Work with Baruch

Your guide in discovering Your Soul Purpose in the Afternoon of Life

Do Any Of These Speak To You?

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Are you grieving the death of a loved one, seeking direction, searching for meaning, and trying to figure out how to move forward in your life?

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Are you tired of feeling lonely within your marriage or relationships, yearning for deeper connection and desiring greater intimacy in your life?

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Have experienced a "shattering," a profound loss which has shaken you to the core, calling into question your beliefs, your choices, or the way you think about your life?

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Do you have a knowing deep within you, nagging at you that your true purpose for being here has yet to be realized?

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Are you fed up with living in fear: fear about the future, fear about the unknown, fear about failing others, fear of dying with your music still in you?

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Have you achieved most everything you thought you wanted, yet you still feel incomplete as if it is simply never enough?

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Do you feel like you’ve lost your voice in the first half of your life, outsourcing your power to everyone and everything other than your true self?

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Are you approaching the Sunset of Life, hearing a calling to take the reins of your life, consciously designing, living & leaving a legacy of inspiration?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you are ready for Your Soul Purpose.

Welcome to Soul Centered Guidance

 

Rabbi Dr. Baruch HaLevi

 Hi, I’m Baruch HaLevi, co-founder of Soul Centered and your Guide Through The Afternoon of Life. 

I work with people individually, in small groups, in seminars, and through on-line programs, to discover deeper meaning in loss, greater purpose in life, and live out their truth in the Afternoon of Life (midlife and beyond).

For nearly 20 years I have served as a Rabbi, Logotherapist (meaning-centered psychotherapy), Grief Counselor, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Teacher, and Enneagram Coach, empowering my clients, congregants, students and community to proactively face Life’s T’s (transitions, tests, trials, traumas and tragedies), transforming their loss through living more fully and loving more fiercely, not in spite of their loss, rather, because of it.

This is what I call, Carrying The Fire.

Synthesizing Logotherapy(meaning-centered therapy) and the work of Dr. Viktor Frankl (author of “Man’s Search For Meaning, Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), my passion for Grief Counseling, Buddhist meditation-mindfulness practice, and my love of the Enneagram (an ancient, psycho-spiritual assessment tool) I offer various counseling, therapy and coaching opportunities and would love to work with you. 

 

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way.” -Dr. Viktor Frankl

No matter who you are or what you are facing, there is always a way forward. I will help you find your way!

Here Is How I Help My Clients: Supporting, Inspiring, & Empowering

SUPPORTING

Supporting them to let go of the false, empty and disempowering goals and rules of the Morning of Life

INSPIRING

Inspiring them to reclaim their voice, take back their power, and return to their true self in the Afternoon of Life

EMPOWERING

Empowering them to discover meaning and live their soul purpose in all aspects of their life 

This is how I’m privileged to work with my clients and howI would be honored to guide you. If you are ready, I am ready to support, inspire and empower you in realizing and living Your Soul Purpose in the Afternoon of Life.

“Baruch was the steady hand as I explored the complex feelings and big questions that arise from deep loss and grief. Through our work together, I have come to recognize ‘me’—who  I truly am underneath all the dusty layers—and how to infuse meaning, and even beauty, into one of the darkest chapters of my life. He helped me to see a brighter picture beyond my broken heart. By looking closely at the shattering created by loss, we’ve created openings in my life that I’m empowered and inspired to follow. He’s a life-changing force and I’m forever grateful for his guidance.”

Samantha Rose

“Over the past 23 years I have worked with a number of individuals in different therapeutic settings and I finally feel like someone is listening and giving me a road map on where to go.

Baruch is an extremely compassionate, caring, and goal-oriented person who continues to enlighten me as well as help me find new ways to break the patterns that do not serve me.

I truly enjoy working through all the personal and professional issues I come across with Baruch as he is challenging me to become a more authentic version of myself.”

Scott Kaplan

You have a soul purpose that is yours and yours alone. Together we will listen to your soul and follow Her as She guides you back to the True You.

Work With Baruch

Baruch is trained in numerous counseling, therapeutic and coaching styles. He works with clients one-on-one by phone/Zoom based on their desires and needs. 

Grief Counseling

Heal Your Grief; Transcend Your Loss

Baruch has a doctoral degree in pastoral counseling, officiated at over 500 funerals, guided thousands of people through grief, and made the journey himself on numerous occasions, as detailed in his book, “Spark Seekers: Mourning with Meaning; Living with Light.”

