Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh, Psy D joined The Juniper Center THRIVE Live to talk about the crossroads of religion/spirituality and psychology and the ways to utilize the former to bring about self-knowledge, psychological health, and overall well being.
Hear how she launched Caring for Our Caregivers, in a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Sufi Psychology Association, Caring for Our Caregivers delivers tablets preloaded with meditation, wellness and relaxation resources to healthcare workers via hospital deliveries around the globe.
- There’s a powerful difference and mindset shift between “I AM depressed” and “I FEEL depressed.”
- Caregivers had the highest rate of suicidality, and that was before COVID.
- Sufispychology brings in the “science of the soul”
- Checkout caring4ourcaregivers.org to find out how to support getting tablets preloaded with medication, relaxation and stress reduction activities. So far over 900 tablets and 31,000 individually wrapped headsets have been distributed to over 300 hospitals.
- Free resources for stress reduction from Sufi Psychology:
Watch the Replay with Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh
About Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh
Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to running a wellness center and group practice, she provides wellness programs for medical residents and healthcare professionals. Though she uses various modalities with her diverse patients, her primary focus is on Sufi Psychology, which has been found to increase hope and resiliency and decrease distress.
She is the current President of the Sufi Psychology Association and the founder of the Caring 4 Our Caregivers initiative which donates stress relieving wellness resources to healthcare professionals and hospitals around the world. She has co-authored a chapter titled “Sufism and Optimal Health”, in the book “Better Health through Spiritual Practices: A Guide to Religious Behaviors and Perspectives that Benefit Mind and Body” and is the Principal Investigator of a study funded by the Templeton Foundation to examine the effects if Sufi Psychotherapy and a study examining the benefits of Tamarkoz®, A Sufi Meditation techniques which she uses when working with oncological patients.
Her interests lie in the crossroads of religion/spirituality and psychology and the ways to utilize the former to bring about self-knowledge, psychological health, and overall well being.