In this interview, Rus Devorah Wallen, ACSW LCSW, a psychotherapist in Buffalo, NY discusses the benefits of meditation for mental health. She talks about her journey to becoming a psychotherapist and how meditation became central to her therapy work with her clients.

Rus Devorah explains that many meditations and other practices that originate from Eastern religions and rituals may contain elements that are prohibited by Jewish law and by other monotheistic religons. She discusses some adaptations of these practices so they can be utilized in a "Kosher" way.

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