Self-Transformation East and West

Experiential and Discussion Group with Dr. Jeffrey Rubin
6 weeks  – dates TBA

(participation in all sessions is preferred)
To inquire about next set of dates, please contact Dr. Rubin at
To Register for this training, please complete the Registration form


Have you ever wondered why your best efforts to change have been difficult? Have you ever longed to live a life of greater awareness, authenticity, and interpersonal sensitivity?

In this 6 week group, we will draw on the wisdom of western psychoanalytic and eastern meditative and somatic disciplines designated to support one’s best efforts for genuine transformation.

Group’s goals:

  • Increased self-knowledge
  • Greater personal authenticity
  • Enhanced interpersonal sensitivity
  • Heightened vitality

Topics that will be discussed:

  • Why do we not do what is good for ourselves?
  • Self-saboteurs
  • Ingredients of Change – experiential awareness, living through negative affect and psychological death, new modes of self-care
  • Flourishing in Challenging Times

Readings will be assigned for each group meeting and distributed to all registered.

There will be recordings of the meetings, available to everyone who missed one of the meetings.


Jeffrey B. Rubin Ph. D practices psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy and teaches meditation in New York City and North Salem, New York. He is considered one of the leading integrators of the Western psychotherapeutic and eastern meditative traditions. A Sensei in the Nyogen Senzaki and Soen Nakagawa Rinzai Zen lineage and the creator of meditative psychotherapy, a practice that he developed through insights gained from decades of study, teaching and trying to helping people flourish, Dr. Rubin is the author of the new ebook, Meditative Psychotherapy and the critically acclaimed books The Art of FlourishingPsychotherapy and BuddhismThe Good Life and A Psychoanalysis for Our Time.

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes and Buddhist and yoga centers. He lectures around the country and has given workshops at the United Nations, the Esalen Institute, the Open Center and the 92nd Street Y. A blogger for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Rewireme, and Elephant Journal, his pioneering approach to psychotherapy and Buddhism has been featured in The New York Times Magazine. For more information, visit


Tuition: $50 per session (for 6 sessions total) or $300 per 6-weeks group.