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Conscious Anti-Racism

Conscious Anti-Racism

By Dr. Jill Wener
Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, tapping practitioner, and creator of the Conscious Anti-Racism curriculum, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice.
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Conscious Anti-Racism

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Episode 27: Brandee Blocker Anderson
When should kids be introduced to anti-racism? What proven misconceptions are still being taught in public schools? Should media corporations have cultural obligations to minorities? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews lawyer , teacher and activist Brandee Blocker Anderson, the founder of The Antiracism Academy. This interview exposes how some mainstream accepted examples of anti-racism still perpetuate racial bias. They discuss her video analysis of the racism in the Disney film ‘Soul’ and the importance of addressing common lies and misconceptions in children’s media and education. Anderson details her personal journey towards having a lasting impact on anti-racism and understanding her whitewashed childhood. Brandee is a lawyer, teacher, activist, and entrepreneur, with degrees in political science, education, and law from Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University, respectively. Her academic background has focused on African American Studies and systemic racism in politics, schools, and the law. Professionally, Brandee began her career as a middle and high school English teacher at an African-centered school before practicing corporate law the top two international law firms in Philadelphia, before serving as in-house counsel at Comcast. She recently transitioned to working full-time as the CEO and founder of The Antiracism Academy. Visit her https://linktr.ee/theantiracismacademy Soul Review: Racism & Disney https://youtu.be/ljESFbbEROk ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
50:33
January 25, 2021
Episode 26 - Melissa Shah
Do you practice anti-racism daily? What does appropriation look like in the Western wellness setting? What questions can you ask yourself before deciding on a yoga or meditation teacher? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Melissa Shah, MPH, yoga therapist. Shah recounts her experiences as an Indian-American within the Western wellness world and the need for her own journey with trusting her heritage - learning to be enough. She explains her journey towards understanding that teaching yoga is not about making people like you and the need to take a step back and honor the culture it came from. Melissa (she/her) deeply believes in applying the culture and teachings of yoga to bring to light the long standing disparities in wellness spaces. She is passionate about bringing yoga and Ayurveda back to its roots, and reclaiming representation within the wellness community. Melissa also utilizes her background in public health to integrate yoga into schools and clinical settings. Currently, Melissa works individually with clients offering yoga therapy in the Viniyoga tradition. She offers weekly community chanting classes, as well as pranayama classes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Her offerings focus on the intersection between yoga and social justice, and how to tune into our true self and dharma (calling, purpose) when it comes to taking action toward what we believe in. Visit her website: www.findyourbreath.net Follow on Instagram @findyourbreath Avoid spiritual bypassing by Melissa Shah Soul Review: Racism & Disney Ruby Sales Interview Avita Bansee on IG: @yogawithavita ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
45:43
January 18, 2021
Episode 25: Dr. Yvonne Ator
What is the meaning and source of identity, particularly those with multiple identities? How has deep-rooted colonialism affected immigrant experiences? What expectations are tied to race and skin tone in Africa vs America? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Yvonne Ator, a personal and executive coach for physicians and other mission-driven professionals. They discuss the nuances of the immigrant experience in America for Black people, the culture of unlearning internalized colonialism as an immigrant, and the privilege of being vulnerable. Dr. Ator touches on the events of 2020 awakening 20/20 vision into who individuals are and who they strive to become. Seeker. Mother. Idealist. Humanitarian. Musician. Coach. Writer. Physician. Author. Activist. British-born, raised in Nigeria and the United States, Yvonne Ator is the quintessential idealistic, eclectic, third-cultured Renaissance woman. A wife and mother seeking balance in a driven profession with training as a physician and a master of public health, she soon found herself burned out and disillusioned with a life that was not aligned with her ideals. Self-described as the “imaginary love-child of Schweitzer and Oprah”, she embarked on a quest to discover what it would take to thrive while living her ideals and making a positive impact in the world. As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and Certified Personal, Leadership and Executive coach in Positive Psychology, Trained in Unbeatable Mind Coaching, she is passionate about using writing, music, speaking, coaching and facilitation to inspire a global tribe of Thriving Idealists to “live your ideals, thrive in your calling and change the world.” Visit her website: yvonneator.com  Follow on Instagram and Facebook @yvonneator Watch the trailer: Journey of an African Colony (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3XnAuVqtp0) Read Invitation To Brave Space by Micky ScottBey Jones ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
49:02
January 11, 2021
Episode 24 - Chris Dancy
What is the value of metrics in systemic racism? How are we unconsciously perpetuating racism through technology? What is the difference between systemic vs algorithm racism? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Chris Dancy, a pioneer of connections between technology and healthcare. This episode addresses his app, Our Balance, and how it measures different behavioral and biological metrics to determine the health fingerprint of a population. This app helps to make the mistreatment of a community visible so society can work towards useful improvements. Chris explains his take on all the ways technology can both perpetuate systemic racism and support anti-racism efforts. Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey--a disruptive, breathtaking journey--into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface. As an author his digital wellness journey will transform how we look at the technology of our lives. "Don't Unplug" is available now. Check out his website: www.chrisdancy.com His book: Don’t Unplug: https://www.chrisdancy.com/book ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
