Private Counseling and Coaching with Michael Benner by appointment in 60 and 90-minute telephone sessions.

Call anytime 24/7 to schedule
an appointment: (818) 569-3017.

You are not what you think of yourself, so much as you are what you care about. Further, everything that hurts or upsets you provides you with an opportunity to understand yourself better.

The best parts of you are hidden where you've been most afraid to look. Know yourself and lose your misery. If you don't, who will?

--- Michael Benner
Providing Personal and Spiritual Development through Meditative-Hypnosis.


Private Counseling, Training, & Coaching
$185.00 for a 90 minute session
New and previous clients contact us about a free mini session.

Find out why you ...
... feel the way you do.
... think the way you do.
... and behave the way you do.
Keep what you like, and change what you don't.

This above all: to thine own self be true.
— William Shakespeare

With few exceptions, all emotional hurt and upset is rooted in the anxiety and confusion around your genuine individuality.

Though there is fingerprint and DNA evidence proving everyone's uniqueness, few people truly understand themselves. Even the best-educated among us tend to have little interest in the staggering implications of realizing their authentic nature.

The mystery about "Why" you think, feel, speak, and act the way you do will remain confusing, frustrating, and hurtful without accurate and reliable "tools and techniques."

Michael Benner's private, personal telephone counseling provides intensive, short-term solutions to anxiety-related hurt and upset. Simultaneous training reveals many varied opportunities in daily living to produce authentic success and fulfillment.

Learn to heal current emotional trauma as well as the false assumptions from childhood. With the profound insight of Meditative-Hypnosis, deep hurt and self-criticism yields to the adventure of unfolding your authentic identity.

Replace anxiety with peaceof mind, victimization with opportunity, alienation with harmony, apathy with enthusiam, false pride with true self-confidence, and sadness with joy. Email Michael Benner or call now 818-569-3017.

When you realize the futility of waiting for someone else to fix your world, you will seek your genuine, authentic individuality and grow yourself instead. Break out of the self-imposed prison you've made out of your ...

Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.

— Ramana Maharshi

Anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, alienation, anger, depression, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, grief & loss, nervous habits & addictions, poor self-image, nightmares, insomnia, procrastination, people-pleasing, perfectionism, marital hostility, TMJ, tension headaches, attention deficit disorder (ADD), disrespect and acting-out by your children and others.

And, at the same time, you'll learn to develop —

Peace of mind, self-confidence, concentration, emotional intelligence, motivation, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, intuition, conflict resolution, accelerated learning skills, strengthened immune & regenerative systems, peak performance, integrity, and character development.

The Meditative-Hypnosis skills employed in private counseling and taught in the FLY training are practical, portable tools and techniques that change anxiety and confusion into vision, enthusiasm, accomplishment, fulfillment, and peace of mind.

The Ultimate Secret to Personal Success and Fulfillment is to:
Know Yourself

Learn to discover and develop
your genuine, authentic character.

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.

Alice replied, rather shyly, “I — I hardly know, Sir, just at present — at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.”

“What do you mean by that?” said the Caterpillar, sternly. “Explain yourself!”

“I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir,” said Alice, “because I'm not myself,
you see.”

- Lewis Carroll from
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

We know so little about ourselves — why we think, feel, and act as we do — that low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence stand at the very center of our stress, anxiety, and fear.

"Knowledge is the antidote to fear." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Particularly, self-knowledge and self-control.

Who am I? Why do I feel this way? Why did I do or say that? Here is the fundamental solution to problems of anxiety and confusion.

"Know Thy Self." — Inscribed over the Oracle to Apollo at Delphi in ancient Greece.

Like fingerprints or DNA, your authentic identity is unique to you. Judging others is irrelevant. You will not find lasting happiness, love, peace of mind, peak performance, success or personal fulfillment until you better understand yourself.

Once you're shown why you think, feel and behave the way you do, you can replace false, limiting beliefs with vision, enthusiasm, and confidence, becoming the true, genuine individual you were meant to be. As you "get real" and understand your true self better, all attempts at both personal and spiritual development will begin to blossom and bear fruit.

Six Steps to personal discovery and development —

  1. Self-esteem — Knowing who you really are. Learning confidence, self-trust, and self-respect.

  2. Alpha brain waves — The mind is at its peak when it generates brain waves between 7 and 13 cycles/second, a state of focused attention between awake and asleep. This is a mental state often referred to as mindfulness or detached but not dissociated -- a level of higher consciousness or expanded awareness.

  3. Choices (Responsibility / Opportunity) — Life is not only what's done to you, but more importantly, what you choose to do with it. Substituting even-tempered, well-reasoned responses for unconscious, knee-jerk reactions.

  4. Positive Mental Attitude (Vision) — Goal-setting, decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, and common sense. Knowing what you do want rather than only trying to avoid what you don't want. Always learning from mistakes and oversights.

  5. Emotional Management — Understanding emotions; releasing fear, controlling anger, and healing emotional hurt.

  6. Motivation (Enthusiasm) — Turning anxiety into passion -- promoting interest, caring, curiosity, perseverance, and a sense of adventure.

So, if you feel stressed, frustrated, angry, sad or uninspired, burned-out, nervous, obsessive or compulsive, separate and alone — if you have phobias, bad habits, trouble sleeping, poor communication in relationships, or just don't know how to get your life on track, call Michael Benner Personal Development Strategies — a non-therapeutic, educational program for emotional intelligence, peak performance, and personal fulfillment.

Call 818-569-3017 (24/7) leave a message or
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