Upcoming Events

Writing Our Stories

Please join me on September 29th from 10AM to 3PM at the Tabor Center in Oceanside for “Writing Our Stories,” a one-day workshop that invites you to connect with and explore the stories of your life, and leave with a rich experience of the tales that shape your life

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Lunch will be included.


Keeping Our Mothers Alive: A Writing Workshop

Please join me and Laura Zinn Fromm on October 22 at the Manhattan JCC, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, for “Keeping Our Mothers Alive: A Writing Workshop.”

Who else is loved so deeply and blamed so intensely as one’s mother? Whether your mother is dead or alive, the stories you tell about her have a profound impact on how you live your live life.  Most mothers are neither “Perfect”  nor are they “Mommy Dearest.” These images devalue the complexity of the mothers we have, had and are. In this writing workshop you will be guided through  a series of exercises that help you see the complexity of your mother-story.

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Writing Our Mothers: The Healing Power of Storytelling

Every mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother, and every woman extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter. -C.G. Jung

Psychologist Judith Ruskay Rabinor and book-doctor/author Esther Cohen invite you to join them in a writing workshop exploring the complexity of mothering and motherhood. Through a series of meditative writing exercises, participants will have the opportunity to explore and expand their own complex experience as daughters, mothers and or women. Whether you are a mother or a daughter, this workshop aims to help you connect with and deepen your central experiences. Come alone or bring your mother or your daughter.
Thursday, May 10th from 2PM-5PM
Location: Marlene Meyerson JCC; 344 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th st.), New York, NY

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Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, consultant and psychotherapist with offices in New York City and Lido Beach, Long Island. A longtime expert in treating eating and body image disorders (since the mid 1970’s), Judy also specializes in working with divorcing families. Currently, she is coaching individuals and groups as a writing consultant.

Her private practice is devoted to working with individuals, groups and families as well as conducting consultation/study groups for mental health professionals. Her two seemingly different specialties are seamlessly woven together by her commitment to the power of relationship to heal.

“People come to my office when they have run out of steam and feel lost,” she says. Whether working with troubled couples and families or dealing with bulimia or binge eating, her goal is to help help people develop relationships with themselves and others which bring meaning, vitality and aliveness into their lives.

She is the author dozens of articles, chapters and two books, A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing in Psychotherapy (Gurze Books, 2002) and Befriending Your Ex After Divorce: Making Life Better for You Your Kids and Yes Your Ex (New Harbinger Publications, 2013). She is currently writing a memoir, Heirlooms.

She blogs for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, is a consultant to The Renfrew Center Foundation, a supervisor at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia and a sought after presenter, workshop leader and media expert.  Judy is currently working on a book on mothers and daughters.

With a long time interest in the mother daughter relationship, Judy is completing a memoir about her mother. Watch Dr. Rabinor discuss these relationships on the Sally Jessy Raphael show.

Judy’s Latest Podcast: Love Your Kids More than you Hate Your Ex!


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