You do not need to RSVP for this event.

This talk is free. 



 June 16th, June 23 & June 30th 2015


Releasing Fear, Awakening Love: A Mindfulness Approach 
As we grow up, we all encounter fear-based messages and develop beliefs that limit our liveliness and our capacity to fully accept ourselves as we are. These messages become embedded in our bodies and show up in our relationships and in how we interact with the world. But if we devote ourselves to a mindful practice of slowing down and learning how to non-judgmentally sense our bodies, they can become our most precious resource for healing.  In this series, we will awaken deeply held patterns and feelings through awareness and movement exercises, both individually and in pairs, illuminating directions for more heart centered living, loving and change.

This series is suitable for individuals, couples, psychotherapists, meditators, dancers, bodyworkers, yoga practitioners and anyone looking to develop a deeper connection with and understanding of  their inner life, feelings and relationship patterns. 


Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register HERE

Please contact the JCC for additional information.

Session Schedule:Jun 16, 2015-Jun 30, 2015 


7:15PM – 9:15PM

# of Sessions: 3
List Price $ 65.00
Member Price $ 55.00




New Understandings and Strategies to Minimize and Transform OCD; A Healing Workshop for People with OCD 

 Led by Stacey Klein, LCSW

 Sunday June 7 2015: 10 am- 3 pm (we will break for an hour for lunch)

 15 W 86th Street (b/w Central Park West/ Columbus)

New York, NY 10024 (SAJ; Social Hall)

 Cost: $ 60


To register please email Stacey Klein at   (Space is limited


 OCD symptoms can take over your life and make you feel like something in you is broken. This is not so.  You CAN heal. You are not alone and OCD need not be a stigma but can be understood as a way that you have learned to structure your experience and cope with the difficulties of being a human being. There are many tools and approaches that can work even if CBT has not been helpful to you.  


In this experientially focused workshop, through awareness exercises (individually and in pairs) you will gain new understandings of your experience and symptoms and learn to expand your ability to tolerate uncertainty so you begin can heal. You will be introduced to tools drawn from body and movement oriented psychotherapies (somatic and gestalt therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy), Buddhist Psychology and mindfulness approaches to help you manage and chip away at your symptoms. We will also discuss directions for structuring your recovery (including ways of reconfiguring and changing  “exposure” treatments so they are gentler and more manageable).


This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in developing greater awareness of their sensations, feelings, thoughts, movement and relationship patterns and willing to participate in and share their experiences in the context of a safe confidential setting.


You will :

•   Be introduced to a variety of innovative and effective tools for breaking up old patterns, tolerating feelings and living more flexibly to help set OCD aside

•   Learn about the healing impact of connecting with your body to alleviate OCD  symptoms and live in a more empowered way

•   Learn tools you can draw from when in the thick of an OCD  episode

•   Learn to understand your experience from a compassionate perspective which promotes healing


Stacey Klein, LCSW is a somatic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, phobias and OCD. Stacey has developed an effective integrative and holistic model for treating OCD and has had success in helping many people recover and live more spontaneously and fully. 


the JCC in Manhattan


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Finding Love and Peace Inside: A Psycho–spiritual Approach


Most of us long for more love or peace in our relationships and our world,yet in our striving we often fail to realize the assertion of most spiritual traditions–thatour very nature is love. Drawing from Judaic, Buddhist, Somatic andpsychodynamic perspectives, Stacey Klein, LCSW, will guide usthrough exercises that take us out of our heads, awaken us to ourloving, divine nature, and illuminate directions for healing our bodies,minds, and spirits.

Thu, Nov 13

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

$20.00 Member

$25.00 Nonmember


For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

or register here




AAGT Biennial Conference, Sept 3-7, 2014, Asilomar, California

A Life Interrupted: Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Using a New Multi-Dimensional Approach

With Stacey Klein, LCSW

2 Hour Conference Program

Abstract: Obsessive Compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders including phobias are most commonly treated using evidence based cognitive behavioral approaches called exposure treatment. However, despite their proven efficacy, experts acknowledge that 1 out of 4 OCD patients refuse exposure treatment due to its stressful nature and 20% drop out once they begin treatment. In this experiential and didactic workshop, you will learn about a new multi-dimensional approach to treating anxiety that synthesizes relational, somatic, gestalt and behavioral approaches into a more holistic and experience-near approach. We will discuss how appreciating the somatic and relational nature of anxiety informs its treatment and enables the therapist to better conceptualize, structure and pace the treatment so that clients feel more supported and willing to approach gradual behavioral changes.

Learning Objective(s): Participants completing this workshop will be able to articulate their understanding of OCD from a multidimensional perspective; and will be able to apply their integrated knowledge with clients.



Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute
February  2014
Forum is free of   charge.




Please join us for our next

 PSI in Practice

 “Finding Love Inside Us In Difficult Times: A Somatic and Spiritual Approach”


Presented by Stacey Klein, LCSW
 February 12th, 2014
10:30a – 12:00p
Located at
OneSpirit Learning Alliance
247 West 36th Street
(Between 7th and 8th Ave’s)
6th Floor




Program Description

Life offers us so many challenges and while often we turn to others to help us, the most enduring strength lives inside us.  Come and learn HOW to awaken the love that is already inside you and or/ help your clients do so, by getting out of your head and cultivating an intimate and meaningful relationship with your inner life that will nurture you, guide you, connect you with your spirit and serve you infinitely when all else fails.

In this talk, psychotherapist Stacey Klein, LCSW will share insights and tools gleaned from her 18 years of practice as a holistic psychotherapist and her personal journey to find her own light, inspired by Judaic and other spiritual practices and Somatic and Gestalt therapy perspectives. She will discuss how an embodied approach paves the path for spiritual awakening.

The presentation will offer both didactic and experiential components. The experiential component will offer participants, several “how- to” tools and exercises for accessing and embracing one’s feelings in an ongoing and enlivening way.  Exercises will include a briefly led meditation focused on somatic experience and an approximate 20 minute guided developmental somatic exercise where participants will break up into dyads and then asked to share their experiences with one another and/ or with the larger group.

The information presented will be useful to those who are seeking additional tools to heal themselves as well as clinicians interested in incorporating more somatic and spiritual skills into their practice in order to help clients awaken more affectively and fully to their body, mind and spirit.