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Mined from the teachings of Torah and contemporary psychology, this six-week course takes a fresh approach to the battle against bad feelings, providing realistic spiritual mechanisms for remaining upbeat no matter what life brings.

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12th

8:00 - 9:30 pm

11 Harold St.

Tenafly, NJ

This course offers formulas to remain upbeat and happy despite hardships, feelings of guilt, or personal inadequacy. Based on Tanya, chapters 26-34, this courses studies spiritual mechanisms that allow one to survive - and thrive - despite life's difficulties.

Fee $90 (textbook included)

Continuing Education Credits available for Mental Health professionals. 

Early Bird and Bring-a-Friend Discounts available.

For more info/to try out the first class, please email dubbie@lotpnj.org

Register For the Full Course Here

We look forward to learning with you! 

*Course will be live streamed on our Facebook page. Please email dubbie@lotpnj.org to purchase a textbook to follow along. 

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Course Overview

Lesson 1: The Authentic You

Addressing Imposter Syndrome

When praised for a good deed, 70% of people admit to squirming because they feel their act lacked authenticity. In this opening session, discover a place of objective authenticity within yourself that can weather any self-doubt and help you build confidence in your genuine goodness.

Positive emotions are paramount for successful living, but genuine happiness and contentment are highly elusive. A common challenge is discomfort with our own accomplishments simply because we feel hypocritical. This lesson explores why positivity is critical, charts a path to tackling impediments to happier living, and unveils the means of embracing and effectively expressing our innate authenticity. 

Lesson 2: The Gift of the Flaw

Addressing Shame, Frustration, and Feelings of Inadequacy 

Wrestling with feelings of overwhelm, procrastination, or general not-enough-ness? This session explores the seemingly senseless feelings of inadequacy and charts a course to transform them from adversary to ally.

Self-disappointment can be debilitating: we long to view ourselves as ethical individuals but are frustrated at perpetually wrestling with character flaws such as pettiness, greed, thoughtlessness, anger, lack of integrity, or spiritual insensitivity. Reflecting on our flaws produces a destructive sense of shame and inadequacy. This lesson explains the intended role of character flaws in the human condition and explores methods of maintaining genuine optimism and positivity despite their lingering presence. 

Lesson 3: Not Guilty

Addressing Unhealthy Guilt

We all slip up at times, sometimes drastically, and it is natural and healthy to experience regret or guilt. However, if such emotions become paralyzing and distressful, they seriously impede our efforts to maintain positive and successful living. Can we focus on past actions without becoming paralyzed by bad feelings? In Lesson 3, we’ll challenge the negativity associated with regret, finding a catalyst for remarkable growth where it’s least expected.

Lesson 4: The Light in the Tunnel

Addressing Pain, Anguish, and Anxiety

Harsh reality can bring genuine suffering and sadness, swiftly deflating the most optimistic attitudes. Well-meaning reminders that time heals, or that G‑d knows what is best, do little to heal the searing pain of open wounds. An optimistic attitude is a noble goal, but the sincere, burning flames of sadness, suffering, or loss can be incredibly difficult to douse. This session embraces the validity of pain while sensitively enhancing our internal perspectives to let the sun peek through despite the reality of our suffering. Explore methods of shifting our internal perspectives to allow the sun to shine in our lives despite the stark reality of our suffering. 

Lesson 5: Satisfaction Guaranteed

Finding Happiness and Fulfillment

Things are fine—you've got what you need in health, finances, and relationships. But is “feeling fine” the same as feeling truly, energetically happy? Despite considering ourselves successful in terms of health, finances, and relationships, we sometimes fall into a funk, feeling unexplainably lackadaisical or unhappy. This lesson explores the inner workings of happiness and examines our instinctive methods of securing satisfaction. It then delivers a shift in perspective that sets a workable goal of inner contentment and fulfillment.

Lesson 6: Beyond Chemistry

Remodeling Our Approach to Love and Relationships

Without a doubt, healthy relationships are key to positive emotions, but they are so much easier said than done. Healthy relationships are critical to positive emotions, but they are highly elusive. This lesson introduces a significant shift in the way we view the foundation upon which all of our relationships are based. This new perspective empowers us to enjoy better, lasting, and more genuine relationships, even with individuals with whom we share little in common. 

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