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Exercise and Mental Health: A Brief Introduction to the Impact of Exercise Has On Our Minds

Exercise and Mental Health: A Brief Introduction to the Impact of Exercise Has On Our Minds By Sabaahath Latifi When we hear terms such as: exercise, gym, or workout, our minds tend to automatically think “thin, size 0, flat tummies, two hours at the gym, etc…” We stress out about how much weight we need …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Protective Factors of Religion and Spirituality in Substance Abuse: A Brief Review of Research

Author: Hooman Keshavarzi The issue of substance abuse is a major concern in the United States of America.  Incidence of substance abuse has been increasing in the past decade.  This is especially a concern and problematic for adolescents as many start to experiment with drugs and alcohol around this time.  Adolescents begin searching for an …

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Lowering the Gaze & Managing Pornography Addiction

By: Hooman Keshavarzi One of the greatest struggles of life, especially for men has been the challenge of desisting from unlawful interactions with the opposite gender.  This is especially difficult on account of this desire being a natural human inclination that is universal to all human beings. Allah (SWT) has made human beings with a …

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Understanding Islamically Integrated Therapy:

Psychotherapy is a process of intervention that is rooted in the idea of the “talking cure”.  This process is guided by extensive research done on human behavior and empirically validated ways of intervening to alleviate psychological disarray.  In Islamic terminology, this is an attempt at understanding Allah’s Sunnah (system and structure that Allah has created) …

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