankful to Ben, Kara-Leah and Helen for this opportunity. I am also thankful to myself.”
Heart of Freedom