Aviva Barnett, MSW
Mrs. Aviva Barnett, LSW, and professional life coach, founded MWMindworks in 2014, an organization committed to fostering mental, emotional and spiritual well-being via the Principles of Innate Health. Prior to that, Mrs. Barnett had a private coaching practice while being the Director of the Jewish Family Institute in Livingston, NJ. She co-founded the Yashar Foundation in 2009. Mrs. Barnett teaches and facilitates seminars, intensives, group workshops, private counseling sessions, as well as trains others to teach the Principles. She lives in Passaic with her husband and 4 boys.
Dr. Dicken Bettinger
Dicken Bettinger, Ed.D., received his doctorate in counseling psychology and practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist for 32 years. In 1986 he met Sydney Banks and feels fortunate that for 23 years he was able to learn the 3 Principles directly from him. Dicken co-founded one of the first 3P centers in the US. Dicken was a senior staff at Pransky and Associates for 16 years, where he developed and led corporate and university leadership trainings, team development, and executive coaching. In 2012 Dicken founded Three Principles Mentoring. He offers 4-day immersion retreats for individuals and couples; 3P practitioner supervision; Skype mentoring (mentoring people in 20 countries); and internships. He shares the 3Ps in seminars throughout the US and worldwide. Dicken is currently writing a book on the 3Ps with Natasha Swerdloff called Being Home. Dicken has been married to Coizie for 46 years. He is blessed with two amazing children and two adored grandchildren. He enjoys photography, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and traveling.
Dr. Keith Blevens
Keith Blevens, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He co-founded the first organization to teach Innate Health/Three Principles professionally. Through a 38 year career he has had the good fortune to learn how this understanding works in a wide variety of settings with diverse populations: at the Miami Rape Treatment Center, as Director of Baylor University's Psychology Clinic, in a large neuropsychiatric hospital, on Native American reservations, in private practice and with Israeli ex-soldiers. He has been an adjunct professor at nine universities and a senior associate at Pransky and Associates for 16 years. He now owns his own consulting firm with his spouse of 38 years, Valda Monroe.
Cathy has been teaching “ 3 Principles Programs” to a wide range of people in many different environments throughout the world for the past 20 years. Cathy has implemented a Principle Based Resiliency Program in Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, one of the largest public hospitals in the United States. She has conducted trainings for Fortune 500 executives, inmates in high security prisons as well as for principles-based teachers and students in Belgium, Israel, Finland, Norway and Russia.
Melissa Cohen has been teaching the principles for over six years. She completed The Three Principles Institute online program, as well as a teacher training course with The Yashar Foundation. Melissa Has just released her new book, "The Road to Finding Yourself", a simple approach to understanding the depth of three principles. Melissa has extensive experience teaching seminars and offering private counseling to both individuals and couples.
Rabbi Henry Harris
Henry was Educational Director for 14 years at the Aish HaTorah Center in Manhattan where he is still an active teacher and member of the staff. He was first introduced to the principles of Innate Health in 2005. He describes the principles of Innate Health as "a blessing in helping me discover a deeper insight in my understanding of Jewish wisdom, not to mention a more peaceful experience of the most important things in my life." It was this sense of blessing that motivated him to found the Jewish Center for Wellbeing and to partner with the Twerski Wellness Institute to bring the Innate Health Conference to NYC.
Rivka Kromholz, LMFT
Rivkah Kromholz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Cedarhurst, New York. She also serves as a facilitator and trainer for the Twerski Wellness Institute. She has been in the mental health field for over 35 years and an international Principle-based practitioner since 2006. She provides Principle-based therapy, consulting, seminars, classes, and practitioner training for individuals, couples, and groups.
William F. Pettit Jr., MD
William F. Pettit Jr., M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist in adolescent, geriatric, and general psychiatry as well as Psychosomatic Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Together with his wife, Linda, Dr. Pettit owns Three Principles Intervention, LLC. He is a recognized Three Principles educator who has presented the principles as the essence of his psychiatric practice since 1983 and has taught nationally and internationally to conferences and individuals. Dr. Pettit is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate College at Siena Heights University. Formerly, Dr. Pettit has served as Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University (WVU), Medical Director of the Sydney Banks Institute at WVU, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Des Moines, Iowa Osteopathic School of Medicine.
Rabbi Mark Spiro
Rabbi Mark Spiro is a co-founder and current Executive Director of LivingJudaism in Seattle Washington, which was established in 2006 as the first-ever innate-health focused Jewish organization in the world. Prior to the establishment of LivingJudaism, he received training at Pransky and Associates in LaConner Washington and has since had an opportunity to learn from most of the top innate health practitioners in the world. He currently offers seminars and workshops focused on helping people to identify and harness their creative power, in addition to offering private coaching for individuals, couples and organizations throughout the world.
Natasha Swerdloff has been a corporate trainer and business consultant for the past 20 years, specializing in coaching, leadership training, organizational change, communication, facilitation and process consulting. Natasha has widespread experience as a consultant on a management level and has facilitated successful changes in organizations in Denmark and abroad. Natasha is currently collaborating on writing a book with Dr. Dicken Bettinger called Coming Home. The book talks about how our minds work and about the unlimited capacity we all have for new thinking.
Tzvi Werther, LMHC
Tzvi Werther was born and raised in Milwaukee where here formed a deep bond with Rabbi and Rebbetzin Twerski. At their request, Tzvi has led the formation and organization of the Twerski Wellness Institute whose mission is to bring an understanding of Innate Health and the Three Principles to the Jewish Community. Tzvi is a licensed mental health counselor and resides in Brooklyn, NY.