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Three Principles for Realising Mental Health: A New Psychospiritual View

The Specific Breakthrough Discoveries of Sydney Banks

Three Principles: The Common Human Denominator

Mental Health: Call It What It Is

Three Steps to Understanding the Three Principles

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Three Principles Resources

A Practical Look at The Three Principles and Why They Matter, by Dr Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD
Part 1: A Practical Look and Part 2: Why They Matter to Us and the World

Three Principles Global Community Hub

Three Principles Resource Library
3 Principles Resource Library

Sydney Banks Videos and Audios - Go to “Streaming Videos” to watch the Hawaii, Long Beach and Washington Lectures. For a brief intro, you could start with the first 16 mins (Part 1) of The Great Illusion from the Long Beach series. There is also a Sydney Banks YouTube Channel that features every video of his currently available.

Pransky & Associates - Dr. George Pransky has been described as “the greatest psychological mind of our time”. George’s world-renowned audios are available to buy from their website’s shop. Below is a 20 mins video of him speaking about the importance of Sydney Banks’s realisation of the Principles and how they offer a new, hopeful foundation for the field of mental health.

Dr Bill Pettit - No matter how bleak things appear, or how severe your diagnosis or symptoms, there is hope. During his 50 years as a practising psychiatrist sharing the 3P understanding for 40+ years, Dr Pettit has seen miraculous transformations, from hospitalisations of schizophrenia, suicidal ideation from major depression, years of being medicated and endless psychiatry or counselling happiness, contentment, joy, and a return to LIFE, in just days or weeks. Here’s a short video of him talking about this understanding, about his years in and out of depression and how he found peace of mind: the 3P and psychiatry. There are excellent free videos and podcasts under Dr Pettit’s ‘Resources’ tab on his website.

Psychology Has It Backwards Podcast - This enlightening podcast series by two mental health professionals will give you a sense of the power we have as human beings to transcend suffering. It’s for anybody seeking to understand the human experience (life, happiness, relationships). It’s for business people desiring less stress and a healthier business environment; anyone suffering from anxiety or depression, or any diagnosis and who are a little skeptical of it; healthcare professionals; parents who want to understand how to help their children grow up with mental well-being, rather than managing stress.

The Three Principles Institute Teleseminars - Dr Mark Howard is recognised as one of the pioneers who first brought The Three Principles into the field of psychology and who has worked with thousands of clients, particularly in addictions. This link takes you to his teleseminar page. If you are new to the Principles start with the first one, otherwise just listen to whichever title resonates. Also, on his video page is a 20 mins video on “Listening Beyond Yourself”, which gives an excellent overview of the Principles (10 mins in) with a priceless Syd Banks story about how this understanding changed him.

The Real Change Portal - 3P stories and statistics of real change showcasing this body of work that is leading a global shift in well-being.

Maya Empowerment @ YouTube - A library of 3P video playlists for further learning.

The Three Principles Reading List

A Personal Selection by Flavia

THRIVING IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE: Unlocking Resilience in Turbulent Times — Dr Joseph Bailey. Joe is a Three Principles Psychology pioneer and a leader in the field of addiction therapies and strategies for fear and burnout and runs 3P resilience programmes at the Mayo Clinic. Follow this link to a conversation between Dr Bailey and Michael Neill about this book: Might Help, Can’t Hurt: Joe Bailey

THE MISSING LINK: Reflections on Philosophy & Spirit — Sydney Banks. This book illuminates and creates an appreciation for the link between the psychological and spiritual nature of life. It reveals a simplicity beneath the complex workings of the mind and the principles behind the creation of our life experience. “This book opens the door to an inner life of stability and contentment which everyone intuitively knows, yet many have lost sight of in their daily pursuits. It offers solace to the world-weary, hope to the discouraged, direction to the lost and contentment to the discontented. It speaks simply, yet with profound wisdom, of the inborn potential for the well-being, peace and happiness of all mankind which is accessible and near at hand.” - Judith Sedgeman, EdD

