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There are hundreds of 3P books, websites, etc. from around the world. We have collected some key resources below, but this list is a starting point, not meant to exclude or limit the value of any of the others.

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Sydney Banks Books

Sydney Banks helped people from around the world to discover their own well-being and to move closer to achieving their full potential. Because the Principles have had a profound impact on every aspect of life, including: education, business and leadership, addiction and PTSD recovery, athletic performance, community work, and marriage and family counseling, we recommend finding the book that feels right for you. Go beyond the words and listen for a feeling.

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Sydney Banks Videos

The insight that Banks shared had a profound impact on the practice of psychology and psychiatry within a growing community of professionals in therapy, education and both community and individual rehabilitation. Correctional facilities, halfway houses, even homeless shelters have introduced The Three Principles with outstanding success. Banks’ words proved, and continue to prove, to be an affirmative and constructive force in the lives of thousands. Banks’ teachings now live on in his books as well as video and audio recordings of his public lectures.

Three Principles Foundation

This is the organization originally set up by Sydney Banks on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, where the Syd Schools, which draw people from all over the world, take place. It offers a rich array of original materials.

Judy Sedgeman's life’s passion for more than three decades has been nurturing the natural peace of mind, resiliency, and well-being in people through the understanding of the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought.

Hawaii Counseling & Education Center

HCEC is one of the first Centers established for teaching and practice of the Three Principles.  Through the leadership of Christine Heath, its founder, it has trained many new practitioners as well as offering a broad selection of programs and services.

The Secret of Love

A book by Lori Carpenos and Christine Heath. This is a compilation of amazing stories from couples whose relationships improved or completely turned around just by being pointed within, towards their true nature.

Other Resources

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A non-profit organization that is committed to bringing an understanding of The Three Principles to people globally. Links to Sydney Banks video and audio can be found here. It also provides a list of 3P Practitioners around the world and many valuable educational services to practitioners.

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Elsie Spittle has been an internationally recognized trainer and consultant for over four decades. She is one of the few people who knew Sydney Banks, originator of the Three Principles, before he had his profound insight, and who stuck by him, despite her own early strong resistance.

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This is a LaConner, Wa-based group founded by George and Linda Pransky, among the first psychologists to recognize the breakthrough significance of Sydney Banks’ work. It offers professional training on-site and on-line, and many other learning opportunities, as well as intensives and individual coaching.

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Dr. William F. Pettit Jr. is one of the earliest teachers of the Principles who brought this understanding into his practice of psychiatry exclusively shortly after meeting Sydney Banks in the early 1980s. Dr. Pettit offers unique insights into the mind-body-spirit connection and the way the Principles inform current Neuroscientific research. His wife, Linda Sandel Pettit, EdD, is a psychologist who is a powerful teacher and mentor in the Principles. They offer many programs, both on-line and individually.

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Mark Howard, PhD, has been a 3 Principles practitioner for nearly 40 years. He offers a variety of programs and services. Based in California, he has a global outreach through webinars and work online.

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Joe Bailey is one of the first practitioners of the Principles. He specializes in substance abuse issues, but is also a teacher and mentor generally.

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Roger Mills’ daughter, Ami, is a powerful educator and mentor regarding the spiritual nature of the Principles. Ami is working to bring the Principles alive in the Climate Change movement.

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International training, on-line and in-person, for people pursuing understanding of the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought.

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This organization is dedicated to bringing the Principles into some of the least peaceful places in the world to demonstrate how understanding the Principles can bring Peace, no matter what.

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A full-service Principles Center, its focus initiative is the S.P.A.R.K. Mentoring Curriculum, especially designed for at-risk youth, ages 6-22, and offered through schools.

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A group of young people in Chicago dedicated to sharing the Principles with their peers to eliminate violence and break the cycle of poverty and division.

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A New Zealand-based consulting group that works strictly from the three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought.

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Many video clips from practitioners and clients across the world who base their work on the 3P. Also, an exhaustive list of published articles.

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This is a site under continual development which provides comprehensive information about Principles resources as they become available, organizing resources by topic.

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