Wendy Wood and Thaïs Mazur, Authors

Thaïs Mazur, PhD and Wendy Wood, PhD

are authors, researchers, professors, and leaders in the field of narrative research, social change, and mindful engagement. Working internationally, Dr. Wood and Dr. Mazur serve traumatized and marginalized individuals, communities and organizations through conflict engagement and transformation, integrative health education, and community resilience and leadership. They offer customized presentations, consultations, trainings, workshops and retreats on engaging in ways that bring actions into the world in a way that Does No Harm – supporting change people are hoping to initiate and assisting with navigating complex challenges. They are the co-founders and directors of The Karuna Center for Mindful Engagement and co-authors of Do No Harm: Mindful Engagement for a World in Crisis (2016) and What We Must Do: A Guide for Perilous Times (2018).

Thaïs Mazur holds a doctorate in Human Science and is an author and an award-winning journalist and has been published in numerous news journals and magazines. She has directed international projects in integrative health and environmental/social justice and is the author of Warrior Mothers: Stories to Awaken the Flames of the Heart and a contributing author to Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World. Dr. Mazur lives in Northern California.

Wendy Wood holds a doctorate in Human Science and is a conflict professional and author. She has worked as a peace builder internationally, mediates with high conflict individuals, families, communities, and organizations, and a contributor to the documentary film First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and A Child’s Developing Brain and a contributing author to Understanding Your Body: Every Woman’s Guide to Gynecology and Health. Dr. Wood lives in Northern California.