Kabbalah and Depth Psychology:

Unlocking Ancient Wisdom for Transformation 

Israel: Tel Aviv, Tzfat and Jerusalem

June 9-17, 2019 

 24 CE Credits

Kabbalah: a mystical tradition and ancient system of psycho-spiritual development.

Kabbalistic psychology can change your life! Just as we have physical DNA, we also have spiritual DNA. Transformation and re-routing negative patterns can be yours through the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah.

In this course, we will discover the 4,000-year-old teachings of Kabbalah through both experiential and theoretical learning. The basis of our study is derived from archetypal dimensions of stories. Our journey will uncover and develop the philosophical and psychological significance of Kabbalistic symbols and ideas in human nature.  

Together we will come to understand theory and techniques of attaining a higher level of being, all the while unlocking the keys to transformation in ancient Israeli cities. We will be learning first hand in the cities where Kabbalistic philosophy, poetry, and art continue to flourish.  

The symbolism and practices of modern day Kabbalists pertains to the restoration of the ego-self. In fact, Kabbalah and Jungian analysis are parallel traditions. Throughout this course we will draw from dream imagery and active imagination for the purpose of illustrating how depth psychology is an extension of Kabbalah's ancient teachings.

James Hillman utilizes a contemporary vision of the Kabbalah. In seeing myth and poetry in all aspects of the world, one can, in Kabbalistic terms, draw out the spiritual significance of even the most mundane events. For Hillman, in interpreting the Kabbalah, the world can be understood and experienced from a variety of perspectives.  

Spirit, psyche, and divine presence are everywhere and with the right tools, we can deepen our unique conceptions of creativity, wisdom, and balance. Through Kabbalistic psychology we are taught to pay closer attention to our actions, emotions, intellect and spirit. This includes not only the unconscious workings but aligning the physical being with our inner strengthens and spirituality through yoga and meditation.  

On this Mind Body Passport course, we will be studying Kabbalah, practicing yoga and meditation, and will tie all three together with our social dreaming matrix. Join us for a unique educational and transformational experience this June in Israel.  

Who is this course for?  

• World and life learners, psychotherapists, mental health professionals and those with an interest in unlocking the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah.

What will you gain by attending?  

• Discuss and identify archetypal dimensions of Biblical stories and learn to use them as models of psychological growth  

• Discuss the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and learn to work more effectively at that intersection and apply psychological interpretations of Kabbalistic teachings including the ten “sephirot” spiritual qualities  

• Identify a Kabbalistic model of four levels of consciousness, and apply it in psychotherapy  

• Define a ten-step model of positive inner qualities, and learn to use it as a reframing tool  

• Apply Kabbalistic models of the infinity of consciousness and discuss how they intersect with the psychological models in modern psychotherapy.  

• Discuss Kabbalah: history and basic theory  

• Discuss Special qualities of wisdom, balance, and creativity and the nature of the human mind, drawing on both psychological literature and ancient mystical texts.  

• Discuss how ancient mystical practices and modern science may intersect and each make a unique and complementary contribution to our understanding of the world , and psychotherapy.  

• Apply and utilize ancient transformation practices in presentations with experiential exercises and discussion.  

Lecturers:

Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan

Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan is a Rabbi, author, and lecturer. Weaving a tapestry of ideas, insights, and voices, she brings existential, psychological, philosophical, and religious questions to life. 

Professionally, she brings her gifts to the training of liberal clergy. She serves as Director of Inter-Religious Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology, and as a core faculty member at ALEPH Ordination Programs.  

She has been honoured by her past employers with the titles Rabbi Emerita of Or Shalom Synagogue and Professor Emerita of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte.  

She received many teaching awards, including the Carnegie Foundation’s prestigious U.S. Professor of the Year Award.  

She has studied philosophy, education, Jewish studies, spiritual direction, depth psychology, and Ayurvedic yoga. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education (Claremont Graduate University, 1991), Rabbinic Ordination (ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal, 2005), and a Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction (Vancouver School of Theology, 2010).  


Dr. Leslee Brown

Dr. Brown is President and Director of Mind Body Passport Inc. designing and leading international trips for adult professionals, offering continuing education credits worldwide.  

Dr. Brown's interests are multi-faceted, engaging topics of psychology, culture, art, psychoanalysis and social dreaming. She is passionate about weaving many disciplines and interests together and creating an atmosphere of growth and learning. Travel opens ones mind and creates change bringing new pwerspectives on living life.

She also served as The Director of International Seminars and Gastprofessor at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna.  

International psychology and developing “psychologists without borders” has become her focus.  

Dr. Brown has been in private practice for over twenty years, has been a research psychologist for The Neurologic Institute and has served on faculty at UCLA Medical School teaching psychology and rapport building techniques to medical students. 