He  works with grief clients utilizing his signature grief philosophy and program, “Carry The Fire.”

Carry The Fire is about more than surviving the loss of a loved one. Rather, it’s about learning to thrive again, living more fully and loving more fiercely, day by day and step by step, through carrying your loved one’s fire forward. You do this for them. You do this for the living. You do this for those who will one day follow in your footsteps and carry your fire forward in their life. 

Carry The Fire is also a self-paced, multi-media program.

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Logotherapy

Discover Deeper Meaning & Greater Purpose In Your Life

Baruch holds and Associate Degree in Logotherapy, and is a long time student of Dr. Viktor Frankl, father of Logotherapy (meaning-centered psychotherapy), Holocaust survivor, and author of more than thirty books including the best selling, “Man’s Search For Meaning.” 

Logotherapy is based on three basic tenets:  

1. Life has meaning under all circumstances, and above all else, we have a fundamental need for meaning in life

2. We have a body and psyche, but we are a spirit. This spirit is the source of our true power, a defiant power which we can call upon to endure any, and all, suffering

3. The ultimate way we express this spirit is through our power of choice, and we always have the power to choose our response to any of life’s circumstances

Baruch works with clients empowering them to discover meaning, cultivate their defiant power of spirit, and stop reacting, and start responding, as they choose their way in life

Spiritual Direction

Return To Your Center & Express Your Soul

For twenty-five years Baruch has been studying, practicing and teaching Kabbalah, Buddhist mindfulness-meditation and yoga. He is a student of numerous spiritual traditions and finds refuge and guidance in different ways in each of them.

Baruch is trained in Spiritual Direction, originating in the Christian mystical tradition. He works with clients in exploring their soul,  their relationship to the Divine, and cultivating ways to listen to, and communicate with, Divinity within and beyond.

Each and everyone of us has a unique fingerprint. Likewise, we all have a unique soulprint and soul purpose. Baruch will support you discovering, understanding and living out your soul purpose, and fulfilling your soul’s contract in this lifetime.   

Enneagram Coaching

Take Back Your Power To Choose & Meet The True You 

Baruch is a certified Enneagram facilitator and works with clients utilizing the premium Enneagram assessment on the market. 

The Enneagram is an ancient, psycho-spiritual “personality” assessment, originating from Catholic mysticism with distinct influence from Kabbalah. The basic premise of the Enneagram is that there are nine fundamental human energies or personality types. However, unlike other personality profiling systems, we are not our type. Rather, our type is simply our default, patterned behaviors, often times resulting in what might be termed, our lower or false self. 

The work of life, and the opportunity presented by the Enneagram, is that once we become aware of how we react to circumstances, and live as our false self, we can make different choices in our life.  Ultimately, we can begin to take back the reins of our life, explore all of the Enneagram types as we expand into our True Self in this life. 

     

      “In so many ways, I was a typical highly motivated, achievement-oriented forty-something-year-old male. I worked sixty plus hours per week in a high-stress environment, both to benefit my family and to perpetuate my ego. However, at some point, I hit a wall, a “midlife crisis,” not knowing where to go or how to move forward.

      Thankfully I began working with “B” as he helped me explore what led up to my crisis, how to interpret it, and how to harness it to bring meaning to what I know will be a more meaningful and inspired second half of my life.

      Utilizing Enneagram, Logotherapy, Kabbalah, and a lot of real-world wisdom and practical skills and tools, Baruch has helped me get back to my center, motivated about the future, and most of all he has inspired me to once again, to live my soul purpose”

      Scott Klein

      Making time and investing energy into returning to our true self and discovering our soul purpose is not selfish, it’s self-centering, placing us back into the center of our life. It is not only a gift we can give to ourselves, but a gift to those whom we love and serve. They want us centered. They need us to know our true self. We need to discover and live our soul purpose!

      Here’s how I work with clients…

      Discovery Session

      Your journey begins with a complimentary Discovery Session. During this call we will get to know one another. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about my counseling style, the philosophy behind Logotherapy and this program, and share your journey, needs and what you are looking for. Even if you decide not to engage this program, you will be offered insights and tools to help you better navigate through your crossroads more meaningfully and purposefully.Enneagram Assessment

       

      Enneagram Assessment

      Prior to our first official meeting, as part of your package you will be provided the opportunity to take an online Enneagram assessment with the premiere Enneagram company on the market. The Enneagram is an ancient, powerful and practical personality/character/spiritual assessment tool. Upon completion of the assessment you will receive a detailed, personalized Enneagram report. This will be a foundational component of our work together, providing you with a remarkably accurate and clear set of blueprints to better understand who you are, your shadows, your light and what you need to choose your own way forward.

