The Principles of Addiction Recovery Resource List

Exploring a New Paradigm for Transformation September 18 & 19, 2020 Online Conference

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Joe Bailey

Here is a link to my website where there are my books, blogs, videos, upcoming webinars, and other 3 P resources for treatment centers, support groups etc.

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Amy Johnson

The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit

Being Human: Essays on Thoughtmares, Bouncing Back, and Your True Nature 

Changeable (Podcast):

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Barbara Smith & Christian McNeill

Addiction: One Cause One Solution.

Hear Christian and Barbara talk about the book in more detail or join in the conversation every 1st and 3rd Sunday on Recovery from the Inside-Out (Recorded episodes will be available.)

What Does This Mean For My Recovery?

(From Addiction: One Cause, One Solution- Recovery From The Inside Out We wrote this letter to a client who had asked the question “How can this help my recovery?’  after reading  several  chapters of the draft of the book.)

First and foremost, it can help to see that you are not your addiction and that you have within you an essence that is untarnished and whole. As your mind and body begin to recover from these last years of addiction and emotional suffering, there is a whole other world on the other side.  As you start to see the light, you will find that it was always there – just clouded by your invisible thinking that obscured your ability to see it.

You may realize that the feelings of anger and hurt that seemed to stem from your childhood fueled your desire to self-medicate with drugs.  When you can see that they were caused by the misunderstanding about where those feelings came from, it can set you free.  The less victimized you feel, the less likely you are to relapse.  

This can also help you because instead of identifying with the labels of numerous psychiatric diagnoses, it will serve to strengthen your footing in your innate mental health. The resilience, strength and resourcefulness that you exhibited as an entrepreneur running several businesses over the years (several of which were legal 😉 ), rescuing animals in need and making your way independently in the world is likely to come to the fore and strengthen as the clouds of your invisible thought storm lift.  

It can help your recovery to know that addiction and the consequences that occurred a clouded, stressed mind, are not a life sentence.  You have the built in capacity through insight to wake up and see yourself and the world around you with clarity.  That, in turn, will change everything in your life, just like turning on the headlights helps us to find our way out of the darkness.

It can help you to release the shame and self-recrimination about your behaviors over the years of your addiction when you come to realize that you and everyone else are doing the best that they can at the level of awareness they have at any given time.  No one would choose the pain and chaos of addiction if they could see the path out.  We hope that it will save you from spending too much time looking in the rear-view mirror and allow you to see yourself and your actions more compassionately.

The support and wisdom to be found in your 12 step fellowship will be the ballast that will help to balance you during the times ahead as you dig out of what must feel like a deep dark hole at the moment.  But rest assured, you have everything you need to flourish psychologically and spiritually and to find your way to a happy, contented life.

We hope that this will point you to the discovery of the formless inner wellspring that can guide you to make better decisions and find freedom. As you do, you will almost certainly uncover the serenity and peace of mind that has always been there just below the surface of your agitated mind.  With  more and more moments of gratitude and joy  the desire to use substances will diminish. 

We wish you all the best in your recovery journey and hope that the book can act as a roadmap as you grow in your understanding.

With love,   

Barbara and Christian

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Joe’s first book, The Serenity Principle (Harper Collins, 1990) has had a significant impact on the treatment of thousands of clients and addiction professionals throughout the world.

Joseph Bailey, M.A., L.P.

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

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Amy Johnson, PhD is a psychologist, coach, author, and speaker who shares a groundbreaking new approach that helps people find true, lasting freedom from unwanted habits via insight rather than willpower.

Amy Johnson, PhD

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, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine. 

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Barbara Sarah Smith, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker. After over 40 years of practice she had become disillusioned and burned out. In 2015 she was introduced to the 3 Principles paradigm...

Barbara Smith, MSW

…which has transformed her life and her practice in extraordinary ways. She now teaches her clients about their innate mental health and spiritual wellbeing and is seeing remarkable transformations occurring on a daily basis. One of Barbara’s particular interest areas is teaching this new paradigm to those struggling with addictions. When people see the truth about the source of their moment to moment experience, they find that they are able to stand resiliently present to their lives- no matter what the circumstances.

Christian McNeill is a 3 Principles consultant, coach and trainer based in Glasgow, Scotland. She has been sober for many years and experienced a profound shift...

Christian McNeill

…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.

