2017 Speakers

We are delighted to announce that the following speakers will be joining us for this year’s Life 2.0 – Three Principles Conference. It really is an All-Star Lineup. We are yet to finalise the list, but the following speakers have confirmed they will be speaking – so watch this space for more developments!

This years conference is taking place on 21st – 23rd May 2017 at Allianz Park, Hendon, NW4, London.

To be part of the event yourself, book your tickets here

Dr Dicken Bettinger

Dicken Bettinger, Ed.D., received his doctorate in counselling psychology and practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist for 32 years. In 1986 he met Sydney Banks and feels fortunate that for 23 years he was able to learn the 3 Principles directly from him. Dicken co-founded one of the first 3P centres in the US. Dicken was a senior staff at Pransky and Associates for 16 years, where he developed and led corporate and university leadership trainings, team development, and executive coaching. In 2012 Dicken founded Three Principles Mentoring. He shares the 3Ps in seminars throughout the US and worldwide. Dicken has been married to Coizie for 46 years. He is blessed with two adult children and two adored grandchildren. He enjoys photography, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and travelling.

keithDr Keith Blevens

Keith Blevens, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with degrees from Indiana University and Texas Technological University. He first met Sydney Banks in 1977. He has taught the Three Principles in businesses, neuropsychiatric hospitals, rape treatment, community mental health and private practice. He has been an adjunct faculty member at six universities and Director of a major university counseling center. He has served as a teacher, trainer and consultant to executives, businesses, organizations, psychologists, helping professionals, individuals, couples and families.


Erika Bugbee

Erika Bugbee, M.A., is a partner at Pransky and Associates and the co-creator of a complete online course on the Three Principles that has reached 35 countries. Pransky and Associates is a consulting and coaching practice outside Seattle, Washington that’s been devoted to teaching the Three Principles since 1980. Erika joined the practice 18 years ago after completing her graduate degree in psychology and spent time learning from Sydney Banks. Erika speaks at conferences both nationally and internationally. Her passion is to provide access to Three Principles learning to people around the globe who are motivated, open to learning, and looking to optimize their enjoyment, peace of mind, and potential in life. Erika has been married for 20 years and has 2 energetic kids, ages 13 and 15.

Cathy Caseycathy

Cathy Casey is a highly skilled & experienced trainer of the 3 Principles understanding of experience. Her work ranges from corporate consulting with blue-chip companies through to the public sector such as health and hospital programs, government organizations, and juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Cathy is especially known for pioneering the 3 Principles to prison inmates in the California Correctional System. Because of her experience of having a father who is a world war 2 veteran, her current vision is to bring the principles to all veterans of any war. Cathy is currently teaching veterans who are incarcerated.


amiAmi Chen Mills – Naim

Ami Chen Mills-Naim is a global speaker, coach, trainer, editor and author of State of Mind in the Classroom: Thought, Consciousness and the Essential Curriculum for Healthy Learning, and The Spark Inside: A Special Book for Youth. She has worked with children, youth, families and communities for more than 25 years. Through relationships with major foundations, Ami developed large-scale community resiliency projects involving schools, community agencies, parent groups and private partnership. Her  current focus is on helping families, educators and children through sharing and expanding an understanding of the Principles.


Jan and Chip Chipman

Chip and Jan had the honor of being mentored by Sydney Banks from 1975 until 2009. From 1994 to 2004 they conducted retreats with him in Europe and North America. His guidance during these events about sharing in as deep and simple a manner as possible, guides their work to this day. They currently share their understanding though speaking engagements, retreats and webinars worldwide. From their base on Salt Spring Island, they offer one on one Skype sessions as well as retreats for individuals, couples, and groups. The books and recordings of Sydney Banks are fundamental to all their work, helping countless people find happiness and understanding after being touched by those original materials. Chip is President of the Three Principles Foundation, and in 2008, co-founded the Three Principles School on Salt Spring Island, dedicated to sharing the simplicity and purity of the Three Principles, “As discovered and taught by Sydney Banks”.

