And when I am ill, it is [God] who cures me.”
(Ash-Shu’ara (The Poets: 26:80) (A supplication of Prophet Abraham)
وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ
All healing comes from Allah.
About the BMWHC Directory
We believe that the deep healing that is needed by our community can only happen when we feel safe, seen and held. This healing should be empathetic to our cultural and spiritual heritage with a deep understanding of our lived experiences as Black Muslim Women.
The directory is a unique hub of experienced healers who identify as Black Muslim Women. It gives you accessibility to healers from a range of practices from conventional talking therapies to traditional healing practices. The directory also serves to amplify the work of the Black Muslim Women practitioners/healers in our community.
This is a growing directory of healers, if you are interested in being listed as a practitioner please fill out the form here.
Directory Guide & Questions
How to use this directory:
BMWHC does not take any accountability for the work of any of the practitioners/healers listed in the directory.
Clients are invited to use this directory to connect with a wide range of healers and it is the responsibility of the client to check the credentials of healers they choose to contact.
All contact and contracts are strictly confidential and private between the client and practitioner, unless otherwise stated.
Please see our guidance on choosing a healer listed below.
Looking for a healer/practitioner resource:
(Taken from https://www.baatn.org.uk/choosing-a-therapist/)
Questions to consider exploring in your first interaction with a healer:
- I would like to work on ………….. What is your experience of working with this issue?
- How long have you been practicing?
- What licenses and certifications do you have and are you a member of an accreditation company?
- How much do you charge? What are your sliding-scale options?
- How many clients have you had with similar circumstances to my own? When was the last time you worked with someone similar to me?
- How often would you anticipate seeing me? For how long?
- What is a typical session like? How long are the sessions?
- How do I prepare for my first session?
Questions to ask yourself after the initial meeting with a healer:
- Did you feel understood, heard and seen?
- Did the therapist understand your reason for being there?
- If this is important to you, are you comfortable with their understanding and implementation of Islamic teachings and practices?
- Did you like her values? Did you like them? Did you trust them?
- Were you able to be yourself? Were you able to say what you wanted to say?
- Did you feel a need to hide anything?
- Were you they professional and honest?
- At any point did you feel obligated or coerced ?
- Did you get a feeling this person was wise? Knowledgeable?
- Did you disagree with the therapist at any point? How did that go? Was the therapist defensive or shut down?
- Do you look forward to talking with the healer/practitioner again?