Lisa Ferentz, President and Founder of the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education and author of "Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinicians Guide", joins Elan on the show today, to talk about the pull of Rosh Hashanah and the call to make changes and improve our behavior and relationships. What distracts us from being the nicest people we can be? Is it easier to make substantive changes in our character today than it was years ago? What do we know about doing good and feeling good? How can we override some of the negative voices that raised us as children and become adults who care about others with compassion and empathy? Lisa and Elan are old friends from Baltimore, and hearing them talk sounds like a warm and fun yet serious conversation over a hot cup of coffee. You can reach Lisa at lisaferentz.com.
Wishing all my listeners a Happy and Healthy New Year filled with blessing and success and spiritual growth and a renewed focus on treating everyone, including ourselves, with lots of Derech Eretz. Shana Tova!