Where can I buy Tickets for the 2019 Conference?
Tickets are now available for sale on our website, click here to buy and join us in June!
I can't make it on all 3 days, can I book for one or two days only?
Yes. However research undertaken at previous conferences shows that new people who attended for a shorter period failed to gain a good comprehension of the 3 Principles. So we don’t recommend that new people attend for one or two days only as it will impact on your understanding. However, we also know that may not be possible, and not everyone is new! So a limited number of 1 & 2 day tickets will be available shortly.
Where is the conference being held?
The venue is Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London NW4 1RL.
What time does the conference start and when does it finish?
Previous conferences have generally started at 9.30am and finished at 5.00pm. You may want to allow extra time for traffic.
Can I or a friend watch online?
Yes, tickets will be available soon.
Once paid, a web address, username and password will be sent so that you are able to log in live (TECHNOLOGY PERMITTING!!).
Be advised when viewing online you are not able to select individual break off sessions where applicable. The stream will always show the session in the main room.
What are the breakouts and why do I need to choose?
The breakouts are sessions where participants have a choice of different speakers and topics so they can personalise your experience. There is no extra cost. Whilst participants don’t HAVE to select anything in advance, it helps us know the most popular sessions so we can plan room size accordingly, whilst also allows participants to guarantee a space in a particular session.
What are the the 2 tracks about, and should I go to the introductory or advanced track?
As in the past we are continuing with our successful methodology of providing everyone with a tailored experience, splitting the conference into two separate tracks. The tracks are titled: What Is the Understanding (Introductory) and Exploring the Understanding (Advanced). These tracks overlap and come together for some joint sessions.
What Is the Understanding is designed for people who are new (or fairly new) to the understanding of the mind known as the Three Principles. The focus will be on clarifying what the Principles are, their significance, implications and applications. The idea is to keep it simple and clear. During the breakout sessions, this track will continue with the breakouts titled Foundations and Fundamentals.
Exploring the Understanding is designed for those with more experience of the Principles and assumes a certain level of familiarity with the ideas and terminology. Whilst everyone is obviously free to choose where they go, we would strongly recommend the What is the Understanding track and breakouts for people who do not yet feel fully comfortable with the Principles themselves. This is not quite as true in the opposite direction. Because all of our speakers will ultimately be focused on the same ideas, we feel that the What is the Understanding track will still be fully relevant even for someone who has been immersed in the Principles for many years.
Can I bring my own food?
Food will be available to purchase on site, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. We offer a selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads, sushi and hot soup. There will also be a tuck shop on site selling cold drinks and a selection of light snacks. Tea, coffee and water are provided free of charge throughout the day.
English isn't my first language, I'm a little concerned I won't understand the conference?
At the 2016 conference, we had attendees from 30 countries, including China, Israel, Greece, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Brazil to name but a few.
So please don’t worry, come and join us.
I can't afford the ticket, can you help?
As we are part of a registered charity, it is our policy never to turn people away due to lack of funding.
Please use our subsidy form in confidence to obtain a subsidy.
Once the form has been completed and sent, you will be advised on what help is available.
What accommodation is nearby?
We are happy to announce our association with Event Express so you can now make hotel reservations at this link
Can I park on-site?
Allianz Park offers 800 free guest parking spaces and access to a road network to take you anywhere in the country. Whether you are travelling north via the M1 or A1, heading south, west or east via the North Circular, Allianz Park is minutes away from either of these options.
How do I get there using Public Transport?
By public transport Mill Hill Broadway, on the Thameslink, is a 5 minute taxi journey from Allianz Park and only 10 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras or 20 minutes from Farringdon. Mill Hill East tube station on the Northern Line, provides an alternative and is a 7 minute taxi journey to Allianz Park.
Mill Hill Broadway bus 221 takes you to Copthall Leisure Centre next to Allianz Park and is a 5 minutes walk from bus stop.
I'm fairly new to the 3 Principles or Innate Health, is the conference suitable for me?
Yes!! the conference is structured in such a way that it accommodates and welcomes people with very little knowledge on the 3 Principles, whilst also being able to delve deeper for those with in-depth prior knowledge and experience.
What are The Three Principles?
