EPISODE #71 - Before we begin, we want to tell you about about a brand new way to build connection, personal growth, and modern spirituality into your life. Starting in May, Yes Collective is launching brand new 4-week, live online workshops called Studio Circles. Each Circle focuses on cutting-edge, transformational practices and ideas that help you connect to others more authentically, grow personally and professionally, and tap into profound moments of spirituality in your daily life.
These four-week, live workshops are led by the top psychologists, therapists, and coaches, some of whom you’ve heard on this podcast. To join, all you need to do is become a member of Yes Collective by going to https://home.yescollective.app/. If you’re already a member, then you can join right here: https://home.yescollective.app/spaces/11007464/content.
Our first Studio Circle, starting on May 8th, is on learning the skills of authentic relating and circling to create deep, meaningful relationships. I’ll be leading it with the help of licensed clinical psychologist, Alicia Wuth. Sign up today for full access to Yes Collective and join us in May!
Ok, on to the podcast! So, we’ve been wanting to have more conversations around modern spirituality. And Last November we spent the whole month talking about the power of spirituality but we don’t just want to relegate it to one month. So, we reached out to licensed clinical psychologist, Jordana Jacobs to talk about modern spirituality in a therapeutic context.
Jordana currently practices in New York City and has years of experience treating patients there. She completed her predoctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University. She also trained at various other major hospitals, including Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, gaining experience working with a diverse range of patients, including people diagnosed with terminal illness, substance users, and emerging adults.
Although she considers herself a generalist, she writes, speaks, and leads retreats on the relationships between love and death, which was the primary focus of her dissertation.
Her aim is to help people accept inevitable mortality, so that they may live and love more fully. Learn more about Jordana's work here: https://www.drjordanajacobs.com/
In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of modern spirituality, how Jordana came to recognize spirituality in her own life as well as her professional practice, how love and death are cornerstones of any spiritual practice, and how she helps her patients get closer to their own spirituality. So, without any further ado, I’m thrilled to present the wise and wonderful Jordana Jacobs.
Yes Collective is co-hosted by Justin Wilford, PhD and Jenny Walters, LMFT.
Justin Wilford, PhD, is a co-founder of Yes Collective, an educator, a writer, an Internal Family Systems practitioner, and a conscious dance DJ. He earned doctorates from UCLA (cultural geography) and UC Irvine (public health), and specializes in translating complex, scientific ideas into actionable programs for mental and emotional health.
Jenny Walters, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist and senior expert contributor to the Yes Collective. She is a graduate of the a href="https://www.pacifica.edu/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...