39:23
January 4, 2021
Episode 23 - Dr. Shailla Vaidya
What are the downstream effects of people being removed from their culture? What areas of culture directly contribute to health? How can non-Indian peoples, who practice yoga and meditation, minimize harm and avoid cultural appropriation? How can we tell the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Shailla Vaidya, a physician and yoga therapist. Dr. Vaidya examines the harmful results of removing people from their culture and community practices. She focuses on what unifies us, not what divides us - realizing the moral obligation to fight for justice. Dr. Vaidya talks about the value in the change of perspective to help individuals know what and how to fix what’s broken in our current system. Dr. Shailla Vaidya, MD MPH CCFP(EM) C-IAYT is a Physician/Yoga Therapist practicing Mind-Body Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. She is the creator of the Yoga of Stress Resilience Burnout Recovery Program, and the Reconnect Concussion program, both of which combine the path of yoga with the science of human function for healing and recovery. As a “Compassion-it” Change Agent, she is effecting change within the health care system by healing our healers and by bringing a more holistic approach to the management of stress-related illnesses. She is also dedicated to bringing Yoga back to its roots in Eastern Philosophy. Check out her website: https://www.theyogamd.ca/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
42:24
December 21, 2020
Episode 22: Ruby Sales
What does it mean to practice radical self-love? What are the downfalls of the term “anti-racism”? What is the importance of community in the fight for social justice? What is the difference between seeing Covid as a war instead of a humanitarian crisis? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Ruby Sales, a human-rights activist, public theologian, and social critic. She is a self-described “long distance runner for justice” with a mission to find true connections between people with differing viewpoints, explain the importance of creating community with trust, and highlighting the ability for true change. This conversation addresses the interpersonal conflict of minorities hating everything about themselves that isn’t white and actively running away from their ethnic identities in order to claim whiteness. They dive into ways for other marginalized and oppressed cultures to claim their own identities without minimizing the realities of Black and indigenous peoples in America. Sales discusses what keeps her accountable and the downfalls of the term “anti-racism”, which is a replication of white supremacy culture that only says what we’re against and not what we’re for. Ruby Nell Sales is a nationally-recognized human-rights activist, public theologian, and social critic, whose articles and work appear in many journals, online sites, and books. Under the tutelage of Professor Jean Wiley, Sales joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960’s as a teenager at Tuskegee University and went to work as a student freedom fighter in Lowndes County, Alabama. Sales serves as the founder and director of the SpiritHouse Project. The SpiritHouse Project is a national nonprofit organization that uses the arts, research, education, action, and spirituality to bring diverse peoples together to work for racial, economic, and social justice, as well as for spiritual maturity. SpiritHouse roots its work today in exposing the extrajudicial murders of African-Americans by White vigilantes and police. Visit her website: http://www.spirithouseproject.org Join them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1422398947994712/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spirithousedc/ Email: info@spirithouseproject.org ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group Instagram & Twitter @jillwenermd, Facebook at @jillwenerMDmeditation
54:33
December 14, 2020
Episode 21: Co-founders of EARN Pittsburgh
Who is the voice of Black executive corporate America? How can Black professionals get past the talk to bring real equity? What is the importance of organization, measurement, and transparency when creating a movement? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews the co-founders of EARN Pittsburgh. These three African American executives came together after seeing the energy from anti-racism movements outside of corporate America in order to ignite a breakthrough for Black professionals. They discuss finding their own voice of empowerment and strength above being politically correct as they looked for a shift in the atmosphere. They explain the importance of measurements and transparency to elevate African Americans towards thriving in today’s corporate America. Executive Action and Response Network (EARN) is an association of corporate executives devoted to the advancement of strategies that support the journey of African American executive leaders. African American executives often share common experiences and hardships in navigating their careers. Likewise,organizations can find it difficult to assemble the resources needed to drive sustained, systemic change. EARN Pittsburgh website https://www.earnpittsburgh.com/ Connect with EARN on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/executive-action-and-response-network/ Email: info@earnpittsburgh.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
44:39
December 7, 2020
Episode 20: Martin Shepherd
How do we keep the fire of dismantling racism going after the murder of George Floyd? What’s the importance of telling the truth about humanity within our systems? What consequences do Black Americans face by not establishing their agency at work? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Martin Shepherd, CEO and founder of Arch Access Control and co-founder of EARN. They discussed the importance of standing up for yourself in professional and person spheres. Shepherd explains that Black people are often required to spend extra energy to not come off negative to non-Blacks in a corporate environment. He equates real change to throwing a cog into the gears that perpetuate systemic racism and white supremacy culture. Listen to understand Shepherd’s vision for a more inclusive America. Martin Shepherd is the founder and CEO of Arch Access Control, a leader in physical and cyber security solutions. Martin founded Arch to eliminate fear of loss due to security breach incidents. Arch's mission is to bring end-to-end risk mitigation solutions to clients at the intersection of physical and cyber vulnerabilities. Martin is also a practicing attorney of nearly two decades. As an in-house attorney, he managed large corporate legal teams and projects, and led corporate innovation teams. Check out his book: Black Against The Wall: Rhymes in Desperate Times Arch Access Control website EARN Pittsburgh website ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
