194: Grief Expert Says Do NOT Protect Your Kid From Emotional Pain with Dr. Saliha Afridi

by neeta bhushan


Hey Brave Table fam, great to see you here! Thanks for joining me for today’s heartfelt episode with the dynamic Dr. Saliha Afridi.

My guest, Dr. Saliha Afridi, is a clinical psychologist and the co-founder of The LightHouse Arabia, a UAE mental health center established in 2011 with a mission to positively impact the mental health of individuals and families in the Middle East.

Raised and educated in the US, Dr. Afridi moved to Dubai in 2008, bringing with her a wealth of experience in a broad spectrum of mental health issues. Over the past decade, she has become a pivotal figure in corporate wellness, offering expertise in stress management, coaching, and Transformational Counseling. Dr. Afridi’s work is characterized by her dedication to empowering individuals and teams to face their challenges and foster a path to happiness courageously.

In today’s episode, she shares her personal insights on the importance of understanding and managing mental health, not just at an individual level but also within family and community structures.

What you’ll get out of this episode…
– Exploring Dr. Afridi’s brave decisions and the impact of cultural transitions on her personal and professional life.
– Understanding the various forms of grief and how Dr. Afridi’s approach to grief shapes our emotional resilience.
– Valuable perspectives on parenting in challenging times, including how to navigate conversations about difficult topics with our children.
– How to maintain personal well-being amidst social responsibility and social activism.

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If you loved this episode, make sure you…

– Follow us on Instagram @neetabhushan & @thebravetable
– Discover more about The LightHouse Arabia here
– Connect with Dr. Salihaa Afridi on Instagram
– Tune into her podcast, Inner Journey with Dr. Saliha Afridi, on Apple and Spotify

And if you loved this episode, check out:
Episode 189: Honoring Your Mental Health with the Millennial Therapist Dr. Sara Kuburic. Apple | Spotify
Episode 161: Braving It All: How to Process Grief & Loss with Dr. Neeta Bhushan. Apple | Spotify
Episode 144: Vulnerability to Audacity: Exploring the Raw & Real Honestly on Social with Giselle Ugarte. Apple | Spotify

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