Being in the Moment with Self and Other – Understanding of the ‘Three Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness’

Wednesday 4th September 2019, 12:30 – 1:30pm


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Presenter: Catrin Susser

Being in the moment with self and other  –  How an understanding of the ‘Three Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness’ benefits  us personally and professionally

Originally from Germany, Cat Susser is a NZ registered social worker and a member of ANZASW. She is currently employed by CMDHB as a social worker for the Community Health Service of Middlemore Hospital. Cat has been studying an approach to wellbeing known as ‘Innate Health’ or ‘The Three Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness’ for the last 8 years. She has personally and professionally benefited from the understanding facilitated by this approach and is looking forward to sharing what she has learned with others.

Cat lives with her two children and wife in Pukekohe. She enjoys long walks in nature, crochet, and reading genres of spirituality and transformational stories

This presentation will introduce participants to the ‘Three Principles’ – approach which was first formulated by Sydney Banks in the late 1970’s and has since been taught by psychologists, psychiatrists, life coaches and various scholars around the world. Programs based on this approach have been rolled out in prisons, hospitals, Fortune 500 companies and many more.

Participants will learn about the history and applications of this approach and will be introduced to some of the particulars of this understanding such as the unpacking of the Three Principles themselves and the ideas of Innate Health, Psychological Innocence and Inside Out creation of experience.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be offered exposure to a deeper reflection upon the creation of experience, a discussion of its validity in regard to social work practice and points of contact for further exploration and self-study.

There will also be an introduction to a resource developed by David Lewis Program Coordinator at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, which is based on this approach.

Core Competencies 1,4, 5, 6 & 8