Kabbalah as Sacred Psychology Estelle Frankel

This workshop will introduce participants to the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of the Kabbalah, and show how its myths and symbols serve as therapeutic paradigms for growth, healing, and transformation. Through sacred text study, storytelling, meditation and chant, we will journey into the paradoxical heart of mystical Judaism--a realm in which light emanates from darkness, perfection is reached through imperfection, and wholeness is achieved by integrating the contradictory and often fragmented aspects of our being. Using didactic and experiential learning modalities we will explore: Kabbalistic counseling techniques; the therapeutic use of storytelling and ritual; the meaning of tikkun, or redemptive healing—how the pain of the past can be transformed into a force for healing in our lives.