Hurt People Will Hurt People. But Healed People Heal People.
Following this mantra in life, Dr. Ketam Hamdan is committed to helping people heal and motivating them to manage their traumas and anxiety to embark on a transformational journey.
Dr. Hamdan is a Harvard graduate, licensed therapist, human behavioral expert, and educator. She possesses an ocean of eastern wisdom and western scientific knowledge, which she uses to treat her clients through an integrated approach.
Helping people look deep inside
Dr. Hamdan is helping her clients look deep inside their wounds to discover the root cause of their damaging behaviors. She believes that all of us are impacted by our childhood in some way, some more than others. We become hurt adults walking around with our childhood pain. As a result, sometimes these individuals hurt those around them with their pain. Sometimes, they hurt themselves instead because they internalize their pain and push people away. Uncovering the hurt from the past is vital for recovery, and that is where Dr. Hamdan makes use of her tremendous skills to dig deep into her clients’ emotions.
Transformation through psychology
According to the mental health expert, most people have harmful mental models that they are unaware of that they need to change. We have set standards outlined for ourselves which determine our self-worth. These mental models ruin people’s lives and rob them of living fulfilling lives. Dr. Hamdan teaches her clients to understand their mental models and reframe them for a more positive experience.
Transformation through a blend of brain science and spirituality
Dr. Hamdan inspires people to look inside by using brain science to understand themselves better. She enables them to recognize that looking inside is a daily thing, not a one-time concept. Most of us spend life looking outside ourselves for answers, but the truth is within us. She follows her unique mix of eastern beliefs, centered around spirituality, and western beliefs that adopt a more scientific approach to healing. Talking about her style, she says, “I am a blend of east and west. I embody principles of the east and merge it with western content and knowledge.”
She uses science concepts to justify spiritual traditions like meditation and prayer, proving their benefits and promoting their use for a healthy and peaceful life. About her unique approach, she says, “Most people believe that their spiritual beliefs conflict with modern-day mental health. The irony is that this could not be farther than the truth. We have to embody our core beliefs and work on our mental health. In failing to do so, we will not be able to fully heal or reach our true potential.”