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Aug. 27, 2022

“Life Reset” With Dr. Foojan Zeine, Psy.D., MFT (@DrZeine)

“Life Reset” With Dr. Foojan Zeine, Psy.D., MFT (@DrZeine)

In what ways can you reset your life to adapt and live to the best of your ability? Today’s featured author is a Psychotherapist, International Speaker, Life Coach, podcast host, and founder of Awareness Integration InstituteDr. Foojan Zeine. She joins host Dom Brightmon to chat about her book, Life Reset: The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want, and how her journey supported her to develop the Awareness Integration Theory. She created this holistic, integrative model to allow individuals access to multiple tools to navigate themselves and their behaviors. Learn more about her proactive approach to psychotherapy by tuning in to this episode.

 

“Life Reset” With Dr. Foojan Zeine, Psy.D., MFT (@DrZeine)

On the highlight reel builder for authors known as GNP the great, we have finally reached a freaking milestone, indeed. It’s the official milestone of Episode 500. We’ve got one heck of a super special awesome guest for you because this also doubles as a host-to-host special because our guest, in particular, had me on her show. She has one heck of a resume that’s at least five days long. Let me tell you a bit about our guest because she is a wonderful doctor but more specifically, a psychotherapist, a radio/podcast host, an international speaker, and the author of 5-plus books, including a 6th book, indeed.

Did I mention that her Doctorate is in Clinical Psychology? She’s also a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing online and in her office in Southern California. It’s SoCal swag, indeed. To make it even better and not butter, she’s a Founder of something. She found something. She is the originator of the Awareness Integration, educational and psychological theory, and intervention. She also published an international best-selling book called Life Reset: The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want. Let’s give it up for the fabulous and zany when she’s in the right mood, the one and only, Dr. Foojan Zeine. How are you doing?

I’m doing fabulous and wonderful. It’s so nice to be with you again, Dom. Let’s have a beautiful conversation and dialogue together.

Sometimes with the more seasoned folks, I ask them if they see themselves where they are at the age of thirteen but in your case, it was probably starkly different.

To be honest with you, at the age of 13, I thought when I was 40, it was too late and then I would be dead. I figured, “I’m still alive. That’s a good thing.” At age thirteen, my view was that I was going to have my business and my house. I was going to be married by the age of 30. By 28, I had all of them. I was married. I had an amazing flower design business in Beverly Hills. I gave a lot of the flowers for Beverly Hilton, the restaurants around there, and also all the boutiques on Rodeo Drive.

I started going to classes and went to therapy myself to see how it worked for me. Suddenly, I fell in love with psychotherapy. I went back to graduate school to become a psychotherapist. Since then, it has been an amazing ride and a privilege to be with people in their life. They take me into their head and life. You are with them while they go through their suffering and then walk with them through their greatness, successes, and recovery. I feel like I’m blessed.

You are blessed in more ways than one. She’s freaking stunning. I will slide into her DMs if she wasn’t already spoken for and if there wasn’t a minor gap.T

“When your relationship is good, the world appears good.” – Dr. Foojan Zeine

I’m going through a lot of ups and downs in relationships. I married someone who I love. For everybody who’s reading this, if your energy is getting sucked into bad relationships, it doesn’t work for you. For me, it’s the minute that the relationship was giving me energy versus sucking the energy out of me. Life flourishes. I have been working on the psychological model, Awareness Integration, for a long time.

Finally, all of that started flourishing with 2 books that are already published and the 3rd one, which is in the process of being published. Any day, it will be out. We are working on an app that will allow people to go through a personal coach and they can work through the app. I’m training coaches and psychotherapists in the model. It’s exciting. I can tell you exactly that having a space that is nurturing around us allows you to concentrate and do what you are supposed to do in a grand way.

It’s from flower business to psychotherapy. With that switch, in a way, it’s still entrepreneurship by default since you have your practice and everything. What led you to psychotherapy? Was it going to a therapist yourself and getting inspired? What led to that?

I had a rough childhood. My parents got divorced when I was about five. They had a lot of anger and rage for each other. I was raised in that. I was sexually abused from age 3 to 8. I came to the United States when I was twelve alone. I went to a boarding school. After that, the revolution in Iran happened. I started working 3 jobs at age 17, getting myself through school, and coming. I wanted to be married, have a business, and own a house. By the time I got all of these, I was not happy.

