Life 2.0 – Health Professionals Seminar

Examining the potential for well-being and resilience both in ourselves and our patients

Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Location: Allianz Park, NW4

26825166250_aec5a2bbba_zaThe Healthcare sector is one of high demands, high pressure and high responsibility. With budget cuts and legal pressures that only seems to be getting worse. In this context it is generally believed that stress and pressure is an unavoidable fact of the environment. This seminar has been created to address how stress and emotional wellbeing can be better understood in this context.

Whilst the common belief may be that our circumstances, environment, and the people around us create the experience of life. The Three Principles understanding, also known as Innate Health, points to the role of the mind in generating our feelings, emotions, and perceptions. If this is true then the possibility for a new experience of life is not limited by circumstances at all.

Featuring a host of experts and patients, this training day will focus on examining the implications and effect this understanding has for committed health professionals and their patients. It will highlight the potential for the significant long term reduction of chronic stress and the elimination of burnout, along with examining its potential within the mental health field generally.

We are an accredited member of the CPD Certification Service with whom this event is being certified.


9.30am –

Introduction to the Day

Whilst the common belief may be that life circumstances and the people around us create our feelings, sensations, and perceptions, a fresh understanding of the mind points to the key role in generating our experience. This is doubly relevant in the healthcare profession.
Professor Anthony Kessel & Dr George Pransky

09.50am – 10.30am

"Looking after ourselves first"

The challenge of dealing with stress and burnout in the healthcare profession.

The Healthcare sector is one of high demands, high pressure and high responsibility, with budget cuts and legal pressures that only seems to be getting worse. In this context it is generally believed that stress and pressure is an unavoidable fact of the environment. This session will focus on this stress and pressure from a Principle based perspective, specifically examining the implications and effect this understanding has for for committed health professionals and the potential for significant reductions of chronic stress and the elimination of the imminent danger of burnout.
Dr Mark Howard

10.30am – 10.50am


10.50am - 11.30am

Practitioners stories panel - Personal experiences from the "coalface"

This session will focus on the reported outcomes that health care professionals have observed and experienced in relation to their 3 Principles understanding. It will be a chance to see how an engagement with a new understanding of the mind affects the day to day experience of health care professionals in a range of positions within health and mental health services

Dr Rani Bora, and a panel of health care professionals

11.30pm – 12.20pm

What is this new understanding?

This session is a chance to step back and get an overview of what is being discussed. The session will focus on and outline the essential new understanding of the mind that is covered by the phrase "The Three Principles".

Dr George Pransky

12.20pm – 1.45pm


1.45pm – 2.45pm

Breakouts - An examination of how this approach impacts different areas of practice

No Health Without Mental Health Drs Rani Bora & William Pettit
The 3 Principles Single Paradigm in a Hospital Project Dr Keith Blevens
The Three Principles Understanding in Social Care Chantal Burns
2.45pm – 3.25pm

A Journey with patients - Moving from a Disease to Health model as a Mental Health professional.

As a perspective on the mind, the Three Principles has implications for the way we see and understand mental health and mental disfunction. This session will outline the shift in  perspective on mental health and illness as a result of Dr Pettit taking the implications of The Principles seriously. Most specifically it will focus on the significance of focusing on the potential for mental health as a way of dealing with issues of mental dysfunction rather than the existing focus on expertise in diagnosis and disfunction and the difference this has made in his work and results over the last 40 years.

Dr William Pettit

3.25pm - 3.45pm


3.45pm – 4.30pm

Questions & Answers

An assembled panel is convened of experienced health and mental health professionals who have worked both with an understanding of the principles and without. This session will be a chance to draw on their observations, experiences and to ask more specific questions about the relationship of understanding the principles to their life and work as healthcare professionals.
Hosted by Professor Anthony Kessel
4.30pm - 4.40pm


Professor Anthony Kessel & Dr George Pransky
Professor Anthony Kessel is a public health physician, medical ethicist and a GP. Over the past eight years Anthony has led the international health work of the country’s national public health agency as Director of Global Public Health at Public Health England, and Director of Public Health Strategy, Director of R&D and Medical Director at the Health Protection Agency. Anthony’s other leadership responsibilities in these roles have included antimicrobial resistance, climate change, clinical governance, and responsibility for the revalidation and professional performance of over 600 medical consultants across the national public health system. Previously, Anthony was Director of Public Health and Medical Director at Camden Primary Care Trust.
Throughout this period, Anthony has also held a university position as Honorary Professor and Co-ordinator of the International Programme for Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has an active research portfolio and over 100 publications in areas of public health and medical humanities, including a sole author book Air, the Environment and Public Health(Cambridge University Press, 2006). Anthony has also authored a children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Perch the Cat (Matador, 2013), and writes a personal column exploring his global health leadership work through a lens of psychological wellbeing, ‘Global Health Experience’ (
georgeDr 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.
Rani Bora is a Holistic Psychiatrist and Wellness Coach. She has worked in the NHS as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation and Recovery. Last November, she resigned from her substantive, full time job to work independently as well as pursue her passion in sharing about The Principles of Innate Health to a wider audience. She had served as a Clinical Lead for Schwartz Centre Rounds for NHS staff to promote compassionate care and as an Associate Clinical Director in her previous role. She has conducted several training and coaching workshops for both staff and patients on the concept of coaching and recovery and psycho-education to list a few. Rani has published articles and booklets on well-being, coaching for Mental Health Recovery and empowering people. As her own understanding about the “Inside-out” nature of human experiences continues to deepen, she is seeing more and more positive changes in her own life and in her patients and clients.
mark howard Dr Mark 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.
Dr bill pettitDr William Pettit Jr., 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.

keith 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.