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Think Good and it will be Good - online with Rabbi Dr. Joel Zeff

Past Sessions
Monday, November 13, 2023 29 Cheshvan 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Online
Monday, November 6, 2023 22 Cheshvan 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Online
Monday, October 30, 2023 15 Cheshvan 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Online
Monday, October 23, 2023 8 Cheshvan 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Online
Monday, October 16, 2023 1 Cheshvan 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Online

 

 

Building A Life Of Personal Wholeness And Joy

 

Rabbi Abraham Kook offers compelling ideas, deeply rooted in Kabbalah, that can empower us to “think good, so it will be good.” Join us as we explore Rav Kook’s fascinating models for cognitive reframing. This is not just another course - but an opportunity to make major strides towards greater personal wholeness and joy.

 

Breakdown of classes 

1.INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE THERAPY, RABBI KOOK, AND COSMIC RETURN- Change and growth are difficult. They seem to require swimming upstream in the face of all manner of challenges. Rav Kook suggests an extraordinary rethinking of the inner momentum of all existence.

 

2.FAILURE AS SUCCESS- Failure to accomplish our goals is part of the human condition. Tragically, failure demoralizes us and breeds more failure. Rav Kook reframes “failure” has a source of positive empowerment.  

 

3.THE CHALLENGE OF ENDS AND MEANS- We all have dreams that inspire us and lift our spirits, yet the means to accomplish those dreams is so often tasteless, dreary, and even painful. Rav Kook clarifies the relationship between ends and means.            

 

4.NATURAL TESHUVAH- Taking stock of our physical health is not often perceived as an integral component of our spiritual life. Rav Kook asks us to reconsider.     

 

5.THE POSITIVE ROOT OF THE NEGATIVE- We often view our failures as flowing from deep-seated defects in our personality and psyche. Rav Kook urges to dig deeper into those “defects” to reveal their divine root.

Rabbi Dr. Joel Zeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Hebrew language and literature, a master’s degree in Jewish history, rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University, and a doctorate in pastoral counseling. Rabbi Dr. Zeff is particularly interested in the interface between psychology, spirituality, and ethics. He is well known as an unusually gifted speaker and teacher, and a compassionate, wise, and skilled therapist.

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