I was depressed. It was like, “What is wrong? I’ve got everything I said I was going to get. How come I’m so depressed?” I did go to marriage therapy. The marriage ended anyway, but it took me to the therapy world. I did go to psychotherapy because I needed to work on myself and find out that it wasn’t like, “Go. Survive.” I did a good enough survival but now that I was going to be able to live, I didn’t know how to live because I just knew how to survive. To work on my depression and anxiety, I went to psychotherapy and then fell in love with it.

I thought a lot of people in the world either have been traumatized and abused in one way or by people, or situations. We deserve to have a fulfilling life. Every single client therapy school that was out there, I went to learn. I had different types of therapists, female and male, from different kinds of theories like the cognitive theories, emotional theories, all of the physical and body-oriented, all of the trauma-releasing ones, hypnosis, eye movement desensitization, biofeedback, and neurofeedback. I learned them all and did them to myself.

I went to a therapist who could work on me because I wanted to experience each one of them. What I saw was each one of them came from a different view from an angle. There are some parts of them that are amazing but it’s missing another part, which another theory was offering. I brought them all together and created a model that is inspired by all of the theories and the best that is out there. You put them together and then suddenly, it becomes so efficient because you get the best out of all of them.

TGNP Foojan | “Life Reset”
Life Reset: The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want

The Awareness Integration Theory deals with all of these angles. It looks at your thought process, beliefs, and schemas. It looks at all of your emotions, emotional regulation, and the skills that you need to have. It looks at all of the behaviors, actions that you do, how you do it, and what type of impact or result you create based on those thought processes, emotions, and behaviors in your relationships. You go back to the past. We deal with the present moment, becoming aware and putting a camera inside and a camera outside.

You become aware of that. We would look at some of the belief systems that are not working and keeps stopping us. We will go to the past and create healing from the different parts of us, which were left. If it’s too overwhelming for us, usually what happens is we split ourselves to be able to survive. We are left with all of these split parts and inner children inside, which they don’t need to be. If I’m physically 60 years old, I don’t need to have a 5, 2, 10, and a 14-year-old living inside of me. That’s not real.

It’s going back, opening those, and clearing the past, the traumas and psychological blocks you have so it doesn’t show up as sabotage. People say, “I’m going to learn this skill, go, and do it. I’m going to get this much money. I’m going to get this type of relationship. I’m going to do this and that.” They get a business and raise it up. Another part of them comes in and sabotages it right out of that because if we haven’t cleaned up the past, for sure it comes back and sabotages you. It’s not that it’s intending to sabotage you.

It’s intending to say, “Take care of me. As long as you haven’t taken care of me, I’m going to do my old type of coping mechanisms, which might not fit the new ones.” We clean up the past. After that, we come back, envision the tomorrow, and re-envision yourself, “Who do you intend to be? What thoughts would you like to have and concentrate on? What emotions would you like to foster? What behaviors can you commit yourself to? What values can you take a stand on?” Based on that, we create goals and move forward.

People can have the skills and these tools on their own versus always waiting for the outside world to do something for them. It becomes a lot of feeling of agency, responsibility, and accountability. When you have that and you know that you are the driver of your car and you feel empowered and in control based on your own system, you are not in control of anything outside of yourself. As long as I can feel I’m in control of what’s going on inside of me, then I can maneuver what I’m going around in life. That’s how awareness and integration got created. That’s how it all fell into place.

It sounds like you had a 5,000-piece puzzle that you put together, metaphorically speaking. With your bright mind, it’s no surprise you are able to do this because I still remember listening to some of your past interviews and how you graduated high school at fifteen. It was no surprise you created the Awareness Integration model. You mentioned it’s a fusion of all the different things that you have tested and proven with yourself. For those reading, you need to grab not only Life Reset but also your future book and some of your past books as well. What is the Awareness Integration model?

The Awareness Integration model is first of all the distinction between the thought process, emotion, behavior, and the impact of it. One aspect of it is that the thought and the emotion happen inside of us. The behavior happens based on those two from inside to the outside world. The impact or the effect that it has is on the outside world. A lot of times, we run on automatic belief systems. If we are not aware, we live on automatic and then we create the same old result over and over again. Sometimes we also have dualities.

Having a nurturing space allows us to concentrate and do what we’re supposed to do in a really grand way.

