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Dr. Dina Wyshogrod is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders and the Founding Director of MBSR-ISRAEL, the Israeli Center for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. On this podcast, she shares her journey into the method of MBSR, which she decided to bring to Israel – her adoptive homeland – as her own Zionist contribution.
“I teach people how to live more fully in the moment,” she explains. “Most of our stress comes not so much from the experiences we’re having at the moment but our perceptions of those experiences No matter what’s happening to us, the moment is the safest place to be.”
Dr. Wyshogrod also explains how she ended up taking Israelis on trips to India, and talks about the process that led her to write a memoir of her mother’s experiences in the Holocaust, Hiding Places: A Mother, a Daughter, an Uncovered Life (SUNY Press, 2012).