THE ENLIGHTENED GARDENER — Sydney Banks. Beset by daily life's trials and tribulations, many people search for the elusive wisdom that will help them make sense of their journey and find inner peace. So, too, do the characters in this wonderful story. In this simple but profound tale, four colleagues (psychologists) meet a remarkable gardener whose unique philosophy will forever change their lives. That philosophy is equally powerful for the reader. Read Kimberley’s story of hope about how the understanding in this book changed her life. She was the mother of five children, seriously addicted to drugs and alcohol and had been incarcerated in prison five times: “I know without a doubt that this understanding holds the cure to the “revolving door” situation in our prisons and jails, as well as the problems of drug and alcohol abuse.”

THE ENLIGHTENED GARDENER REVISITED — Sydney Banks. Mr Banks once again brings to life his wise and simple gardener as a voice through which he presents more implications of the Three Principles that create human reality, calling on us to realise that to fully understand the Principles is to liberate one's spirit. In this sequel to The Enlightened Gardener, two colleagues return to England to meet once again with the remarkable gardener whose simple yet profound philosophy made such a difference to their lives. Their questions and the gardener’s inspiring answers help the listener gain a deeper understanding of the message of wisdom and hope presented by the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought.

COMING HOME: Uncovering the Foundations of Psychological Well-Being — Dr Dicken Bettinger & Natasha Swerdloff. You already have within you all that you need for psychological well-being. In Coming Home you will be gently guided toward your own realisations of the fundamental principles that underlie all human experience. These insights can raise your overall level of psychological well-being and help you realise your spiritual and psychological nature, allowing you to live in harmony with life more fully.

DREMA’S STORY: Applications of Mind, Consciousness and Thought to Nursing — Drema Odum Bleitz. Although written by a nurse for fellow caregivers (medical professionals, nurses, support workers, doctors, psychologists, therapists), this is for anyone interested in understanding how it’s possible to thrive in adverse circumstances. It’s a special little book in large print making it an easy read.

MY GUIDE INSIDE: Knowing Myself and Understanding My World, Book III (Learner Book) — Christa Campsall with Kathy Marshall Emerson. For youth aged 13-18.

PERFECT MISFORTUNE: How I Found Hope and Healing in the Teachings of Sydney Banks and The Three Principles — Allan Flood, MS. A book for anyone with an illness or disease, physical or mental condition, who is struggling. It is intended to give comfort and hope to anyone in life-changing circumstances.

JUST A THOUGHT: A No-Willpower Approach to Overcome Self-Doubt and Make Peace with Your Mind Amy Johnson, PhD. You are not your thoughts! Learn how to overcome negative thinking habits and self-doubt so you can experience more confidence, freedom, and peace of mind. When you understand how your mind works, unhelpful and noisy thoughts move to the background, and your awareness shifts to something quieter and deeper. This is true peace of mind; and it’s not some unattainable goal reserved for the most enlightened among us. Anyone can experience it.

UPSIDE-DOWN & BACKWARDS: THE INNOCENT FAILURE OF MAINSTREAM PSYCHOLOGY: An Enlightened, Flourishing Life via Understanding The Three Principles that Create Our Psychological Lives — Thomas M. Kelley, PhD. “This book will shift your perception on mental health, as Dr. Kelley passionately provides the cure for the ‘mental flu’. This book should be on the shelves of every therapist and mental health professional.”

IT'S THAT SIMPLE: A USER'S MANUAL FOR HUMAN BEINGS — Mavis Karn. This is a great little book for ‘kids and former kids everywhere’. Each chapter is written in the form of a letter. A simple book, with great depth.

INVISIBLE POWER: INSIGHT PRINCIPLES AT WORK. Everyone’s Hidden Capacity — Ken Manning, Robin Charbit, Sandra Krot. A great book about the 3P in business. Here’s a nice intro to understanding the principles behind how the mind works by Sandy Krot: Part 1 and Part 2.