A part of us wants something and another part wants another. Everybody who goes through addiction knows a part of them is going to follow and go do whatever it wants. Another part knows better but it’s not being able to handle it. Anybody who has ever had an issue with their eating habits knows they shouldn’t be doing it but they are going to do it anyway. Every human being sees their dualities and the hypocrisy that happens. A lot of us ask, “Do you ever lie?” “Of course not. I don’t lie.” They observe themselves and come back to my office.

You are like, “I probably lie about ten per minute but because I didn’t want to, I just said no, I don’t.” There’s a part of us that believes a story about us. When you put a camera on yourself and observe, you would be amazed and astonished by the behaviors you do and what other people see. The awareness of these pieces puts you in the driving seat. You are not always running on automatic and then trying to come up with some justification about stuff you have done but you can be in the driver’s seat and be in control of yourself.

One part of this is the ability to distinguish between these so that you can be aware and make the changes and shifts as much as you want. We also live in relationships. There’s no way in any format or any place that we don’t live in a relationship. Even if you take someone and put them in one all-white room covered with white plastic, so there are no more stimuli, we talk to ourselves and finally start talking to the wall because we relate. That’s the only way that this self can exist. It’s in a relationship with something.

We want to look at the way I view the world. I view the world in a particular way. I think about it, feel it, do things in those relationships, and then have an impact. You can look at that in every area of life. For example, if it’s your friends, guests in your podcast, parents, mate, new children, career, even money and finances, sexuality, or God and even the concepts, you could imagine you always have a relationship with them. One idea is, “What do I think and believe? How do I feel about them?”

Another aspect is every human being lives in assumptions. From three years old, we have an idea that other people think differently about us. It’s called the Theory of Mind. Innately, we have this skill because we need to read people’s facial expressions and body language to see if we could be safe or not. Every human being has that capacity and uses it to its fullest. The problem sometimes is that we don’t realize that we live in our assumptions. We imagine that our assumptions are the reality and then we don’t reality check.

We also want to become aware of that, “How do I assume my mother, my father, my maids, my coworker, my boss, my child or anybody thinks of me? How do I assume they feel about me? I observe their behaviors toward me but how do I put all of my assumptions about their behavior toward me?” It’s because we react to that. Many times if we are not realizing that we are living in our projections, we think that’s the truth and react to it as if it’s the reality. We ruin our relationships in a sense. That’s a concept of part of that relationship.

Imagine an arrow going from me to the outside and an arrow coming from my assumptions about the outside to me. We take ourselves everywhere. Everywhere that I am with anyone who I am, I also have a thought process about myself, “Who am I as a wife? Who am I as a daughter? Who am I as a son of so-and-so? Who am I when I’m in my business? Who do I think of myself as I am dealing with finances and money? How do I feel about myself? What do I do to myself? Am I nurturing myself? Where do I scold myself? Do I punish myself? Am I forgiving of myself?”

TGNP Foojan | “Life Reset”
“Life Reset”: Every human being lives on assumptions. The problem is we don’t realize that. We imagine that our assumptions are a reality, then we don’t make a reality check.

In every aspect, the same way your lungs are working at the same time that your heart and all the systems are working, we are consistently having these three forms of me having thought on process and emotions toward others, me assuming the way that they think and feel about me, and me having an idea about my identity as I am with them. Part of the awareness is to distinguish between these things because the more that you are aware of yourself, the more that you have the capacity to do something if you don’t like it or you get planted and move forward with it.

In these aspects, we find the belief systems that don’t work, are consistent and are coming forward. For example, if you are someone who keeps going into the relationships, let’s say, the 1st and 2nd one doesn’t work. We always have the justification, “They were the wrong one. I’m the best. There’s something wrong with these people.” It’s like, “How come you choose all of these wrong even if they are wrong?” When I was working with someone, they said, “I’m 35 years old and I keep doing this pattern.”

We went back and saw the pattern that she came from a divorced parent. She never saw a healthy relationship. She didn’t know. Plus, however, she experienced relationships at ages 13 to 14. Most of the 13 to 14-year-olds are getting steady with each other for 1 or 2 weeks. They usually crush each other. They go with somebody else and the other person is crushed. They make a lot of decisions about decision factors. You can never trust such and such. You are going to make a lot of generalized decisions.