49:52
November 30, 2020
Episode 19: Dr. Nicole Swiner
What impact does helping individuals find their voice and self-publish have on society? What is the importance of reading a book about anti-racism in this time? What is the importance of learning tools to address the discomfort of discussing anti-racism? Why is it important to support Black owned businesses? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Nicole Swiner, a family practice doctor and owner of Swiner Publishing. Dr. Swiner details how she inadvertently became a business owner and created the #nosuperwoman movement. This movement aims to show women that self care and work/life integration is a necessity. Dr. Swiner notes how her publishing company helps to amplify Black voices and highlights the reasons for supporting Black owned businesses. Dr. Swiner discussed the importance of Jill’s upcoming Conscious Anti-Racism book, which is being published by Swiner Publishing, and why she feels so called to publish books about social justice. Dr. Nicole Swiner is a 6-time best-selling author, blogger, speaker, wife and mother in Durham. She is also affectionately known as the Superwoman Complex expert and has written 2 best-selling books on the topic. With her company, Swiner Publishing Company, she helps authors become best-sellers, from start to finish. She loves taking care of the family as a whole, with interests in Minority Health, Women’s Health, Self-Care and Female Entrepreneurship. When she’s not treating patients at Durham Family Medicine, she’s spending time with her family, speaking nationally, freelancing for WebMD and teaching others to self-publish. She has become one of the nation’s experts on self-care, imposter syndrome, physician burnout and well-being. Follow Dr. Swiner: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/docswiner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/docswiner/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/docswiner Her website: http://www.docswiner.com/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
29:01
November 23, 2020
Episode 18: Dr. Stan Sonu
How can people be a better bystander to open discrimination? How Adverse Childhood Experiences help doctors understand the behavior of a patient and help them to overcome childhood trauma? What is a trauma-informed approach to healthcare? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Stan Sonu, a double board-certified physician in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Stan recounts a personal incident of COVID-related racism and explains three powerful ways white people can be better by-standers to discrimination. He also discusses Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how childhood trauma can affect patients’ emotional and physical health into adulthood. Dr. Stan Sonu is an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as an associate program director for the Emory Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Sonu obtained his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, completed his residency in combined internal medicine/pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, and did a fellowship at the Cook County Preventive Medicine and Public Health Program, during which he also obtained an MPH at Northwestern University. His research interests include addressing and preventing adverse childhood experiences and integration of trauma-informed care in clinical practice. Check out his TedTalk: https://tinyurl.com/yxpz7e5j Learn more about Resilient Georgia: https://www.resilientga.org/ Contact Dr. Stan: stansonu@gmail.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
1:08:29
November 16, 2020
Episode 17: George Robinson
What are the financial outcomes for companies that resist moving towards diversity? What actions are being taken to hold companies accountable? Is it enough for companies to only make Black Lives Matter statements publicly, and what would increase their accountability? Why might some Black professionals resist movements meant to increase opportunities for Black people? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews George Robinson, the Director of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. George explains his definition of anti-racism and how that differs from the “all lives matter” response to the Black Lives Matter movement. He notes the importance of data and statistics when it comes to supporting diversity in the corporate setting. George discusses what privilege is and why the move towards diversity isn’t against white people; it benefits everyone. George Robinson joined UPMC in April 2018 to enhance strategic planning and execution in the UPMC Supplier Diversity Program. His latest accomplishment includes contributing authorship to Engineering Your Career, A Complete Guide to Landing a Job in Engineering by Thomas A. Anderson, P.E. Check out https://www.earnpittsburgh.com/ for their upcoming launch Find George on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgerobinsonii ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course co-created with Dr. Maiysha Clairborne, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
46:30
November 9, 2020
Episode 16: Priya Verma
