My work with victims of great suffering have brought me to a new level of spiritual transformation, which I invite you to experience. In my new book, Hear Me Sing Book I, I completely embody my identity as a spiritual healer. Full of mystery, nuance and paradox, my songs are of transforming the pain of unrequited love. Reading my book is an experience, not a lesson or teaching of any kind. It is about mysteries of love and suffering that challenge our capacity to understand, or ability to escape. My poems celebrate the heart that continues to be grateful for love after rejection, for love abiding despite the trauma of abandonment, a love that prevails through being forsaken, that survives the obliterating cruelty of solitude. I show my reader how we are never alone, as whimsical healing partners emerge in the form of Rivka's various crones, goddesses, trolls and monsters in a landscape glittering with wonders. Hear Me Sing Book I is a passionate recording of a beautiful heart that never stops singing and loving. The pain of this poet is not that of a victim asking for mercy, but the seizing of archetypal adventure and relishing a full, joyful emotional life.
Rivka A. Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., has a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service with her field of study as Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Science from Thomas Edison State University. She is a highly intuitive licensed clinical social worker, and author, specializing in trauma recovery and spirituality. She has published several books and numerous professional and general interest articles. Since 2009, she has been working as a clinical social worker assisting clients who are recovering from trauma-related disorders. She has treated and assisted trauma survivors in achieving safety, reducing their troublesome symptoms, increasing their competencies, reappraising their trauma memories, and consolidating their gains by learning and applying new behavioral, emotional, physical and spiritual skills. The focus is a very positive one encouraging her clients to adapt a more loving, compassionate understanding of themselves. For more information and ways to get in contact with Rivka Edery, please visit her website at http://www.rivkaedery.com