Facing Family Conflict: Turning Breakdowns into Breakthroughs

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.  – George Bernard Shaw Quarrels. Spats. Estrangement. Infidelity. Abuse. Divorce. Broken hearts. Broken homes. Family conflict is heartbreaking for a parent, and even more damaging to our children. Innumerable academic and clinical experts tell us it can lead to […]

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Finding the Bayit Floor: A Two-Step Technique for Getting Grounded

When we embark on the lifelong journey of raising a family, we know there will be moments of anger, tension, and sadness. It’s inevitable – but it doesn’t have to be the end of the story. With the right coping mechanisms, negativity can be dealt with and, in time, transformed. Jewish sages teach us that […]

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The Bayit Walls: Building Up Healthy Boundaries

“Love thy neighbor, but don’t pull down your hedges.” -Benjamin Franklin In the first article in this series, I shared some of the wisdom we can learn from the Hebrew letter, beit (ב). Our sages teach us that the letter beit sounds like bayit, the Hebrew word for house or home. It also looks like one, with a wall, roof, […]

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Anchoring Upward: The Bayit’s Ceiling

Anchoring Upward: The Bayit’s Ceiling  Acknowledging a higher power is one of the greatest skills, talents, and resources we have in building our homes. As we work to build the sturdy structure of our home, it is essential to look to the ceiling above us, and all it represents. The ceilings of our homes are our protection […]

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On A Wire: A Psychotherapist’s Secret to Overcoming Fear

Fear is a notoriously thorny challenge to overcome. After all, it is the human brains’ most ancient response; a deeply wired, fundamental reaction that has evolved over eons with the very admirable goal of protecting us. The fight-or-flight operating system is so embedded in our neurobiology that it is a wonder it doesn’t control us […]

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Online Dream Workshop

Online Dream Workshop with Chaya Lester.

Face-to-Face Workshop

Gain powerful tools and experiences for strengthening and deepening your relationship. In this popular level one couples workshop, you will cultivate tools to turn fully face-to-face with your partner. Providing new frameworks for communication and core principles of relationships, through interactive exercises, discussions, and skill building. In this workshop you will: *Discover a deeper, more meaningful […]

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Workshops and Retreats

“Creating a structured and nurturing environment within which to go deep” Retreats & Workshops: Upcoming programs include: Couples Workshops, Circle-Works Women’s groups training & certification course, personal growth retreats, meditation retreats, day-long women’s workshops at the Dead Sea and an array of workshops revolving around improving relationships, exploring Jewish holidays and issues of personal calling. […]

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Current Weekly Classes

“Integrating transformation into our lives” Ongoing Classes: We provide classes that are experiential and exercise-based. Examples include: Weekly Meditation classes, Personal Growth & Development classes, Relationship classes and Bibliodrama. Men’s & Women’s Groups: These ongoing groups offer an uncommon blend of personal exploration, spiritual growth, support, therapeutic growth work, communication skill-building and the creation of […]

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