Shimshon Meir Frankel

About Shimshon Meir Frankel

Rabbi Shimshon Meir Frankel is a clinical psychologist and founder and president of the Chedva Institute for Relationship Enrichment. He was trained at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and has been working privately for nearly twenty years. His rabbinic studies -- along with extensive coursework in communication, child development, and group dynamics -- help Rabbi Frankel guide others seeking to actualize their potentials and form healthy relationships. Rabbi Frankel founded the Chedva Institute for Relationship Enrichment to provide worldwide access to experts specializing in the various challenges faced by those in relationships. He lives with his wife and children in Northern Israel.

Chedva’s Professional Community

  The new Chedva Institute site is currently in the throws of development. In the meantime, I’d like to invite relationship focused help professionals to please join our community on LinkedIn: We can reach more people by creating a functioning … more

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What’s Your Brand?

  What do health professionals venturing out into the field — the “real world” — lack the most? The necessary tools to build and promote long-lasting, happy and thriving business relationships. Individual marketing consultants, business advisers and executive coaches are … more

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Engaged?   Mazel Tov!   Now that you’ve reached this milestone, take a moment to reflect. Thoughts to ponder… — What are your expectations of your future spouse?  What expectations might s/he have of you? — Are your parents or … more

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Learning About Jenny in the Process

  Jenny Sassoon is a social worker, family/teen coach, and relationship educator. Starting a 6-week intensive relationship enrichment program is hardly for the bashful. In the following article, Jenny models for us and shares what it truly means to dig … more

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Professional Development Program

  Jenny Sassoon models what she teaches. Over the years, professionals have been sharing their lack of happiness and fulfillment in respect to building a successful practice. Jenny’s answer is Chedva’s six-week professional development program, a rigorous course aimed at … more

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True to Yourself

  Success in life is an outgrowth of determination, hard work, integrity and being fully true to yourself. In an interview with Inside the Actors Studio, Robert Redford is asked, “What advice would you give someone just starting out in this … more

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Him and Her

  Relationships are like learning to ride a bike. Once you figure it out, you never forget how. It’s best to take things slow and easy. If the relationship is moving too fast, you’re probably going downhill.

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The Role of the Inner Clown

  I had the distinct opportunity last week to meet with Jeff Gordon, an international Happiness Trainer and master of the Role of the Clown. Recently he’s been spending his days doing workshops with local entrepreneurs in Northern Israel. He … more

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Simple Bread

  “This is the poor and simple bread that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt.” Focusing on the matza is what makes this story unique. The Haggadah, unlike other publicized historic events, is privately recited within the confines … more

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The Gift of Basic Massage

  The Gift of Basic Massage   A Practical Guide to Intentioned Touch for Couples In this interactive workshop, you will learn the value of Intentioned Touch in relationships, be introduced to the Vocabulary of Touch, exercise the Six Strokes … more

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