Shoshana Silverman

I am a listener, copywriter, editor, fundraiser, program developer, yoga instructor, cook, wife and mom.

About January 1, 2005

Shoshana Silverman, LMSW, is a professional copywriter, editor, and communications strategist. For over ten years, she has led many forms of communications for the marketing, fundraising and development departments of several notable New York City institutions.

Shoshana is also the Manager of Marketing and Development at the Center for Health and Healing. Her primary goal there is to increase awareness of and access to integrative medicine and holistic wellness. She has worked alongside some of the top practitioners and champions in the integrative medicine field, including Dr. Woodson Merrell, Dr. Martin Ehrlich, Rodney Yee and Donna Karan.

Her work involves reaching out to current and potential patients, community organizations and health care industry colleagues to share the unique orientations of holistic health care and to make these expanded healing options available to a broader population.

This outreach work involves developing and coordinating programs throughout Beth Israel Medical Center that enhance holistic wellness for patients, caregivers and employees. To support the development of these programs, she also is interested in exploring partnerships with philanthropists, foundations and corporations.

An enthusiast for all things wellness-oriented, Shoshana graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelors in Psychology. She went on to study Social Work at New York University, and having attained her MSW, is now a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York. She is also certified in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and is working toward her certification as a yoga teacher through Laughing Lotus Yoga Center.

Prior to her current role at the Center, Shoshana worked in the development departments of New York City Opera and Beth Israel Medical Center, coordinated research studies on integrative therapies at the Center and developed a psychotherapy practice as part of the Center’s Mind-Body Program. In this practice, she combined cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, hypnotic, and mind-body techniques.

Shoshana also holds a firm personal commitment to self-care. Thus, in her own life, she incorporates nutrition, meditation, exercise, yoga, and an ongoing exploration of new avenues to promote wellness in body, mind and spirit.