Entries by Hooman Keshavarzi

The Importance of Self Care

By Dr. Sarah Syed “My kids come first, my family comes first, my job is too busy, I can’t afford it, I don’t have the time.” These are the most common responses heard when someone is recommended to take time for self-care. Many seem to think self-care implies spending money on spa services such as […]

San Bernardino & Paris Attacks: The Psychology of Fear and its Influence on Social Behavior.

Written By:  Hooman Keshavarzi,  Licensed Psychotherapist and Adjunct Professor of Psychology Fear is an incredibly powerful emotion.  Fear is really what we are referring to when we say the words stress and anxiety. According to emotion theory, fear contains both functional and dysfunctional expressions just like in all other emotions.  The functional needs of emotions are […]

Art Therapy in the Muslim Community

Art Therapy in the Muslim Community By:  Jasiah Latifi Art therapy has been proven to be effective in reducing stressors, increasing physical and psychological wellness. For those who are facing fatal illness, art therapy has been utilized to help them cope, psychologically and improve their physiology, “there is evidence that art-based interventions are effective in […]

Social Phobia – Fear of Judgement?

Social Phobia By: Fahad Khan Also known as Social Anxiety Disorder, it is characterized by strong feelings of being judged by others and being embarrassed. Wait… I have these feelings all the time. Do I have this disorder? Having feelings of being judged or being embarrassed is normal to everyone, especially Muslims. Every time we […]