CLINTON TWP., NJ— This Tuesday, Rabbi Eli Kornfeld of Chabad of Hunterdon will offer Worrier to Warrior, a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity.
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 PM, participants in the course will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that prevent us from achieving a more positive outlook — guilt, shame, and fear of inauthenticity — in light of the notion that a purposeful life provides the key to well-being.
“Everyone faces challenges in life, whether physical, professional, familial, social or otherwise,” Rabbi Eli of Chabad, told Tapinto Flemington. “How we deal with these issues is crucial for our ability to achieve lasting satisfaction in life. By finding meaning in personal troubles — seeing them as opportunities — we come to accept ourselves and are emboldened in finding the path forward.”
Worrier to Warrior combines positive psychology with Jewish wisdom to explore questions such as: Is there a meaning to life that makes even our difficulties meaningful? Am I just what happens to me or do I have a deeper core? How can I get off the “Hedonic Treadmill,” the sense that even life’s successes ring hollow?
Worrier to Warrior is accredited in NJ, PA and NY for mental health professionals seeking to fulfill their continuing education requirements (CEU).
Like all Chabad programs, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All Chabad courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.
The course will take place at the new Chabad location for all of Chabad of Hunterdon programs and services in the Country Square Plaza Mall, 56 Payne Rd. here, right across from the construction of the New Telyas Chabad Jewish Center.
Interested students may call 908-238-9002 or visit www.jewishhunterdon.com for registration and for other course-related information.