Clarifying your values is necessary but tricky. It’s necessary because clarity is what helps you set your sights on what you exactly want and why. It’s tricky because happiness is what helps you know which values are meaningful. Sounds simple but it isn’t. Happiness is not the same thing as feeling satiated. We all often get those two confused and this is one trap that keeps us from real happiness. Often we go after satiation, feel good, but only temporarily. That type of happiness doesn’t get into our bones. Further, having clear values isn’t going to get you all the way to real happiness. It can’t remain an ideal. It has to be transformed into an action. By bringing your values to life as actionable goals you can transform yourself into a happier person.
About The Author
Raised in a rural farm town Iowa, Yonasan Bender, L.C.S.W. combines small town values with powerful training. He provide clients with cutting-edge empirical knowledge, empathy, and timeless wisdom.
Yonasan’s a graduate of Hebrew University’s Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare. He completed post graduate training in a wide array of therapeutic approaches. These approaches range from CBT to Psychodynamic therapies. Before Hebrew University, he studied at Washington University in St. Louis and Drake University. Yonasan majored in philosophy and ethics.
Yonasan is the clinical director of Jerusalem Therapy Mental Health Services. He’s also a member of the Association For Contextual Behavioral Science. He’s a key member of the clinical team at The Place, the Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. Yonasan is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist skills trainer at Machon Dvir. He’s also a group leader for the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder’ Family Connections program.
He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, anger, poor self-esteem, insomnia, and marital conflict. He has an extensive background working with individuals, couples, families, and children.