Elsie Spittle

Elsie Spittle

Elsie Spittle has been an internationally recognized trainer and consultant for over four decades. She is one of the few people who knew Sydney Banks, originator of the Three Principles, before he had his profound insight, and who stuck by him, despite her own early strong resistance.

Elsie had the privilege of receiving “on the job” training directly from Mr. Banks, travelling with him to address mental health practitioners, educators, and others seeking a deeper understanding of life.

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We are dedicated to sharing the understanding of how the principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought create human experience. We are devoted to assisting people throughout the world to uncover the depth of their own wisdom, and thus to improve the quality of their lives, personally and professionally.

About the Three Principles…

The Three Principles, originally discovered by Sydney Banks, explain how human experience is formed within each person moment-to-moment. An explanation of the principles is: Mind, the formless, spiritual energy behind life; Consciousness, the awareness of existence and who and what we really are; and Thought, the ability to create experience using the formless energy we are blessed with. Preserving the integrity and purity of Sydney Bank’s legacy remains our priority.

These Three Principles work in unison and explain every experience, from joy to despair. Knowing this enables one to make wiser choices and to live a life of peace and contentment. Understanding how the principles work allows people to walk away from a troubled past and to rise above adverse circumstances.

Over four decades of this understanding in practice has demonstrated that people can create rewarding, healthy personal and professional lives. The simplicity and depth of the principles are having a dramatic effect on many fields of endeavor, including mental health care, medicine, education, business, drug and alcohol treatment, the criminal justice system, and a wide range of youth programs.

Since the principles are Universal, all people have the same potential for mental well-being, no matter what their circumstances. Drawing out wisdom and insight from individuals and groups is the goal of 3 Principles for Human Development.

"Finding independence from our thinking leaves space for a quiet mind where insights are born and grace resides"

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