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A deeply affirming exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown--with meditations and exercises that can help transform the fear and uncertainty of "not knowing" into a sense of openness, curiosity, and bravery. For most of us the unknown is both friend and foe. At times it can be a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty, and at other times it can be a starting point for transformation, creativity, and growth. The unknown is a deep current that runs throughout all religions and mystical traditions, and it is also the nexus of contemporary psychotherapeutic thought and practice and a key element in all personal growth and healing. In The Wisdom of Not Knowing, psychotherapist Estelle Frankel shows us that our psychological, emotional, and spiritual health is radically influenced by how comfortable we are at navigating the unknown and uncertain dimensions of our lives.



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Estelle Frankel

ESTELLE FRANKEL (1953-present) grew up in the SF Bay Area and moved to Israel in 1970, where she spent 8 years studying and, eventually, teaching Jewish mysticism and meditation. She returned to the States in 1978 to attend graduate school in psychology and became licensed as a marriage, family, and child therapist. Estelle continues to teach Jewish mysticism and works as a psychotherapist and spiritual advisor in private practice, blending depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of Kabbalah.

Estelle is currently on the teaching faculty of Chochmat HaLev and Lehrhaus Judaica in Berkeley, Ca. She is a popular public speaker who has been hosted by many institutions including: Starr King School of Religion at GTU, the Cape Cod Institute, Sophia Center Holy Names College, American Jewish University, Academy of Jewish Religion, Naropa's Wisdom University, Sophia University, New York Open Center, and the 92nd St. Y in NYC. Estelle offers continuing education for therapists on "Kabbalah as Sacred Psychology" and "Musar, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology" and is frequently invited to serve as a scholar-in-residence at religious and educational institutions. She is the author of two books: Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness and The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty.

(Additional information about Estelle Frankel, her counseling practice and teaching schedule can be found at www.estellefrankel.com and www.sacredtherapy.com)



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