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Healing from the Heart: Ancient Practices for Modern Wounds
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Recorded webinar.

The long-term impact of trauma, stress, oppression, and addiction are more than just mental health issues, they are at the root of almost eighty percent of all chronic illnesses in our society. The collective and individual wounds from these illnesses reveal the need for healing programs that speak to the mind, body and spirit. This workshop is one stop on your path towards blending art, science, connection, and love, into the healing process. We will explore the current research on the healing energy of the group, the impact of ritual on the brain, and the medicinal qualities of prayer. Together, we will experience the ancient practices of imagery, intention, prayer, chanting, and movement. Our day together will result in you creating new ways of connecting with your community, clients, and your own heart. Most importantly, it will serve as a gentle reminder to remain committed to your sacred path of service.

Learning objectives:

  1. Explain the connection between trauma, stress, oppression, and chronic illness.
  2. Examine the role of integrative mental health in addressing physiological and psychological symptoms.
  3. Apply three writing and drawing practices in a clinical setting to heal the effects of stress.
  4. Understand the impact of ritual on physiology and healing.
  5. Use music and movement in sessions to get around emotional blocks without spoken words.
  6. Assess how to help clients access inner strengths through creative processes that tap into the imagination.
  7. Experience guided imagery practices to use with clients in therapy and in community settings to help heal the body and heighten experiences of personal growth.


  1. Menakem, R. (2017). My Grandmother™s Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies. Las Vegas, NV: Central Recovery Press.
  2. Puchalski, C., & Romer, A. (2000). Taking a spiritual history allows clinicians to understand patients more fully. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 3(1), 129-137.
  3. Siegel, I. (2017). The sacred path of the therapist: Modern healing ancient wisdom, and client transformation. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.
  4. Young, C., & Koopsen, C. (2011). Spirituality, health, and healing: An integrative approach (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals.

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ADA Accomodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at or by phone at 716-829-5841. 

Sabrina N'Diaye, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-C

Dr. Sabrina is a therapist, storyteller, and peacebuilder. She is the founder of the Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing in Baltimore, Maryland and a Senior faculty member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She has led Global Trauma Relief programs across the US, the Middle East, East Africa, and Central Asia. 

Her many audiences include police departments, flight attendants, healing artists, peacebuilders, and aspiring writers. She is currently mentoring mental health professional across the country in their desire to make a living while serving humanity.

Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Sabrina N’Diaye is the founder of The Heart Nest Wellness Center. She is an adjunct faculty at Saybrook University. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Sabrina N’Diaye has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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