Positive Thought Counsellor Nabeel Rahman, M.A., RSW spoke at TedxUnionville!
Visible minorities play many different roles and live on the intersection of multiple barriers. We have to navigate through imposed identities, expectations and stereotypes that create innumerable challenges. As such, this talk focused on overcoming those challenges through acknowledgement, empathy, self-determination, and action.
In the very first episode, we discuss the relationship with our mental health and faith. There is a notion that we are weak if we feel emotionally distressed. The nature of this world is that it presents its inhabitants with temporary ease and temporary hardships. The blessings of Allah also comes with His test. This episode discusses how to acknowledge strong emotions during challenging moments in our life.
Stigma around counselling prevents many from accessing it. Counselling is not a place where we show our weakness, but it can be a space where we discover our strengths. This short video discusses how counselling might be something you can benefit from.
Creative expression is a great tool to empower ourselves and challenge the negative inner talk we experience. Anxiety will always make us worry about what is to come, how will people react? what will they say? what if this is no good? Creativity is about the present and the process of creating something is what matters, not the reactions of people.
Finding it difficult to talk to your children about mental health? This Postive Thought Reminder discusses ways in which you can engage your children in discussion and provide appropriate support.
Immigrants play many different roles and live on the intersection of many different identities. We might be well integrated in some components of our life and struggle in other aspects. Immigrants have to navigate through imposed identities, expectations and stereotypes that create innumerable barriers. Giving voice to our struggle empowers us to be able to find the solutions to the challenges we experience.
Nabeel Rahman, M.A., RSW was a guest at the talk show - Let the Quran Speak to offer a faith based perspective on coping with stress.
Check out This week on the Positive Thought Podcast, special guest Dr. Mohammad Zubairi and I discussed the role that culture play in the lives of children with developmental disabilities and diagnosis. The multitude of variables such as stigma, anxiety and supports are discussed as we continue the critical conversations in our podcast.
How are we actively unaware of our participation in the structures of racism and discrimination? Join myself (Nabeel) and my brother (Nadir) as we discuss the impacts of implicit compliance and unconscious bias towards people of colour and in particular, the Black community. We share our understanding as people of colour and from an intention of advocacy. But we ourselves have much to learn and must hold ourselves accountable to actively break our own participation in systems of discrimination
This week, we had Nadir join the podcast and discuss the impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic to the encomony and our overall identity.
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