Nura Laird, MEd, is a Dean, faculty member, and chair of the Department of Peacemaking at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in Northern California. Nura has been a student of healing and Sufism since 1977. She has extensive training and experience in community and family mediation and in teaching and counseling children and adults. Since the early 1990’s Nura has worked professionally as a counselor, teacher, mediator and seminar leader internationally. She is especially inspired to watch love and peace grow within families, and to guide her clients and students to bring more peace to our world.