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Digital Seminar

Guiding from the Head to the Heart: Bringing Love, Hope, and Healing into the Therapeutic Alliance

Sabrina N'Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C, MDiv
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Mar 16, 2023
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Clients often end up in our offices with misunderstandings about love and with injuries resulting from experiences of love. Therapeutic work can not only help clients heal from these wounds, it can also serve as an experience of love itself. Regardless of what method we use, we can integrate loving, heart-centred practices, such as intentionality, movement, chanting, and writing, to help heal the mind, body, and spirit. This experiential session is an invitation to honour the love within ourselves and the sacred space between us and our clients as we explore:

  • Elements of the nonphysical aspects of love that can be highlighted in practice, including trust, surrender, connection, companionship, forgiveness, and hope
  • Heart-centred approaches for guiding clients to live a life of deeper loving acceptance of themselves and others
  • How other therapists experience being in loving service to their clients
  • How to apply the practice of psychotherapy as both an act of love and a spiritual encounter


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 3.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C, MDiv, is an integrative psychotherapist, storyteller, and peacebuilder based in Baltimore, MD. She recently completed her first book, The Laugh of Love.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sabrina N'Diaye is the founder and clinical director of The Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing. She has employment relationships with The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, The Ferentz Institute, Saybrook University, and the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Sabrina N'Diaye receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sabrina N'Diaye has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Theorize on several nonphysical aspects of the experience of love that can be applied in psychotherapy.
  2. Determine the physiological manifestations of love that can be applied in psychotherapy.
  3. Utilize four techniques for deepening connections between client and therapist.
  4. Investigate five of the barriers to love that can potentially re-injure the clients’ “Love Wounds” of abandonment, betrayal, and rejection.


  • The therapeutic applications of love
  • Benefits of using nonphysical love as a therapeutic tool with our clients
  • Identifying and healing Love Wounds-Abandonment, Rejection, Betrayal
  • Tools for Guiding Away from Fear and Back to the Heart

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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