Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

An Antidote to Cynicism: One Approach to Spiritually Informed Psychotherapy

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Note: CE is Not Available for this Event

Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein,
Clinical Psychologist

Live on Zoom!

About the event:

Marcelo Bronstein, says “as a rabbi, I was the shrink, as a shrink I am the rabbi.” In this conversation with Aviva Gitlin, Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein will explore the intersection between Spirituality and Psychology. Marcelo will consider how ideas of mystery and awe can be seen as central to the therapeutic journey. He will show how he uses sacred mythology to tap into our deepest aspirations, our sense of perpetual exile and return, and our understanding of the human Psyche. Stories, ideas and case examples will be developed as a jumping off point for a spiritually informed practice.

About the Speaker:

Marcelo Bronstein, is a clinical Psychologist, Rabbi and Mindfulness facilitator. He has served as a senior Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan for 24 years. In that role, he brought his passion for Jewish mindfulness to his congregation. Marcelo’s reverence for nature led him to move, together with his wife, Karina Zilberman, to “La Ecovilla,” in Costa Rica: a 21st century sustainable community that he now calls home. In addition, he has an online private practice as a therapist/life coach in Costa Rica, and he leads Jewish Mindfulness retreats.

Marcelo has served on the boards of health, ecology, interfaith, special needs, and social justice organizations in North America and abroad.

Despite his successful career, Marcelo in essence is a seeker. He never stopped learning and never will: He always looks for immersive experiences that put him in places of discomfort and growth. This has led him to do vision quests with native Americans, to take a spiritual trek in Nepal, to participate in the Hoffman Process for change, and to learn with Professor Otto Scharmer at MIT’s Presencing Institute and with educator and activist Parker Palmer at the Center for Courage and Renewal, among other trainings.