Julian Fraserjulian

Alongside Shaul Rosenblatt, Julian helped form Tikun and establish it as a focus for sharing wisdom and wellbeing, with the 3 Principles firmly at its core. His biggest personal insight was the realisation that he didn’t need to ‘control it all’. He recognised that by stepping out of his own way, he could allow life to become a smoother, effortless and more joyful experience. He quickly changed from the angry ‘bear with a sore head’ into someone enjoying life with a smile on his face. This also led him to a complete change in his physical appearance and lifestyle, losing 8 stones (50 kilos) and getting fit. This turnaround is proof that internal changes bring about changes to the external, never the other way around. Julian graduated from One Thought Institute in 2011 and has been a Practitioner for several years.

maraMara Gleason

Mara Gleason is the co-founder of One Solution, an international NGO dedicated to solving large-scale global issues by illuminating a new understanding of the mind. It is Mara’s life passion to demonstrate how our understanding of the mind is both the source of our problems and also their solutions. Only when we collectively see the link between our minds and everything we experience and create in the world, will we move toward a more peaceful, sustainable, and prosperous world.

Throughout her career, Mara has worked with all walks of life, including MIT-trained physicists, UN directors, US Marines, NHL players, Microsoft managers, kids and prison inmates. For 7 years, she partnered with Aaron Turner to co-direct, One Thought, and helped train hundreds of practitioners from around the world. She is a sought after speaker at international conferences, has been interviewed in Elle magazine South Africa and been a featured guest on many podcasts.

Mara graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University in 2006. She currently lives in both Brooklyn and Oslo with her partner and co-director of One Solution, Eirik Olsen. She is a very frequent flier and enjoys talking to strangers on planes.

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-14-57-20Christine Heath

Christine, the co-founder and executive director of the Hawaii Counseling and Education Center since 1985, has nearly 37 years’ experience as a marriage and family therapist. She met Sydney Banks in 1981 and has been sharing her understanding of the Three Principles since then.  She was instrumental in setting up one of the first Three Principles-based clinics in the world. She is certified as a substance abuse counselor and she is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.  She provides training programs for graduate and postgraduate therapists.  She offers training, coaching, consultation and seminars based on the Three Principles locally and internationally to professionals and lay people alike.

mark howardDr Mark Howard

Dr. Howard is a licensed psychologist who is the founder of the “Three Principles Institute” located in Burlingame, California. He recently retired from Kaiser Permanent Redwood City Chemical Dependency Services after 27 years of service. Dr Howard is recognized as one of the professionals bringing the Three Principles to psychology and related fields. He was introduced to the principles in 1982. He has taught clients, families, business professionals, and mental health practitioners about these principles. In 1994 he brought the understanding of these Three Principles to the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services in Santa Clara County California. In 2008, Dr Howard was awarded the “Outstanding Career Service” award by the Santa Clara Psychological Association for bringing the principles to Santa Clara County, California.

michaelMichael Neill

Michael Neill is an internationally renowned success coach and the best-selling author of You Can Have What You Want, Feel Happy Now! both the Effortless Success and both the Coaching from the Inside-Out audio programs. He has spent the past 23 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. He is the also the founder of Supercoach Academy. Michael’s books have been translated into 13 languages, and his public talks, retreats, and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and on five continents around the world. He hosts a weekly talk show on HayHouseRadio.com, and his weekly blogs can be read on his website and The Huffington Post.

Dr bill pettitDr William Pettit

William F. Pettit Jr., M.D., is a staff psychiatrist for Community Psychiatry in Tecumseh, Michigan. In addition he also sees individuals, families and small groups for two to four day retreats.  A graduate of Creighton University, Omaha, NE and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Dr. Pettit has presented the Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness as the essence of his psychiatric practice since 1983. He is certified in Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

Linda PettitDr Linda Pettit

Linda Sandel Pettit was recently appointed at Siena Heights University in Michigan as Director of Counselor Education/Assistant Professor of Counseling.  previously coaching, counseling, training and speaking business, for 11 years, under the “WisdomSources PLLC”. Linda has 30 years of fascinating clinical experience, and is delighted to share what she has learned with people just beginning their development as helping professionals. She has a doctorate in counseling psychology from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in counselor education from Siena Heights University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

Barb Patterson

Barbara Patterson works with businesses, leaders, coaches and entrepreneurs from around the world. She has over 20 years experience coaching & working globally as both an executive and outside consultant. As an executive, Barb was the head of a large global function responsible for talent management, executive development, change management and employee engagement. Today, she runs her own coaching and consulting business bringing the insights of the principles to clients across the globe. In addition to her own practice, Barb partners with Linda & George Pransky developing principles-based practitioners through mentoring, training and one-on-one work.

