Wellness & Wellbeing for Families & Teachers in a Time of Transition

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Our thanks to everyone who participated in this heart-felt, informative event. We will publish an event report soon.

Dr. Anya Dozier Enos

Dr. Anya Dozier EnosDr. Anya Dozier Enos is an enrolled member of Santa Clara Pueblo, and has over 30 years of experience in Indian education.  Her role as Education Development Director at the tribally controlled Santa Fe Indian School focuses on innovative development and implementation of curriculum and professional development for educators of Native American students in grades 7-12.  A strong believer in Native American education sovereignty, Dr. Dozier Enos is a founding board member for her community’s tribally controlled school that serves students ages birth through 6th grade and their families with a goal of ensuring students complete elementary school proficient in the Tewa language while being on a path for college and career readiness.

Dr. Shelly Wold

Dr. Shelly WoldDr. Shelly Wold works with a team of women at Thought Partners, providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help her clients connect to their values to find vitality and move towards a rich, meaningful life. Shelly encourages her clients to find moments of joy in life, despite the challenges life brings, in a deeply compassionate manner. Shelly received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in 2017 and is currently completing her postdoctoral hours for her license as a psychologist. Shelly is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the Executive Director at Positive Pathways LLC, a play-based behavioral health agency she founded in 2011 that operates throughout the SF Bay Area. In her other life, she is the mother of an awesome three-year old who attends a special education preschool in Marin. He teaches her to slow down and appreciate each moment to the fullest.


Dr. Elizabeth Miller

Dr. Miller is a member of SWO and has been a student in the Uwaiysi School of Sufism under the guidance of Seyyedeh Nahid Angha, Ph.D. and Shah Nazar Seyyed Ali Kianfar, Ph.D. for eight years.  She serves on the editorial team for Sufism: An Inquiry, and is a member of the music and poetry collective Avay-i-Jannan.  Elizabeth says, “The teachings of Sufism are a bridge, connecting back with myself, and linking my longstanding love of science with a path of spirituality that provides precise practices for directly experiencing my own connection with the universe.”  Elizabeth is an educator, assessment specialist, organizational consultant, and director of a Bay Area nonprofit.  She brings together graduate and professional research in cognitive science, neurocardiology, philosophy, cosmology, and ecology, and is especially interested in more life-giving approaches to learning and evaluation.  She also enjoys dance and photography.





Previous Events

SWO Presents: Women’s Wisdom – Women in Action: Women’s Health Series, May 4, 2021

Under the direction of Dr. Nahid Angha, the Sufi Women Organization (SWO), held its semi-annual speaker presentation program, Women’s Wisdom: Women in Action, on May 4, 2021. It was an evening of an inspiring conversation between five health care providers and educators who virtually shared their experiences of the last school year. The panel discussion was moderated and facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Miller, a member of the Sufi Women Organization, also an educator. The panelists discussed how they have seen and experienced the impact of covid on kids, parents, teachers, and family systems at this time of the pandemic.

 Event Panelists:

Chrissy Nichols, founder and CEO of The Chrissy Concept, LLC, is a life coach and educator who focuses her work on serving teachers.  Carin Rhodes graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and has been an educator for 25 years.  Jenae Casalnuovo is an educator originally from Marin County. She teaches at an elementary school in San Rafael, CA.  Christina Fass manages the Marin County Office of Education’s Early Intervention Program Katherine Preston is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has been practicing for over 30 years.

Elizabeth ended the evening thanking the panelists for such a beautiful conversation, everyone for being here on the call, Dr. Angha for her leadership and guidance, and SWO for welcoming everyone into new kinds of community and shared understanding.


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