- Title: Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness
- Author: Estelle Frankel
- Released: 2004-01-20
- Pages: 304
- ISBN: 1570629978
- ISBN13: 978-1570629976
- ASIN: 1570629978
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Review "Her background knowledge is extensive and she readily quotes from an impressive variety of sources to illustrate her points. . . . Therapists who include a spiritual perspective in their work would likely benefit from the many moving metaphors and images Frankel illuminates."—Library Journal
"Frankel has done an impressive job of blending ancient Jewish wisdom with modern psychology to fashion a powerful force for healing." —Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"Frankel deftly harvests the pearls of her own deep-sea dive into the intimate world of spiritual counseling. Filled with usable stories, quotes, and concepts, this book is a must-read for rabbis, therapists, Jewish educators, and other professionals who take to heart the transformative power of the spiritual journey."—Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women's Wisdom
"Sacred Therapy integrates profound Hasidic and Kabbalistic teachings with psychotherapeutic insight, revealing to readers how to shift from ordinary self-centeredness to a more spacious, 'spirit-centered' perspective. I highly recommend this compelling book to readers from all backgrounds, for its wisdom is rich and universal."—David A. Cooper, author of God Is a Verb
"Estelle Frankel is a masterful, seasoned spiritual helper whose writing opens awareness, offers valuable tools for inner work, and awakens the hope that makes for sustained effort."—Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Professor of Religion at Naropa University and Rabbinic Chair of Aleph, Alliance for Jewish Renewal
"For years people have talked about the need for an integration of spiritual insights into therapy—Estelle Frankel actually does it, and does it in a way that avoids simplistic New Agey nonsense and pop-psychology and instead provides a new vision of what spiritually informed psychology could be."—Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor of Tikkun magazine and author of Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation and Healing Israel/ Palestine.
"In a world of pain and, too often, despair, Estelle Frankel opens up the stunning light of Kabbalistic consciousness to the Western reader. She is loving, profound, original, and brilliant. If you seek wholeness and healing—if you seek yourself—then Frankel is a must read!"—Marc Gafni, author of Soul Prints and The Mystery of Love pdf