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Escaping Porn Addiction | Eli Nash | TEDxFortWayne
Sharing our hardships moves us through shame and into healing Eli Nash is the CEO of JEG & Sons Inc. and the Co-Founder of MicDrop. Eli founded JEG & Sons in 2006 to bring no contract and unlocked phones to US e-tailers and retailers. Under his guidance, JEG grew from a startup to over $200M in revenue, servicing retail giants such as Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and many others. In addition to his business accomplishments, Eli has taken active role in the non-profit world - sitting on the Board of Lamplighters Yeshivah (a Jewish Day school), JCW (a leading organization in the fight against child sexual abuse) and in an advisory role with Urban Promise Miami (an after-school program servicing little Havana). As Eli held the details of his own abuse secret for many years, he is now passionate about empowering others to speak up and to use their voice to be an agent of change in their communities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Must Diet
Whether you're shidduch dating or married, a young girl trying to eat a sweet or a woman trying to fit into a dress, the community constantly examines you to make sure it fits into their idea of what a female body should look like. Has it always been like this? More importantly, what's the alternative? How can the Jewish community support the development of strong, confident, and intuitive girls and women today? Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Sara, Founder of Fit Jewess, is a fitness coach with the mission of connecting Jewish women worldwide and fostering a community united through fitness. Born and raised in the Orthodox community, Sara instantly knew that was the market she wanted to work with, where she could bring her knowledge and experience of functional fitness and Judaism together. Sara takes a body positive, weight-neutral approach to health and this is apparent in her training style. She encourages her clients to see exercise as a way to become empowered and feel more confident by increasing energy, gaining strength and discovering how amazingly capable their bodies are. Tzivie Pill is a certified Eating Psychology Coach pursuing her MSW at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Her work focuses on helping women in the Orthodox Jewish community address disordered eating and negative body image, and develop healthier relationships with food and body through intuitive eating and weight-neutral approaches to health and wellness. Tzivie's articles have appeared on Kveller, Fatitude, and in The Jewish Home, and you can follow her on Instagram at nourish_keit. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Shlomo, and daughters, Arial and Minnie.
Talking to your kids about sex and sexuality
From my Instagram LIVE. Empowering your children with knowledge and fostering connection and communication. See below for book recommendations with links. Start with body awareness and labeling body parts (anatomically correct) in toddlerhood. Teach body safety early! Puberty talks when you notice body changes or that their peers may be starting to go through it. Sex talk when you think they are likely to hear about it at school, on the bus. Watch my video to know the signs. Much more covered in my talk. Take a listen and share. A great shiur by Rabbi Yitzchak Shechter on the torah view of these sensitive talks: https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/814882/dr-yitzchak-schechter-mrs-shoshana-schechter/having-the-talk-parenting-parsha-and-sensitive-topics/#.XE86Kk1irCI.gmail Links for my book recommendations: *American Girl: The care and keeping of you https://www.amazon.com/dp/1609580834/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d *What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: Revised Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1557047650/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_s75vCbZQZEDY9 *What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: Revised Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1557047642/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_gbGwCbQM9GV0S *Good pictures, Bad pictures https://www.amazon.com/Good-Pictures-Bad-Porn-Proofing-Todays/dp/0997318732/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547661289&sr=8-1&keywords=good+pictures+bad+pictures *Amazing You https://www.amazon.com/dp/0142410586/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d *Let's stay safe https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Stay-Safe-Bracha-Goetz/dp/1422611108/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547661321&sr=8-1&keywords=lets+stay+safe *Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683370260/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d *Boys Body Book https://www.amazon.com/Boys-Body-Book-Everything-Growing/dp/1604337133/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1547661360&sr=8-2&keywords=boys+body+book *Talking About Personal Privacy https://www.amazon.com/Talking-About-Personal-Privacy-Bracha/dp/1680250744/ref=dp_ob_title_bk *I said No: A kid to kid guide to keeping private parts private https://www.amazon.com/Said-Guide-Keeping-Private-Parts/dp/1878076493/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1547661391&sr=8-2&keywords=no+means+no
Malky Makes Movies | BK Stories
Filmmaker Malky Weingarten makes movies for and starring women in the Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish community. Often not represented in film and media, Malky believes she should see her community's stories on the big screen. This segment originally appeared in Going In with Brian Vines. Watch the full episode on Niche Media: https://youtu.be/ycmu2SJKSJU #BKStories #GoingINBK #MalkyWeingarten -- This video is from BRIC TV— the first 24/7 television channel created by, for, and about Brooklyn. It is the borough's source for local news, Brooklyn culture, civic affairs, music, arts, sports, and technology. BRIC TV features programming produced and curated by BRIC, an arts and media nonprofit located in Downtown Brooklyn, NYC. Watch more Brooklyn-centric content from BRIC TV: 112BK: http://bit.ly/2FE17yY BHeard: http://bit.ly/2Hw9Gws Going In With Brian Vines: http://bit.ly/2CVnM7K B-Side: http://bit.ly/2Iqzzz6 Check out more from BRIC: https://www.youtube.com/c/BRICartsmedia Connect with us: https://www.facebook.com/BRICTV/ http://Twitter.com/BRICTV http://Instagram.com/BRICTV http://BRICartsmedia.org/BRICTV
