Why Bother Living if the Future is Filled with Pain? | Trauma Ep. 3

Najwa Awad

Najwa Awad is a psychotherapist who is passionate about helping Muslims heal, grow, and thrive after adversity. She has over a decade of experience providing online and in-person counseling to children, adults, and families at her practice, Amanah Family Counseling. Najwa also enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective.

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Sarah Sultan

Sarah Sultan is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients through achieving healthier, more fulfilling lives and relationships while reconnecting with Allah during the healing process. Sarah obtained a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has practiced therapy for nearly 10 years. She is also an instructor with Mishkah University, where she teaches a course about the intersections between Islam, psychology, and counseling.

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In the third episode of Trauma: Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You, Najwa Awad, LSCW-C defines “black and white thinking”, describes why it is harmful, and offers tips on how to overcome it.

Discover more helpful tips on overcoming grief through Sarah Sultan and Najwa Awad’s paper, “Why Bother Living if the Future is Filled with Pain? Reclaiming Our Thoughts”.