Success Stories

The best testimonials are from people who have experienced first-hand how meditation and The Hermitage programs have helped their lives. Many of our graduates have success stories about using meditation to overcome stress of every kind so that they are now peaceful individuals. Here are just a few of our favorite Success Stories from the past year:

“I was in the Success: Full Living workshop taught at the Hermitage. In one of the meditations I realized that when I change my thoughts I change my life. One night, after the workshop, I got lost going home. I would usually get very nervous and distraught, even panicky. Then I remembered that if I think in a positive way I will have a positive experience so that is what I did. I thought, “I may have to go down streets I have never seen before. I can enjoy the ride wherever it takes me.” I relaxed, found my way home and was relaxed the entire trip. I am continuing to move my thoughts in a positive direction and my life is becoming more and more fun!” ~ SFL student

Healing meditation success

“I had a nasty infection in my arm. Your healing meditation helped me turn the corner on it, I am convinced. It’s almost cured.” – Nancy

The self-healing heart

A priest was told by his cardiologist that he had a tear on one of his heart valves. The doctor wanted to check in a couple of months and if it became worse would suggest surgery. The priest immediately began using meditation on a daily basis, using the Hermitage “Self-Healing” meditation.  After 2 months, the doctor looked at the echocardiogram and said:  “Father, that valve has improved. I don’t know how to explain it.”  The priest continues to meditate for a perfect healing.

Migraines be gone!

A pastor who was having severe migraine headaches on a regular basis can to the meditation class specifically to control these headaches. When we got to headache control in the workshop, he paid close attention. The next time he felt a migraine coming on, he applied the simple technique he learned and was able to stop the headache before it became a migraine. He no longer has headaches and is saving large amounts of money because he no longer needs medication nor the assistance of a doctor.

The best college prep

A college student was so upset when taking exams, she could not function properly and her grades were suffering terribly. After using meditation before and after studying AND during exams, she not only overcame her stress but is now getting excellent grades and spending less time studying.

Take 3x a day with meals

A doctor took our meditation workshop because she wanted to find out if meditation could help her with high blood pressure. She purchased our CD and relaxation and began using it 3 times a day. Within 10 days her blood pressure went down to normal and she has been able to control it simply by using that CD when she needs to. Now, when she gets patients with high blood pressure she sends them to the Hermitage with a prescription that reads: “Volume 7, three times a day, once after each meal.”

I learned how important right attitudes are. The course made me want to change, and it gave me the tools to structure new goals for myself.

Anonymous graduate

“Success: Full Living offers us a roadmap to inner peace and to a balance of inner and outer success.”

Gerald Jampolsky,M.D

“In Success: Full Relating, Justin Belitz, OFM, offers seven principles he has learned and lived— often through great struggle—about making relationships richer and more fulfilling.”

Barbara Stahura, Author and Certified Instructor, Journal to the Self®

“Jose Silva, the founder of the Silva Method, is a man I have admired for a long time. I have used the Silva Method of visualization for many years. It has helped me overcome illnesses, accidents and avoid surgery. I urge you to attend Silva’s training sessions.”

Wayne Dyer, Ph.D, Author and Certified Instructor, Journal to the Self®

“The field of personal improvement and inspirational writing is riddled with pseudo-technological claptrap very similar to the field of psychiatry. Fr. Justin’s writing is remarkably devoid of such; indeed, his messages are powerful truths about how to grow in life. He has crystallized his teaching with vigor, warmth, and love. This is some book!”

The Amazing Kreskin