Elena Glozman - LMFT, EMDR Therapist
Elena Glozman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and systemic therapy supervisor. She holds a bachelor degree in Psychology from Ben Gurion University (in Israel) and a master degree in Applied Educational Psychology-Educational Counseling from Northeastern University of Boston. She has twenty years of clinician experience working with children, youth and adults. Also, Elena Glozman specializes in trauma and anxiety victims, as licensed EMDR therapist. Already at the start of her career as an educational counselor in elementary schools and high schools, she learned to appreciate the family's great impact on the child. In the past, she worked in public service (the Israeli Education Ministry, the social welfare center for Teenagers and Parents, the TELEM Institute for couple and family therapy), and today, in her private clinic in Ashdod, Israel, she receives private patients and teaches marriage and family therapy interns at family therapy centers.
Elena Glozman's book " Guide for Parents: The Loving Family: Developing Emotional Closeness", 2020, has recently been translated to English after its success in Russia and in Israel.
Elena Glozman has developed EED method (Emotional Closeness Education). She introduced and founded the term "Emotional Closeness" in 2015. Recommendations for improving quality of family life, written exercises and workouts. Illustrative examples, clear applicable tips in Elena Glozman’s book will help you to create a comfortable space for all family members, where everyone can feel loved, needed, understood, listen and be heard - the space of a happy family.
One of the best and most important parenting books in Russia (2019) for children of all ages recommended by experts.
"A great many parents avoid admitting that they never received enough love, support and attention when they were young. They don't know themselves, are unaware of their own strong and weak points and have a hard time expressing their thoughts and emotions. Very unfortunately, in a great many families emotional closeness is lacking, and if they don't take the appropriate steps to rectify that, over time that situation will become an ongoing family story that repeats itself in every generation. This is because every person, unconsciously copies and pastes onto his loved ones – his spouse and his children – everything he experienced in his early childhood.
Yet I believe that anything can be changed. In my clinic, I sometimes meet people who even in old age succeed in changing the way they perceive themselves and the way they perceive others. Their quality of life improves significantly. Those people become calmer. They learn to accept themselves as they really are – courteous or angry, irritable or friendly, with a sense of humor or impatient – and only afterwards are they able to accept and to love others.
In the past I was certain that a person who longs to change himself must undergo a crisis that shakes him up, loss, or prolonged therapy. I am sorry to say that many people avoid going for psychological therapy, while the events that they have experiences are liable to have deleterious, far-reaching ramifications that make it hard for the person to cope on his own. My book provides me with a golden opportunity to transmit to you the magic of family therapy, and the positive changes that it brings, and thus to improve significantly your quality of life.
All my love,
"Elena Glozman's book is an easy, pleasant read. At the same time, she succeeds in touching the deep places that stand at the core of our relationship with the people closest to us. As a family and marriage therapist with many years' experience, Elena offers an experience which goes far beyond enrichment through reading. The book invites the reader for an intimate talk about his own relationship with his children, parents and spouse. Questions deftly integrated into the book lead to profound, surprising insights which assist the reader to put a new lease on his relationships with the people dearest to him. With the book's help, the reader undergoes a process that starts him on a journey to the core of his relationship with the meaningful characters from his childhood. The reader gets a sense of how communications patterns that influence his relationship with his family in the present were originally formed. As the reader moves through the book, he or she learns how to break down barriers and invest renewed quality in his family's relationships, until they are founded upon trust, closeness and appreciation. The book is recommended to the public at large, and to anyone interested in examining his relationship with his loved ones and deepening the closeness he offers them. Therapists who come from the various treatment fields will likewise enjoy the book and will benefit from a new perspective on relationships within the family. The book is likewise bound to be of benefit to people who are already in marital and family therapy as an additional auxiliary tool."
Julia Rabin – Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
"I believe Elena Glozman's book must reach every single home! Just as in the not-so-distant past many parents benefited from the recommendations of Dr. Spock on Childrearing, so, too, today, Glozman's work is a real find. The book helps one to understand the relationships between parents and between parents and their children. Warmly recommended."
Dr. Mark Beilin, MD, PhD
"The book, The Loving Family: A Guide to Developing Emotional Closeness, astounded me with its simplicity and its ability to make a contribution both to public at large and to the therapist community. The book's uniqueness lies in its not just including theoretical material but in its containing within it a plethora of examples for exercises to be done with one's family for the purpose of understanding , learning and communicating, nurturing closeness and improving relationships within the family. We are talking about a professional work in which the author's enormous knowledge and experience is patently evident. The topics covered are not foreign to any family, and that is what makes it such an essential, useful work for the reading public at large."
Maya Gur – Social Worker, MSW
"As parents, we are grateful to Elena for writing a book that afforded us so many tools and so much information for improving our lives as a family. Elena approaches the parenting community with clear language and simple words, providing them with a complete doctrine on how to achieve familial bliss. The book is replete with examples and exercises, such that it systematically builds up, but not in an oppressive, academic manner, a tookbox for immediate use. On the analogy of an international firm dealing in home design and home construction, the book logo could be, "Do your family bliss by yourself…" Enjoy the process and reap its rewards. Warmly recommended to any parent who wants his children to be happy, and no less important – for himself!"
Dr. Eugene and Faina Tsiperman
‘Guide for Parents: The Loving Family: Developing Emotional Closeness’ by Elena Glozman is a detailed guide to family relationships covering everything from communication, how to deal with stressful situations to dividing up chores and knowing yourself. Through the in depth questions placed throughout this book, you are required to think introspectively, to see how your upbringing affected you, and how to make progress with the challenges of raising children.
I liked the personal development theme throughout the book, although this book is about raising children, it includes as many self-help and relationship tips as it does parenting ones. It feels like the epitome of the paraphrased adage “it’s not you vs your family, it’s you and your family vs the problem”. The examples throughout are useful to demonstrate the topic but not overbearing. The questions and activities are in depth and really allow you to comprehend how each topic is applicable to your personal circumstances. The only slight niggle for me was the acronym of EED for Emotional Closeness Education. I would have thought ECE or ECEd would have been more accurate. However, as the acronym isn’t used very often throughout the book it didn’t detract in any way from the key takeaways.
I think that this book would be a really insightful read whether you're aspiring, new or established parents."
Charlotte Walker from LoveReading.co.uk
Reviews from Amazon
"The book really surprised me. I began to notice that I am sometimes really do function automatically, like a machine. I do precisely what I was taught to do in childhood, without giving it a second thought. After I read the book, I had the feeling that my whole perspective was changing. Reading the book, I most loved to go through the conversations between the therapist with her patients. In some of them I saw myself. This aroused some mixed feelings. I've got to point out that before reading this book, I did not take the various realms of therapy seriously. Now, I certainly see it differently. My wife and I have begun to do the exercises in order to improve our emotional closeness. In the meantime, there's a good feeling, a different feeling. Relations within the family have improved. I only hope the change will long endure. I absolutely recommend reading this book! I'm certain it will help a lot of people."
"Loved the book! Unique and very informative. Learned new ways to connect with my husband and children. I think reading this book was instrumental in transforming the emotional health of our family to a new level. The author offers a path to a calmer and more meaningful being for the whole family using many examples from her practice!
"This fascinating work helps one to think outside the box. I feel as though it enriched my knowledge and enhanced my relationship with my family. I am very grateful to the book's author and I warmly recommend it to anyone who experiences frustration or even desperation from the relationships he has formed within his family."