What Is the Genius Way?

The Genius Way is a Philosophy based around the concept that each person has a seed of identity that they are born with, like an existential DNA. This individual Genius seed is a blueprint of our particular qualities and our potential for self-expression; a set of personal talents, callings, and predispositions that we as individuals are meant to express outwardly in the world.

The Genius Way is a Self-Discovery Process that is designed to be a self-generated protocol that informs and directs you on your individual life path. You will learn how to listen to your Genius callings and to use your inner gifts as a guide and compass to move forward with your life in a purposive way. The Genius Way Process teaches specific Life Skills that strengthen your connection to your Genius callings and gifts.

The Genius Way is a Life Practice and Framework. The mission of The Genius Way is to elicit your innate Genius qualities and help you to bring your Genius gifts into the world. By learning and practicing The Genius Way Life Skills, you can bring your individual Genius qualities into your day-to-day life as a living presence and reality. Having the ability to express your Genius can help you to live a life that feels fulfilling and meaningful.


The word Genius originally stems from a Roman word that actually means the protector, guardian, or patron spirit that each person is given at birth. The basic principle is that every person has been born with a Genius spirit whose charge it is to keep that person’s individual talents, callings, and creative predispositions from ever being lost as a person wend their way through their life experiences.

This Genius Spirit exists as a seed of identity within the individual and needs the proper conditions and environment in which to germinate and grow.

The ancient concept of Genius holds that these predispositions by their nature want to be expressed outwardly.
Experiencing Meaning, Life Purpose, and Individual Fulfillment are the result of uncovering and expressing our individual Genius.

Who is Ben Hummell

Ben is a Licensed Psychotherapist, author, and creator of The Genius Way.

At the age of nineteen, Ben was drawn to the practice of meditation and soon dedicated himself to a life of spiritual discipline and the goal of enlightenment. He found himself developing and expressing his talent for teaching spirituality and helping to guide other spiritual seekers on their individual paths at an early age. Ben’s enthusiasm for creativity, community and spiritual practice fueled his path throughout his 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. During those 30 years, he was a Spiritual Counselor and Teacher, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Musician.

At the age of 49, Ben found himself in the midst of a difficult life transition; a spiritual disillusionment, and loss of faith that led him to yet another search for identity, life meaning, and purpose.

After years of disorientation, confusion, and struggle, he came to learn about the ancient Greco-Roman concept of a Genius spirit that is born with every individual – a life-guiding force complete with talents, abilities, and a genuine calling to a unique expression of one’s gifts. His research into Genius helped Ben to realize that one of his Genius traits had always been to help others to navigate difficult life transitions and encourage them during that process.

Ben’s clinical practice as a Depth Psychotherapist allowed him to recognize a central theme inherent in most of his client’s psychological issues. Trauma, life transitions, anxiety, and depression all affect the existential identity of a person, distorting their healthy sense of self.

Ben found that by helping his clients to uncover and express their Genius qualities, they were able to correct this distortion, creating forward life movement and a sense of meaning and purpose. He has seen that many pivotal changes and resolutions to problems can take place in a person’s life by uncovering their unique Genius talents and embodying them actively in the world.

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