“I took this workshop with Jewel and it was great!
After putting us all at ease, and insuring a safe environment with complete confidentiality and mutual respect between attendees, Jewel asked us to work on something that we had been struggling with and provided exercises to improve in that area.
I really appreciated how she asked us to set tiny goals that were actually possible to accomplish!
I was able to take these new behaviors and implement them into my life. I felt a sense of accomplishment and success and continue to incorporate them daily as I move towards my goal.
I recommend working with Jewel for anyone who wants to improve on any aspect of their life!”
– Elisa Weiss
I am sending you this note in appreciation for the skillful coaching you have provided. You have helped my seminars become more engaging, fun and most of all better understood by the participants.
I have received more than one unsolicited compliment from colleagues regarding recent seminars, indicating that you help me attain a new level.
– Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW-R, and columnist for the Jewish Press.
“I was in an unhealthy relationship that was spanning six years. I started talking to Mrs. Safren about it because I was clearly distraught in my present and exceedingly anxious about my future with my then boyfriend. I had talked about it with mentors, friends, and family but my anxiety about my relationship never felt resolved. Mrs. Safren was the only person I talked to that told me how it was straight out. She told me what I knew inside but refused to admit. Mrs. Safren expressed that I needed to “vote for me” and get back out there while “the popcorn is still popping.” Those seemingly insignificant phrases are what stuck with me and made me realize that I did have to choose me for once. Breaking up with my boyfriend had to be done for my own happiness. I can honestly say that Mrs. Safren saved me from giving months, or even years worth of myself and my time to someone undeserving of it. And for that, I am forever grateful for her help, wisdom and, care.”
“Jewel is an amazingly perceptive, insightful, and warm person. She helps you help yourself, but is right there guiding you gently. She offers a different perspective than those you may have thought of yourself, a different way of thinking, so that suddenly you can see your issue in a much more helpful and clarifying way.
She points out strengths and positive qualities that you might not even have been aware you had, in an affirming and strengthening way. She can also see areas that you need to work on and encourages that growth in a non-judgemental way. She makes you a better person.
I always feel better after talking to her.”
– Jimmi Roberts
“My speech went splendid, really terrific! I got a lot of compliments and I wasn’t nervous. I want to thank you so very very much!”
“I loved your last workshop. If you do another I would run up do it!”
“Jewel is an insightful caring person with amazing leadership skills.”
“This workshop was an uplifting spiritual and enlightening experience.”
“Jewel Safren has provided me with her professional therapeutic services numerous times with respect to grief counselling. Each session, I have found to be extremely beneficial. Jewel is professional, compassionate and empathetic. She also grooms the sessions to my particular needs. Since those sessions, I have experienced much relief and I am very grateful as well as impressed with the results. I highly recommend her services which can apply to all forms of counselling. Should anyone wish to speak to me personally concerning Jewel’s work, please feel free to contact me at 973-901-2266.”
– Rebbetzin Devorah Klar, Chabad Shlucha of Essex County
“Jewel is a uniquely caring and helpful person. Deeply empathetic, she seems to understand the core of a person after a brief conversation. And she doesn’t just understand — she knows how to guide you, in a loving way, into making changes. These changes may be subtle, but they help you shake off all the layers of baggage and emerge as that better version of yourself you hadn’t realized was waiting underneath. She cuts right through the excuses and the explanations we put up around our issues, but she does it in such an accepting, loving way that you not only see your issues for what they are, you feel like they aren’t as bad as you were making them out to be. Working with Jewel is like reconnecting to an old friend — you laugh, you cry, and you leave feeling renewed.”
– Ella Graham
“Jewel, you are very sincere and it was a good experience to be around someone that understands life.”
– R. W.
“How does an all day workshop of seven full hours go SO FAST? Well, if Jewel Safren is leading it, the time evaporates quickly. I have been in several milieu groups such as this but this was warm, inviting, professional and very interactive. Kudos to Jewel for a job very well done!”
– Stephanie Becker, RN
“I can finally focus on myself. Thank you for your insight!”