Presence, Stillness, and Consciousness (Authentic Happiness Certificate Course - Session 6)

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 4-6pm (EDT)

Authentic Happiness Certificate Course

A Journey from Pain to Peace and to Living Fully in the Present

A Series on Authentic Happiness, Authentic Success, and Authentic Power

This is the sixth session in the 12-Week Authentic Happiness Series

To Register for the entire series, please click here:

At the end of each online seminar in this series, you will:

  1. Develop a healthier relationship with your mind, emotions, and body.
  2. Understand the meaning of authentic happiness and authentic success, and how to obtain them.
  3. Understand the difference between psychological time and chronological time.
  4. Develop healthier and conscious relationships that further promote your growth.
  5. Move from a Suffering State of Awareness to an Empowering State of Awareness.

Join us for this 12-Week Authentic Happiness Certificate Course

This series starts on Saturday, February 6, 2021, and runs for 12 weeks until Saturday, May 1, 2021.

There are NO CEUs attached to it.

“To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important.”

- Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now)

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"I appreciate the use of questioning and how it deepens the learning. The humor and lightness that Karen displayed were welcome, in addition to the organized and in-depth presentation. I appreciate SWEET's teaching methods and welcoming attitude."

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- Suzanne, LSW

"I am so humbled to be a part of SWEET. I have learned so much and Karen and Mardoche are brilliant and incredibly kind human beings. It is clear that they have a passion for teaching clinicians how to help their patients and clients end their suffering. "

- Michelle, LCSW-R

"Karen is the most warm and wonderful facilitator. She is so natural, informational, sharing, and engaging. I gleaned so much for this course that I can implement with my clients. I appreciate the supportive feeling and the value of collective learning."

- Elizabeth, LCSW

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Session Dates and Topics:

Week 1: Introduction to Authentic Happiness - February 6, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EST)

Week 2: Our Mind, Thoughts, and Body - February 13, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EST)

Week 3: Stopping the Pain - February 27, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EST)

Week 4: The Mind, Power, Time, and Consciousness - March 6, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EST)

Week 5: The Past and Inner Purpose - March 13, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EST)

Week 6: Presence, Stillness, and Consciousness - March 20, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EDT)

Week 7: The Self and the Body - March 27, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EDT)

Week 8: Space, Silence, and Death - April 3, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EDT)

Week 9: Relationships - April 10, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EDT)

Week 10: Happiness and Peace - April 17, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EDT)

Week 11: Suffering and Peace - April 24, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EDT)

Week 12: Course Review - May 1, 2021 (Saturday - 4pm-6pm EDT)

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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator

Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW

Mardoche Sidor, MD, is a Harvard-trained Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons, trained in and taught all major psychotherapeutic modalities, including and not limited to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 11 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, The Power of Faith. and, The Art of Living. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical Director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute. His 11th book, entitled, NLP for Clinicians is now available to the public.

Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans more than 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive level positions, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, provides supervision, and clinical and management training. She is also a personal and executive-level coach. She is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

"The entire experience was helpful, and gave me tips on how to self care that I can share with my colleagues and clients. I am so grateful to be a part of SWEET. It is educational, well presented, and I learn something new or forgotten with every webinar that I attend. Dr. Sidor has a way of teaching that makes it enjoyable. That is a gift rarely seen in someone so brilliant."

Vilma, LCSW-R

"SWEET offers a special way of presenting the information. We are so engaged in the process. It is such an enjoyable way to learn. Karen sharing her experiences with clients. Very memorable and educational. The entire process was wonderful. Loved this presentation. Very informative. Love being a SWEET member. Best decision I have ever made!"

Michelle, LCSW-R

"I thought the presentation was well thought out and organized, and I thought the presenter was excellent in conveying the course material. The course was valuable to me in my work with clients who experience anxiety because it gave me a structured framework to work from and some tangible techniques to use."

– Caren, LCSW

"There was a lot of practical material I can implement with my clients. The facilitator was excellent, covering a lot, and interactive with the participants actively. The clarity and usefulness of how to get unstuck, both clients and therapists, the role play. I felt welcomed, and my personal questions regarding technical aspects of the webinar were answered quickly. Great way to spend 2 hours productively, without feeling rushed."

Rachel, LCSW-R

"Very informative and personable. I felt like I was in an actual classroom. I loved it. The tools that were offered to use with my patients. It is so helpful. I felt at my wits' end when working with clients suffering with anxiety; now I have new tools."

Denise, LCSW

"I found it to be captivating and engaging. I also found that it provided techniques to actually use. Whereas other trainings do brief overviews and do not offer much to take away, this was great. I also loved how people's questions were answered, and how even though it was virtual, people were engaged."

Megan, LMSW

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