Robert Holden, Ph.D.
A Journey from Fear to Freedom
A Heart to Heart Conversation with
Mardoche Sidor & Robert Holden
A 3-Part Webinar Series
On how to play your part in a generation that stands for
Ending Racism * Social Justice * and building
the Beloved Community on Earth
Starts October 29, 2020
“Education is the most powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela
Join Mardoche and Robert for a conversational journey in three parts that explores how we can undo the terrible effects of racism on our mental health, our social well-being, and our spiritual connection with each other. Together, Mardoche and Robert will offer practical ways in which neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and spirituality can help individuals and communities to heal racism, overcome prejudice, and end discrimination.
Meet Robert Holden, PhD:
Robert Holden, Ph.D., is Director of Success Intelligence and The Happiness Project. His innovative work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, a PBS special Shift Happens! and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy. Robert has presented two TEDx talks on Destination Addiction and The Tea Meditation. He is a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including Happiness NOW!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence), Shift Happens!, Loveability, Holy Shift! and Life Loves You (co-written with Louise Hay). He is an official contributor to Oprah.com and for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. For 10 years, he hosted a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! www.robertholden.com
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Session Dates and Topics:
Part 1: The Great Lie - October 29, 2020 (12pm-2pm EDT)
"Racism is total estrangement. It separates not only bodies, but minds and spirits.
Inevitably it descends to inflicting spiritual and physical homicide
upon the out-group.”
In Part 1, Mardoche and Robert explore the wound of Racism. In this class, we will consider these questions: What exactly is racism? What is the root cause of racism? What are the effects of racism? How can racism be healed?
In Part 1, we will cover:
- The Original Cause of Racism
- The Great Lie of Racism
- How the Great Lie has Spread
- Three Main Types of Racism
- A World without Racism
Part 2: Under the Skin - November 5, 2020 (12pm-2pm EDT)
“If I had an hour to solve a problem,
I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem
and five minutes thinking about solutions.”
- Albert Einstein
In Part 2: Mardoche and Robert will look at how the brain works through associations; how a type of belief is associated with additional ones; and how the best way to fully solve a problem is to therefore understand it, including using the process of associations.
In Part 2, we will cover:
- The Human Family
- Associated Beliefs of Racism
- Undoing your Unconscious Bias
- The Implicit Bias Test
- The Roles of Apology and Forgiveness
Part 3: Imagine No Racism - November 12, 2020 (12pm-2pm EDT)
“Our goal is to create a beloved community, and this will require
a qualitative change in our souls as well as a
quantitative change in our lives.”
In Part 3: Mardoche and Robert explore life beyond Racism. For this, the real problem ought to be fully understood and therefore addressed. Mardoche and Robert will help us see how it all started with separation, and how the solution is therefore Forgiveness and Love, but not as most understand them to be.
In Part 3, we will cover:
- The Process of Separation
- The Real Definition of Forgiveness and Love
- Our Shared Purpose
- The Solution to It All
- Shaping a World Without Racism
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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator
Mardoche Sidor, MD
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 limiting to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 3 books including Journey to Empowerment; Discovering Your Worth; and The Power of Faith. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.
Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW
Karen Dubin-McKnight, 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 over 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive-Level positions and is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She maintains a private practice, working with individuals who have experienced loss and trauma, and also provides clinical supervision and management training. She is also a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.
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