"Dr. Deepak Chopra once told me that he thought the single most common and direct cause of illness was anger. If this is true, Dr. Brenda Shoshanna has got to be one of the great world class healers of all time. . ."
-- R. Winn Henderson, M.D
“Throughout the program Dr. Shoshanna conducted for our staff her warm personality and ability to get participants emotionally involved in the material was consistently demonstrated. As a result of the program, participants experienced much insight and ability in dealing with relationships.”
-- Dr. Frank Wald, Chairman Mental Health Committee, JFK Medical Center
Dr. Brenda Shoshanna teaches in a way that is always energetic, loving and delightful. I found her program to be creative and constructive. A program with Brenda would be an opening and enriching experience for anyone."
-- Robert Kennedy, S.J. Roshi, Author and founder of Morningstar Zendo
"Your presentation on Death and Dying was extremely well-received and I found it directly relevant to our clinical training and practice. You brought a wealth of experience and clinical wisdom to the presentation and all of the students and I are immensely grateful. I believe your integration of psychology and spirituality is a unique and much needed addition to the program."
-- John J. Cecero,S.J., Ass.Professor of Psychology, Rector, Jesuit Community of Fordham University
"Thank you for putting so much care and thought into your program. It was truly fabulous."
-- Kathleen Galek, The Healthcare Chaplaincy
"The fact that several people decided to forego their second workshop selection and remain for your follow up session and the rave reviews you received on the evaluation forms, attest to the power and importance of your presentation."
-- Adele Maraono, LCSW, ALS Association
On behalf of Barnard College, I want to extend thanks for your participation in our program and for your knowledge and wisdom. All who attended are richer for it.”
-- Ann Goodstein, V.P. Barnard Business and Professional Women
“The Marymount Manhattan College wishes to thank you for your enlightening and fascinating classes. They were thrilling and exciting and we look forward to your next class with great anticipation.”
-- Adrienne R. Karlin, Program Chairman, Marymount Manhattan College
"Dr. Shoshanna's classes and workshops dealing with psychology, counseling and spirituality are of the highest caliber, as is her meaningful work with the seriously ill, their families and support staff. She displays great commitment, enthusiasm, and unique concern for the welfare of others. She is an outstanding source of strength, wisdom and comfort to those in need."
- - Haskel Fleishaker, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Chief, Emergency Radiology, New York University School of Medicine
"Along with being a versatile, creative, warm and truly excellent teacher, Dr. Shoshanna is a caring and unique human being. She is always available to help and give of herself openly. She is especially able to reach out and address the various concerns of the students. Dr. Shoshanna is one of our most favorite professors and friends and The Seminary would certainly be a different place without her.”
-- Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, Founder and Director All Faith Seminary
Dr Shoshanna taught the Death and Bereavement course in my Gerontology Certificate Program at Marymount College. She was an outstanding teacher who brought depth, compassion and practicality to the course based on her extensive experience with and writing about the psychology of illness and suffering. The course was enriched by her broad perspective and knowledge of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and practices."
-- Bernard Starr, PhD, Director of Gerontology and Co-Executive Director of The Center for Learning and Living, Marymount Manhattan College
"You were wonderful Brenda. You had so much important to share. And believe me, people do not stay en masse as they did yesterday. Thanks so very much."
-- Julie Denny, Association for Conflict Resolution, NYC
"Thank you for your fantastic presentation at NYSDRA's annual conference. You brought a unique and important perspective, which made our conference very special."
-- New York State Dispute Resolution Association
"Thank you for chairing and presenting the panel Zen and Psychotherapy, (Simple Solutions In A Complex World) at our Spring Convention. Your talk was unique and informative and well received by its audience. We look forward to future participation.".
-- Dr. David Nevins, Convention Chair, NY State Psychological Assn.
"Words cannot express our gratitutde for your special teachings. On behalof of Daido Roshi, the monstics, ssangha and retreat participants, thank you.
-- Senjin, Zen Mountain Monastery
"It is our great pleasure who wholeheartedly recommend Dr Shoshanna, who appears on our show, New Morning TV with regularity. She is lively, intelligent, dependable, provides a great deal of understanding and compassion and is giving and extremely effective in her presentation."
-- Mary Sebastiani, Senior Producer at New Morning TV (Interfaith Station)