HH Sayyida Basma’s career spans over 24 years, during which she founded Oman’s first mental health clinic Whispers of Serenity. Her visionary leadership extends to the groundbreaking “Not Alone” campaign, aimed at promoting mental health awareness. Notably, she is among the few psychotherapists in the Gulf region employing innovative techniques such as Hypnotherapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET) for PTSD, honed during her training at Harvard University.
In 2008, she earned her Master’s Degree in Health Counseling from Curtin University of Technology in Australia, providing her with a solid foundation for her illustrious career. HH Sayyida Basma’s commitment to mental well-being goes beyond clinical practice. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Not Alone campaign established a messaging support line, offering psychological and emotional support to diverse groups, including teens, the elderly, and frontline health workers. During times of crisis, such as in Beirut, Palestine, Turkey, Syria, and now to Morocco and Libya, she and her team of psychologists offered free counseling services.
Furthermore, Sayyida Basma serves as the Honorary President of Oman Heritage, preserving and celebrating Omani traditions and culture. With over 800 talks, workshops, and webinars delivered in both governmental and private institutions globally, her expertise is sought after by diverse audiences.