Meet our Faculty

Our faculty are from diverse backgrounds and specialties and have much wisdom and skill to offer our students and graduates. We are grateful to have such professional teachers who know how to bring these esoteric teachings into their students’ lives in practical and meaningful ways. We also have several Master Healers who have been working in the field of spiritual healing for many years who are available, not only as teachers, but also for mentoring and to provide healing sessions.

Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe

Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe

Dr. Jaffe has helped patients to heal from many serious diseases, including some that have been unresponsive to traditional medicine and deemed irreversible or terminal. These include both physical and psychological diseases such as advanced heart disease (atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure), cancer (breast, lung and others), pulmonary disease (asthma and COPD), thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s), infectious diseases (Lyme, etc.), depression and anxiety disorders, and many others. The Institute of Spiritual Healing offers courses and trainings to help teach these methods for professional practitioners seeking a Healer Certification in Spiritual Healing, and to students interested in personal transformation, and healing, through Sufi spiritual walking.

As a young doctor, Dr. Jaffe witnessed a miracle in the ICU when a young girl with end-stage hepatitis was healed. After doctors had exhausted all their options using Western medicine, her condition was treated with an ancient biblical form of health that quickly returned her vital signs to normal. Dr. Jaffe was so touched by the effectiveness and mysticism of this healing that he traveled the world for years, searching for the deepest and most profound forms of healing he could find. Later in his life, Dr. Jaffe suffered from temporary blindness and congestive heart failure, which were both healed through the Spiritual Healing Process. His personal experience of this process has fed his passion to share it with others. 

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Salima Maxine Adelstein M.Ed., D.D.

Salima Maxine Adelstein M.Ed., D.D.

Co-President & Dean of Education at University of Sufism

Maxine Salima Adelstein M.Ed., D.D., helps people to discover and embody the deep truth of their beauty and essence through her work as a healer and teacher. Ms. Adelstein is Dean of Education, chair of the Department of Spiritual Ministry and Sufi Studies and a faculty member. She is a master healer who has helped hundreds of clients heal from illness and lifelong emotional pain.

She has a private healing practice in Pennsylvania and teaches spiritual healing seminars nationally and internationally. Her heart is filled with the joy and compassion that result from living in the heart of God.

 

Bianca Jannah Guerra, PT, BSPT, ICC, BMS

Bianca Jannah Guerra, PT, BSPT, ICC, BMS

Certified Master Healer

Bianca is a Licensed Physical Therapist of over 40 years, International Certified Life Coach, Award-Winning Author of the book It’s Not Your Fault, Discovering Your Inner Power and a Ministerial/Spiritual Healer of 30 years. She currently is on the faculty of the Institute of Spiritual Healing and has studied and worked with Dr. Jaffe, on and off, for over 30 years and continues to stay current with his teachings. She is presently Dr. Jaffe’s COO.

Bianca earned her BS Degrees in Physical Therapy and Biology, became a Director of Physical Therapy in an acute care hospital then founded, owned and operated a private outpatient Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic. She later sold it to pursue training in complementary and spiritual healing as she realized there was additional healing that could be achieved beyond traditional methods.

Bianca is a life member and diplomat of The American Association of Integrative Medicine, an advisory board member of The American College of Wellness, a member of the International Coach Federation and International Association of Coaching.

You can reach her at:
Email: biancajannah@drjaffemd.com or call/text her cell at: 210-213-6424.

Kamila Carolyn Shenmen, Ph.D., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H., M.Div.

Kamila Carolyn Shenmen, Ph.D., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H., M.Div.

Certified Master Healer

Kamila serves in the role of Co-President of the University of Sufism.  She holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism and also holds a Doctorate in Computer Science and Molecular Biology.  She worked for 18 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and received that institution’s prestigious NIH Director’s Award.  She is also co-author of the Amazon best-selling book “A Drop in the Ocean of Love”. She is a certified practitioner of Oriental Medicine and has practiced as a healer in the Sufi tradition for almost 20 years.

Kamila’s search for true healing at the deepest levels led her to Shaykh Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal and the ancient spiritual healing practices of Sufism. Having found, on the Sufi Way, the peace and healing that comes from opening the heart to God’s Love, Kamila is blessed to be able to share this healing path and its teachings with her students, community and clients. Her greatest wish for every human being is that they come to know the beauty, wholeness and truth they carry within.

