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IIT Wellness Program - Healthy Living for Seniors

Healthy Living for Seniors  is a brand new program for seniors in the community and is a collaborative effort by the Islamic Institute of Toronto and the Khalil Centre. Through this program, participants will explore strategies to maintain health in the elements of the TIIP framework:

  • ʿaql or cognition
  • nafs or behavioral inclinations
  • rūḥ or spirit
  • iḥsās or emotions.

The overarching goal is to help seniors maintain or restore balance and peace of the qalb or heart through introspective self-discovery and awareness.

Program Details

DATE

January 26 – March 16

WHEN

EVERY TUESDAY

TIME

1:30pm – 2:30pm

COST

FREE

ZOOM-LOGO

This program is only for seniors and all programs will be taking place online via Zoom.

For any inquiries please send us an email at wellness@islamicinstitute.ca or give us a call at 416-335-9173 ext 5 and leave us a message.

Program Facilitator

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Sumayya Mehmood

Credentials

Sumayya Mehmood is a registered Social Worker with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSSW). She earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Toronto specializing in mental health and health. She currently works as a therapist at Khalil Center. A psycho-spiritual wellness center offering counselling services to the Muslim community within an Islamic framework. She is currently learning the TIIP (Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy) under Dr. Fahad Khan, the Deputy Director of Khalil Center.

Bio

Sumayya has previously worked as a peer support counselor with Naseeha Mental health and completed her internship at the Toronto Western Hospital mental health and addictions outpatient clinic. She has experience working with individuals and families of diverse demographics, clients of all ages, ethnicity, mental health, and complex needs.

Sumayya takes a holistic client-centered and strengths-based approach offering client-tailored therapy specific to individual needs and goals. She uses empathy, trauma-informed, harm-reduction, and culturally sensitive practices to engage clients in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment conducive to a strong therapeutic alliance. Sumayya is versed in multiple therapeutic modalities and her sessions are informed by an integrated model of clinical practice, working collaboratively with clients towards a journey of growth and healing.

Sumayya enjoys volunteering and engaging with the community in her spare time.

• ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills certified • Mental Health First Aid certified

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