Beny Schonfeld - The Blessings of Porn Addiction
Beny discusses what few are willing to talk about: porn and the addiction to it. Beny grew up in a world very different than the world we live in today. Viewing porn required a lot more of an effort than it does today. Nevertheless, at the ripe old age of 11, Beny was introduced to pornography by a childhood friend. Over the next several years, additional experiences with sex and porn left Beny with a template of sexuality that is very different than the one he hopes to give to his own children. Eventually, Beny developed an addiction to porn that nearly consumed his life but luckily, he asked for help and was introduced to a world of healing and understanding that has brought Beny many unexpected gifts and blessings. In this talk, Beny shares these with us. Be prepared for a conversation around sex and pornography that is very different from what we’ve become accustomed to. ———— Follow Beny on Instagram: https://instagram.com/benyschon Subscribe to our MicDrop channel for more great stories. Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/micdrop_us Follow us on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/MicDropwithRoshLowe/ Check out our website: https://micdrop.one
People often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limits. Can you say NO and still be loving and kind? YES! By establishing boundaries in your relationships you bring new happiness and health to all your interactions. This talk is all about boundaries. How to set them, why you need to set them, with who, how to deal when they are disrespected and more. Watch and share! **Must listen to this talk by Rabbi Shay Schachter on chessed (acts of kindness) and BOUNDARIES. http://www.yiwoodmere.org/shiurim.html?page=lecture&shiurID=917769&teacherFullName=Rabbi-Shay-Schachter&shiurTitle=Creating-Open-Homes-of-Chessed-With-Appropriate-Boundaries
Mental Health in the Jewish Community
Why be so extreme?
Twisted Parenting is a method developed by Avi Fishoff to guide parents of children in "Stage 4" crisis. Lessons should not be applied across the board or without proper hadracha. Avi personally trains and guides parents from all over the world in his Crisis Center. All parents must have their own Daas Torah involved to pasken any shailos that arise. Avi has many haskamos of leading Rabbanim. All services are free of charge.
Breaking Stigmas About Dating & Mental Health with Dr. David Rosmarin PhD
A very powerful and uplifting live with David Rosmarin! A MUST WATCH for anyone involved in the dating scene on any level. Aired on August 12th, 2019. Dr. Rosmarin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the McLean Hospital Spirituality & Mental Health Program. He is also Founder/Director of the Center for Anxiety which has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Rockland County. Dr. Rosmarin’s research and innovative clinical approaches have received media attention from ABC, NPR, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. To learn more about Dr. Rosmarin visit: https://www.mcleanhospital.org/biography/david-h-rosmarin http://www.centerforanxiety.org/staff/david-h-rosmarin-phd-abpp/ https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/rshm/people/david-h-rosmarin-phd Project Proactive is a grassroots volunteer initiative to build community, raise awareness, normalize the conversation, and break stigmas surrounding all things mental health. In order to further these goals, @project_proactive hosts weekly live interviews on Instagram with various mental health professionals, organizations, and people who have important stories to tell. Follow us on Instagram to find out about upcoming topics or to get more involved. You can also find more resources on our website, www.jproactive.com
Understanding Sexual Addictions and Moral Incongruence with Yankie Greenberger, LCSW
Because Sex & Pornography addiction is highly stigmatized and not regularly spoken about in many faith based communities, we are often left without the proper education about what addiction really means. What is the difference between curiosity / normal exploratory behaviors and addiction? How does shame contribute to this problem? What can we do as a community to support this common challenge? This #mentalhealthmonday (originally aired on January 13th, 2020) Yankie Greenberger, LCSW discussed the roles of pornography use and sexual addiction as it relates to religiousness and moral incongruence. Yankie is an expert Trauma and Addiction therapist as well as one of the premier adolescent therapists in Chicago's Jewish community. He has served as the clinical director of two community organizations which has collectively impacted well over a thousand individuals and families. In recent years, he has focused his clinical work specifically on trauma utilizing EMDR, Attachment-Focused EMDR, and related approaches. He has also completed the intensive Certified Sex Addiction Therapist training through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Project Proactive is a nonprofit organization that works to educate the community, raise awareness, normalize the conversation, and break stigmas surrounding all things mental health. In order to further these goals, @project_proactive hosts weekly live interviews on Instagram with various mental health professionals, organizations, and people who have important stories to tell. Follow us on Instagram to find out about upcoming topics or to get more involved. You can also find more resources on our website, www.jproactive.com.
