Welcome to The Place

The Jerusalem Center for Emotional Wellbeing

THE PLACE was established in 2006 as a warm haven of professional counseling, growth services and events. Male and female therapists work independently or as a team with all sectors of the religious Jewish community.

THE PLACE offers a confidential relaxed environment to explore sensitive issues. We facilitate positive change for individuals, couples and families.

From workshops to drop-in hours to individual sessions, THE PLACE provides members of the religious Jewish community the freedom and safety to transform challenges and discover inner resources.

Issues and Concerns we can help you with include:

Upcoming Events at The Place

May
1
Tue
Mindfulness for Your Health and Wellbeing
May 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mindfulness for Your Health and Wellbeing


An 8 Week Course

Facilitated by Mendel Weinberger

Tuesdays at 20:30

Starting April 24th

Mindfulness is the practice of being present. It is a simple idea but not so easy to achieve. The mind is constantly pulling us to be elsewhere, either remembering the past or ruminating about the future, thinking about another place where we would rather be, judging the person talking to us or thinking about what we will say when they finish. Rarely are we present with what is going on right now. So as we practice mindfulness and get better at being present, we start to notice things like the sound of the wind blowing through the trees, the beauty of a flower by the side of the road, or the sweet sound of a baby’s laughter. We start to listen to what other people are saying to us and really feeling with them. We start to appreciate what we have in our life right now without longing for a remembered past or fantasizing about a possible future. We become more creative in solving problems and find the humor in situations that don’t seem to have a solution. We become a calmer, more centered and happier person and life becomes an exciting adventure.

Many of us spend our time either working or entertaining ourselves. We want to be constantly engaged in activity. So when you just sit still and watch your mind and pay attention to the feelings in your body, it feels really boring. But if you stick with it and don’t give up, something else starts happening and that something is really amazing. We start to feel a sense of spaciousness and calm. The compulsion to keep filling ourselves up decreases and a feeling of being satisfied with what is happening right now is enough. We are able to be more present in our lives and in our relationships with people. If action needs to be taken, it arises out of the needs of the moment. We can finally find inner peace.

The eight-week course I am facilitating at The Place will give the beginning student of mindfulness the basic skills he needs to establish his own practice. Time will be given at the beginning and end of each class for sharing and feedback about his progress in the practice.

May
2
Wed
Feel Great, Lose Weight!
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Feel Great, Lose Weight!

(Dieting’s not your fate)

A 10 Week Course

Facilitated by Chana N. Lieberman

Wednesdays at 20:00

Starting April 25th

What sparked "Feel Great, Lose Weight"?

My full name is Chana Necha Lieberman. I grew up in Stamford hill in a typical generous Hungarian household on "kokosh cake" and "polotchintos". After my first baby was born, I had some hormonal abnormalities. In my desperate quest for balance and good health, I tried various modalities and nutrition. I saw some minor improvement in my hormones and digestion with supplements and diet changes but not the turnaround that I wished for. There was still a missing puzzle piece. Having worked for seven years, sometimes unsuccessfully with people by just focusing on diet I realized that there must be something more than just "diets". I have dealt with so much frustration, disillusionment and negativity. I was desperately looking for a light to shine on healthy lifestyle and optimum weight with endless smiles and boundless positivity!

My search began. I started learning bits of coaching, CBT and counseling. They all enhanced my work marginally, but the complete holistic approach came from Louis Hay’s "You Can Heal Your Life" philosophy.

After the complete turnarounds I was Zoche to experience in my life, I’m so passionate to spread the word to the world. Why? I feel so strongly that nourishing your mind and body can absolutely transform and upgrade your quality of life too.

1000 NIS for entire course

For Women Only.
May
8
Tue
Mindfulness for Your Health and Wellbeing
May 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mindfulness for Your Health and Wellbeing


An 8 Week Course

Facilitated by Mendel Weinberger

Tuesdays at 20:30

Starting April 24th

Mindfulness is the practice of being present. It is a simple idea but not so easy to achieve. The mind is constantly pulling us to be elsewhere, either remembering the past or ruminating about the future, thinking about another place where we would rather be, judging the person talking to us or thinking about what we will say when they finish. Rarely are we present with what is going on right now. So as we practice mindfulness and get better at being present, we start to notice things like the sound of the wind blowing through the trees, the beauty of a flower by the side of the road, or the sweet sound of a baby’s laughter. We start to listen to what other people are saying to us and really feeling with them. We start to appreciate what we have in our life right now without longing for a remembered past or fantasizing about a possible future. We become more creative in solving problems and find the humor in situations that don’t seem to have a solution. We become a calmer, more centered and happier person and life becomes an exciting adventure.

Many of us spend our time either working or entertaining ourselves. We want to be constantly engaged in activity. So when you just sit still and watch your mind and pay attention to the feelings in your body, it feels really boring. But if you stick with it and don’t give up, something else starts happening and that something is really amazing. We start to feel a sense of spaciousness and calm. The compulsion to keep filling ourselves up decreases and a feeling of being satisfied with what is happening right now is enough. We are able to be more present in our lives and in our relationships with people. If action needs to be taken, it arises out of the needs of the moment. We can finally find inner peace.

The eight-week course I am facilitating at The Place will give the beginning student of mindfulness the basic skills he needs to establish his own practice. Time will be given at the beginning and end of each class for sharing and feedback about his progress in the practice.

May
9
Wed
Feel Great, Lose Weight!
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Feel Great, Lose Weight!

(Dieting’s not your fate)

A 10 Week Course

Facilitated by Chana N. Lieberman

Wednesdays at 20:00

Starting April 25th

What sparked "Feel Great, Lose Weight"?

My full name is Chana Necha Lieberman. I grew up in Stamford hill in a typical generous Hungarian household on "kokosh cake" and "polotchintos". After my first baby was born, I had some hormonal abnormalities. In my desperate quest for balance and good health, I tried various modalities and nutrition. I saw some minor improvement in my hormones and digestion with supplements and diet changes but not the turnaround that I wished for. There was still a missing puzzle piece. Having worked for seven years, sometimes unsuccessfully with people by just focusing on diet I realized that there must be something more than just "diets". I have dealt with so much frustration, disillusionment and negativity. I was desperately looking for a light to shine on healthy lifestyle and optimum weight with endless smiles and boundless positivity!

My search began. I started learning bits of coaching, CBT and counseling. They all enhanced my work marginally, but the complete holistic approach came from Louis Hay’s "You Can Heal Your Life" philosophy.

After the complete turnarounds I was Zoche to experience in my life, I’m so passionate to spread the word to the world. Why? I feel so strongly that nourishing your mind and body can absolutely transform and upgrade your quality of life too.

1000 NIS for entire course

For Women Only.