Halacha and Neuroplasticity: Unleashing the 'Authentic Self'

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In this lecture, Rabbi Bloom discusses the greatest hidden obstacle to personal growth. More importantly, using our current understanding of the brain and its potential for change (neuroplasticity), he shows you how to sidestep it. But this "trick" is nothing new. It was first revealed to us by the Torah and its emphasis on thought, speech and action. This is presented as an interactive lecture.   Target…

Shame v. Guilt and Why It's Important

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom explores the concepts of  shame and guilt, why they appear to be similar, and more importantly, how they are essentially different. He uses Torah sources to illustrate how Judaism embraces guilt rather than shame and explains how guilt can be utilized as a positive force of growth and fulfillment. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate…

The Kabbalah of Narrative Therapy: Separating People From Problems

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In this presentation, Rabbi Bloom introduces the audience to the powerful tools of Narrative Therapy and shows how this approach is rooted in the Torah's distinction between identity and behavior. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent Night/Adult Ed.) …

The First Lesson: Responsibility

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In this Torah based lecture Rabbi Bloom uses the story of the first human being to explore humanity's first lesson: Responsibility. He then uses this as a model for parenting our own children. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent education) Students …

Fear of Death or Fear of Life?

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom explores the challenge of fully living and engaging with life and offers a perspective and tools that can help you move in that direction. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent Night/Adult Ed.) Students (High School/College) …

The Reality Words Create

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Utilizing the depth of the Hebrew language and the Kabbalah's insight into the nature of reality, Rabbi Bloom shows how relationships are literally created and destroyed with words. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent Night/Adult Ed.) Students (High…

The Litmus Test of Life

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom explores the driving force behind existence and discusses how to know if your life is aligned with your purpose. His approach is primarily based on the work of Viktor Frankl and Kabbalah. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent…

The Spiritual Origins of Insomnia

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In this insightful presentation Rabbi Bloom uncovers the spiritual nature of Insomnia and provides understandings as well as therapeutic tools to help overcome it. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 45 minutes Lecture - 20 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent Night/Adult Ed.) Students (High School/College) …

Doing V. Being

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In this fascinating presentation R. Bloom explores the difference between masculine and feminine energy in the macro (creation) and micro (marriage). This presentation combines kabbalah systems thought with the practical tools and understandings of modern communication and attachment theories. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study…

Connection, Addiction and Intimacy

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom explores the soul capacity of Daas, our ability to bond.  Using Torah sources and psychological research, he discusses how refining this essential soul function is crucial in one's growth and maturity and will determine everything from the nature of our passions to the health of our relationships. This class can be presented as a lecture of in-depth text study. Approximate…