Jack Pransky

Jack Pransky, Ph.D. is founder/director of the Center for Inside-Out Understanding. He authored the books, Somebody Should Have Told Us!; Paradigm Shift;  Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond; Parenting from the Heart; Prevention from the Inside-Out;  and co-authored the children’s picture books, What is a Thought? (A Thought is a Lot) and What is Wisdom (and Where Do I Find It)?, and the Healthy Thinking/ Feeling/Doing from the Inside-Out prevention curriculum for middle school students. Jack’s new book, Seduced by Consciousness, will be out close to the time of the conference. Pransky has worked in the field of prevention since 1968 in a wide variety of capacities and now is an international consultant in the Three Principles, and a trainer of trainers, a coach of coaches and a counselor of counselors. In 2001 his book, Modello received the Martin Luther King Storyteller’s Award for the book best exemplifying King’s vision of “the beloved community,” and in 2004 Jack won the Vermont Prevention Pioneer’s Award.

georgeDr George Pransky

Dr George Pransky is one of the two professional founders of the understanding of The Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. He has taught the Principles for over thirty years to individuals, couples, businesses and colleagues. Dr Pransky is the author of The Relationship Handbook and over fifty audio recordings. During his career he has served on the faculty of three graduate universities and continues to pioneer this understanding in new industries. Currently he is a partner at Pransky and Associates and on the executive committee of the Three Principles Global Community.

lindaLinda Pransky

In 1976, George Pransky and his wife Linda stumbled on a new way of helping people that was radically different from the traditional counselling methods they’d been using in their work. The new principles they were learning had a huge impact on their personal lives, their relationship and the way they worked with their clients. They began to teach these principles and became pioneers in a new field of psychology that profoundly changed their clients in a short amount of time. Currently, Linda is on the executive committee of the Three Principles Organization (3PGC), Faculty of the One Thought Institute and Senior Partner at Pransky and Associates.

linda ramusLinda Ramus

Linda Ramus, MA, M.Ed., has over 30 years’ experience working in both community-based and governmental programmes in the fields of education, employment and training and substance abuse prevention education. From 2001 to 2013, she was director of the 3 Principles Services Division, Department of Alcohol & Drug Services, Department of Health and Hospital Systems, Santa Clara County, California serving approximately 2,000 people annually.  She has experience providing 3 Principles based training to counselors, teachers, nurses and other human services professionals using the three principles model.  She has also taught classes in the county jail system, residential substance abuse treatment programs as well as domestic violence batterers’ classes, and classes for inmates at San Quentin prison. She has extensive experience in evaluation and research including evaluations of prevention education services provided to schools, communities, mental health programs, substance abuse treatment and in adult and juvenile criminal detention facilities.

chanaChana Rosenblatt

Chana is originally from Israel. She is a very blessed mother to eight children. Before coming across the Principles, she was taking a degree in family counselling/psychology and did not have it in mind to become a counsellor, rather to use the ideas for her own family. That changed at the 3 Principles London Conference in 2011. Her insights through the conference made her realise that the Principles had something deeper and more relevant to offer her than anything she had experienced until now. ‘From that moment on, while nothing has changed in my life on the outside everything has changed on the inside!’. She graduated from the One Thought Institute in 2012.

shaulShaul Rosenblatt

Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt grew up in Liverpool and still supports the best team in football. He studied for his Smicha at Aish Hatorah in Jerusalem where he met his first wife Elana a”h who passed away in 2001 after a long struggle with cancer. They had four children together and Shaul has a further four with his second wife Chana who he married in 2003. Shaul has written a book, ‘Finding Light in the Darkness’ dealing with the issue of facing hardship in a positive way. Shaul founded Aish UK in 1993 and Tikun UK in 2006. He also works as a 3 Principles practitioner at Tikun offering his help and guidance to all those that seek it. He enjoys most things in life.

