Audio: Lisa Ferentz: Nurture Yourself For More Derech Eretz

Interview with author of "Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors." on Rosh Hashannah and change.
9/9/2012, 11:50 PM

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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

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!

Rabbi Elan Adler served as a pulpit Rabbi for 25 years in Stamford, Ct and Baltimore, Md prior to making aliyah in 2010. Rabbi Adler received his Smicha from Yeshiva University, had the privilege of being an aide to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik for two years, was an activist Rabbi in support of Israel and aliyah, and served as the President of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis. During his tenure as a Rabbi, he was known for being an engaging speaker and teacher, never failing to make easy connections with Jewish people as well as the non-Jewish and African American community. While serving congregations, he was appreciated for being welcoming, embracing of all people, and bringing congregants closer to their Jewish heritage. For more information on Rabbi Adler visit
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