We keep observing and judging things throughout our lives to get a more profound meaning. Critical thinking is an important trait, but when was the last time you applied this concept to yourself? Ironically, you fail to look within or critically analyze yourself or even know yourself most of the time.
Self-introspection means to examine your actions or thoughts critically. It simply means ‘to look inside.’ Dr. Ketam Hamdan, a leading therapist, educator, and thinker, believes it is essential to introspect because it regularly helps you make better and intelligent decisions. It grants a clear picture of your shortcomings, allowing you to work on them. She explains, “I inspire people to look inside by using brain science and ancient wisdom to understand themselves better. I help people recognize that looking inside is a daily thing, not a one-time concept. Most of us spend life looking outside ourselves for happiness, but the truth is within us. Few of us are taught about ourselves or how to heal our wounds.”
Dr. Hamdan empowers people to look inside and think higher. Thinking higher is twofold. She guides people to aim higher for life and lead a life serving a higher purpose. Once someone can look inside, they can access their more profound sense of purpose that gives them true fulfillment, which helps them think higher. To aim high is the only option when you are a leader and striving to make a mark in the field. Integrating heart and soul with your daily life achieves the level of fulfillment you seek.
Dr.Hamdan is a licensed therapist and educator. She has years of experience in dealing with clients at her practice, helping them overcome abuse and trauma. She enjoys integrating multiple disciplines like brain science, psychology, leadership, and spirituality to help people transform. She wears numerous hats; she runs her own private practice called Brain Health and is Managing Director of Annisa Mental Health, a non-profit organization that works with Muslims in crisis.
Dr. Hamdan is on a mission to educate and demystify the healing process through Brain Health. She prefers to use the phrase “brain” health instead of “mental” health because it helps affirm people’s disorders are valid and not just symptoms in one’s head. Using science and evidence-based strategies, she connects the three neural pathways of the head, heart, and body to help clients grow. She believes that the answers to the chaos in your head lay in the body as unresolved wounds and in the heart, where spirituality and psychology intersect.
For most people, the concept of mental health or self-development is very abstract and confusing. It seems more like a luxury and not a necessity. However, when people scientifically understand what happens in their brain and body, they become addicted to healing and realize that mental health is necessary and not an option—helping people understand the true nature of brain, heart, and body connection for a fulfilling life. Each day is a step closer to her aim: inspiring people to look inside and know themselves better.