Meet Aviva


As a mother of four boys I’ve certainly had my hands full over the years. In the beginning, when they were young, I was always trying to find the right parenting approach and techniques to make sure I was raising my children to be respectful, happy and directed Jews. I felt that following the right parenting guru or program would enable me to change my negative behavior or my children’s undesirable behavior. Then I’d feel the security and calmness that truly successful parents experience, but that wasn’t how it played out in real life.

Even when I was in a good parenting groove, thoughts of blame, insecurity, doubt and self recrimination often found their way into my consciousness. Parenting programs didn’t address the reoccurring feelings of inadequacy and failure as they were focused on changing behavior.

At the time I didn’t know that my experience, whether contentment or insecurity, wasn’t coming from my lack of parenting skills, my child’s struggles or his inappropriate behavior. Realizing it was coming from my thinking about my lack of skill, his struggle or behavior was a huge paradigm shift. Discovering the connection between my thoughts and my feelings (and often subsequent behavior) was life changing for me. It is the one gift that has helped me navigate my children’s many struggles.

It’s my dream to share this gift, known as the inside-out paradigm, with parents everywhere. The ramifications are far reaching, from helping your relationship with your child to helping your marriage to impacting your child. Awaken the resilience within your family and you have given each member a life-long gift.


Aviva Barnett, MSW, innate health educational consultant and trainer, has her Masters in Social Work from Wurzweiller, trained as a life coach with MentorCoach and was introduced to the Principles of Innate Health in 2006.

Prior to that, Aviva was the Director of the Jewish Family Institute in Livingston, NJ, where she and her husband ran a branch of Aish HaTorah. She co-founded the Yashar Foundation in 2009, and founded MWmindworks: Health from the Inside Out in 2014.


Aviva has been teaching and facilitating seminars, intensives, group workshops, private consulting sessions, as well as training others to teach the principles for over a decade. Her refreshing style of presentation is clear and relatable. Her seminars, webinars, trainings, and private consulting sessions are transformational. 



Working with Aviva is entirely different than any other attempts at "self-help" I have tried before. Her ability to clarify how thought works greatly empowers me and enables me to navigate life with an ease I never before thought possible!
F.T., Lakewood
I walked out thinking I don't really fully understand how this works, but for the glimmer of hope that I felt that I don't have to live the rest of my life this way, gives me a sense that I'm headed in the right direction and want to come back for more. It felt so liberating not to have to drudge up all the old "stuff."
Brooklyn, NY
I have experienced a profound shift in my ability to be present in day to day life through Aviva's teaching of how the mind works. Not only do I feel more focused when I am involved in something, I also enjoy it more. I carry much less worry/stress around with me on a daily basis and I sleep much better now that I understand the value of a quiet mind.
L.W., Passaic, NJ
Whatever Aviva is sharing, she does so with clarity and in a refreshing way that allows for her humanity. My understanding of what makes me tick seems to naturally deepen whenever I listen to her teach.
S.H., Milwaukee, WI
Aviva changed my life! She is an excellent teacher and a tremendous listener. She has taught me how to have clearer thinking and how to listen to my true inner voice. I can't thank her enough for making me a better wife, mother & friend.
M.S., Passaic, NJ
Learning about the 3 principles (innate health) with Aviva has brought about an incredible shift in my thinking and how I view life. I have found it to be the most simple, yet effective understanding that literally transforms your experience and way of living. I consider myself lucky to have come across the 3 principles!
M.N., New Square, NY
Aviva's presentation of the principles is so clear, real and practical. She's able to address the "tough" questions with grace and honesty.
C.P., Denver, CO
Aviva has an amazing natural ability to teach the principles with warmth and clarity, and I am filled with tremendous gratitude to her for helping me live a calmer life.
A.N, Monsey
I am more present in day to day life, experience a quieter mind more of the time and I now truly believe that I have innate health and resilience no matter the circumstances.
Passaic, NJ
After struggling with severe anxiety and depression for many years I strongly believed there was no hope for my life to change. I lived with the belief that my past has left me broken and I needed fixing to enable me to move forward with my life. I've tried all types of therapy but nothing seemed to help...until I was introduced to the 3 principles. I began meeting with Aviva Barnett for private counseling sessions to learn and understand how my mind works. It's been a few short months and I am seeing an incredible shift in my thinking that I would never have thought possible.
Baltimore, MD
​I am so grateful. Not only have you helped me find my mental health and really be able to recognize that I have the resilience and emotional well-being within me, but how do you put a price tag on helping me heal from the spiritual void I've lived with for so many years???
D.H., New York

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