Opening Hearts · Expanding Minds · Transforming Lives

HealWithin International is an afterschool program providing support through holistic and alternative healing methods, including creative expression, sound healing, and mindfulness meditation for children ages 8-17 whose mother is absent from their day to day lives. When a child feels the absence of her/his mother due to divorce custody, death, incarceration, institutionalization, or deployment, the child may experience difficulties associated with this absence. We help them discover inner strength physically and emotionally and shift their attitude. HWI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Vision

“Heal the emotional wounds of every motherless child – one day at a time.”

Our Mission

HealWithin International providing holistic, alternative therapies to children between the ages of 8-17 struggling with trauma primarily due to the absence of their mother.

Our Programs Include

• Mindfulness/ Meditation • Creative Art / Movement • Sound Healing / Drumming • Creative Writing / Poetry • Guided Visualization


Creative Expression

Creative expressions are techniques that help children express themselves beyond words or traditional therapy. Creative and therapeutic activities have physical, intellectual, social and emotional benefits. For example, they can improve self-esteem; relieve boredom; improve cooperation; help children develop new skills; promote independence; and enhance communication skills.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating awareness of thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. Children are guided through a process of paying attention to their breath. By integrating breathing and relaxation techniques, children will develop emotional resilience and fend off negative thoughts and behaviors, allowing them to become much calmer individuals.

Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image

Self-esteem reflects the opinion individuals have of themselves, as well as how they feel valued and respected. Body image, an important component of self-esteem, is the mental picture one has of their body - what it looks like versus how one perceives it look likes. Boosting a child’s self-esteem will directly affect how they take care of themselves emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Holding Space for The Innocent

This video of a little boy seeking his mother portrays our why and what we do.

We are so honored and excited that our organization was spotlighted in the Los Angeles Times. Thank you Ruth Sowby.

Read the On the Town Story here .

This vision would not be possible without our esteemed Board of Directors, Liza Boubari, Rosa Peña, Natalie Regg, Dr. Armina Gharpetian, Harry Leon, Christeil Gota, Julie Oktanyan Esq., and volunteer program leaders - each of whom is a leader in our community and youth advocate of her/his own.

God Bless Liza Boubari, Founder

Our Sponsors


Texas Hold'Em

3rd Annual Charity Poker Tournament

Donation Buy-In – $100.00 Grab a chair and try your luck at the 3rd Annual Charity Porker Tournament.  Enjoy food, drinks, and music.  There will be cash prizes for the Top 3 Winners! All donations go to, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for motherless children. Details Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 […]

Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor Family Movie Night Tickets: $10 per person Free popcorn!!! HealWithin International presents: “Outdoor Movie Night” at John Hart Real Estate’s Parking lot located at 1544 Canada Blvd, Glendale CA Grab your lawn chair, blanket, food, and beverage (no alcohol), and enjoy a Family Movie Night. Tickets must be purchased […]

Motherless Children

Our Motherless Children Program

Find out more about HealWithin International’s Motherless Children afterschool program for kids 8-17 who are motherless or separated from their mothers.

See more...

Our Unique Approach

HealWithin International provides an integrative approach to total well-being through self-awareness. Our holistic therapeutic approach is to help individuals, families, and organizations connect by Opening Hearts, Expanding Minds and Transforming Lives.


To say I am baffled as to how my son’s attitude changed from tantrums and behavior issues to becoming such a well-behaved little boy in less than a month with you, is an understatement.  We can’t thank you enough with the tools and calming techniques that he learned from you.  He now likes to teach his brother how to close his eyes and imagine nothing.
M. Kushman

How can we thank you Liza.  Amanda has been to your office only six times and we already see a huge difference in her attitude and confidence. When we came in to see you, we informed you she may not stay for she had refused five other therapists. They say teens are not easy, but somehow you connected and she bonded with you in ways no other had.  You helped her see there is more to her than what she thought and believed.  Home is better and she’s a happier person.
S. Varela