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Engaging the Other:

Dates: 16 June, 2020 and 23 June, 2020.

Time: 6pm to 8pm (Pacific)

Format: Zoom (recordings available)

To Register: Click this link for more information and to register.

The Challenge of Otherness

The issue of “Otherness” has plagued America from its beginning… and even before.  Whether as villain or victim, virtually all other nations have faced similar histories: while “The Other” may be different, the effects are the same. While significant progress has occurred over the years, we STILL have not fully addressed this issue.

The issue of “Otherness” still occupies the front pages of our newspapers and stirs emotions from coast to coast and around the world.  And, after the centuries, we still don’t seem to know what to do.

What is “Otherness”?

How do you deal with the issue of “the Other”?  And, what is “Otherness”?  The concept is simple:  your “Other” is anyone who does not behave as you expect or assume.  Otherness can be based on skin color, or based on class. Otherness can be based on gender, or political ideology, or language… even hair styles or food preferences. 

Everyone deals with Otherness.  EVERYONE.  As “Otherness” is rooted in our culture and consciousness, everyone has someone or some group who is ‘Other’ for them. The problem is not Otherness, but allowing Otherness to cause us to separate from each other, or cause us to oppress and/or denigrate the ‘Other’. 

Because everybody has their Other, all of us can learn how to best interact with the Other, how to address the issue of Otherness.

Small Group Size…

The size of this Module is set at a maximum of 25 participants, to insure the highest degree of participation and interaction. (Minimum class size + 8 participants.)

Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, so please register early to insure your space!

Topics We Will Explore…

  • Who Is The Other?
  • Why Do We Separate
  • How To Heal the Separation
  • The Hidden Wound
  • Practical Steps to Engage the Other

This two-part Module is packed with vital information. The Module will include:

“Engaging the Other” is not just an idea… it’s a PRACTICE.  It involves correctly seeing oneself, and piercing the illusion of separation. 

In this session, Shariff Abdullah will lead participants in the practical, moral and spiritual aspects of inclusivity and living an authentic, courageous life. 

“Engaging the Other” provides you with tools to successfully navigate deep-seated social and cultural differences.


Format for the Module will be Zoom. Participants will be given links and passwords upon registration.

Training format will include:

  • Intensive training with Shariff Abdullah.
  • Large and small group discussions.
  • case studies
  • interactive exercises designed for small group participation.
  • Handouts.
  • An emphasis on how Covid-19 affects our relationships with “The Other”.
  • Access to all recordings for missed sessions.

Participants will gain valuable perspectives on how to navigate our rapidly changing cultural and consciousness environments.

About Shariff Abdullah…

Dr. Shariff Abdullah has led thousands of participants, in dozens of countries around the world, in finding positive and inclusive paths to solve our global and local challenges.

Through these trainings and workshops, Shariff Abdullah teaches people how to move beyond Otherness – not through a foolish attempt at removing all cultural distinctions and boundaries (which is impossible), but by making the boundaries between cultures permeable.  Through this training, people learn how to acknowledge Otherness without separating from the Other.

And, a BONUS!

There is a BONUS section. A personalized session with Shariff Abdullah, where you can discuss your own questions, comments or issues with your “Other”. This 45-60 minute session will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time, and is designed to yield insights into your specific issues around “Otherness”.


The cost of all sessions, including the personalized one, is $225.00.

Early Bird…

Until 5 June (12 Midnight, Pacific), the cost of registration is $180.00.

To Register: TBA