Location: Oakland, CA
Founders/leadership: Weyam Ghadbian

Weyam Ghadbian is a Syrian community weaver, healer, meditation instructor, and transformative facilitator. As well as a skilled instruction in trauma-informed mindfulness meditation, a secularized practice that comes out of the Theravada Buddhist lineage. 

In addition to one-on-one coaching, Ghadbian is a Syntara System certified energy healing practitioner. In addition, Ghadbian facilitates transformative workshops to cultivate embodied conflict transformation capacity for social change activists. Through Weyam Healing & Conflict Transformation, Ghadbian offers skill-building training series for organizations and groups utilizing the Turning Towards Each Other Conflict Workbook Curriculum, which takes an embodied, structural power, and equity-informed approach to conflict transformation. 

Recently, Ghadbian released Turning Towards Each Other, a workbook on conflict for people working to change the world together, co-authored with Jovida Ross. The booklet gathers and adapts tools that have been used to help navigate conflict while moving towards transformative change in groups with a deep belief in people’s transformative capacity to access wholeness and create new worlds based in love. Currently, Ghadbian and Ross are working towards building translated versions of the Turning Towards Each Other and developing a podcast to share their approach to conflict transformation with a wider audience. 

Weyam Healing & Conflict Transformation offers workshops and has supported programs in conflict transformation, understanding, communications, and dominant culture patterns.