What is cultural appropriation? What are some of the pitfalls of white people teaching or practicing yoga and meditation? How is appropation different from respect or admiration? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Priya Verma, a yoga therapist, physician’s assistant, and expert in cultural appropriation. Priya explains how cultural appropriation harms everyone, because it whitewashes powerful practices such as yoga and meditation of their culture and true philosophy, thus stripping away many of the benefits and purpose of these practices. Cultural appropriation causes further harm because it enables someone else to portray themselves as the expert in another culture’s lived experience and wisdom, thus marginalizing the culture and people of origin (and often making them strangers in their own culture as it is portrayed in the west). To avoid the pitfalls of cultural appropriation, Priya encourages all yoga and meditation teachers and practitioners to avoid toxic positivity, hold themselves accountable for deep-rooted prejudices, and call out misuse of sacred texts or symbols. Priya Verma is a yoga therapist and physician’s assistant with a South Asian cultural and spiritual background. She is the owner of Sandalwood Yoga, a dedicated yoga therapy practice in 2017 where she offers complementary non-pharmacologic solutions to pain management and surgery, meditation classes and trauma-informed management of chronic conditions. Visit Priya at https://sandalwoodyoga.com Text “YogaRx” to 21000 to download her digital business card Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandalwoodyogatherapy/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
56:59
November 2, 2020
Episode 15: Greg Schisla
Have you ever gotten defensive when someone called you out for having privilege? Are you ready to start speaking out when friends or family make racist or sexist comments? Do you find yourself shutting down emotionally when it comes to *really* examining how you may be unknowingly contributing to systemic racism?  In this series on recognizing and learning about systemic racism (with the hopes of helping to dismantle it) Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice, as well as 'non-experts' who have joined the fight to dismantle systemic racism. In this video, Jill interviews Greg Schisla, a white man living in rural North Carolina who focuses on fighting racism and deconstructing the idea of whiteness. Greg discusses, with inspiring honesty and humility, the difference between fighting racism and fighting the construct of whiteness, his advice to white people interacting in anti-racism spaces on social media, his favorite resources to learn more about how to recognize and fight systemic racism, and the challenges of standing up to friends and family about whiteness. Join Greg's Facebook group 'Can We Talk About Race?': https://www.facebook.com/groups/998437296979002/ Additional resources about systemic racism recommended by Greg:  "The Blood of Emmett Till" by Timothy B. Tyson, Rhett Samuel Price, et al. ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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October 26, 2020
Episode 14: Dr. Nicole Peoples
What is it really like to be both a physician and a mom of someone diagnosed with sickle cell? Why are patients with sickle cell often undertreated and their pain dismissed as drug addiction? How can the experience on both sides of a racially-charged disease help healthcare professionals learn more about the challenges of navigating the American healthcare system as a Black person?  In this series on healthcare and social disparities,, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Nicole Peoples, a physician and mom, who describes her journey battling her daughter’s sickle cell diagnosis and systemic racism within the healthcare system. Systematic racism is ingrained within physician training, and this is particularly evident in the care of patients with sickle cell. Dr. Peoples explains how important it is for physicians of all backgrounds to check their preconceived notions at the door and acknowledge that, most often, their patients with sickle cell can help contribute to their own care in a positive way.  In addition to race-related bias associated with sickle cell, doctors are also taught to be biased against sickle cell patients the same way they are taught to be biased against people with substance abuse issues. Dr. Peoples explains that healthcare professionals must understand that these patients are in pain. The goal is to get that pain under control as well as accepting they may be defensive from their previous trauma. She lists several important ways that healthcare professionals can improve care and minimize the effects of bias in their care of patients with sickle cell. Read more about sickle cell anemia: https://www.msm.edu/blog/2019/facts-and-factors-sickle-cell-anemia.php Learn more about Dr. Peoples on her website: www.drnicolepeoples.com Follow Dr. Peoples on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/drnicolepeoples And https://www.facebook.com/peoplesfuntionalmedicine/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnicolepeoples and https://www.instagram.com/peoplesfunctionalmedicine/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/  
49:35
October 19, 2020
Episode 13: Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
How can both Black people and white people get through the discomfort around racism? What are some strategies to see through the immediate struggle to find inspiration and motivation? What will it take for our country's values to shift enough to allow for real change? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, author, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Maiysha Clairborne, a family practitioner, Integrative Medicine specialist, hypnotherapist, NLP expert, physician coach and the co-creator and Chief Operating Officer of Jill's Conscious Anti-Racism movement. Dr. Maiysha shares her own personal struggles with burnout early in her medical career and how she learned early on that her path was going to be different. She tells the 'behind the scenes' story of how she connected with Jill and joined the Conscious Anti-Racism movement, even though she never saw herself as an activist. Dr. Maiysha's explains how she copes with the daily stresses and discomforts of systemic racism and what motivates her beyond the fear.  As a female physician, Maiysha had spent most of her career putting work first. However, when she became pregnant with her son, one of the first things to come to mind “how will I balance my profession as a physician with my commitment as a mother?”  That question informed the way she next moved in her career. She designed her second career specifically so that she could be available for her son. With that in mind she started Stress free Mom MD in 2016, coaching physician moms to create balanced lives that they design. Not long after that she began helping burned out Dr. Mommies transition into better jobs and career paths giving them more time and freedom to be with their families. It wasn’t long before she became known for what she does, and for having made a successful transition from clinical medicine and was asked to coach in the area of entrepreneurship. That is when she decided to create the Next Level Physician Entrepreneurs Institute. She wanted to show doctors that it was possible to leverage what they already know and create a profitable business that more than paid the bills while having freedom, fulfillment and a life they truly loved by their design. Maiysha joined Conscious Anti-Racism in 2020. Connect with Dr. Maiysha: Website: https://www.drmaiysha.com and https://www.mindremappingacademy.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/drmaiysha  Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/drmaiysha Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaiysha LinkedIN: http://www.Linkedin.com/in/drmaiysha ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her and Dr. Maiysha's online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/&a
