The Corona Times

Dr. Alan Flashman

Getting Through the Doldrums

I hope that the people who need face to face treatment have returned to treatment. Let me again emphasize that if you cannot find some way to create flexibility for

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Responding to Human Behavior

Perhaps the first move we make towards becoming therapists is when we relinquish our expectations about how people SHOULD behave and learn to accept and understand how people DO behave.

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Yisroel in the (Viral) World

The Pesikta deRav Kahana that we have been following commences with the general lesson that when Yisroel rejoices there is healing for all mankind. When Sarah gave birth to Yitschok,

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Light is a Mutual Affair

Moving along with the Peskita deRav Kahana, we are encouraged that after we recover from our own pain and are comforted, it is time to get back to work. In

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Transformations

We have commenced our clinical program and welcomed a new group of trainees. It is time to reflect upon the ways in which our work has been transformed. I am following

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Dr. Alan Flashman

A Time of Many Times

When we read the third chapter of Koheles, we are brought to a profound understanding of the human experience of time. Time is temporary, no time lasts. When we are

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Time to Part

Many of our clinic staff and trainees will be making decisions about ending treatments. For some it will be a first experience with “termination” – I prefer “parting.” Now is a

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Prolonged Uncertainty

The clinic has been open for a week. Some clients and therapists met there. Our staff – Rivkah, Naama, Chavi and Deena were exceedingly successful in creating a safe and

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Moving Together

We are entering a new phase, a challenging but hopefully a rewarding one. We will be paying careful attention to small behaviors that are usually taken for granted. No big

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Dr. Alan Flashman

A “New Normal”?

The most striking ecological effect of the Corona crisis created is clean air. We are now forced to contemplate whether we want to return to the “old” normal of pollution.

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Dr. Alan Flashman

A Time to Collect and Reflect

Our clients have all passed through an unusual and unanticipated period. While we are thankful that this period has not been characterized by extensive mortality in Israel, this has not

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Crisis and Violence

As the closure wears on, the collective nerves of many families will be increasingly frayed. Part of our role as therapists is to approach the possibility that there may be

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Viral Time

Time has brought order into space since Creation. We mark time three times daily, every week, every month, several times a year and now during Sefirah every day. Marking time

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Chag of Presence

Ever since Rashi preferred to translate Pesach as Passover (Parshas Bo, Revii), nearly a millennium ago, Ashkenazi Jews have assumed that that was the only meaning for the name of the

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Remote Therapy

Let’s try to describe how a remote (skype, zoom, whatever) session differs from a regular session. You see much less body language The normal on and off of face to

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Dr. Alan Flashman

Opening What Should Be Closed

The corona crisis has closed what should be open and opened what should be closed. A healthy family is an open system with vibrant intercommunications with society. In order to

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