Lina has a lifelong fascination about how the human mind and body has the capacity to recover, repair and adapt to a changing environment. She has personal, academic and work experience in this area.
She was born in Afghanistan and her family had to flee the country to seek Refuge in Germany in early 1990s. From an early age she demonstrated that she has can face challenges and rise up to them when she had to adapt to a new country, culture and language. She spent most of her youth in Germany where she completed her high school.
In late 2000s Lina moved to London to complete her higher education. She had decided to devote her career to helping people. This is why she studied psychology. She achieved a Bachelor BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Westminster in 2012. This gave her a greater understanding of mental illness, how the human mind works, behaves and more importantly how these principles can be applied to help people recover from mental issues.
After Lina graduated, she became a mental health advocate in her local community. As part of that role Lina raised awareness about mental health and gave bilingual lectures on topics such as the “Depression and its Consequences on the Daily Life” and “Faith and Mental Health”. This gave her a better understanding of the stigma attached to mental illness and how it affects people with mental health disorders.
She has also worked in acute mental health in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) with adults and young people with post-traumatic stress disorder, drug use, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. She has played a major part to empower them to regain control over their lives. Before relocating to Perth, Lina worked in an in-patient unit with young people suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and developing personality disorders.
Travelling and living in many countries around the world allowed Lina to expand her mind and understand people’s suffering in context of many different cultures she encountered. Lina’s life journeys have enabled her to become a multilingual and she speaks Persian, German, Russian and English.
As a BWS facilitator, Lina can continue working with vulnerable people to give them hope to help them recover. Her easy manner allows her to build a quick rapport with people and trust to help her clients through the most difficult times in their lives.
Lina is excited to be a part of the team at the Brain Wellness Spa. She looks forward to working with clients.