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Kosher Meditation for a Digitally-Distracted, Pandemic Laden World

Today, there is unanimous regard for the various benefits of meditation. Today, online formats of meditation are ubiquitous. In fact, mindfulness meditation has become one of the most widely used techniques used in current evidence-based therapeutic modalities (consider DBT, MBCT, MBSR, etc.). Additionally, there is significant research demonstrating the beneficial neuroplastic effect meditation has on the brain. Even though there are obvious clinical and health benefits, many available methods contain some avizrayhu d’avodah zara (subtle Eastern religious carryover elements). The Lubavitcher Rebbe was very strong about getting the neutral format out as soon as possible (over 40 years ago) since Jews were led astray. The Rebbe predated many current, cutting-edge, evidence-based research with his approach to meditation. In the ’60s and 70’s he approached individuals, groups, and then publicly gave an address about Transcendental Meditation and its idolatrous elements.

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Kosher Meditation for a Digitally-Distracted, Pandemic Laden World

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Presenter: Rus Devorah Wallen, LCSW

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Course Length: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to understand and explain to another person, the rudiments of meditation and simple self-regulation techniques.
  2. Understanding the basic halachic considerations, participants will be able to enumerate them prior to embarking on or training someone in a meditation practice. (I will go over 11 specific points.)
  3. After in vivo experiences of the various techniques, participants will have the ability practice them independently on their own and demonstrate them to others.
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.

This webinar offers 1.5 APA NY/NYS ED Self Study Credits/APA

Today, there is unanimous regard for the various benefits of meditation. Today, online formats of meditation are ubiquitous. In fact, mindfulness meditation has become one of the most widely used techniques used in current evidence-based therapeutic modalities (consider DBT, MBCT, MBSR, etc.). Additionally, there is significant research demonstrating the beneficial neuroplastic effect meditation has on the brain. Even though there are obvious clinical and health benefits, many available methods contain some avizrayhu d’avodah zara (subtle Eastern religious carryover elements). The Lubavitcher Rebbe was very strong about getting the neutral format out as soon as possible (over 40 years ago) since Jews were led astray. The Rebbe predated many current, cutting-edge, evidence-based research with his approach to meditation. In the ’60s and 70’s he approached individuals, groups, and then publicly gave an address about Transcendental Meditation and its idolatrous elements.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to understand and explain to another person, the rudiments of meditation and simple self-regulation techniques.
  2. Understanding the basic halachic considerations, participants will be able to enumerate them prior to embarking on or training someone in a meditation practice. (I will go over 11 specific points.)
  3. After in vivo experiences of the various techniques, participants will have the ability practice them independently on their own and demonstrate them to others.
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.
Agenda:

In this workshop, I will teach basic information regarding halachically questionable elements found in various current available formats of meditation (such as TM, “Mindfulness” meditation from Buddhist sources, etc.). We will review basic science and neuroscience concepts regarding self-regulation. Additionally, participants will become conversant with basic elements from the techniques so that they can share them with clients, friends, and family. We will have time for practice and experience with techniques, as well for questions and answers.


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0072.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0048), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0046) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0082).
  • This program is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for the program and its content.