She realized that her thirteen-year-old was running the relationship show. That part of her had never upgraded. She made certain decisions at age thirteen. She was adamant that the part was going to take and go. That part didn’t have a lot of appropriate beliefs nor that it had the skills because it was at the beginning of that. She never upgraded her skills. Although she was going into different relationships, she never bridged those parts of her with all the other skills she had learned. We talked about the awareness part of it.

The integration part is noticing all of these separate parts, which are operating on automatic for me. They haven’t been upgraded with all of the skills that I have learned and with everything else that I have experienced. I’m sure you have come across this where people go to work and learn how to communicate because of the work ethics and the way that they expect you to communicate professionally. You can’t give a lot of emotions and emotional expressions there. It’s like, “This is not professional. This is how you talk.”

We learn this and then go back to our holiday for Christmas, Thanksgiving or something. The minute you open the door and your mother or father give you one inclination, then you are screaming, yelling, and having an emotional breakdown like you are a two-year-old. I’m sure a lot of people reading this have experienced that. That’s what I mean by a part of us has upgraded a skill but that skill has not bridged to the other parts of us.

We are like, “I don’t know what happens. I just see my mother, get triggered and act like a two-year-old while I’m the top CEO of this company. Everybody listens to me. I deal with major stuff all day and I can control my emotions. I come in and become a two-year-old with my mother.” It’s because these parts of you have not bridged. They haven’t been integrated. They have stayed separate in these categories. They are not together. Part of the work is also going and integrating these parts of you and being together.

As long as you can feel like you’re in control of what’s going on inside you, you can maneuver around in life.

Now that you are holistic and then whole as I’m having access, not only to your vulnerabilities but also to your strength now, you want to create who you are, set your goals, create action plans, and seek exactly to get that goal what kind of thought process, emotions, skills, and behaviors does it take to come to that goal. If you don’t have the skills, then you know where to go and get it, find it, and not have the expectation, “I should have had all the skills. If I don’t succeed at something, it’s because I’m bad.”

Maybe you just don’t have the skills. You’ve got to get the skills to move forward. I remember going some ways and one of the people inside of me was a billionaire. He asked her, “What is your range of socioeconomic at this point?” She said, “I make about $120,000 a year.” He said, “Do you want to move from $120,000 to becoming a billionaire?” She said, “I want to do that.” He said, “Do you have any idea how many zeros billions have?”

She looked down and he said, “Why don’t you put your next goal to become a millionaire because it takes a skill to go from here with $100,000 to become a millionaire.” It’s a different game, outcome, and perspective if you are going to go from a million to a billion. You cannot go from someone who has the mentality and the idea of making $100,000 per year suddenly jumping into billions because of the skills, the outlook, the way people even define themselves on what they do, the surroundings, the network, and everything is so different.

Why don’t you go look at the next step? It’s beautiful that you are reaching out there and saying it but the immediate goal should be this. That’s what we look at, “What is it that this time I have an idea of doing?” I work with people who learn how to create a startup business and bring it up, and then they don’t know how to go to the next level. They fail right here. They keep thinking, “I’m a failure.” They are not a failure. They just don’t have the next level of skill of what it takes to go from here to the next level.

A lot of people will sabotage themselves by assigning something like, “I’m bad. I’m a failure, and all of that,” which is not true. It’s a matter of when we become aware of what type of skills this process takes and what I don’t have. I can start looking at whether I want to have it, “Do I still want to take this goal, knowing that this is what it takes there?” If I say yes, then get up and do it. The awareness part of it helps you gear and fine-tune yourself and be clear in where you are going, how you are going, and in the midst of it at the present moment, be fulfilled while you are doing it.

It’s surprising I still remember the number. It was episode 170 with Riana Milne about some traumas, some of which you mentioned. Sometimes we can attract certain relationships over and over again without dealing with that inner child that hasn’t bridged over properly and how childhood trauma sometimes shows up in adulthood.

Similar to what you mentioned with the whole bridge, it’s bridging it all together. It’s interesting how all that comes together and how we self-sabotage ourselves if we don’t tap into finding the right people and resources to get that healing, deal with our issues, and not make a whole wonderful magazine company of issues.

TGNP Foojan | “Life Reset”
“Life Reset”: Now that you are holistic, you want to create who you are and then set your goals and create action plans.

