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Alina Liao

Health and Wellness Coach

MA in Education
Supporting Students Exposed to Trauma
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health Coaching

Washington, DC, DC

Concerns

  • Achieving Goals
  • Confidence
  • Mental Health
  • Wellness
  • Depression
  • anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Identity
  • Trauma
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Care
  • emotional well-being

Specialties

  • journaling
  • wellness
  • mental wellness
  • wellness workshops
  • journaling workshops
  • self-care
  • healing-centered journaling
  • healing

Hi friend, I'm Alina Liao, Founder & CEO of Zenit, a radical wellness company with the mission to make wellness accessible to everyone (zenitjournals.com)

I bring to this work a passion for making wellness and journaling more accessible, especially in communities of color, which have historically faced, and continue to face, systemic barriers to health and wellness. When I think about accessibility, it's not only about removing structural barriers. It's also about being free of the internalized beliefs that "wellness isn't for me," or "my feelings don't matter," or "I don't get to take care of myself."

I held those beliefs for most my life. I inherited them. The world reinforced them. I'm still on the journey of embracing that I, as a human being, have the right to take time for myself, to heal, to be well. My vision for my contribution is to build Zenit as a radical wellness company that makes it easier for us to feel pride and joy in the work we do for our mental health. To not feel guilt for squeezing in a breath, but to sing self-love as we take our time.

With Zenit, I provide wellness journaling workshops for organizations and journaling mini-retreats for individuals, and I make customized wellness journals. My services and products are designed for both the aspiring journaler and the avid journaler. I understand it can be hard to simply sit down and journal. I do this work to make it easier. Prior to Zenit, I co-founded a non-profit that provided mental health coaching over text message to youth of color exposed to trauma. I provided mental health coaching directly and built trauma-informed, culturally responsive, healing-centered training programs for our coaches, with the guidance of clinical advisors, social workers, and youth advisors. Before this work, I spent a decade working directly with youth affected by trauma on a volunteer basis. I have a Master of Art in Education and Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, as well as certifications in Supporting Students Exposed to Trauma by Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and Mental Health First Aid by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI).