Founder – Dr. Neil Farber

Dr. Farber was born in Canada and emigrated to the United States. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in Psychology and Phi Beta Kappa from the Honors College at Arizona State University. He held 4 doctorate degrees as a physician (MD) and PhDs in Pharmacology, Religious Studies and Metaphysics. Dr. Farber was an Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at a medical school as well as a Psychology Professor at a major university. He was a member of several national committees dealing with Wellness and Professional Issues as well as the International Positive Psychology Association. He was the author of over 150 scientific abstracts and articles,  several self-help books and a writer for Psychology Today magazine.

Dr. Farber was certified as a life coach, “Advanced practitioner of the Law of Attraction,” hypnotherapist, holistic therapist, meditation guide, mindfulness coach, NLP master, wellness coach, and cognitive behavioral therapy coach. He taught medical ethics and lectured in the area of conflict management, mindfulness, positive psychology and mind-brain science throughout the world.  He was the founder of the Action Board concept for goal achievement and created the field of Certified Action Board Coaching based on the Eight Key to Achieve Principles.

Dr. Farber studied many styles of martial arts for over 50 years including Escrima, Muay Thai, Kyokushin, Shotokan, Wing Chun, Etc. He also earned instructor certifications and/or black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Chanbara, Krav Maga, Hisardut, Kapap and Kavanah (which Dr. Farber founded).  Since the age of four, his daughter Kaelah studied all of these martial arts and also holds many black belts. With their mutual backgrounds as certified personal trainers, Tai Chi instructors, Yoga instructors, and nutrition consultants, they jointly developed the Yoga Chi Fit program combining Yoga and Tai Chi and (with professional athlete Eleanor Rodriguez) the Incon-X program (for small space exercises).

Dr. Farber frequently donated his time and energy to volunteering on 3rd World medical missions to help children with facial deformities until losing much of his eyesight at which time he retired from medicine and from DHWI and handed the proverbial torch to his daughter and protege, Kaelah Farber.