The Principles of Addiction Recovery
Exploring A New Paradigm of Transformation
About This Event
What’s the missing link in awakening transformation?
What is happening when we see the “light bulb go off” in ourselves or in our clients?
How do we sustain and grow this transformational experience?
This conference will answer these questions and more by introducing a new paradigm of addiction recovery based on principles.
The 3 Principles Psychology shifts our understanding of how our mind works and erases the illusionary boundary between our psychological and spiritual nature.
Join over 30 international experts, authors, and practitioners who will illuminate your understanding of the common denominator of all addictions and the common antidote to relapse, transfer of additions, and achievement of a whole recovery—body, mind, and spirit.
In these two days, we will illuminate the misunderstandings of our current paradigm of psychology that has innocently held us back in our effort to guide clients to a transformational experience that is whole, sustainable, and changes all dimensions of their lives—not just sobriety.
The benefits of attending this conference:
- Prevent Stress and Burnout
- Prevent Relapse and Transfer of Addictions
- Facilitate Insight and Transformation in our clients
- See the Common Denominator in all Addictions and Mental Illness
- Focus on Health Recovery vs. Disease Treatment
- Simplify the treatment process
- 12 Hours of Continuing education credits available for LADC, LPC and LPCC, Marriage and family therapists, Social Work, Nursing, and Psychologists
Is this conference for me?
Professionals, Students, and interested individuals for whom addiction and co-occurring disorders has touched their lives, and are interested in this transformative process, will benefit from attending this conference:
- Addiction Counselors and other professionals working with addiction – psychologists, nurses, social workers
- Licensed Mental Health counselors
- 3Ps practitioners wanting a deeper understanding of how their work applies to the addiction recovery process
- Individuals in recovery looking for a deeper understanding of transformation
- Individuals in a relationship with someone with an addiction
The principles of addiction recovery: exploring a new paradigm for transformation.
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9-10:15 AM (CST)
Exploring a new paradigm for addiction, recovery, and transformation – Joseph Bailey & Dr. Amy Johnson
- The common denominator of all addictions: “An innocent misunderstanding of the nature of Mind”
- The search for serenity: The innocent search for well-being and a positive feeling through a misunderstanding of the true nature of human psychological functioning by looking outside: The common denominator of all addictions
- The perfect design: Our psychological Immune System is perfectly designed for insight, on-going personal evolution, transformation and healing of the past
10:30-12 PM (CST)
A panel of testimonials from people whose recovery has been transformed through the 3 principles understanding–Moderators: Lisa Portinga, Danielle Guinaugh
Panel Members: Alfie Chambers, Sarah Orr, Bryan Johnson, Bart McCrory, and Miguel Navarro de Mateo
12—1:30 PM (CST) “Break-out time-hang and chat”
1:30-3 PM (CST)
The Principles of the new paradigm for addictions: The Three Principles Paradigm-Sandra Krot with Barbara Smith and Christian McNeill
- A paradigm shift in the nature of psychological reality: How the three principles of mind, thought and consciousness fully explain the nature of human experience which shifts our current models of treatment for addiction and other human problems
- How human reality is actually created: From an outside-in model of human reality to an inside-out understanding. The unifying principles of all human experience: mind, thought and consciousness
3–3:15 PM (CST) “Break-out time-hang and chat”
3:15-4:30 PM (CST)
Implications for family members, specific populations such as corrections, co-existing disorders-Moderator: Jacqueline Hollows
Panel Members: Mavis Karn, Derrick Mason, Debbie Milam, Jeff Johnson, Anna Debenham
9-10:15 PM (CST)
Transformation and spiritual awakening: The key to true recovery and awakening our true essence—Beverly Hayes and Jacqueline Hollows and Joseph Bailey
- How understanding the three principles enables insight and transformation
- The spiral of addiction and transformation
- The process of transformation—ongoing evolution
- The myth of hitting bottom—How awakening our natural mental health through insight is what actually is the turning point in the recovery process
10:15-10:30 AM (CST) “Break-out time-hang and chat”
10:30-12 PM (CST)
How the three principles paradigm can enhance recovery self-help groups-Moderators: Christian McNeill and Barbara Smith
Panel: Amir Karkouti, Beverly Hayes, Ned Lewis, Greg Suchy, and Chris Mavinga
12-1:30 PM (CST) “Break-out time-hang and chat”
1:30-2:30 PM (CST)
Introducing a health recovery model of treatment—Moderated by Joe Bailey
Panel: Danielle Guinaugh, Thulani Khumali, Kathleen Murphy, Cassie Copperfield, Barnett Gilmer, Kylie Kolb, and Jacqueline Hollows
- Awakening health as an antidote to disease, relapse, and transfer of addictions
- Insight-based change as the goal of the treatment process (less focus on behavior and issues, more fundamental change)
- The health of the helper is the key to therapeutic impact and creating a milieu for transformation to occur
2:30-3:30 PM (CST)
Panel on the health of the helper–Moderators: Amy Johnson & Sandra Krot
Panel: Becky Nichols, Mavis Karn, Amir Karkouti, Amanda O’Shea, and Omar Wilson
3:30-3:45 PM (CST) “Break-out time-hang and chat”
3:45 PM (CST)
Introduction and viewing of Sydney Banks Video—Dr. William Petit and Harry Derbitsky
4:30-5 PM (CST)
Wrap-up and closing remarks—Dr. Amy Johnson and Joseph Bailey
Exploring the new paradigm
His best selling book, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life and later The Speed Trap (Harper San Francisco, 1999) were other expressions of his approach in and out of the work place. In these books he communicates the principles of living and realizing inner peace and health and how to transcend a major problem facing our society—the frenetic pace of life and stress. Joe’s fourth book, Slowing Down to the Speed of Love, was an accumulation of his life’s realizations that take the reader to practically live their life from their true self and shows them how this awareness impacts all of their relationships. Joe’s fifth book, Fearproof Your Life, was released in 2007 (Conari Press), and was written in response to the wave of fear that has swept our culture in this new century. Joe is currently working on a book exploring the common thread of the three principles in transformational experiences people have had through understanding the 3 Principles called The Transformation Principle
She is author of Being Human (2013), and The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit (2016). In 2017 she opened The Little School of Big Change, an online school that has helped hundreds of people find freedom from anxiety and habits and live a more peaceful life.
Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and Oprah.com, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine.
…in the quality of her recovery after encountering the 3 Principles paradigm in 2011. This prompted her to leave a 30 year legal career and her role as a judge, in order to help others benefit from this work. She practices both locally and internationally.
…sharing his insights into 3P, as uncovered by his teacher Sydney Banks. His recent book in English & Spanish, EVOLUTION OF ADDICTION RECOVERY, is shared in a variety of Recovery Centres around the world. Harry is co-host of the bi-monthly highly successful webinar, podcast and YouTube series called ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM & THE 3 PRINCIPLES.
She is a pioneer in translating a principled understanding of human thought to leadership and organizational effectiveness. The early years of her career were dedicated to counseling and human development. She was a licensed mental health counselor and certified addiction professional for twenty years. The focus of her work today is with Fortune 100 executives, leadership teams, and working groups helping them achieve extraordinary results by unleashing the power of the human mind. She works with the consulting group Insight Principles, Inc. and coauthored with Ken Manning and Robin Charbit the book entitled, Invisible Power: Insight Principles at Work. Sandy shares her life with her partner Peter Remick and together they built their net-zero-energy home in northwest Washington. They get out into the awesome Pacific Northwest wilderness as often as they can sea kayaking as well as hiking and backpacking with their dog.
… Consciousness and Thought as the essence of his psychiatric practice since 1983. As of June,2017 Drs. Pettit have relocated to Phoenix Arizona.
Through December of 2018, Dr. Pettit practiced tele-psychiatry two mornings a week. In addition, he does 3 Principles consultations and teaching nationally and internationally. Moved by what he has witnessed in the past 35 years, Dr. Pettit is dedicating scheduled time to writing a book “Stories of Hope, One Cause, One Cure”
A graduate of Creighton University, Omaha, NE and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Dr. Pettit completed his psychiatric residency at the Philadelphia Naval Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and Portsmouth Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth VA. He is board-certified in Psychiatry, and has been previously certified in Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Pettit served as a physician in the United States Navy for over 9 years, including 3 years as a Navy Flight Surgeon and 3 years as Chief of Psychiatry of the Navy Nuclear Submarine base at Groton, Connecticut.