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October 12, 2020
Episode 12: Nicholas Landers
What does it take to navigate the world as a Black man? What do white people miss out on - emotionally, culturally, and otherwise- when they continue to see whiteness as the standard? How can international travel serve as an antidote to racism? What is the importance of seeing yourself in other people who aren't like you? In this series on anti-racism and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, and author interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Nicholas Landers, a career teacher who has taught on 3 continents who is now a motivational speaker, author and podcaster. Nick shares his own personal experience of systemic racism and bias in a world where white people are the standard, including the energetic, physical and emotional toll of always being 'on'. With incredible candor and vulnerability, he shares what it's like to go through everyday life as a Black man, and how white people miss out from truly getting to know the 'full person' inside the Black people they interact with each day. A world traveler, Nick shares his perspectives on how travel can help white people find themselves in people who are different from them, as long as they give it a chance. Nicholas Landers is an award-winning teacher & coach, diversity speaker, author, blogger, and occasional television extra. He's dined in one of the world's top 10 restaurants, ascended the world's tallest building--by elevator, and taught on three continents, traveling to more than 30 countries in the process. Connect with Nick: YouTube: Teacher In Your Pocket Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teacherinyourpocketWebsite: https://www.nicklanders.squarespace.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
58:37
October 5, 2020
Episode 11: Faviana
What is spiritual bypassing? What are the dangers of using spirituality as an escape from the messiness of life? What happens if we use spirituality as the SALVE rather than the SOLVE? How can we use spirituality to dismantle systemic racism, within ourselves and society? In this series on recognizing and learning about systemic racism (with the hopes of helping to dismantle it) Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Faviana, a Brooklyn-based Vedic meditation expert (and eternal optimist). In our western spiritual culture, idolizing unity over justice results in silence and complicity in systemic racism. Faviana discusses the value of inquiry and the dangers of spiritual bypassing, and why it is essential for all of us to deal with our systemic racism demons to achieve true liberation. Don't miss the 3 things Faviana wishes all white people did or knew in terms of anti-racism! Faviana is a Brooklyn-based Vedic Meditation teacher, community builder, and unshakeable optimist dedicated to helping people live richer, happier lives. She discovered her passion for teaching while using the Vedic Meditation technique to manage her own professional stress. She trained in the technique for two years before becoming one of a select few teachers to complete the highest-level qualification as a master teacher of Vedic Meditation. Faviana is passionate about creating spaces where people are inspired to care for their mental and physical well-being while feeling empowered to make a positive impact on the world. As an advertising executive who embodied the ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality for years, she understands the stress and anxiety that comes with working in high pressure environments all too well. Within a few weeks of learning Vedic Meditation, she was less stressed, more productive, and more well rested. Now, Faviana is committed to helping people integrate the same simple, transformative technique that changed her life into their own. Connect with Faviana, and learn more about her weekly group meditations, at info@pureritam.com.  Read about the 1619 Project: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html Faviana's recommended reading: Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/.... Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408 Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
51:09
September 28, 2020
Episode 10: Adria Kitchens
What is the definition of peace in a world filled with systemic racism and oppression? Is it possible to hold struggle and triumph at the same time, and if so, how do we get there?  In this series on social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Adria Kitchens, anti-racism activist, program manager of Equitable Dinners, and senior certified Feminine Power coach.  Adria shares her personal and professional journey from working as a neuroscience researcher at Yerkes Primate Center to becoming an antiracism educator and activist. She discusses the importance of art and story-telling in anti-racism spaces, and how cultivating the feminine power in each of us can help us to navigate life's challenges and opportunities, including internalized racism and oppression. She talked about one of her recent blog posts about Congressman John Lewis, whose 'Good Trouble' inspired her to write about the paradox of peace. Adria Kitchens has supported women in transforming their lives for over a decade. She specializes in working with self actualizing women; executives, experienced coaches, therapists, local and global leaders. Adria is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, a Certified Cultural Competency Facilitator, and a Certified Feminine Power Coach and Facilitator specializing in women’s Transformational Leadership. Adria is currently the Equitable Dinners Atlanta Program Manager, leading a network of impassioned leaders to connect our communities, bring awareness to inequities, and activate anti-racist action. Adria has many years’ experience supporting the growth and development of new and emerging organizations. Ms. Kitchens began her career in Neuroscience at Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University. She holds a Senior Certified Coach appointment within the Feminine Power Program, a global women’s leadership community. She holds master’s degrees in accounting & financial management and business administration and a BA in Natural Sciences. Her passion is supporting women in catalyzing their leadership. Connect with Adria:  https://www.equitabledinners.com https://www.instituteforequityactivism.com https://www.coachadria.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/adriakitchens Read Adria's blog post on Good Trouble and the paradox of peace: https://shoutout.wix.com/so/d8NFF4Wvq#/main Follow Equitable Dinners on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equitabledinners ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