Celebrating 7 Years Sober with Coach Moishe
Coach Moishe Chanin embodies a rich depth of understanding and authenticity, helping support others on their recovery journeys by sharing his own story and experiences. This incredibly inspiring live interview took place a day before the 7th anniversary of Moishe's sobriety. It was our honor to celebrate with him! It was mind-blowingly heartwarming and empowering. A MUST WATCH! Moishe is an ICF Certified PCC, and a trained and certified Addiction Recovery Coach. He is an important part of the Neshamos.org team and makes a huge impact on whoever has the good fortune to communicate with him. A big thank you to Eli Nash from Mic Drop for introducing us! Project Proactive is a grassroots volunteer initiative to build community, raise awareness, educate, normalize the conversation, and break stigmas surrounding all things mental health. In order to further these goals, @project_proactive hosts weekly live interviews on Instagram with various mental health professionals, organizations, and people who have important stories to tell. Follow us on Instagram to find out about upcoming topics or to get more involved. You can also find more resources on our website, www.jproactive.com
Creative Expression: Indulgence or necessity? with Sarah Dukes, LMHC
How does Sarah Dukes have time to raise 6 children, actively participate in community events, practice as a psychotherapist, while also finding time to compose award winning music? That's a great question! Find out by watching this recording of our #Mentalhealthmonday Live with award winning composer and psychotherapist, Sarah Dukes @sarahdukesmusic on Instagram. Check her out on Spotify! Aired on May 20th, 2019. Project Proactive is a grassroots volunteer initiative to build community, raise awareness, normalize the conversation, and break stigmas surrounding all things mental health. In order to further these goals, @project_proactive hosts weekly live interviews on Instagram with various mental health professionals, organizations, and people who have important stories to tell. Follow us on Instagram to find out about upcoming topics or to get more involved. You can also find more resources on our website, www.jproactive.com
Boundaries & Honoring Our parents with Esther Schwarz LSW, MSW and Rabbi Shais Taub
Esther Schwarz LSW, MSW and Rabbi Shais Taub went live in Instagram together to discuss a very misunderstood and highly sensitive topic, "What does Honoring your Parents Really Mean?" In the Jewish Community, halacha (code of law) can be interpreted in so many ways and if not looked at by the right person and with the right lens can be "misdiagnosed". Rabbis, like Doctors, have specialties. They also cannot give proper advice without knowing the full picture and often knowing family background is crucial to paskening (giving direction on the law). Knowing how to ask the question is also really important. Honoring parents is considered one of the hardest mitzvot in the Torah and often has mental health implications attached to it. Kibud Av V'Eim is easily misinterpreted as "listening to your parents". That is NOT what it means. Knowing what your obligations REALLY are is the key to success. Watch this video to find out more. Rabbi Shais Taub is a noted speaker, author, and columnist, who serves as scholar-in-residence of Chabad of the Five Towns. His talks and classes may be seen on www.SoulWords.org . Esther Schwarz is a Holistic & Spiritual Psychotherapist focusing on Inner Child work and utilizing Trauma Informed Therapy and Narrative & Somatic therapy. Her practice is in Toms River, NJ and she is available for speaking engagements. Project Proactive was honored to be asked to record this live. Thanks Esther for your continued partnership!
Dr. Norman Blumenthal lecture presented by OHEL and Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto
Norman Blumenthal, PhD, the Zachter Family Chair in Trauma and Crisis Counseling at OHEL, and Director of the OHEL Miriam Center for Trauma, Bereavement and Crisis Response, has over 20 years of experience in the field of loss and bereavement. Dr. Blumenthal is Director of Group Psychotherapy Training for Psychiatry Residents and Psychology Interns at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, and Educational Director of the counseling training program for prospective clergy at Yeshiva University. In addition, he is consultant to the TOVA mentoring program in Long Island, and Founder and Chairman of the Board of Education of CAHAL, a partnership of schools providing special education services. Dr. Blumenthal maintains a private practice for children, adolescents and adults. OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services is the most trusted haven of safety and support, providing services that help build lives, and strengthen families, homes and communities to face social, developmental and emotional challenges. Opening in 1969, OHEL is celebrating its 50th Anniversary - as OHEL continues to launch new services that uplift our community, which address the ever-increasing diversity of needs of the most vulnerable and individual and families facing every day challenges.
How the Layers Project Started with Shira Lankin Sheps, MSW
In this Mental health Monday Live on July 8th, 2019 Shira shares her personal story of coping with chronic pain, her journey to recovery, and how the Layers Project came to be. The Layers Project Magazine is an online media source for in-depth insights into the lives of Jewish women. We seek to combat the removal of images of women from Jewish media and hope to continue sharing in the challenges and triumphs of being a Jewish woman. To find out more about The Layers Project visit https://thelayersprojectmagazine.com Project Proactive is a grassroots volunteer initiative to build community, raise awareness, normalize the conversation, and break stigmas surrounding all things mental health. In order to further these goals, @project_proactive hosts weekly live interviews on Instagram with various mental health professionals, organizations, and people who have important stories to tell. Follow us on Instagram to find out about upcoming topics or to get more involved. You can also find more resources on our website, www.jproactive.com