In Conjunction with 3 Principles Network
Love & Understanding
Releasing Health in Spirit, Brain, Body and Behavior
Join Dr. Bill Pettit and Dr. Linda Pettit (virtually) on April 22nd & 23rd for a Live Two-Day Workshop in Des Moines, Iowa
“Love is not just an idea. Love is a living, breathing essence that the wise can pluck from the air at will and then like a master artist mold it into something beautiful.”
— Syd Banks, Second Chance, pg. 115
Bill will show how chronic mental stress, (e.g., guilt, resentment, unresolved grief, feeling driven, worry, over-analysis, investment in what others think about us, and frustration related to the inability to control others’ behavior) 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, people can get caught in a reactive cycle of thought and progressive physical deregulation and “illness” (i.e., a louder alarm). Without sufficient understanding of the Principles as a source of their experience, people often get frightened or upset and fall into habitual unhealthy and even self destructive behaviors in an effort to alleviate their feelings of dis-ease.
When people feel better they act healthier and are guided more by the wisdom of Mind.
An incremental understanding of Mind, the formless energy that uses our brain is both preventative (a vaccine) and curative.
Being aware of this understanding produces an internal experience of life that is gentler, more joyful, more loving, and more present.
This leads to a higher level of emotional, psychological and physical health.
This health is incrementally independent of past painful experience, present challenges, and future uncertainty.
Linda Pettit will be joining us virtually on Day 2.
Join Us in Des Moines
Monday, April 22nd 8am – 3:30pm
Monday, April 23rd 8am – 3:30pm
(with 90 minute lunch break)
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
(Map & Directions)
Note: Please arrive early to get parking. Best parking would be the parking ramp right next to the Olsen center. Students will be arriving prior to 8:00 for classes, so the early birds get the parking spots.
$165 for both days / $100 for one day
At the Door:
$200 for both days / $125 for one day
Please note – At door purchases are limited and available on first come first serve basis.
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.
Dr. Linda Pettit
Linda Pettit’s recent work with the Three Principles has focused on overcoming trauma and finding wisdom for moving gracefully through transformative change. She often works with women, couples, mental health professionals, and coaches, utilizing her 35+ years of clinical experience and 12+ years sharing the Three Principles, to inform the spiritual nature of her work. Linda has an Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University, an M.A. in Counselor Education from Siena Heights University, and B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University. Her mental health career has included work in addictions, criminal justice, community agency (child and adult), private practice and academic settings. Most recently, she served as director of a counselor education program and dean of a graduate college. Currently, Linda is licensed as a psychologist in Michigan.
Since learning about the Three Principles, Linda, both alone and with her husband, Bill, has offered speaking, practitioner training and consulting internationally to individuals, couples, and groups in business, academia, mental health and the public.
Linda lives with Bill in Phoenix, Arizona and spends summers in Hastings, Minnesota. Together, Bill and Linda enjoy the company of five children and their significant others, and nine beautiful grandchildren ranging in age from 8 months to 19 years.
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