51:40
September 21, 2020
Episode 9: Bianca Wilson
What is a 'safe space' and who gets to decide whether or not it's safe? How is systemic racism perpetuated by trauma and also the cause of trauma - not only for Black people but also white people?  In this series on social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Bianca Wilson, anti-racism activist and co-founder of Say Space, a Diversity and Inclusion consultancy.  Bianca shares her personal and professional journey from working at a well-known advertising agency to leaving corporate America and co-founding a Diversity and Inclusion consultancy. She discusses terms such as 'safe space' and 'unconscious bias' and how they can be fraught (and cause more racial trauma) for Black people when not applied in a trauma-sensitive way. Bianca talked about the inter-generational trauma that white people have experienced (the "dirty pain" of white trauma), which has both led to and perpetuated systemic racism, and the need to truly heal the trauma from systemic racism for both Black and white people in order to end systemic racism.  Bianca Wilson (she/ her/ hers) supports individuals and organizations to get to the core of what is needed so effective communication, impactful leadership and authentic relationships can thrive. With her background in Race Relations at Villanova University, advanced training in Emotional Freedom Technique (‘Tapping’) and Cross Cultural Facilitation Training with the renowned Diversity Trainer, Lee Mun Wah, Bianca has been immersed in the world of Coaching, Holistic healing and Diversity and Inclusion for 10 years.  Her education, extensive training and experience has led her to work with companies such as Media Arts Lab (Advertising Agency for Apple), Sony Music, PMC/Variety Magazine, Trailer Park, Giant Spoon, Outdoor Voices, Johannes Leonardo, Inspire, AT&T and countless others. Connect with Bianca: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sayspace Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emotionalfreedomcoach Website: https://www.say-space.com/ There Is No Such Thing As A White Ally article by Catherine Pugh: https://humanparts.medium.com/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-white-ally-469bb82799f2 ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
45:48
September 14, 2020
Episode 8: Jamila Pleas, RN
Did you know that Black women face worse pregnancy outcomes across ALL educational and income categories? And that Black women have a 2-3 fold increase in the risk of maternal death and a 5-fold increase in the risk of complications relating to childbirth? In this series on healthcare and social disparities and COVID, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Jamila Pleas, RN, a labor and delivery nurse and founder of Her Birth Right, an national nursing initiative that bridges the gaps in maternal health outcomes for women of color. Jamila shares her knowledge and insights about the impacts of systemic racism in healthcare; in particular, in the labor and delivery unit. She speaks about the importance of truly listening to patients and empowering them to actively participate in their healthcare decisions. Jamila shares how "walking into purpose" has brought her from the bedside to a more policy-oriented approach to improving pregnancy-related outcomes for women of color. Jamila Pleas, RN, is a registered nurse who has blossomed into a maternal health advocate specializing in child birth education, positive birth outcomes, labor support, research, and policy implementation. She estimates that since 2012, she has assisted over 800 women and couples in their birthing journey while working as a labor and delivery nurse. Jamila has worked at some the world’s top leading health care systems. Jamila believes that her five years of training at the University of Chicago prepared her to care and manage high-risk pregnancy complications. Jamila was recently awarded the Abstract of Excellence Award for her contributing work on Systemic Treatment and Management of Postpartum Hypertension at the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative. She was also awarded the Coin of Excellence by the President and CEO of Holy Cross Health for her commitment to providing quality care. Jamila is the founder of Her Birth Right, a national nursing initiative that is actively working to bridge the gap in maternal health disparities for women of color. She is the proud mother of the A-Team: Amaris, Anif, and Amir. Learn more about Jamila on her website: https://www.herbirthright.com Follow Jamila on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jamilapleas and https://www.facebook.com/herbirthright and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herbirthright ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
52:48
September 7, 2020
Episode 7: Paige Ingram
Paige Ingram is the real deal. An activist with a capital 'A'. Paige shares her experiences organizing and supporting the ongoing protests in Minneapolis that began with the murder of George Floyd in May, 2020. She discusses the community of organizers that continue to come together to fight for real change, and what it takes to prioritize self-care in such emotionally and physically intense times. Paige talked about the importance of knowing what you are *for*, not just what you are against, and the need to use a multitude of tactics to make real change. In her work, Paige addresses anti-blackness, policing, gentrification, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies, and violence against womxn and non-binary people locally and nationally, connecting them to broader global liberation struggles. She ultimately desires to build a world that acknowledges how deeply we are connected to each other and believes her calling to be nurturing spaces where people can connect in ways that heal, encourage the reimagining of their communities, and make tenable changes that are an outgrowth of spiritual practice, authentic relationships, and intentional engagement in community. Connect with Paige: Twitter: @seriouslypaige Instagram: @seriouslypaige Website: http://www.impaige.com *** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change HERE. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group Follow Jill on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation
