Who we are
We are an afterschool program that offers integrative healing techniques. Our founder Liza Boubari, has been an advocate for children and a pioneer in alternative healing therapies.
Who do we serve
Children from ages 8 through 17. HWI is for all children regardless of language, race/ethnicity, religion, etc.Ask any young child who has lost their mother, and they will say that that day marked, irrevocably altered and changed their life.
Each child is here in this life to be their own person. They are not here to be like us, they are not here to be as-good-as or better-than their siblings; they are not here to be compared to peers or other children. Children need love, time, attention and play. We help them heal and become confident, strong individuals.Children of all ages can benefit from integrative healing and of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment, promoting happiness and relieving stress. There is joy and self-exploration in self-expression. Our programs will target two specific age ranges: 8-12 and 13-17 years old.
What do we do
We provide experiences, guidance, mentorship, therapy, training and products that improve the health and well-being of individuals in mind, body, and spirit in a creative and fun way.
Here, we offer children activities that develop compassion, focus, curiosity and empathy. We collaborate with other experts to enrich, educate and enhance lives. These programs will bridge the gap to bring a sense of empowerment, confidence, better communication, and above all self-worth.
The HWI office is a quaint, inviting and cottage setting where one feels safe and welcomed. We are conveniently located across from the Glendale Central Library. Parking is available or we can meet and greet your child at curb side.
Our programs are intended with simple techniques that emphasize paying attention to the present moment in an accepting, nurturing, and nonjudgmental manner. Program dates:
- Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.
- Fridays 3:30-5:00 p.m.
- Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m.
How We Help
When a child is left motherless as a result of separation or death, the child may experience difficulties associated with this absence. Through knowing, learning and preparing for these challenges, fathers, care givers and other concerned friends and relatives can more effectively help the child cope with his/her mother’s absence. We help them discover inner strength physically and emotionally, shift their attitude.
And remember, mindfulness can be fun and can help minimize anxiety and increase happiness.
Liza is fluent in English, Armenian and Farsi.
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.
We create a safe place to heal, nurture, strengthen and bring balance to the whole self.
“Empowering Minds and Healing Hearts”
HealWithin International provides mental, physical and emotional healing through integrative and holistic methods to children who have suffered the loss of their mother.
Our Core ValuesHonesty-Integrity-Dignity-Compassion-Respect-Safety-Confidentiality
Why We Started
Thank you for taking an interest in our passion, our vision, and our work. Join us in making a difference in the lives of families, particularly motherless children. We speak to your heart, your mind and your desire to make a difference.
When you help someone – your heart expands with joy.
My own journey has had its own challenges with twists and turns. At times, I have felt confident, and then uncertain…strong, and then insecure…powerful, and then powerless… fearful, and tormented. But throughout it all, one thing has always been constant – my desire to help and give back, my passion to make a difference, and to be of service to my family and my community.Read More
Through the years, I have also volunteered and served on various organizations. I followed my heart to places I found something interesting and inspirational. I believed then – and still believe now – that volunteerism can not only serve and help others inform, but also inspire and enhance who we are. The vague desire to help grew into a concrete plan to start my own business, and now run a non-profit. A focus on Motherless Children began to crystallize in my head.
One of the greatest opportunities to serve others has been to put an annual women’s event to empower women from all walks of life. The other, is my work as a clinical hypnotherapist and stress management consultant.
There’s a closet full of hats which I’ve worn many in my life. They are labeled banker, protector, manager, volunteer, activist, daughter, and friend. The most important was learning to embrace my femininity and be a successful, loving human being.
I believe the seed of my mission began germinating a long time ago with my grandmother, as she quietly groomed me for this endeavor.
At my practice, I have the privilege of helping young girls and boys who they had lost their mother and were going through challenging times both emotionally and mentally. They felt lost, hurt, guilt-ridden and expressed in different manners.
For example, one client had started overeating and binging as a result of not understanding how to cope with the guilt of her mothers’ passing. One had suddenly developed OCD to a point that was disturbing the lives of his siblings and grandparents. Another had withdrawn completely and was unable to go to sleep, approaching the brink of suicide.
There were many cases such as these. During sessions with adults, I have realized the loss of a parent – especially the loss of a mother at a young age – still had its impact on adults. I want each child, no matter race, color, religion or ethnicity to know that to someone – they mattered.
Women who remain in fear and in abusive relationships had similar issues to address. They needed to learn how to able to express their thoughts and find the strength to stand up for themselves. They too needed to know they mattered.
Today, my mission is clear. I want to Open Hearts – Empower Minds – Transform Lives of motherless children and adults. Will you assist us, as we strive to bring strength and understanding to others?
I’ve begun building a foundation of hope for children and women – and using my voice to inform people of the facts and galvanize communities so we can answer that question.
Empowering Minds – Healing Hearts. That is our vision. I hope you will join us.
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