The Mind – Brain – Body Connection
Why an Understanding of the MIND is Vital to our HEALTH
JOIN DR. BILL PETTIT FOR THIS 8-WEEK ONLINE COURSE THAT EXPLORES HOW PEACE OF MIND MAXIMIZES THE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTH IN ALL AREAS
Newly Expanded and Updated for 2020
$450 on January 1st.
The primary problem is the lack of understanding of the existence and nature of universal principles at the source of creation and all human experience. Without this understanding people often get lost in the content of their thinking which results in a state of chronic mental stress.
Chronic mental stress commonly manifests by using innocently using the power of thought to create analysis like guilt, resentment, unresolved grief, feeling driven, worry, over-analysis, etc. This leads to the chronic activation of the body’s emergency stress response. This response is designed to be called upon for up to 30 minutes to assist us to survive life-threatening emergencies.
When prolonged, this response manifests in massive shifts in hormones, a powerful inflammatory reaction and reallocation of internal resources, such as the immune system, away from their usual function of ensuring growth, health and optimal functioning.
The body alerts us to chronic activation of the stress response through progressive internal feelings of dis-ease and physical symptoms. If these symptoms are not understood as helpful alarms, additional progressive physical deregulation and “illness” (i.e., a louder alarm) often occurs.
The Solution is an increased awareness of the existence and nature of the three universal principles of Mind Consciousness and Thought. This course will focus on the realization of an incremental understanding of Mind, the formless intelligent energy of all things.
Incremental insights into the understanding of Mind, manifests as an internal experience of life that is gentler, more joyful and more present. This state of peace in the present moment maximizes our potential for spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical health.
This experience of health is incrementally independent of past painful experience, present challenges, and future uncertainty.
Bill uses his understanding of these universal principles to share past and current medical science and research in a way that turns complex data into simplicity.
To facilitate each participants incremental understanding of the universal principles, there will be short reading assignments that Bill will strongly encourage prior to the first seven sessions from the writings of Sydney Banks (Second Chance and In Quest of the Pearl)
In addition, Bill will augment Mr Banks’ writing by sharing his own personal incremental journey of insight from over 37 years as a student and sharer of the principles. He will share all of this in the context of over 50 years as a clinical physician and lifelong learner of medical science.
$450 on January 1st.
This eight week course will consist of 8 – two hour video calls held weekly on Tuesdays from January 28th – March 17th from 12 pm – 2 pm Phoenix Time (Time Zone Converter) on the Zoom platform with a 10 minute break in the middle.
The calls are recorded and audio recordings are downloadable, technology willing.
A Private Facebook group for participants has been set up with the following intentions:
- to share areas of interest and inquiry that participants hope are addressed throughout the eight weeks as the course begins.
- to share insights into the reading assignments with one another as the weeks pass
- to share insights from the weekly presentations with each other as the course progresses
Due to the amount of material covered and the number of participants expected to attend, there will be limited time for Dr. Pettit to engage in direct discussion. Once you share the areas of interest with the group, we invite you to be open to seeing things differently and be present to the information presented. The last call will be an opportunity to revisit any unanswered questions.
Week 1 - January 28th
– Never broken, nothing lacking
– One Cause
– One Cure
Week 2 - February 4th
– The physiology and experience of ease and dis-ease
– Allostatic load (measure of dis-ease)
Week 3 - February 11th
– Heredity Childhood Events and Biochemistry as seen through levels of understanding
Week 4 - February 18th
– Systemic Inflammation – the Destroyer in need of an antidote
Week 5 - February 25th
– Physical and Psychological Symptoms as “Love Letters”
Week 6 - March 3rd
– Acute and Chronic Pain
Week 7 - March 10th
– A look at the medical research through the eyes of this understanding
Week 8 - March 17th
– Lingering questions, Summary and Wrap up
$450 on January 1st.
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About Your Presenter
Dr. Bill Pettit
Bill Pettit has shared the Three Principles within his psychiatric practice for more than 35 years. Bill was mentored personally for over 26 years by Sydney Banks, and his direct experience with Syd’s teaching closely informs his work. His most recent speaking and coaching work has focused on overcoming trauma, and the understanding that there is just one cause—and one cure—for mental illness. Bill is board-certified in psychiatry and holds an M.D. from University of Illinois College of Medicine and a B.A. from Creighton University, and has been previously board-certified in mind-body medicine, and twice certified in addiction medicine. He presently holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Creighton University School of Medicine. Bill also served as a physician in the United States Navy for more than 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.
Since 1983 Dr. Pettit has been a student and sharer of the Three Principles, presenting at many national and international programs and conferences, and consulting clients, individuals and organizations both locally and abroad.
Bill and his wife, Linda, now live in Phoenix, Arizona, where Bill continues to practice psychiatry two mornings a week, and devoting the rest of his time and energy sharing the Three Principles through as many avenues as possible.
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