Life is a journey; don’t let pain be your driver.
Simcha Freedman, M.S.Ed.'s style🧘 Calm 💙 Warm 👂 Listener 🎨 Creative
Why Simcha Freedman, M.S.Ed. chose to be in the helping profession
I've always had a natural inclination to offer a helping hand to those in need. It's my innate sense of empathy that propels me to assist people on their path to healing and finding comfort.
My journey in the education field has extended over two decades, spanning a variety of roles in different schools. This experience allowed me to connect with students, parents, and teachers who were facing tough situations. Many times, those I assisted expressed their appreciation for my calming, gentle, and restorative presence. It's this genuine connection that has inspired me to put my qualities to work for my clients, to help them overcome the challenges that might be holding them back from living their best life. I believe in making a positive impact and bringing solace to those who need it most.
Simcha Freedman, M.S.Ed.'s approach
As a Life Coach, my approach centers on the vital connection between the mind and body, employing Somatic Experiencing methods. Somatic Experiencing is a tool designed to alleviate anxiety, stress, and trauma. This approach empowers me to address both physical and emotional discomfort, foster resilience, and help clients release stress through a gentle process. It involves guiding individuals to develop a greater tolerance for distressing bodily sensations and suppressed emotions while teaching them how to self-regulate. Ultimately, my goal is to aid clients in achieving a more balanced and harmonious state of well-being.
What you can expect from sessions with Simcha Freedman, M.S.Ed.
During our sessions, you can anticipate a well-rounded approach that incorporates grounding techniques, guided breathing exercises, deliberate adjustments in posture and gestures, and mindfulness practices. These elements collectively work to help alleviate tension, stress, and negative emotions.
The outcomes of these sessions vary from person to person. Some individuals experience immediate improvements after their first session, while for others, it may take a few days or even weeks to notice significant changes. This variation is perfectly normal and reflects the unique nature of each individual's journey.
The primary objective is to enhance an individual's awareness of the physical sensations associated with their mental health conditions. This heightened awareness serves as a valuable tool in releasing pent-up tension, stress, and trauma, ultimately facilitating the healing process. It's truly remarkable how the human body, designed by a higher power, possesses the innate capacity to heal itself, both physically and mentally, even after enduring stressful or traumatic experiences.
Simcha Freedman, M.S.Ed.'s experience working with the Jewish community
Throughout my life, I've had the privilege of residing in various communities, both in-town and out of town. These ranged from Chassidic and Litvish neighborhoods to more modern Orthodox and even secular areas. My parents were active members of synagogues and schools in the towns we called home, and as a result, we moved around quite a bit.
Growing up in a household deeply rooted in Orthodox Jewish values, yet embracing an open-minded attitude toward people from all walks of life, left a lasting impression on me. It paved the way for me to engage with a wide range of Jewish schools, each representing diverse levels of Torah observance.
Balancing the responsibilities of nurturing a Torah-observant family of seven while working full-time provided me with invaluable insights into the challenges faced by many mothers and children in the ever-changing landscape of our times. My experiences have shaped my ability to relate to and support the needs of families within the Jewish community.
People I work withChildren (6-12) Adolescents (13-18) Adults Elders (65+)
Personal religious affiliationsFrum open minded
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Where people can see me in personLakewood
Lakewood, New Jersey
- Masters in Special Education by College of Staten Island 2001
- Life Coaching Certification by Torah Psychology School of Coaching and Counseling 2023