Workshops & Continuing Education

Upcoming Workshops

I lead several varied workshops each year. They will be posted on this page.

In the last several years I began to think about what forces help to create leadership and resilience in women. I began thinking about the confluence of the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movement, and how these two forces allowed African American women to emerge in greater numbers as leaders in ways not possible in past generations. This lead me to wonder about what it was in successful African American women that helped them persevere through hardship and obstacles to come forward to claim their destiny.

These musings were the impetus for my book, Many Blessings: A Tapestry of African American Women, which contains interviews with 31 accomplished African American women and chronicles the stories of their lives and their advice to other women of all ethnicities.

It was an amazing journey of discovery and delight! The interviews are divided into seven categories of character strength that I believe embody the essence of the unique legacy of African American women.


What people are saying

"Dr. Sonnee Weedn offers a variety of retreats, each with activities conducive to introspection, personal exploration, challenge and ultimately optimism. Dr. Weedn uses a unique approach in creating her retreats. Her extensive clinical background combined with her multidimensional spiritual approach make her one of a kind in a world seeking balance of mind, body and spirit."

Judy Karau, Mill Valley, CA

'Thank you for the most wonderful, gentle, loving, introspective, beautiful time. Sonnee, you did an amazing job. I loved every second of it.

Michelle Webber, LCSW
Los Angeles, CA

"Wow! What an incredible experience 'The World of Wisdom' was. I feel so fortunate to have the spirituality that you have shared as a big part of my life. You have inspired me to grow in this area."

Bill Sockolov, Novato, CA


"The sweat lodge experience was incredible…from the prayer ties, to the ceremony. I loved the sessions with Luisah Teish and Dana Patterson… both helped me dig deeper. I also loved the Talking Circle & Potlatch ceremony. It was amazing!"

Lesley Raynsley, California

"As always, I find your workshops enriching—both to mind and spirit. I found this last one to be exactly what I needed."

Linda Haechler, MFT, Petaluma, CA

"I found "Sensing the Sacred" to be a tremendous experience which I know will contribute to my overall spiritual, personal and emotional growth. Lench is a wise and impressive teacher: I found myself hanging on to his every word and sensed that he seemed to say exactly what I needed to hear… I experienced myself in a very reflective space and decided to reorganize my meditation room and altar, making it even more sacred to me."

Jack Bors, MD, San Francisco, CA