Dr. Brown was also assistant professor at The Chicago School and Director of Centers for International Studies.  

The last article written about Dr. Brown’s work said she is a, ”Visionary, Study Abroad Goddess, Ashtangi apprentice and Doctor of Psychology”.

Itinerary

Sunday, June 9: Tel Aviv - Arrivals to Tel Aviv, meet-and-greet, introductions to the group, review goals for the overall experience, explore history and culture of the city - 8 p.m. Group dinner 

Monday, June 10: Tel Aviv - 7 a.m. Breakfast - 8-9 a.m. Social Dreaming Group - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Kabbalah and Depth Psychology Seminar - 12 p.m. Shouk HaCarmel - Lunch (not included) - Free time - 6-7:30 p.m. Kabbalah yoga and meditation on the beach - 7:30 p.m. Dinner (not included) 

Tuesday, June 11: Tel Aviv and Tzfat - 7 a.m. Breakfast - 8-9 a.m. Social Dreaming Group - 9-10:30 a.m. Kabbalah Seminar - 10:30 a.m. Check out of hotel (you may store your bags with hotel until our 3 p.m.), departure - 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free time/lunch on your own, and/or Arts & Crafts Fair - 3:00 p.m. Private chartered bus leaves for Tzfat - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lecture/discussion on the bus - Tiberias: Walk along the Boardwalk an exploring this ancient spiritual place - Witness or participate in a baptism in The Jordan River (not included) - A drink or snack along The Jordan River (not included) - 6:00 p.m. Check into our hotel in Tzfat - 7:30 p.m. Dinner (not included) - 9:30-10:30 p.m. Kabbalah yoga and meditation under the stars

Wednesday, June 12: Tzfat - 7 a.m. Breakfast - 8-9 a.m. Social Dreaming Group - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Kabbalah Seminar, Kabbalah meditation and yoga - 1-2 p.m. Lunch (not included) - 2-4 p.m Insider’s tour of Tzfat - 4-7 p.m. Optional photo tour or free time - 7 p.m. Free time/dinner on your own 

Thursday, June 13: Tzfat - 7 a.m. Breakfast - 8-9 a.m. Social Dreaming Group - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Kabbalah Seminar - 1-2 p.m. Lunch (not included) - 2 p.m. Hear a special presentation on the Mystical Aspect of Hebrew Letters. In the Personal Kabbalistic Codes, you will find the exact place your name is encoded in the Torah - 6 p.m. Kabbalah meditation and yoga: Movements for Healing and Renewal - 7 p.m. Free time/dinner on your own - 9 p.m. Kabblah Art or Artisitic Workshop (optional) 

Friday, June 14: Tzfat and Jerusalem - 7 a.m. Breakfast - 8-9 a.m. Social Dreaming Group - 9-11 a.m. Check out of hotel, free time - 11a.m.-1 p.m. Bus ride to Jerusalem. While on bus: Kabbalah Seminar/discussion - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (not included) - 3:00 p.m. Check into Jerusalem hotel - 4 p.m. Cultural experience walking tour along the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, welcoming the Sabbath at the Western Wall - 8:30 p.m. Shabbat dinner with a family at their home in Jerusalem  

Saturday, June 15: Jerusalem - 7 a.m. Breakfast - 8-9 a.m. Social Dreaming Group - 9 a.m. Dead Sea Day Trip (optional) or free time to explore Jerusalem - 4 p.m. return to Jerusalem - 9 p.m. Night Spectacular at Tower Of David. Sound and Light at the Citadel  

Sunday, June 16: Jerusalem - 7 a.m. Breakfast - 8-9 a.m. Social Dreaming - 9 a.m. Western Wall Tunnel Tour - Private Western Wall experience - 5 p.m. FINAL DINNER: A Cooking workshop at the Machane Yehuda Market - ends with a meal!

Monday, June 17: Jerusalem/departures - 7a.m. Breakfast - Departures for those of you heading back home. 

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of program director. 

Where we stay:

Tel Aviv:

Tzfat:

Jerusalem:

COST The cost includes all seminars, all cultural visit to museums and historic sites, lodging in modern beach-side hotel in Tel Aviv, lodging in ancient mystical Tzfat in centuries old restored stone house, lodging in the old city in Jerusalem in an oasis in the middle of the old walled city (shared rooms, single supplement available upon request), seminars, all breakfasts, three dinners per itinerary, on ground transportation per itinerary, all cultural excursions per itinerary.  

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Continuing Education Credits Mind Body Passport is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Mind Body Passport maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Mind Body Passport Inc. is also recognized as a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider. Certificate awarded upon successful completion.  

CE credits not given for excursions, outside activities, yoga and/or meditation