Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Personal Development Workshops for Elul

 

Life is a gift, are you ready to live it to the full?

Elul is an opportune time to reflect on the year that was and plan for the year ahead. For Jewish women - if the avodah appropriate for this month is important to you please sign up for one of the following Personal Development Workshops for women. Make the most of THIS Elul and build the vessel for a good 5773.

Workshop themes include:

- Making the most of Elul, a journey in self-discovery in preparation for 5773

- Preparing for Chuppah! – this unique workshop is for single Jewish women Together we will focus on how to make getting married your priority for 5773

- For married Jewish women not yet blessed with children. This group is both support and personal development to develop a lifestyle that promotes becoming a healthy mother.

- For those who are already moms, come and learn fun ways to use items we usually throw out and help your children's learning and development.

These workshops are inspiring, pro-active and enriching. They are held in Beitar Illit and Bishvilech in Givat Shaul. If you would like a workshop in another area in or around Jerusalem, get a group of your friends together and I can come to you.

Space is limited per group so sign up quickly to ensure your space.

These workshops are facilitated by Shoshanah Shear, Licensed and Experienced Occupational Therapist, Healing facilitator, Certified Kallah Teacher, Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Please email to book your spot 

Shoshanah Shear



Wednesday, 1 August 2012

O.T. Recommendation of New Novel for Teens

I was talking to a mother about the interests that the modern teenager has regarding books they like to read. So many of the themes of books read by teens today are not teaching good values or good social skills. There is much that is needed to be gained regarding relationships, social interaction, effective communication, caring about another, doing acts of kindness and more. 

Did you know that recent studies by psychologists and neurobioligists demonstrates that the increase of social networking, text messaging etc is causing our brains to be re-wired in a negative way. It is affecting our social interaction and specifically our communcation skills.

The book "Relationships" by R.A. Kahn caters to all these needs. As a retired high school teacher recently commented: 

"I have read the book through three times. I enjoyed the story; it is really nice to have a sensible book which is not "preachy" and yet gets over many valuable messages to the young! A recommended read."
                                   
Elizabeth H; A retired high school teacher

As an Occupational Therapist, I highly recommend this book. It is perfect for teachers to purchase and read with their class. Also a perfect book for guidance counsellors or Occupational Therapists working with teenagers. It lends itself to discussion within a class or group of important values and Life Skills, while being an enjoyable book filled with a range of daily events and relationships.

The book is available on CreateSpace, Amazon, certain stores and directly from the author.

Recommended by Shoshanah Shear
Occupational Therapist and Healing Facilitator
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