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A year of social distancing and isolating at home has fractured our relationships and wreaked havoc on our mental health. Exacerbating the pain of the pandemic has been a level of political turmoil unprecedented in modern American history. The sudden and long-lasting trauma of the shutdown combined with our divisive political crises have profoundly damaged the personal, interpersonal, and transcendent connections we depend on to lead flourishing lives.
To restore these connections and achieve a sustainable sense of wellbeing, today's special guest Dr. David Rosmarin presents a holistic method called The Connections Paradigm. This method descends from a 3,000 year old Jewish tradition that focuses on healing three key relationships. These are the relationships between our bodies and souls, ourselves and others, and ourselves and whatever higher power we believe in.
In his book The Connections Paradigm: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Mental Health , Dr. Rosmarin describes techniques that anyone can use to heal these fractured relationships and enjoy a fully functioning life.
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, is director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He supervises the provision of spiritually integrated services in clinical programs throughout the hospital’s divisional structure, and collaborates with laboratories to study the clinical relevance of spirituality to anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use, and other disorders. Dr. Rosmarin’s clinical work and research have received media attention from ABC, NPR, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.