ADDICTION: ONE CAUSE, ONE SOLUTION Christian McNeill and Barbara Smith. Are you caught in the trap of substance abuse, or exhausted by a loved one’s addiction? This book offers a hopeful new possibility. Barbara Smith MSW and Christian McNeill have extensive personal and professional experience in addiction recovery as well as a clear understanding of an evolution in the field of addiction treatment. Their unique perspective explains the fundamental human misunderstanding that culminates in addiction, how to correct that misunderstanding and why flourishing may be simpler than you ever imagined.

SANITY, INSANITY AND COMMON SENSE — Dr Roger Mills. This was the first book ever written about the Principles, before they were known as the 3P. It’s written with clear common sense. Free PDF available online.

THE INSIDE-OUT REVOLUTION: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever — Michael Neill. A best seller! This (really) is a ground-breaking new book, sharing an understanding of how life works that turns traditional psychology on its head. This revolutionary approach is built around three simple principles that explain where our feelings come from and how our experience of life can transform for the better in a matter of moments.

THE SECRET TO MENTAL HEALTH: An Operating Manual for the Human Mind — Dr George Pransky, PhD. The understanding Dr Pransky shares in this book offers unparalleled hope and guidance in understanding human psychological functioning and how to foster permanent and positive change. He writes about his own dramatic life-change when he first learned this understanding in 1976 and includes dozens of real-life client examples: “This understanding encapsulates the fundamental Principles behind human psychological functioning and as a result behind mental health and mental illness. This approach represents knowledge that frees people from the ravages of their own misguided thinking. It wakes them up to the fact that they can change their perception and experience of life. I honestly feel that the discovery of these Principles is a major paradigm shift in the field of mental health and understanding and treatment. Their discovery holds the potential for dramatically improved mental well-being in the world.”

THE RELATIONSHIP HANDBOOK: A Simple Guide to Satisfying Relationships — Dr George Pransky. Unlike most relationship counselors, Dr. Pransky doesn't recommend "working" on a relationship. In this book he challenges everything you thought you knew about how to be happy with your partner. Each chapter exposes a popular, but destructive, misconception about relationships and provides a new understanding that can give troubled couples the fresh start they need.

LIFE IS A METAPHOR — Dr George Pransky. In this brilliant little book, George uses metaphors to describe how the mind works. Every metaphor points to a spiritual truth or fact to help us understand the fundamental nature of the mind. The more we understand how our minds work the more we can realise, and therefore benefit from, the fact of ‘innate health’ - a natural, inbuilt state of health, happiness and resilience that exists for every human being. Each of these beautifully crafted metaphors point us to the fact that mental health is our birthright, because it’s innate.

SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE TOLD US: Simple Truths for Living Well — Jack Pransky. What if peace of mind, beautiful feelings, little or no stress, wonderful, healthy relationships and greater effectiveness, were right at your fingertips, and you held the key but didn't realise it or didn't know how to use it? That is what somebody should have told us. This book is about how we all have a state of perfect mental health and wisdom inside us that can only be covered up by our own thinking, and how our use of our power of thought creates the "reality" we see, out of which we then think, feel and act. Here are ten simple but profound truths for living well, arising from three spiritual facts that, once grasped or truly realized, can transform one's life.

MODELLO: A STORY OF HOPE FOR THE INNER CITY AND BEYOND — Jack Pransky. This book won the 2001 Martin Luther King Storyteller’s Award for the best book exemplifying Dr King’s vision of “the beloved community.” Modello is the true story of how Dr. Roger Mills and staff accomplished the "miracle" in the Modello and Homestead Gardens Housing Projects, applying the Three Principles/Health Realisation approach. Through extensive interviews with residents, a very compelling and moving portrait is painted of how two low-income, inner-city housing projects replete with violence, crack, drug gangs, abuse, welfare dependency and hopelessness were completely turned around within 2.5 years. This book shows how people who lived in the most difficult circumstances were reached, came to find hope and changed their lives. It is a truly inspirational story.