terryTerry Rubenstein

Terry Rubenstein is co-founder  of the Innate Health Centre Since discovering her own psychological health after years of mental suffering, Terry has trained under and worked with many of the pioneers in this field. Over the past decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting seminars, workshops, online talks, one-to-one sessions and popular weekly Innate Health blog. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking book, “EXQUISITE MIND” . The book has  touched a very diverse range of people with its moving story and the profound simplicity of its teachings. The passion of the Innate Health Centre is to teach innate resiliency to the younger generation.

judy sedgemanJudy Sedgeman

Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD, has been dedicated to sharing the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought professionally for more than 30 years. Dr. Sedgeman has worked over the years with many other practitioners of the Three Principles throughout the United States and around the world, and is prepared to pull together strong, capable teams for a broad array of services.

Collaboration and partnership are the keys to extending the power of the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought to awaken health and well-being across diverse populations. Dr. Sedgeman has long been a leader in mentoring, teaching and practicing leadership in the presentation and development of Three Principles education and services.

yosefRabbi Yosef Solomon

Before he discovered his true calling, Yosef was a Creative Director at leading advertising agencies in Tel Aviv and Johannesburg. After nine years of study in Jerusalem, he was ordained as a Rabbi and is now Education Director at Tikun. He has always had a profound interest in the wellbeing of others and was exposed to Innate Health in 2005. As a graduate and teacher on the 3 Principles Professional Institute, he is now seeing more success in helping people than he ever thought possible. Yosef is happily married to Carri and they have six beautiful children.

elsieElsie Spittle

Elsie Spittle has been an internationally recognized trainer and consultant for over four decades. She is in the unique position of having known Sydney Banks, originator of the Three Principles, before he had his epiphany. She witnessed the extraordinary change that occurred in him and the unprecedented impact his work had on thousands of people, and how this has brought about a new paradigm in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. Elsie had the privilege of receiving “on the job” training directly from Mr. Banks, travelling with him to address mental health practitioners, educators, and others seeking a deeper understanding of life. She is considered the first formal teacher of the Principles, after Sydney Banks. Elsie is co-founder of the Three Principles School, based on Salt Spring Island, BC.

aaronAaron Turner

After earning his Ph.D. in Anthropology from London’s Brunel University, Aaron joined Pransky and Associates, a world leader in the pioneering approach to human potential. During his decade-long tenure, Aaron developed applications and courses to meet challenges of senior management in large corporations: leadership and cultural change, leveraging team performance, improving customer loyalty, and increasing earning potential.
Aaron is a recognized international speaker in the State of Mind field, and leads workshops in the private and public sectors. With a goal of reaching the business world in a more profound way, Aaron co-founded One Thought with Mara Gleason in 2010. One Thought also runs a professional institute, based in London, where they train emerging practitioners.

MahimaMahima Shrestha

With a background in media and crisis communications, Mahima is interested in bringing people together to find solutions to complex problems and facilitating long-term change in culture and communities. Over the years she has worked with government, multilateral, private and non-profit organizations in a wide range of sectors including aviation, hydropower, tourism, investment climate reform, automobiles, finance, education, telecommunications and healthcare.

Mahima works with entrepreneurs, senior leaders in business and nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, as well as young people with the desire and potential to be changemakers within their families, communities, organizations and countries.

Jacqueline HollowsJacqueline Hollows

Jacqueline Hollows is the founder of Beyond Recovery CIC “I have been working within the criminal justice system (with support staff and inmates) sharing how our experience of life is created from our own minds. Through a fresh thought in any moment, a deeper level of common sense, connection and resilience is always available. As people learn how their minds work, they are impacted in all sorts of wonderful ways – they get ideas about how to create businesses, how to heal relationships, and how to help others. People start to have new thoughts and no longer feel trapped in a particular belief system. They stop taking compulsive thoughts so seriously. They find solutions to problems they thought were intractable. People change in ways that just is not possible through teaching techniques or systems. Even in prison people are finding humor, and connection, and joy and peace of mind. If that is possible in one small section of one prison– the universal possibilities are limitless!”

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