      Counseling Sessions

      Our time together revolves around a weekly, hour-long Logotherapy session, which takes place by phone or Zoom. Each session begins with a brief, mindfulness-centering-visualization helping you get settled, relaxed and focused. From there you will experience a combination of free-flowing sharing of whatever you need to process, together with an intuitively guided conversation. We will explore the issues you are facing, feelings you are experiencing, shadows you are enduring, and ongoing patterns presenting themselves to you in your life.

      Ongoing Support

      As important as therapy is, it needs to be practical and applicable to daily life. For this reason, Your Soul Purpose employs impactful tools and ongoing communication to support you between sessions. As part of your package you will receive the following, additional support:

      • Daily Communication: Utilizing an online communication platform, Voxer (“the walkie-talkie app”) you will receive daily, group, instructional and inspirational voice messages and periodic individual messages to aid in your journey between sessions. You’ll also have the ability to text or voice message Baruch any questions, insights or reflections you might want to share. Even though you meet weekly with Baruch, you are connected as much as you need to feel supported and guided.
      • Weekly Work: Every session ends with you feeling empowered with practical tools, resources and optional Soulwork. This consists of a combination of recommended books, multi-media meditations, mindfulness practices, yoga videos, journaling exercises, and other original produced content based on your particular wants and needs. Think of it as homework for your soul!

      • Monthly Classes: Every month you will have access to an optional, exclusive live webinar, presented by Baruch and Ariela HaLevi (co-founder of Soul Centered). Baruch and Ariela explore ideas and themes relevant to their clients around issues such as applying Enneagram principles to your relationships, or integrating what you are developing in your personal life within your professional life.

       Three Month Initial Program

      Your work with Baruch takes place over an initial, three month period. This is a substantial enough amount of time to get to know one another, dive deep into the process, and build the foundation you’ll need in discovering Your Soul Purpose. Most clients continue working with Baruch, or begin working with Ariela in healing, in an ongoing capacity. 

      There comes a time in one’s life when what you’ve always done, what you’ve always thought, what you’ve always believed to be true is no longer true; certainly it is not enough. When this happens, although we don’t always know what it is, we know what it feels like, and for me it felt like a longing for something “more;” something more in my life and for my life. 

      This has become more true the further into the Afternoon of Life I journey. It is no longer something I want to discover, It is something I need to discover. I want to know what this “more” is, to love it and live it, and that’s what this program and working with Baruch has allowed me to realize.

      In our time together, I have gained invaluable insights into what this more is, and empowered with practical tools to manifest it in my life. Most of all I have learned to stop seeking “more” out in the physical world, and seek it in my heart, in my spirit, in me – because She (that’s what we call my True Self, my Soul) is me!

      I highly encourage you to discover Your Soul Purpose. When you do, I’m certain of this: it will help you realize something more in your life, and lead you back to the center of your life, to your soul, to You.That is the “more” we are all seeking, and there’s nothing more to ask for than that!

       -Barb Hirsch-Giller

      Let’s get started…

      1. Fill out a brief Discovery Form where you will share with me a few brief thoughts on what you are seeking.
      2. Schedule a time to set your complimentary Discovery session. To do so it’s as easy as a click of THIS button. 
      3. Join me by phone for a half-hour Discovery Session.

      FAQs

      I want to begin, but now is not quite the time.

      One of the common denominators my clients struggle with is that they are all “crazy busy.”  They are all pulled in a thousand directions and adding one more commitment is legitimately a concern. However, this is also part of their fundamental problem. They are often depleted, out of balance, and unclear for this very reason. They make time for everyone and everything, except for themselves, or to be more specific, their soul. This is why one of the focuses of our work together is learning to lovingly and decisively say “no” to many of the things that have saturated your life and learning to say “yes” to your soul. The right time to get centered, to get clear, and to get going is not when all the lights turn green, or somewhere down the road. Now is the right time for you to do this work, and the greatest gift you will give to yourself and your loved ones. 