1:00:20
August 31, 2020
Episode 6: Jessica Brooks
What good is a healthcare system if it doesn't actually work for the people it serves? How can we be intentional about auditing the ways that systemic racism shows up in our own life, and then taking that next steps to do something about it?  In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Jessica Brooks, MBA, the CEO and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health and the founder of the Executive Action Response Network (EARN) and The Health Desk. Jessica shares her own personal experience of systemic racism and bias in the healthcare system as a Black woman and how that has informed and inspired the work she does today to create "an accountable healthcare system that actually works for the people". Jessica embodies her own philosophy, "well-doing so we can have well-being", and she shares how important it is that we each do an intentional self-audit of how systemic racism shows up in our lives, and then take action to dismantle it.  As CEO of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, Jessica provides the vision to transform healthcare for PBGH employer-members. Under her leadership, PBGH has emerged as a national force aimed at improving mental health, health equity and quality for millions of lives touched by employer-based health plans. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Brooks serves on the board of governors for the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange, and Maitri Medicinals to name a few. Ms. Brooks is the co-founder of Inspireware, a tech company designed to empower communities in well-doing. Ms. Brooks is a graduate of The Advanced Leadership Initiative – an executive leadership program for African-American executives at CMU’s Tepper School of Business. She is a recipient of the 2019 Pittsburgh Women of Influence Award and has appeared on NPR and in numerous national healthcare and benefits publications. Connect with Jessica: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PBGHPA/  Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/JessicaPBGHPa Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/PBGHPA LinkedIN: http://www.Linkedin.com/in/jessica-br... ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/... Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
40:25
August 24, 2020
Episode 5: Arnie Joseph
“Racial disparities are the blood that keeps the healthcare engine going.” How important are trust and communication in improving the health literacy of people marginalized by our healthcare system? What are some ways to build this trust, when the current state of healthcare often capitalizes on Black and Brown bodies? In this episode, Jill interviews Arnie Jones, well-known speaker and the president of ChromaHealth. Arnie shares his knowledge and insights about the ways that the healthcare system, including providers, must change in order to improve healthcare outcomes for Black people. He discusses the importance of building trust and communication from within a community, rather than the often-used ‘top-down’ approach, which is often ineffective and leads to poor health outcomes and a continued deterioration of trust. Arnie also shares some shocking insights into the ways in which capitalism and racism intersect, with painful and dangerous outcomes. Recognized as an effective leader and expert in designing programs that improve patient finding and adherence to medications by enhancing industry, faith-based, medical, and community stakeholder collaboration, Arnie Joseph has more than three decades of experience in public health, pharmaceutical, and health communications industries. As a strategy to improve his clients’ bottom line, Arnie has developed, launched and managed “cross-functional” coalitions dedicated to improving racial health disparities by forming strategic partnerships with over 660 medical and community stakeholders in disease hot spots in San Antonio, Miami, the Bronx, Memphis, Newark, Brooklyn, Houston, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Qualitative analysis of Arnie’s community-based programming in Baltimore was published in the Journal of National Medical Association. Arnie’s passion for developing campaigns that bridge scientific data and community engagement has garnered him recognition from the medical industry, pharmaceutical executives, advocacy groups, and federal health departments, earning him certificates of commendation from the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Minority Health, Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of NYC, and the American Diabetes Association. Connect with Arnie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnie-joseph/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
55:10
August 17, 2020
Episode 4: Dr. Camara Jones
Jill interviews Dr. Camara Jones, a Family Physician, epidemiologist, renowned public speaker, and anti-racism activist. Dr. Jones shares her knowledge and insights about the impacts of systemic racism, both before and during COVID. In particular, she discusses the importance of realizing the systemic nature of racism (don't believe that racism is systemic? Just watch the video!), how to recognize your white privilege and use it for good. and how to LEAN IN to your discomfort about racism.  Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.  She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). Watch Dr. Jones' TedX Emory talk: https://youtu.be/GNhcY6fTyBM Follow Dr. Jones on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/camarajones Contact Dr. Jones: cpjones@msm.edu ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
1:09:42
July 14, 2020
Episode 3: Dr. Nicole Rochester
