Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness

Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness

by Estelle Frankel


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Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness by Estelle Frankel

In Sacred Therapy Estelle Frankel travels to the heart of Jewish mysticism to reveal how people of any faith can draw upon this rich body of teachings to gain wisdom, clarity, and a deeper sense of meaning in the midst of modern life. In an engaging and accessible style, Frankel brings together tales and teachings from the Bible, the Talmud, Kabbalah, and the Hasidic traditions as well as evocative case studies and stories from her own life to create an original, inspirational guide to emotional healing and spiritual growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590302040
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 03/08/2005
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 345,728
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist and a seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation. She was ordained as a rabbinic pastor and spiritual guide (mashpiah ruchanit) by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and is one of the spiritual leaders of her local Jewish Renewal community. Estelle has taught widely in the United States and in Israel, where she lived for over eight years, and is currently on the core faculty of Chochmat Halev: Wisdom of the Heart Meditation Center. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and two children.

What People are Saying About This

Michael Lerner

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 , editor of Tikkun Magazine and author of Spirit Matters

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Estelle Frankel is a masterful and seasoned spiritual helper who has the expertise of both the empirical-spiritual and the Jewish mystical in her competence. Her writing opens awareness so that readers can find the tools for inner work as well as the hope that makes for sustained effort.
Rabbi , Rabbinic Chair of Aleph, Alliance for Jewish Renewal

Harold Kushner

Frankel has done an impressive job of blending ancient Jewish wisdom with modern psychology to fashion a powerful force for healing.
Rabbi, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

David A. Cooper

"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."
Rabbi, author of God is a Verb

Tirzah Firestone

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 professional who take to heart the transformative power of the spiritual journey
Rabbi, author of The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women's Wisdom

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As the subject depicts, 'Sacred Therapy,' the book brings tremendous enlightment and healing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frankel has written about a complex topic in a manner that is personal and inviting. Whether you are Jewish or not, spiritual or not, interested in therapy or not, the book is welcoming and accessible. The many parables and quotes from Rabbis through history are wonderfully apt. The book has a quality of deep teaching. The writing flows effortlessly. This is a book to enjoy the first time through, and to re-read and refer to throughout the course of a lifetime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend Sacred Therapy, by Estelle Frankel. It is both a thoroughly enjoyable book to read and also full of useful teachings that can help us lead our lives in a more mindful way. The stories mostly come from the Jewish tradition and are often both entertaining and instructive. The chapter that focused on seeing the good in others particularly resonated with me. It might sound like a simple minded idea however, as explained by Frankel, it is a very powerful practice. It can transform how we relate to others and also help to transform those we interact with in our lives. This is just one of many wise teachings found in Sacred Therapy. I highly recommend Frankel's book.