The unfortunate thing is that when we don’t get what we say we want, we usually attack ourselves in one way or another. To me, it’s not fair that we do this to ourselves. It’s not only we do this to ourselves but then we assume that the world is doing it to us. We hide and isolate or get angry at the world. All of this is very unnecessary. We don’t need to battle with ourselves so much consistently.

That’s what Awareness Integration does. As a psychotherapy model, we have done the research and it has been published. It showed that we minimize depression by about 75% and anxiety by 68%. We raised self-esteem and self-efficacy. We did it also as a self-help model because when I got this Life Reset book, we put it in here as a self-help book. We took that also in Cal State, Long Beach.

With full classes, we gave them modules of this book but in different areas of their life. They worked on it, journaled, gave back, and brought the assignment. Even as self-help, we still minimized depression by 64% and anxiety by 27%. That’s without a coach or a therapist, just as a self-help model. That’s why based on that, we’ve got inspired to create the app, which hopefully will be launched in April or May 2022.

I’m talking about getting an app game indeed. Who needs the whole app? We will just get the app. Since you have been on this wonderful interview tour for years and even appeared on Dr. Phil and dropped some magical knowledge at Harvard University, is there a question that you wish you would be asked more often when you are on the guest side of the game, on these interviews?

The question is, “Why do human beings attempt to go through so much suffering?” It’s not that suffering isn’t out there. Suffering, problems, and issues are out there but the suffering is optional. What my intention is by this model is having the ability first of all for eight billion people, and I’m extending it because the world population will become eight billion, to have access to this model and be able to do that. I eradicate emotional suffering.

It doesn’t mean that we don’t go up and down and we don’t have appropriate emotions. Anger is an appropriate emotion for the appropriate matter. Sadness, shame, and all of them are appropriate emotions to have depending on what’s going on. It’s to eradicate the suffering. That means that you can have the emotion based on what’s happening, deal with the emotion, get the message of the emotion, release it, and act upon what you need to do to take care of yourself, your surroundings, people you love, and humanity as large.

If we eradicate the emotional suffering, hopefully, we will also eradicate abusing each other, being harmful toward each other, and all of that because a lot of the time, people do that. They are already suffering inside and then they make sure other people are suffering. The more we can eradicate suffering, we could live together as humanity in a softer place.

We live in relationships. That’s the only way that the self can exist. It’s in relation to something.

It’s soft as all the pillows. Pillows are soft, indeed. It’s one heck of a great mission too. That’s one of the reasons why you’ve got this wonderful app coming out too as another tool to help spread the AIT around the globe.

There are people who can have the idea and the ability to do it on their own. That’s all they need and they can go work on themselves. It’s awesome. There are other people who do need a mirror. They need to be with a coach, an accountability buddy or a therapist. That’s why there’s also this concept of creating a certification program for the therapist and the coaches around the world so that they can have this and work with people who want to. They are excited about eradicating their emotional suffering in a sense. Be clear and intentional.

The next book that is coming out is called Intentional Parenting, which goes stage by stage by different ages and teaches the parents how to be with their children and be intentional. How do they work on clearing themselves so that whatever is happening is not generation after generation passed on to the next one? If they work on themselves and they know how to work with the different developmental stages of their children as they are growing, then they will also teach how to emotionally regulate themselves.

If you do it, start from a younger age. When your kids are teens, you don’t have as many problems because you have already built the system in a way that they know how to be responsible and take care of their emotions. They have gained all of those skills because you as a parent have that. If you learn how to take care of yourself and then work with your mate, then you are creating an environment that not only fulfills you. Everybody has experienced this. When your relationship is good, the world appears good.

It doesn’t matter how much money and success you have. If you are not good at your intimate relationship, the world appears to suck because your emotions are not in the right place. Those are some of the places. When you work on yourself and intimate relationships and create a space for your children to get raised in that environment, then it all works out well for you. You are going to create that fulfilling experience every day in your life. How many years do you have to live? You might as well stop suffering and live beautifully.

Live intentionally and beautifully. That’s integrative parenting. What led to that topic? Was that something that kept popping up with a lot of your clients? Was it a way because of your past and making sure it doesn’t help with other kids coming up behind you? What led to integrative parenting as the focus for this upcoming book?

