Esther Goldstein is a licensed clinical social worker and trauma specialist, supporting adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma. She appreciates human struggles, unknowns and challenges and has seen pain, hurt and defeat as well as persistence, commitment and triumph.
Anna Przy, (Anna Przybylski) is a wife, business owner and humorous social media personality who juggles and struggles life with mental health challenges. Having been diagnosed with Anorexia, ADHD and depression, she channels her creativity into entertaining and engaging media content, to provide humor and help those who need a lift from the problems we all face.
Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, an LDS relationship and sexuality coach with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, discusses how we all want security in our lives, marriage, society and often in religious beliefs. Often the “rule” becomes the most important thing, which then creates tension and frays our freedom and structure. Instead of allowing honesty and courage to drive us, we resort to making others happy, which causes us to fracture.
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In this second part of this episode, (part 1 here) with our returning guest Elisheva Liss, we dive into the controversial topic of the benefits and challenges of making our partners and children aware of the fundamentals of relationships and the taboo topic of sex awareness. Often, religious or community obligations and accepted practices encourage young people to marry, and often without providing the tools to a happy marriage. Expectations in physical and emotional relationships are followed by disappointment, marital distress and divorce, leaving us to ponder what went wrong. Nowadays, the notion of commitment is mocked like an outdated religious construct and Elisheva suggests we take the time and patience to educate children, when age appropriate, and on an easy to understand level, that people experience love in different ways as a much needed preparation for relationships, so as to avoid misinformation and missed expectations later on in life.
In part 1 of this 2 part episode with our returning guest Elisheva Liss, we discuss the views shared and seen by ourselves and society regarding divorce. Elisheva is a licensed psychotherapist whose training is in marriage and family therapy, and also treats individuals and couples. Sometimes divorce is necessary and sometimes the topic is broached because of frustration and stress. When working it out for legitimate reasons becomes impossible, the stigma and perception may be too much to bear. Still, giving it another shot at making peace is often the best option if not only to be certain that you gave it your all and face regret later.
In part 2 of our episode with attorney-turned-Imago-healer Igor Meystelman, Igor shares the nitty gritty of how Imago therapy works, explaining and drawing from his own journey and experience from the dialogs with his wife. Imago relies on the fundamentals of human behavior and our deep and innate desire to grow and form healthy human connections.
As an attorney, Igor Meystelman saw many couples pursuing divorce. In his own personal life, after a fateful and explosive conflict with his wife, he discovered Imago Therapy, which helped his conquer obstacles in his own marriage and exponentially strengthen the bond between himself and his spouse. Despite his career aspirations, he decided to take on learning the skills needed to become a Certified Imago Facilitator to allow couples seeking divorce the alternate option of reuniting with Imago therapy to foster rehabilitation and spousal harmony.
Aliza Bulow, a returning guest, shares the path that led to her conversion to Judaism with us, an in depth conversation about finding belonging in our community, and her love, respect and trust she shares with her husband, despite his late in life rejection of their religion. Aliza previously shared her journey through her son’s depression and eventual suicide in two previous episodes.