Three universal principles explain the thinking process: Mind, Consciousness and Thought. Simply put, Mind is the energy of life, the fact that we are alive. Thought is our ability to create forms or ideas from that energy. Consciousness is our ability to experience what we think as real. In other words, we are born thinking. We think our way through life. We see life through our thoughts as we go, and the quality of our thinking determines the quality of our lives (how we see things moment-to-moment).
Awakening to those principles sets people free from attachment to the contents of any particular thinking with the knowledge that thoughts naturally come and go. It frees people to see their state of mind, their felt response to perceived reality, as an indicator of the moment-to-moment quality of their thinking. A stressed or negative feeling state or state of mind produces a low mood and increasing tension, a feeling of insecurity, or dis-ease. That feeling warns us to allow our thinking to quiet.
As people learn to trust their state of mind as a guide through life, they catch themselves earlier and earlier in the process of insecure thinking that can lead to chronic stressful states of mind and worse. Recognising the signal to quiet down, people can leave negative thoughts alone and allow them to pass. As our minds quiet, our feelings change and our perceived reality changes. We naturally regain our ability to address life circumstances and challenges from a wiser, more optimistic and hopeful perspective.
Once people recognize that Innate Health is constant and always accessible, they are able to navigate the ups and downs of their thinking without frightening themselves with their most negative thinking or deceiving themselves with their most positive thinking. We are able to be grateful in moments of exhilaration and graceful in moments of distress, and to experience the rich landscape of all our thinking as the gift of life.
By Judy Sedgeman
What is Innate Health?
Innate Health is the unrealised psychological aspect of our immune system. It is resiliency. It is as natural to us as the physical immune system that we count on to heal our cuts and bruises and fight off the flu.
All people come into life with a natural ability to regain their psychological balance and sense of wellbeing. Our minds ordinarily work in a quiet, positive feeling as we express an innate intelligence that we experience and take for granted as wisdom, common sense and peace of mind. When we get caught up in negative thinking or struggle to fight upsetting thinking, we temporarily override or block our natural thinking and positive feelings and find ourselves lost or stuck in stress and distress.
We can temporarily lose sight of our innate health. But we can never lose the ability to regain access to it and resume a constructive flow of present-moment thoughts to guide us through life. Innate Health is like the sun in the sky; it is not always visible to us, and sometimes after prolonged bad weather we may begin to think we might never see it again – but it is always there and we can count on it.
No matter what we are doing, we are the thinkers creating our own experience of life as it happens. Although it is now widely understood that people’s thinking creates their perception of reality, it is not widely understood that recognizing the creative process that generates thinking holds the key to mental health and stability. There is a prevailing view that we live in an outside-in world in which people’s thinking “happens” because of circumstances.
Innate Health suggests an entirely different explanation of the relationship between thinking and experience, an inside-out view. Understanding how we think and that we think changes our relationship to what we think (the contents of our thoughts). Our experience of circumstances varies according to how we are holding and using our thinking, not according to the circumstances. As that understanding grows, it opens increasingly sustained access to innate health
By Judy Sedgeman
What are the Benefits of the Three Principles or Innate Health?
The objective of this approach is for people to experience their own potential for well being. This will not eliminate the ups and downs of life but will reduce the degree to which people tend to be negatively affected by them. We teach people what they need to know in order to find not just contentment and well-being, but also the clarity and wisdom to resolve their own issues. Once our clients discover the resources that live within them, they are able to navigate themselves independently through the adversities they face in the future.
I've Been to Counselling Before, How is This Different?
This is not about counselling. But for people who want to get the most out of life. The approach addresses similar issues to counselling but in a very different way.
This approach does not take people into their pasts nor do we teach how to control or manage thinking, feelings, or behaviour. We feel none of these processes ultimately impacts a person’s overall peace of mind. This approach uses an educational understanding through which people see the power behind human psychological functioning. This gives them the understanding to live their lives with more well being, greater connection to others, and less struggle in the face of adversity.
We believe people are born with their mental health completely intact and that they never lose the ability to realise peace of mind, regardless of factors such as external circumstance, past events, genetics, or personality.
I've Heard This Helped Someone Very Quickly, Is This True?
There does not seem to be a direct relationship between how long a person has struggled or the degree to which they are struggling and how quickly they transcend that struggle and find their well-being. A person has the potential to change at any moment and it is therefore not constrained or limited by time or sessions attended.
Can I get a statement of hours for continued professional development?
Yes. If you email us about this after the conference we would be happy to send you a statement of hours.