Healing our Inner (Young) Wounds: Attachment and the Inner Child
London, ON, Canada
Facilitated by: Zainib Abdullah, MSW, RSW, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Wellnest
This session will introduce, or reintroduce participants to the basics of attachment theory and the neurobiology of relationships. Zainib will share with us the impact of unmet attachment needs and inner child healing as one of the antidotes to healing these young wounds. The session will invite participants to engage in both meditative and reflective practices to facilitate an embodied and experiential sense of healing.
Zainib Abdullah (MSW, RSW) is the co-founder and executive director at Wellnest, a Toronto-based mental health clinic. The Wellnest team - a collective of diverse psychotherapists - focuses on supporting the needs of the BIPOC community. Zainib holds her Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. As a trauma therapist, her approach is client-centred, anti-racist/oppressive and trauma-informed, incorporating various therapeutic modalities. Zainib uses somatic based therapy to help clients heal and manage trauma experiences. She is a certified mindfulness meditation specialist from the University of Toronto, and has facilitated various mindfulness-based therapy programs at numerous hospitals. She continues to be involved in research and community engagement projects that aim to support the mental health and well-being of individuals and families.
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