Kamila can be contacted via email at cshenmen@comcast.net
and by text or phone at 520-399-5750

Judith Sharifa Keith, PhD, MDiv, RN

Judith Sharifa Keith, PhD, MDiv, RN

Certified Master Healer

During childhood, Sharifa realized that her life purpose was to work with those experiencing illness. Through the years, her education, training, and work with the sick has expanded into its present-day holistic approach. She first earned a BA in Nursing and then specialized in anesthesia, practicing as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Observing the effects of psychological issues on illness and health influenced her to attend graduate school where she earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She then established a private practice in Chicago as a Clinical Health Psychologist working with physically sick patients with associated psychological influences and manifestations. This work revealed to Sharifa that underlying all illnesses is a spiritual, existential basis. In 2007, after searching high and low, Sharifa found Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe and the Sufi group that taught Divine Love based spiritual healing and she immediately jumped in so to help her patients and herself. She attended and graduated from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism and then continued her studies by earning a Master of Divinity in Spiritual Ministry and Sufi Studies and another Master of Divinity in Spiritual Peacemaking. During this time Sharifa was also learning spiritual healing directly from Dr. Jaffe and was honored to become a Master Healer.

Sharifa currently lives in Atlanta, GA and works as a holistic spiritual healer and teacher wherein her years of experience and knowledge in caring for patients with a wide variety of physical illness and psychological issues adds to her abilities to work with a wide diversity of people and problems. She teaches Sufism in the Institute of Spiritual Healing (ISH) and is a pole teacher with Dr. Jaffe in Year 4 Advanced Spiritual Healing in the University of Sufism. Sharifa also hosts spiritual retreats in her home and virtually through Zoom. She has a private practice through which she offers spiritual healing as well as spiritual coaching. Her passion is creating a safe and nurturing space in which people with physical illness, emotional pain, and/or spiritual angst can open, explore, and learn to receive complete healing. According to our guide, her Sufi spiritual name, Sharifa, means “deep understanding of the heart”, which manifests during healings she gives from the Divine Love.

Please contact Sharifa via email at drjudithkeith@gmail.com
and by text or phone at 404-655-3356.

Rahma Laila Monica Lang, M Div.

Rahma Laila Monica Lang, M Div.

Certified Master Healer

Rahma was born and raised in Mexico City, is the mother of 2 beautiful daughters, and is fluent in both Spanish and English. She graduated Cum Laude from Universidad Iberoamericana in 2007 with a degree in Industrial Design. 

She began walking on the Sufi path in January of 2009. She graduated from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism (USHS) in 2013, and received a Masters Degree in Divinity from the USHS in 2015. In 2016. Rahma graduated from a Master´s Healing Apprenticeship Program with Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe.

Rahma’s passion for the well-being of humanity led her to Sufi Healing. She has studied other modalities of healing; such as: Energetic Healing, Theta Healing ®, Biomagnetism, Bach Flowers® and as well as studying Non-Violent Communication, Enneagram and Pathwork ®.

The Sufi Healing technique has not only fulfilled her passion in healing but has helped her personally in a very profound way while helping her strive to be a better person. Most importantly, Sufi Healing has helped her develop a closer relationship with God.

Rahma teaches Sufism in the Institute of Spiritual Healing (ISH) and is a Teacher Assistant with Dr. Jaffe in Year 4 Advanced Spiritual Healing in the University of Sufism. She has over 10 years of experience in Sufi Spiritual Healing.

During her free time Rahma enjoys discovering new places, working with crafts, reading, and spending time with her family at the beach.

Email: rahma@drjaffemd.com

 

Cindy Yasmine Libman LICSW, Master Healer

Cindy Yasmine Libman LICSW, Master Healer

Certified Master Healer

Cindy has been a practicing psychotherapist and spiritual healer for over 40 years. She has been trained in many models including Internal Family Systems, and Relational Life Therapy. She brings the qualities of compassion and a keen intuition to her sessions with clients. In her healing work she will travel inside with you to discover the hidden patterns that you carry, help you to open them, release what no longer serves your present experience, and teach you how to fill your being with the Divine Qualities. She will help you discover the deep peace, love, mercy and freedom which is already inside of you.