When I was doing the work with one of my great friends who also has her PhD in Child Development, she opened up. This was her dream. She took the AIT model to heart and worked on herself. She found what she wants to do in life. Her calling is being with the early development trust from infancy all the way to six. She was working in a bank. She was so depressed and couldn’t handle her life. She didn’t like it.

TGNP Foojan | “Life Reset”
“Life Reset”: We don’t need to battle with ourselves so much consistently.

She went around the world to 60 countries in 1 year. She went to look at the different types of the way that the daycares work and children’s education were around the world. She came back and said, “I want to create a daycare. Since the AIT has worked for me, let’s see if we could do this AIT from an educational perspective and more of a proactive space.” Psychotherapy sometimes is retroactive. A person grows up and feels something is not working.

They go to psychotherapy because they look at the past. What if we took the same concept and looked at it as a proactive model as we are raising our kids from an educational place and then from a parenting place? She has had her place for six years and has been working with the AIT model. We are seeing astonishing results of kids as young as two years old having been able to create emotional regulation for themselves. It’s because they are regulated emotionally that they have this openness to learn quicker.

We learn more in a positive, neutral, and happy space versus if we are in a negative space. They are learning a lot and their school readiness is high. Their IQs are higher and they are learning everything much faster in this space. We figured, “If this is working and we see how this is working out, then let’s gear also this concept into educators, such as teachers and parents.” Those are the two populations that will work with children. It’s the teachers of preschools, the daycare’s preschool, and then as they go up.

We decided that we were going to also start creating groups and classes for junior high and high school because junior high is the toughest year for teenagers. Hormones are kicking, the brain is shifting, and all of that. These are part of what we see. It’s becoming more difficult. More teenagers are becoming more depressed and anxious because of social media and getting sexualized much earlier than they intended.

They are getting confused about their gender identity faster. A lot of these issues are coming through teams. We saw that if we could not only educate the educators to be able to support them and their parents but also to be able to take this model into the school systems and right to them so that they can see and get the skills of how to take care of themselves emotionally and distinguish between their thoughts and actions.

Teenagers are very impulsive. They do actions without thinking. Be able to teach them how to do that. That’s how it went. The first book was self-help. The second book is for therapists and coaches for them to learn how to do this. The third one is for parents and educators to be able to do that. My fourth book will be for couples so that the couples can do that. That’s what’s brewing in here.

It’s double toil and fabulosity instead of trouble. There are big things to look forward to. Couples, look out. The doc is in. She’s got you covered in two blankets. Double up on the blankets.

The more we eradicate suffering, we can live together as humanity alone in a softer place.

It’s an electric one. It’s going to be heated up. It has been a joy to talk to you. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be with you and your audience.

It’s my pleasure, indeed. It’s time for a fun question you probably haven’t ever had before. Since the other books aren’t officially out yet, Life Reset will be the focus for this one. If Life Reset was food, what would it be and why?

It would be a good steak with vegetables and potatoes. It also has amazing ice cream at the end. It’s a whole meal. It has all the essentials but then it also has the sweetness, fulfillment, and excitement at the end.

It’s an exciting book, indeed. It’s protein and sweetness all at the same time. It’s good for you with all the vitamins. It’s time for the question everybody gets to receive. If you are going to wake up tomorrow and you are 25 again but you are in the year 2022 with all of your knowledge and experience, what advice would you give to yourself?

Start getting to know yourself, love yourself, cherish yourself, and see what you are passionate about. Sometimes when we look back at our childhood, we didn’t have anything to worry about. You were worried about your parents scolding you. You weren’t worried about finances, money, and anybody else’s approval. If you were left alone with all that you could do, what is it that you would constantly gravitate to? It’s more like that’s the natural you. That’s your signature in this lifetime.

If you can see that and sense that about yourself, then you could flourish. There’s always a career out there that flourishes when you are natural in a sense. I remember even when I asked this question when I’ve got everything. I have the businesses and all of that. I’m like, “I’m not happy. What is this?” I realized that even since childhood, I was the best friend of everybody. Everybody was going to come and tell me their secret. They knew that I would keep it. Anybody who got sick, I would go around with them, hug, and hold them with my hand.

They are like, “What are you doing?” I’m like, “I’m healing.” I was 2 or 3. It’s this essence from childhood. I knew you can heal each other, be with each other, listen to each other, and all of that. It was like, “How can I do that?” It is the best. Psychotherapy was what was out there already who could create this for me. I went back to school to become a psychotherapist. Find who you are, look back, flourish who you are, and then put that into some sort of a career that’s out there that could earn you money.

