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, Ed. D.
Dicken Bettinger, Ed.D., retired clinical psychologist, took Mark Twain's advice and never let his many years of schooling get in the way of his education. He has a passion for helping people worldwide raise their overall levels of well-being. He's been happily married since 1969 to Coizie, is best friends with his two adult children, and never tires of being silly with his grandchildren.
For 30 years, Dicken has been teaching what he's gained through an understanding of the 3 Principles and has been instrumental in developing and teaching leadership and staff development programs for universities, hospitals, publishing companies, defense contractors, health departments, banks, and non-profit organizations. He mentors CEOs and their leadership teams in raising the bar on their productivity, teamwork, and business success. In January of 2012 Dicken founded Three Principles Mentoring to guide individuals, groups, and organizations in deepening their understanding of the Three Principles.
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.
After learning about Innate Health for a number of years, Brett had a profound insight into what a paradigm is and instantly saw the Three Principles as having an unchangeable logic that is true and permanent. It began a huge transformation with unexpected self-corrections and delightful evolutions. Resilience became the new norm, regardless of the circumstances. Brett says, “Since late 2015, I have learned more about life than I ever could have imagined. I never anticipated evolving so fast and naturally, sometimes with tears and sometimes with laughter!” He experiences a deeper peace from having lots of needless thinking disappear. Brett is now a facilitator, mentor, trainer, and speaker of the Three Principles Single Paradigm, and delights in pointing people toward paradigmatic logic that discerns how we do and do not function.
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.
Basya Friedman, M.Ed
Basya is a licensed psychologist in Philadelphia, where she has been in private practice for over 33 years. She originally trained and worked as a physical therapist and, though the work was gratifying, she felt that there was more to understand about how mental and emotional well being influenced her patients’ physical improvement and experience of pain. Thus began a long journey back to school for a psychology degree, and a self-directed path through a score of theories and therapies in search of what she knew to be the truth of the underlying unity of body, soul, mind, and emotions. Finding the Innate Health/3 Principles Paradigm felt like finding home. Basya lives in Lower Merion, Pa. In her opinion, her daughter, son-in-law and 3 granddaughters live too far away.
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.
Dr. Annika Hurwitt, LMHC, PhD
Annika worked as a psychotherapist until 1993, when her life was completely transformed by her introduction to The Three Principles that explain psychological functioning and human evolution. Since then Annika has coached thousands of people who have left behind stressful mental habits and begun to experience lives of psychological freedom. Annika works with individuals and couples, as well as leaders, organizations and teams. She also trains and mentors Three Principles Practitioners. Annika lives in Temple, NH with her daughter Rhianna.
Chaya Leah Kaess, JD, BCC
Leah Kaess is a board-certified Life Coach and has been in practice for several years. Ms. Kaess graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and subsequently represented abused and neglected children in Manhattan Family Court, taught at NYU School of Law, coached small-business executives, and conducted team-building retreats for nonprofit agencies. She now does individual and group coaching and leads seminars based on the Three Principles.
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.
Esty and Yanky Raskin
Yanky and Esty Raskin live in Brooklyn and have been teaching the inside-out paradigm since 2015 through their Crown Heights-based classes, Living With Understanding. They are currently writing a grade school curriculum that aims to build resilience in children through an understanding of the mind. Esty has recently published her first book for children called Spark: A Book About Thought.
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.
Effie and Shaya Sussman, LMSW
Shaya and Effie Sussman have embarked on joint venture of sharing the principles behind innate health and state of mind to the wider community. Shaya has a license Master of Social Work which he utilizes in counseling children, adolescents and young adults. Shaya received a Master’s in Educational Leadership and is a certified Alcohol and substance abuse counselor (CASAC-T) as well as has Rabbinical Ordination. Effie helps bring her clients to a quiet mind in her practice as a Massage Therapist and Reflexologist where she is able to share her understanding of Innate Health. Additionally, Effie is able to use her knowledge of the Principles to improve the quality of life for the elderly at her work as a coordinator at an assisted living and dementia care home. Together they have 4 wonderful children and live in NY.
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.