Sabrina N'DiayeMind-Body Medicine Student
“I was once told that if a doctoral program isn't transformative, then I shouldn't bother. I am really glad that I heeded their advice and chose Saybrook for my degree.”
Sabrina N'Diaye, founder of the Heart Nest Wellness Center, began incorporating mind-body skills into her private psychotherapy practice long before she was able to name her therapeutic approach. When she began researching doctoral programs to enhance her professional work, she wasn't sure where she wanted to go, or what specifically she should study.
Sabrina knew she didn't just want another degree. She wanted a strong academic program that would provide her with the opportunity to both enhance her healing presence and allow her to grow as a human being. Saybrook's PhD in Mind-Body Medicine, Healthcare Practice Specialization met both those criteria.
“The idea of blending my previous degrees and experience into a degree that embraced the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of the human experience simply spoke to me.”
Sabrina said she knows the mind-body medicine program is right for her, because of the way the classes have intersected with her life and her practice.
“The arrival of each course in the program felt perfectly timed in my life. In many cases, I have been able to immediately apply my "textbook" knowledge to a personal or professional challenge.”
Sabrina now serves on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, where she guides other helping professionals in incorporating these modalities into their healing work. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the Maryland University of Integrative Health. In addition to her work as a therapist for women and couples, she provides supervision and consultation for other mental health professionals.
After she graduates in summer 2014, Sabrina plans to continue to grow as a healing professional, and looks forward to sharing her skills as an instructor and consultant.
“The Saybrook community has touched my heart and changed my life in ways that I could have never imagined. I am eternally grateful for this experience.”