Jill interviews Dr. Nicole Rochester, a pediatrician and health advocate. Dr. Rochester shares her knowledge and insights about health disparities amongst minorities, both before and during coronavirus, and how both doctors/ healthcare professionals and patient families can do a better job advocating for patients that might otherwise not be heard in the healthcare system. Dr. Rochester discussed the biases that affect ALL of us in this country, and what we can do to overcome those biases.  Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a board-certified pediatrician, independent health advocate, TEDx and keynote speaker, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC, an innovative company that helps aging individuals, those with chronic illnesses, and their family caregivers navigate the healthcare system. Dr. Rochester was inspired to start her company after caring for her late father and witnessing the complicated healthcare system from the other side of the stethoscope.  Committed to promoting health literacy and empowering patients and family caregivers across the globe, Dr. Rochester blogs on her website, www.yourgpsdoc.com and has an active presence on social media, including a weekly Facebook Live show, Navigator Nuggets™. Dr. Rochester engages with audiences locally and nationally through workshops and speaking engagements. She has been featured on WJLA/ABC7, is a frequent podcast guest, and has contributed to numerous digital publications, including KevinMD, Authority Magazine, Modern Healthcare, Reader’s Digest, and Best Company. Dr. Rochester is the author of Healthcare Navigation 101: A Guide for College-Bound Students (and Parents!), a unique resource to equip college-bound students with the tools and information they need to begin managing their health independently. A Maryland native, Dr. Rochester obtained her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and she completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Rochester serves on the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Health Education Institute and is a member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She is happily married and the proud mother of two daughters. Learn more about working with Dr. Rochester: Website: www.yourgpsdoc.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/yourgpsdoc Twitter: www.twitter.com/yourgpsdoc Instagram: www.instagram.com/yourgpsdoc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-Rochester-m-d-40700812 ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
41:29
July 13, 2020
Episode 2: LaShyra "Lash" Nolen
Jill interviews LaShyra "Lash" Nolen, a Fulbright scholar, the first Black woman class president of Harvard Medical School, and anti-racism activist. Lash grew up in Compton and said that it was 'easy to feel like it's your fault' or that 'it was supposed to be like this' for her Black community. That all changed as Lash learned more about the widespread impacts of racism in our country that have existed for hundreds of years. Lash shares her knowledge and insights about the impacts of systemic racism in a unique way - by discussing her own awakening into embracing and celebrating the full strength and power of being a Black woman. Don't miss her incredible top 5 books to read to learn about racism in our country.  Lash is a first-year student at Harvard Medical School (HMS) where she serves as student council president, the first documented black woman to hold this role. In her role she has led numerous initiatives for community advocacy within HMS and beyond. She is a published author and continues to be a fervent advocate for social justice. Her commentary has been published in the Washington Post, NPR, Teen Vogue, Health Affairs, Undark Magazine and many more. Her work has earned me honor of becoming the youngest 2020 National Minority Quality Forum “40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” and one of twenty-five selected 2020 Young Futurists for The Root. Her community and family continue to drive her passion for social justice and she plans pursue an MD/MPP dual-degree to continue to advocate for humane healthcare reform on both local and national scales. Learn more about Lash on her website: https://lashyranolen.com/ Follow Dr. Lash on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/lashnolen and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lash.nolen ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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July 13, 2020
Episode 1: Dr. Cindy Duke
Jill interviews Dr. Cindy Duke, an OB/GYN, virologist and health advocate. Dr. Duke shares her knowledge and insights about health disparities amongst minorities, both before and during coronavirus, and how they have been amplified by misinformation and longstanding mistrust of the healthcare system. She also discusses ways that you can get involved and help these communities during COVID. Cindy M.P. Duke is a M.D. Ph.D trained Physician Scientist and Entrepreneur who is Board Certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as Fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Duke is the Physician Founder, Medical Director and Lab Director of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She is also a Ph.D. trained, award winning, Virologist whose research interests centered on the interplay of viruses with the human immune system. Dr. Cindy is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine where she plays a role in Resident and Medical Student Education. Her current Research efforts have focused on the intersection of Healthcare delivery with technology and how that can be used to close gaps in accessing medical care. Outside of her clinical work and research, Dr. Duke understands the value of giving back to her community which she views as the global village. One facet of Dr. Duke’s extracurricular work includes outreach to women and girls to encourage/foster their continued interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Dr. Duke is the Host and Producer of the ‘Girl Powered Success & Survival International’ (aka GriPSSI) Podcast. This podcast is aimed at highlighting the work and dynamic career paths of women and girls around the globe! You can find and subscribe to the GriPSSI podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public and Google Play! Dr. Duke is also the Producer of a number of informative online programs aimed at debunking myths surrounding Fertility/Infertility amongst Men and Women in the Diaspora! She is also actively creating and curating information about Coronavirus/COVID-19 for the general public. Website: drcindyduke.com Instagram and Twitter: @drcindymduke Facebook: @drcindymduke LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/drcindymduke How you can help: Contact your government representatives to find ways that you can help Contact local food banks You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism.
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July 10, 2020