A comment made by a couple as they settled in on the couch in my office prompted me to write the next few lines. “It feels like we are coming to see our shrink,” they said with a chuckle. Their reference to therapy and psychology got me thinking in those terms about our Jewish experiences.
When it comes to psychological counselling, there are generally two schools of thought. One focuses on behaviour and the other on the cognitive. Behavioural therapy is built on the premise that the way we act and feel is based on learned behaviour. This therapy is about getting a person to realize that changing their behaviour will lead to changes in how they feel and how they react to the world around them. [Read more…]