Presently, Dr. Pettit holds appointments as Adjunct Clinical Professor at Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and as Adjunct Clinical Professor at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Formerly he served as, Adjunct Professor at Sienna Heights University and Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University (WVU), where he was the Medical Director of the Sydney Banks Institute at WVU. In addition, Dr. Pettit had previously held an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Des Moines, Iowa Osteopathic School of Medicine
Dr. Pettit is a recognized educator in the Three Principles Understanding, and has presented at many national and international conferences and consulted to numerous clients and organizations both nationally and internationally.
He is a host of the popular webinar and podcast series “Addiction, Alcoholism & the 3 Principles”. Greg found freedom from addiction in 2012 when he had a profound spiritual experience. He is passionate about helping others live happier, more fulfilling lives, one thought at a time. Greg is available for free coaching sessions and can be reached via Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
healing to their clients. I remember thinking It was something to be studied, memorized, and taught in my clinical role. What soon became apparent, was the depth and breadth of this understanding touched every aspect of my life, inside and out. I have never looked away from it! I currently bring this philosophy to my work in Treatment Courts, correctional facilities, and my private practice. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to continue learning, teaching, and uncovering the innate wellness in myself and others.
…Programs, Suboxone Clinic, and Transitional Living Program. Kathleen has been providing treatment to those affected by substance use disorder since 2003. She earned her master’s degree in counseling in 2010 from the University of New Hampshire and is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor.
…she has lived in Spain for the last 13 years. She loves helping others and currently shares the ‘Inside Out’ understanding in the world of recovery and with the youth. She speaks regularly at conferences and seminars. She had her own “life changing” experience in 2013 after being introduced to some simple truths behind the creation of human experience that ticked all the boxes for her. Amanda’s infectious passion for life and ability to see the innate wellbeing and resilience in people is reflected in her unique ability to deep listen and connect on an individual level. Her smiley disposition and loving manner brings much positivity to this event.
,,,organizations. He has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and earned degrees in Human Services as well as Bank Management. Ned has created programs for correctional and treatment facilities and founded a weekly Three Principles support group. He has done trainings with juvenile offenders and works with children and adults with special needs. For the last 9 years, Ned has integrated the three principles into his work with others. He wants all organizations and individuals to find their potential by recognizing their own strength, health and wisdom
…Lessons From My Coach, Happiness Formula, What The F**K Are The Three Principles? and Three Principles Strategy & Technique Book. He has spent over ten years as an adviser, mentor, and coach to Fortune 500 CEO’s, military men/women, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. From his personal and professional experiences working with a range of clients, he has discovered that we all have the capacity for innate well-being. Amir teaches and shares the Three Principles as uncovered by Sydney Banks at West Coast Recovery Center in San Diego. He has taught at West Coast Recovery Center for over four years. He lives in Carlsbad and can be found spending time with his beautiful wife, French Bulldog, and the world’s smallest and cutest coach; his daughter, Aria. You can find out more about him at amirkarkouti.com
… Anna created The Insight Alliance in 2017. An organization that works with men, women and youth in the Oregon Correctional System with a simple focus: understanding the limitless nature of the human mind, and recognizing our own innate wellbeing—that everything we need to thrive already exists within us. When she’s not attempting to end recidivism in Oregon and beyond, Anna enjoys travel and refereeing her husband and their dog Ruby race each other up the Willamette River.
…of Trainers, and keynote speaker since 1991, her range of experience is vast. She’s worked with diverse populations from high crime rate communities, correctional and educational systems, to corporate board rooms.
Beverley’s life goal is to help others discover their own source of wisdom and insight. She demonstrates this commitment working with individual clients, groups, as a seminar leader, on webinars, and mentoring. Beverley lives with her beloved husband/soulmate Bill Hayes, in Merced, CA
…that adversely affected those who were seeking help. I found that handling the “details” such as atmosphere, food, cleanliness of facility, treating people with dignity and respect and a staff having a caring attitude was almost as important as the program. If the “guest” is not treated with dignity and importance; how do they build it in themselves??
I made a decision to build a treatment facility I could be proud to own and worked hard to move the idea from a concept to a reality. First, I acquired my master’s degree in healthcare administration emphasizing residential substance abuse treatment. I then worked with a team of doctors, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors and former clients to create it. Our top priority when developing our program and treatment center was the “guest.” We focused on giving each guest the best possible chance of recovery.
That is why we can proudly say if you or someone you know is in need…. Gulf Breeze Recovery …”Because it Works!”