      I want to do this program, but it’s too expensive.

      Your Soul Purpose is not an expense, but an investment. How much do you spend on your electronics, entertainment, frappuccinos, or a whole host of important, but luxury, items, and pursuits? Discovering meaning in your struggles, newfound depth in your relationships, the direction in your confusion, and true purpose in the Afternoon of life, is a worthy investment and worth far more than so many other expenses in your budget.

      Are these programs more therapeutic or coaching in nature?

      Your Soul’s Purpose is a synthesis of the best of counseling/therapy and coaching, as Baruch is trained in both. The reason for this is that having spent two decades guiding others, and thirty years personally exploring this work himself, he has come to believe that we need both. Therapy (which literally means healing) is a deeply profound experience of healing body, mind, and spirit. The challenge with many therapeutic modalities, however, is they tend towards much talk and little action. Coaching supplements this process bringing real-world tools to make immediate and impactful changes to our life. It’s about weaving both to create synergy, and maximizing transformation in the minimal amount of time.

      Zoom In On Your Soul: Is It As Effective As In Person?

      I’ve never done Zoom/phone counseling before. Is it as effective as in-person?

      Having guided people both in person, and by Zoom and phone, I can say unequivocally that virtual counseling is as intimate and impactful as in person. In our post COVID world, in fact, the research is beginning to confirm this as well… It’s certainly easier to make happen; no driving, no waiting, no logistical challenges at all. Actually, I personally have found that virtual guidance is MORE impactful than in person. With Zoom and phone there are far less physical distractions, allowing us to get to the ideas and feelings you are dealing with, and being in the comfort of your home is invaluable in helping you feel safe, secure, and ready to open to the nature of these conversations. 

      Zoom vs Phone: Which Do I Choose?

      So here’s a bit of a shocking discovery, in my opinion, Zoom is more impactful than in-person counseling and the phone is more impactful than Zoom! I know, it’s counterintuitive, but this has been my, and my client’s, experience. Here’s why. What we see pales in comparison to what we hear. Intimacy isn’t as dependent on looking as it is on listening. In fact, our eyes often distract us, and my experience has been that the more we can shut our eyes, hear one another’s words and really listen to what the other is truly saying, we can go deeper, faster, and farther than we can with eyes open. It has been a delightful revelation to discover the depths of both phone and virtual counseling.

      What Happens When This Program End

      Your Soul Purpose is a three month program that is designed to have a beginning, middle, and end. Upon completion, you will have a clear understanding of your purpose in the Afternoon of Life. However, many clients will continue to meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly to continue to explore deeper aspects of their life or areas which interested them during the program.

      Additionally, many clients want to explore a more explicitly healing alternative which Ariela HaLevi provides. This is a powerful way to gain an even deeper, more holistic experience of guidance and healing which we all need through all of Life’s T’s and throughout the Afternoon of Life.  

      What Is Logotherapy

      As a Logotherapist, I am often asked to elaborate on Logotherapy. 

      Logotherapy is a school of psychotherapy created by Dr. Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and author of over thirty books including, “Man’s Search For Meaning,” ranked as a top ten all-time influential book by the U.S. Library of Congress. Logos translates as “meaning,” and therapy, of course, means “healing.” At it’s heart, Logotherapy is healing through meaning; it is founded upon the core beliefs that:

      • we have a body and mind, but we are a spirit/soul
      • our body and mind can, and will, become sick at times; our spirit, however, is always healthy and whole
      • life has meaning under all circumstances
      • human beings need meaning at the center of our lives
      • we always have the power to choose to discover this meaning
      • our power of choice emanates not merely from our body (somatic), or our mind/emotions (psychic), but from our spirit (noetic).
      • Why Do You Use The Enneagram

      I have always been drawn to various personality profiling tests like Strength Finders, DISC, and Meyer-Briggs. However, I have also always found these tests, although helpful, to be limiting, as they tend to pigeon hole us to a personality type, as well as neglect a spiritual dimension of who we are. The Enneagram, however, not only provides an extremely accurate personality profile, and our strengths and weaknesses, but also elaborates on the spiritual and psychological depths of our Enneagram type. It is a roadmap not of who we are, but how we behave, allowing us to see our defaults, our patterns and the ways we get stuck. Once we understand this, we have the ability to fully choose to stop reacting and start responding to our circumstances and our life. 

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