6/1/2014   I just had an article on Happiness published on Your Tango. You can read it at http://www.yourtango.com/experts/dr-yaacov-kravitz/5-ways-be-happy-even-when-you-might-be-sad

Please comment and Like It on Facebook.


It has been quite a while since a started a new mindfulness class so I am truly excited to have just posted the information about my next 4 session mindfulness class on the Mindfulness Based Practices page.


For people who are thinking about entering a psycho-therapeutic relationship for the first time there are undoubtedly some hard questions you are asking. Does this work? Is it worth the time, energy and financial cost?

The short answer is definitely ‘yes’ to all of the above. There is a large body of research that demonstrates that psychotherapy is effective in helping reduce depression, and  anxiety and relieving emotional suffering in general.  The mindfulness approaches which I use in my practice can help prevent relapse for those who have recurrent depression. Mindfulness is also a great way to increase your psychological flexibility.

My colleague Pauline Wallen has written a brief article about some of the other benefits of -therapy. You can see her comments here.

Welcome to my web site. I will be blogging about new programs and general news related to psychology and mental health. From time to time I will also share reflections and contemplations on topics related to mindfulness. Your questions and comments are welcome on this page.

Please be aware that all posts to this blog-website are public. Please DO NOT post personal or private information.

Dr. Yaacov J. Kravitz


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  1. Timothy Hall says:

    Dear Dr. Kravitz,
    I read your article on 5 Ways to be Happy Even If You’re Sad, and I truly enjoy your mindfulness approach to therapy. I researched your practice a little and see that you draw your teachings from Kabbalah. I was very drawn to Kabbalah a few years back after reading The Red String, so I feel fortunate to have found you. The paths that continue to intersect every day and every year are indeed mystical, for lack of a better word. I’d love to learn more about your practice, both as a Rabbi and as a psychiatrist.

    • drk says:

      Hi Tim
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, I draw inspiration from Kabbalah and other spiritual traditions. As a psychologist (not psychiatrist) I rely on the cognitive behavioral tradition, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I love ACT because it integrates mindfulness, values and behavioral interventions.

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