A 3-Part Conversation on Undoing Racism

A 3-Part Conversation on Undoing Racism

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Course Introduction


This course is not eligible for CEUs

Format: Self Study Online Course 

SWEET Institute With Robert Holden, Ph.D. Present


A Journey from Fear to Freedom. A Heart to Heart Conversation with Mardoche Sidor & Robert Holden

On how to play your part in a generation that stands for

Ending Racism * Social Justice * and building the Beloved Community on Earth

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.

Robert Holden, Ph.D.is Director of Success Intelligence and The Happiness Project. His innovative work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on OprahGood 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!LoveabilityHoly 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 Happenswww.robertholden.com

Part 1: The Great Lie 

“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:

  1. The Original Cause of Racism
  2. The Great Lie of Racism
  3. How the Great Lie has Spread
  4. Three Main Types of Racism
  5. A World without Racism

Part 2: Under the Skin 

“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:

  1. The Human Family
  2. Associated Beliefs of Racism
  3. Undoing your Unconscious Bias
  4. The Implicit Bias Test
  5. The Roles of Apology and Forgiveness

Part 3: Imagine No Racism

“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:

  1. The Process of Separation
  2. The Real Definition of Forgiveness and Love
  3. Our Shared Purpose
  4. The Solution to It All
  5. Shaping a World Without Racism

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– Ruth, LCSW

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Karen and Mardoche are Co-Founders of, and the Main Facilitators at the SWEET Institute. They have more than 40 years of clinical practice in over 10 different practice settings. They have provided services from all levels of care, from line work to executive management, often doing both simultaneously, and have done work on the policy level and have reached communities nationally and internationally. They are both affiliated with Columbia University and are regular contributors to Psychology Today.
Price $247.00
Instructor Mardoche and Karen from SWEET Institute
Duration 3 hours
Enrolled 0 students
Language English