Danielle has a passion for seeing the guests at Gulf Breeze Recovery rediscover their health and well-being. She helped create and maintain the family support group at Gulf Breeze Recovery, an ongoing resource available for life to family members and loved ones who have graduated the Gulf Breeze Recovery program. In her role as Clinical Director, she guides the clinical team, providing supervision and ensuring a culture of self-care is maintained in order to ensure guests of the program receive the best possible care. Prior to working with Gulf Breeze Recovery, she provided counseling services in the Escambia county jail, working with individuals struggling with addiction and many other life concerns. She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology and Counseling from Troy University in October of 2013. She is also a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional.
… that addresses substance abuse and mental health issues from the understanding of the Principles.
After moving to California from the East Coast, Kylie found recovery in treatment in Los Angeles. Filled with gratitude for the role her therapists played in her recovery, Kylie wanted to do the same for others. She went back to school and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. At Broad Beach, Kylie is grateful to lead and serve in a facility that understands insight and new realizations are the key to living a sustainable addiction-free
life and that sees clients as having innate mental health within.”
…the way addictions and mental health are viewed and treated and to eliminate stigma. Through sharing an understanding of how our experience of life is created from our own minds, the pioneering work that BR does has the potential to reform the criminal justice system from the inside out. The impact on the lives of people BR work with and the results on the broader community have been phenomenal. Jacqueline is also honored to have been able to share life changing stories and BR’s published research from this work, at a number of national and international speaking events. Jacqueline says “I have been working within the criminal justice system (with support professionals and people with convictions) since 2014, delivering our innovative programs. I have seen that, through a fresh thought in any moment, a deeper level of common sense, wellbeing and resilience is always available regardless to circumstances.” Five years on, Jacqueline and her team at BR have established themselves as the thought leaders on this ground breaking work, recognized both in the UK and Internationally
Alfie found Beyond Recovery in HMP Onley five years ago. While still in a Category D prison he was a keynote speaker at 3PUK 2018 conference. Since being released Alfie has helped facilitate many groups with the Beyond Recovery team in person and online. In June 2019 Alfie was honoured to present with Jacqueline at the Understanding Human Mind conference in Bucharest.
…for almost 10 years. As a result of this he was sent to HMP Onley where he found Beyond Recovery. Omar became a BR Peer Mentor and helped facilitate groups. Since leaving prison he has worked closely with Beyond Recovery at HMP Nottingham and online, in addition to working with young people affected by crime.
…and I was in the position to share knowledge to my peers and help them to change their mindset about certain aspects of their normal life.” Since leaving prison Chris has been a lively member of the BR groups and has worked alongside BR at HMP Nottingham as well as starting his own business.
…and started building good family relationships with his partner and children. When he hit a low spot in May 2019 he contacted Beyond Recovery and was invited to the 3PUK Conference. Since then he’s become a Project Co-ordinator with Beyond Recovery, has worked with our facilitators in HMP Nottingham and presents on behalf of the team on webinars and radio programs.
…and has empowered me and enabled me to become a better man. I’ve learned so much about myself from the Beyond Recovery groups.” T has participated at conferences and facilitated BR groups as a teacher. While in prison T trained as a Personal Trainer and upon release has set up a successful PT business. T says, “Using what I know about the mind and the body I am able to help people daily, to change their lifestyle and become empowered and new.”
Mavis’ honesty and humble “true north” understanding of the principles is deeply and broadly respected by clients and colleagues globally. She does no marketing. She works from her home office in Minnesota. She published The Myth of Peer Pressure, and a well-known letter to juvenile inmates, The Secret.
…over 4 years ago. It is my pleasure to assist clients in discovering their innate health and to witness those who awaken to the potential they have always possessed.
I began my career as a public school educator close to 40 years ago. After teaching, I decided to go into the mental health field. For the past 23 years, I have been a licensed counselor, as well as a school psychologist. Some of my experience include positions as crisis interventionist for community mental health, therapist for treatment foster care, school psychologist for a public school district, as well as on Apache reservation in New Mexico. I have taught psychology classes at a community college as well as taking assignments for the military as an MFLAC. I have also had small private practices in New Mexico, Texas, and Florida.
I began a journey to incorporate mindfulness and a spiritual approach to my practice years ago. To my amazement, I landed at Gulf Breeze Recovery where I was introduced to the principles and have seen this as the continuation of an amazing journey. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to counsel, guide, and teach from this understanding and am continually amazed with the people whose paths I cross on a regular basis.
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