You heard it from the triple F herself, the Flourishing, Fabulous, and Fantastic Foojan the Doctor. Have a wonderful life signature and get to know yourself, indeed. If you wake up in a potato sack, that means you are doing it wrong. For those who want an idea of where they can find you to keep up with all that you are doing and subscribe to your programs and everything, what’s the best way for folks to do so?

They can go to FoojanZeine.com. It has everything in there. They can get the books from Amazon or go to the website and see all of them. My Twitter is @DrZeine. Everything else is @DrFoojanZeine like LinkedIn and Facebook. I would love to learn from people and for them to share their world with me. If anyone who is in your audience and readers are teachers, counselors, therapists, coaches or professors who want to do research on different demographics, please call me so we could expand this concept everywhere.

Before you have it, reach out to the good doctor because she is on a wonderful mission. Eradicate that emotional suffering and send it to the great beyond for good indeed because hurt people, hurt people and healthy humans create more healthy human jaws. Are there any closing thoughts before we close up shop, doctor?

We have said it all. I want to appreciate you. I enjoyed it when you were on my show. For everyone, the podcast is called Heartfelt Chat with Dr. Foojan. Listen to me on the podcast. It has been a blessing to be with you again and chat. Thank you for the opportunity.

Thanks a bunch for reading and setting aside some of your time to read to this wonderful show. If you enjoyed what you read, do me a solid and share this with your network and someone that you care about that would get something out of it too. Be sure to subscribe to read more and even check out the backlog if you would like because there are hundreds of episodes to choose from. They keep getting better and not butter.

 

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About Foojan Zeine

TGNP Foojan | “Life Reset”Dr. Foojan Zeine is the originator of the Awareness Integration Theory. She is an International Speaker, Author, Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and a successful Life and Executive Coach. She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

Through more than 30 years of hands-on experience being a psychotherapist and a coach, she began developing what she had learned from all the psychological theories, cognitive sciences, and business models into a systematic, open-structured, client centered model which encompasses all areas of one’s life.

Dr. Zeine’s clinical experience stems from many years working with the acute and chronically ill patients as she worked in inpatient hospitals as well as headed two Partial Hospital programs for the Hollywood Community of Van Nuys and Pacifica Hospital. She developed two Transitional Housing Programs for Battered women Alternatives in Northern California and Haven Hills in Southern California. These programs offered case management, individual and family counseling for women and their children who have been victims of domestic violence, and had to deal with issues of domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, child abuse, parenting, self-esteem, career development, chemical dependency, and eating disorder. She created programs for the youth in Beinvenidos Foster Care agency and Optimist Youth.

She founded Personal Growth Institute, a multi-cultural, multi-lingual counseling center with more than 5 offices around southern California offering therapy in 8 different languages. She also founded My New Life outpatient chemical dependency program supporting the recovery of patients suffering from addiction which became one of the top 10 programs in Los Angeles, California.

Side by Side, Dr. Zeine worked many years with executives in the world of business and coaching to fulfill their potentials and dreams.

Her vast experience of working with the wide range of clients from the super high functioning elite to the chronic mentally ill allowed her to gain mastery of being empathetic toward human ailments and fostering growth toward achieving all potentials while completing, healing, and letting go of traumas.

This journey began with Dr. Zeine working with many people who had experienced trauma in their childhood. While working with psychodynamic theories, cognitive behavioral theory, hypnosis, and other interventions, she realized that at best, one can visit the trauma, release some emotions around it, but did not dismantle the beliefs that had been created for them at the time of the trauma. She began working with clients toward dismantling the beliefs that they had created, assigned to themselves and the surrounding world. The awareness of these process and everyday thoughts, feelings and actions allow one to own, become responsible and accountable for their inner process and the impact of their actions.

The practice began with Dr. Zeine practicing the structured Awareness Integration interventions with her own clients and seeing the change among them. All the therapists at the Personal Growth Institute began practicing this model with their clients and seeing the amazing results that this model helped clients to free themselves from their suffering. That led to doing research at Personal Growth Institute, and other institutions.

Her dream and vision are for the Awareness Integration Theory to reach 7 billion people around the globe and support to eliminate emotional suffering.