She has been working with Ibrahim for over 15 years, is now a faculty in the Institute for Spritual Healing . She is also a muqqadim in her minneapolis community.She specializes in working with anxiety, depression, couples therapy, life transitions, inner-child healing, and other areas where people get stuck in their spiritual walking. She is passionate about helping people develop a direct and deep connection with the Divine. Cindy offers private and group, in-office, phone, Skype, and Zoom sessions. To learn more about Cindy, please visit her website at:
Cindylibman.com
Email cindylib2@aol.com
952-922-7679 office or 612-382-3616 cell

Diane Hamida Moriarty, LPT, CST, M Div.

Diane Hamida Moriarty, LPT, CST, M Div.

Certified Master Healer

Hamida is a graduate of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism with a degree of Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Ministry and Healing and has completed the Master Healer’s Apprenticeship Program level one. Also she is a licensed Physical Therapist and certified CranioSacral Therapist. Her specialty was working with children as a pediatric PT for 30 years and is now retired to focus on true healing at deeper levels.

After studying Sufism and healing for 9 years with the University she is reaching out to others who want to heal at the deepest level. Hamida has always had a passion to help people physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Having found the peace, love and healing the Sufi way, it brings her joy to share these experiences and knowledge to those who are seeking the real Truth and God’s love.

Email: jdmoriarty@comcast.net

Anton Nasir Possenig

Anton Nasir Possenig

Certified Master Healer

Anton was born and raised on a farm in the Austrian Alps. He came to the Americas In 1997 to work as an Interior Designer. After starting his own business in 2002 he also became very interested in Spirituality and healing work. He graduated from Barbara Brennan School of healing in 2007, only to find Sufism through it. The truth that came through the Sufi teachings deeply touched his heart, and he found peace in knowing that he had found the path to what his heart had been searching for all along.
After graduating from USHS and it’s Ministry Master Program, he kept studying with Ibrahim Jaffe to deepen his own understanding of healing and spiritual walking.
His passion is in bringing Sufism into a daily life experience and in making it a practical tool to help people move through whatever life brings them in each moment. In this way, allowing for each of us to live our highest potential and finding trust and peace in our connection with Allah. His hope and prayer is that he can support and help others to experience their own connection to the Divine and find strength, faith, hope and healing through that connection.

Anton can be contacted via email at Anton.nasir@yahoo.com

Salima Linda Sanford

Salima Linda Sanford

Certified Master Healer

Salima holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism (2009) and is the author of Healing Your Marriage by Healing Yourself. She is a passionate student of Sufism and healing.

Salima is a respected Muqqadim Murabbi and teacher in her local Sufi community and nationally, dedicated to holding the hearts of others through workshops, healings, and shared studies. She has been a healer, mentor, and teacher for many years, working individually and with groups in person, by phone, and through skype/zoom.

Her Sufi name is derived from the quality Salaam, meaning peace, safety, and wholeness. Salim is often translated as “river of peace”.  She creates a safe and peaceful space for her clients, enabling them to find the divine, inviolable, place of truth and strength within, so they may pass through the doorway of each challenge, however difficult, into the light of healing, of mind, body, heart, and spirit.

Salima may be reached by text (210-775-3020) or email, salimalinda@gmail.com.

Latif Phil Sorensen, MDiv

Latif Phil Sorensen, MDiv

Certified Master Healer

Phil carry’s a powerful gift—his ability to help people transform and change, freeing them from old patterns that keep them spinning around and unable to make positive changes in their lives.  Bottom line:  he helps people heal – on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.

For almost 40 years, Phil has been a spiritual seeker.  He has been a successful businessman, CPA, consultant, coach, teacher and healer.  He is a graduate of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism, with a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Ministry.  He is a Sufi Master Teacher and Healer, and a former teacher of Yoga and Meditation.  Phil has an intrinsically unique background and perspective from his diverse and profound interaction with life.

Phil’s Sufi spiritual name is Latif.  The Quality Latif represents the subtle mercy of God and profound form of healing, protecting and supporting Love.  The Quality Latif uncovers the hidden places within the heart and soul that have forgotten and feel separated from the Deep Love and the Deep Healing.  It gently brings about the experience and embodiment of our own personal truths, which leads to the healing of the self-sabotaging patterns and the illnesses they produce.  Latif Phil brings these Latif aspects to spiritual healings, to transform the heart and soul.

Email: phil@philsorensen.net

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