Exploring a New Paradigm for Transformation

Join Us Thursday, May 14-16, for this exciting three principles conference.

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About the Event

Metropolitan State University, Minnesota

What has been the missing link in awakening transformation in recovery?

What is it when we see the “light bulb go off” in our clients and how do we help them sustain and grow that transformational process?

This conference will answer these questions and more, by introducing a new paradigm based on principles. The 3 Principles Psychology shifts our understanding of how our mind works and erases the illusionary boundary between our psychological and spiritual nature. It will illuminate our understanding of the common denominator of all addictions and the common antidote to relapse, transfer of additions, and achievement of a whole recovery—body, mind, and spirit.

In these two days we will help you understand the misunderstandings of our current paradigm of psychology that has innocently held us back in our effort to guide clients to a transformational experience that is whole, sustainable, and changes all dimensions of their lives—not just sobriety.

  • Simplify the treatment process
  • Facilitate Insight and Transformation in our clients
  • Prevent Relapse and Transfer of Addictions
  • Focus on Health Recovery vs. Disease Treatment
  • See the Common Denominator in all Addictions and Mental Illness
  • Prevent Stress and Burnout in Counselors

Event Speakers

Joseph Bailey, M.A., L.P.

Joe’s first book, The Serenity Principle (Harper Collins, 1990) has had a significant impact on the treatment of thousands of clients and addiction professionals throughout the world. His best selling book, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life and later The Speed Trap (Harper San Francisco, 1999) were other expressions of his approach in and out of the work place. In these books he communicates the principles of living and realizing inner peace and health and how to transcend a major problem facing our society—the frenetic pace of life and stress. Joe’s fourth book, Slowing Down to the Speed of Love, was an accumulation of his life’s realizations that take the reader to practically live their life from their true self and shows them how this awareness impacts all of their relationships. Joe’s fifth book, Fearproof Your Life, was released in 2007 (Conari Press), and was written in response to the wave of fear that has swept our culture in this new century. Joe is currently working on a book exploring the common thread of the three principles in transformational experiences people have had through understanding the 3 Principles called The Transformation Principle

Amy Johnson, PhD

Amy Johnson, PhD is a psychologist, coach, author, and speaker who shares a groundbreaking new approach that helps people find true, lasting freedom from unwanted habits via insight rather than willpower. She is author of Being Human (2013), and The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit (2016). In 2017 she opened The Little School of Big Change, an online school that has helped hundreds of people find freedom from anxiety and habits and live a more peaceful life.

Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and Oprah.com, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine. 

Danielle Guinaugh

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Chris Heath

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Sandra Krot

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Amanda O’Shea

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Mark Howard

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Christian McNeil

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Barbara Smith

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Alex Carle

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Ned Lewis

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Beverly Hayes

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Ted Tessier

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Jacqueline Hollows

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Bill Pettit

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Event Schedule

T​he Principles of Addiction Recovery:
Exploring a New Paradigm for Transformation

Thursday Evening: Welcome and How to Get the Most Out of This Conference —Joe Bailey and Dr. Amy Johnson, Deb Mosby introduction of Co-Hosts, Faculty, Metro State University

After light refreshments and social time to meet and greet I think Amy Johnson and I should give a brief welcome to everyone and set the tone for the conference—how to get the most out of the conference; the purpose of the conference; exploring a new paradigm for the treatment and prevention of addiction based on the principles of transformation and reawakening the power of Mind—the key to Natural, Innate Mental and Physical Well-Being (refreshments and ice breakers and entertainment)

Friday: Exploring a New Paradigm for Addiction, Recovery and Transformation

Topics for the Day:

9:00—10:15 am Joe Bailey and Amy Johnson

  • The Common Denominator of all Addictions: “An Innocent Misunderstanding of the Nature of Mind”
  • The Search for Serenity: The Innocent Search for Well-Being and a positive feeling through a mis-understanding of the true nature of human psychological functioning by looking outside: The Common Denominator of All Addictions
  • The Perfect Design: Our Psychological Immune System is perfectly designed for insight, on-going personal evolution, transformation and healing of the past

10:30—Noon

Panel Including live or video recording of testimonials of stories of recovery who had an awakening experience through insight into the Three Principles, Q & A. Moderated by: Danielle Guinaugh and Lisa Portinga

Noon—1:30 Lunch on Your Own

1:30-3:00

Exploring a New Paradigm for Addictions—Sandra Krot

  • A Paradigm Shift in the Nature of Psychological Reality: How the Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness fully explain the nature of human experience which shifts our current models of treatment for addiction and other human problems
  • How Human Reality is Actually Created: From an Outside-In model of human reality to an Inside-out understanding. The Unifying Principles of All Human Experience: Mind, Thought and Consciousness

3:00–3:15 Break

3:15–4:30 Panel: Including live or recorded testimonials, Q & A

4:30—5:30 Informal gathering in Great Hall for more Q & A (optional)

Saturday

9:00—10:15

Transformation and Spiritual Awakening: The Key to True Recovery—the reawakening of our True Essence—Dr. Mark Howard and Joe Bailey

  • How Understanding the Three Principles enables insight and transformation
  • The Spiral of Addiction and Transformation
  • The Process of Transformation—Ongoing Evolution
  • The Myth of Hitting Bottom—How Awakening Our Natural Mental Health through insight is what actually is the turning point in the recovery process

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12: 00 Panel:

How The Three Principles Transforms Recovery and can enhance Twelve Step recovery programs. Moderators: Christian McNeil, Barbara Smith with panel TBA

Lunch 12-1:30

1:30-3:30

Introducing a Health Recovery Model of treatment–Jacqueline Hollows, Danielle Guinaugh, Cheryl Wilke and Joe Bailey

  • Awakening Health as antidote to disease, relapse and transfer of addictions
  • Insight-based change as the goal of treatment process(less focus on behavior and issues, more fundamental change)
  • Health of the Helper is the key to therapeutic impact and creating a milieu for transformation to occur

Panel: Health of the Helper—Stories of Transformation of Counselors from 3 Principles based treatment centers—TBA

3:30 Break

3:45

Introduction to Syd Banks and Video of Syd Banks—Dr. Bill Pettit and Harry Derbitsky

4:30—5:00

Closing Remarks and The Future of Addictions—Joe Bailey and Amy Johnson

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