A pdf copy of Miguel’s book, Human, the Story of an Addict, is available use the link below:

Miguel Navarro

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Ned Lewis is a Transformative Wellness Coach, Trainer, and Consultant, and provides services to individuals, groups, and...

Ned Lewis

For information and / or assistance starting a Three Principles Support : Group:; Call: 651-373-7828

,,,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

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Sandy’s vision is to make the workplace a setting for creative performance as well as the elevation of the human spirit.

Sandra Krot

Invisible Power: Insight Principles At Work –  Link to Invisible Power: Insight Principles At Work

Insight Principles YouTube Channel – Link to Insight Principles YouTube Channel

Insight Principles Newsletter – Link to Insight Principles Newsletter

Podcast on Listening – Link to Podcast on Listening

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.

Jacqueline Hollows is the founder of Beyond Recovery C.I.C (BR), an established social enterprise whose mission is to revolutionize...

Jacqueline Hollows

Beyond Recovery: Link to Beyond Recovery

We (me and the Boys) run a free Webinar every Monday at 6pm UK time called Wisdom Entrepreneurs.  People can sign up here or on our FB page

The Beyond Recovery Activity Pack can be downloaded here

…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

Mavis Karn, LSW, MA, is in private practice offering coaching, counseling, teaching, education, and consulting services.

Mavis Karn

Mavis may be reached at: 

See more from Mavis here: Mavis’ materials are located in the “Education” button and under that in “Videos”.


All three webinars done with Grace Kelly from Italy (Deep Listening I and II, Why Worry Won’t Work) and Don’t Forget the Miracles that Mavis and Kathy Marshall Emerson did with Christian McNeill from Scotland. Mavis’ videos are #s 18, 19, 20, and 21 at the bottom of the page.

See Mavis’ bio and description of her four videos at bottom of this page #s 18, 19, 20, 21


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. 

The Secret, by Mavis Karn

There are 365 spiritual and inspirational quotes that touch people with their depth, simplicity, beauty and pure wisdom.

Bryan Johnson

Matters of the Soul by Bryan D. Johnson: Link to Matters of the Soul

Link to Podcast

The quotes came to me at random times when my mind was clear of the clutter and free to receive what the universe was sending me. I am grateful that God granted me the gift to receive and write these quotes, and I am happy to share them with you.

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Amanda is a dedicated coach with over 25 years’ experience in the provision of Holistic Healthcare.Originally from West London, UK,...

Amanda O'Shea

24-hour Zoom room for free coaching with 3P coaches. Hopefully, soon all hours in the room will be covered so anytime, around the world, there will be somebody to deep listen x

My website:

My YouTube Channel: Link to Channel

…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.

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HARRY DERBITSKY, President of ACT (Advanced Coaches Training) Inc. is an international trainer...

Harry Derbitsky

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ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM & The 3 PRINCIPLES YOUTUBE CHANNEL with co-hosts Greg Suchy and Harry Derbitsky – Over 90 WEBINARS AND VIDEOS on state of the art Addiction & Alcoholism topics and Guests, along with 6 Sections.

Also on CHANNEL:


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…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. 

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William F. Pettit Jr., M.D., is co-owner with his wife, Dr. Linda Pettit of 3 Principles Intervention LLC. Dr. Pettit has presented the Three Universal Principles of Mind...

William F. Pettit, Jr, M.D.

… 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.  

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Debbie Milam is a 3 Principles Resiliency coach, occupational therapist, author and past syndicated columnist for United Press International.

Debbie Milam

God’s Way to Stress Less: A New Way to Experience Peace,  Love, and Resiliency. An online self-paced course integrating faith and the three principles.

 In this course I share:  

  1. How to experience a calm mind and connection with God without sitting on a mountaintop.
  2. How to connect with the deep wisdom and love of God to experience more clarity.
  3. The secret to resiliency regardless of what you have experienced.
  4. Understand the true source and purpose of your feelings. (Hint: it’s not your circumstances)
  5. A simple understanding to reduce stress and conflict within yourself and in your relationships.

Visit  for more information

Her award-winning work has been featured in publications like First for Women, the Miami Herald, Elle, and Ladies Home Journal, and on TV for the Hallmark ChannelPBS, and WebMD. To learn more about her work visit her online

Sydney Banks Books and videos

The Enlightened Gardener
Enlightened Gardener Revi
The Missing Link
Second Chance
The Quest for the Pearl
Dear Liza