Category Archives: Therapeutic skills

Bittersweet

by Danny Kern Rav David Ebner said in the name of the Sefat Emet the following idea.  On Pesach we need to chew the Marror until it is sweet.  To chew and chew until the bitterness goes away.   The Sefat … Continue reading

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Aspects of truth

This is one of those days that I don’t have time to write. Since I do want to try to write every day I will jot down a thought that I’ve expressed before but I’ve put into a tighter formulation … Continue reading

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Logos is deeper than logic: Email exchange

I want to share a couple of email exchanges I had with Dr. Teria Shantall relating to this idea that logos is deeper than logic (See yesterday’s blogpost). Batya: I noticed from your comments to me that clients always seem … Continue reading

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Why we need God to have peace between people

Peace is the road leading to God and God is the road leading to peace. If reality doesn’t bear this out it’s because the world doesn’t yet know God. For the purpose of this article assume that God is absolute … Continue reading

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Authenticity

Probably the earliest psychology book written from an existential viewpoint was Search for Authenticity by J.F.T. Bugental. He considers authenticity to be the central concern of psychotherapy. What is the meaning of authenticity according to Bugental? First it must be … Continue reading

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Actions build relationships

This past Friday night we had the pleasure of visiting old friends who live an hour plus drive away. While we were there I was given the opportunity to share my thoughts on logotherapy and Judaism with a group of … Continue reading

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Observing a good educator

One of the things I do in my life is to tutor in a women’s seminary in Jerusalem. They spend roughly two hours studying in pairs to prepare the material and one hour in class. My job is to assist … Continue reading

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