Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Psychotherapist Ira Israel is the best-selling author of “How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re and Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening,” which is endorsed by Sting, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Jack Kornfield, Shauna Shapiro, Warren Farrell, Katherine Woodward Thomas, Jai Uttal, Joanne Cacciatore, Lorin Roche, Fred Luskin and many many others. Ira teaches “Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga” workshops at Esalen and Kripalu and has written over 300 articles on psychology, philosophy, Buddhism, yoga, film, art, music & literature for The Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Mind Body Green, Thrive Global, Medium and many other websites. Ira is also the producer, writer and actor of the best-selling DVD series “A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness,” “A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation,” “Mindfulness for Depression,” “Mindfulness for Anxiety,” and “Yoga for Depression and Anxiety.” He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
All of us get triggered. And sometimes it seems as if the people closest to us are the ones that trigger us the most. Why is that? Unless we can figure out how those triggers were originally installed, we could be sabotaging our adult relationships by becoming dysregulated. Attachment Theory lends some general insights into our “way of being in the world” and the things that make us feel unsafe. Do we believe that the world is a safe and abundant place? Or are we suspicious that people will take advantage of us and we must be defensive? Based on his best-selling book “How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening,” Psychotherapist Ira Israel will discuss how we can recognize and overcome the long-ingrained fears that are hindering us from getting the authentic love that we crave today.
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