Kia Scherr has spent 20 years studying, practicing and teaching at the Sanctuary Holistic Retreat Center in Virginia. After her husband and 13 year old daughter were killed in the Mumbai terrorist attack of 2008, Kia co-founded One Life Alliance to teach peace education programs based on Love, Compassion and Forgiveness. She is the author of A Pocketbook of Peace, a guidebook to transforming life with love. Kia spent 6 years in Mumbai, India working with business, education and police. Her latest book – Forgiveness is a Choice was released by Penguin Random House India on December 20, 2021. She is also featured in two documentary films, Rubaru Roshni on Netflix and There’s Got to be More to Life – Rising from Trauma to Thriving
Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder.
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