Raphael Cushnir

Raphael Cushnir is a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness. He’s written six books, lectures worldwide, and coaches individuals and at large organizations. Raphael’s own heart was opened by an experience of profound grief.

In 1996, both his career and his marriage fell apart. He recalls: It was a classic dark night of the soul. Many people experience something similar in their own lives. The particulars are always different but the essential experience is the same, a deep, depressing, gut-wrenching pain. In my case, everything I thought I knew about life went completely out the window.

Then, luckily, one of his mentors convinced him to embrace the pain instead of turn away from it. He suggested that, in fact, this was a perfect opportunity to wake up. Cushnir took his mentor’s advice and ran with it. Over a decade later he’s waking up still, one moment at a time. Helping others do the same has become his new life mission.