The Mind – Brain – Body Connection

Why an Understanding of the MIND is Vital to our HEALTH


Newly Expanded and Updated for 2020

Special Early Bird pricing until December 31st.
$450 on January 1st.

The Problem

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

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.


The Foundation

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.

Special Early Bird pricing until December 31st.
$450 on January 1st.

The Format

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:

  1. to share areas of interest and inquiry that participants hope are addressed throughout the eight weeks as the course begins.

  2. to share insights into the reading assignments with one another as the weeks pass

  3. 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

Special Early Bird pricing until December 31st.
$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.

What Others Are Saying About This Course

I just wanted to thank you for the amazing Mind, brain, body course!!
I went straight to doing some research into the connection between the Principles and pain relief!  My chronic back pain has gone and I wanted to see if I could recreate this in others and am having great results.  As your course went on I realized that no amount of medical knowledge, however impressive to others, can give me the confidence to do this, it comes from within and in my conversations with these volunteers they have all said how they somehow knew deep down that I just want them to get well and that has shifted something in them. Amazing!

Chana Studley Three Principles Practitioner, Transformational Coach, Speaker and Author

Special Early Bird pricing until December 31st.
$450 on January 1st.

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