The Key to Mental and Emotional Health
A one-day workshop with Ian Watson
Tuesday 25th April 2017, The Elysian Centre, Rye
The State We're In
In the UK, at least one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in any given year. The Office for National Statistics estimates that one in ten children (age 5 - 16) has a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression or some kind of behavioural issue. One out of every twelve to fifteen children are thought to deliberately self-harm.
In 2014, over 57 million prescriptions were issued for antidepressants in England alone - a 500% increase since 1992. Around 1.2 million prescriptions were issued for children to treat 'hyperactivity disorders'. Psychiatric drugs are now routinely prescribed to treat an ever-widening range of problems including weight control, sleep disorders, low confidence and mood swings.
The provision of mental health services currently costs around £7 billion annually in the UK, and the wider economic costs are estimated to be at least £70 billion annually.
Against this backdrop of ever-increasing numbers of people suffering despite the widening range of treatments available, it is becoming apparent that something fundamental to our understanding of mental and emotional health has been largely overlooked.
A New Paradigm for Understanding Mental & Emotional Health & Resilience
In 1973, a man named Sydney Banks uncovered the 'missing link' in our understanding of how our psychological and emotional experience of life gets created. Through his own direct insight, Sydney Banks was freed from chronic insecurity and was able to articulate the principles that underpin mental and emotional health in a way that others could grasp and thereby free themselves from their own suffering and life struggles.
The radical new understanding that Sydney Banks stumbled upon began to spread via word of mouth under various names, including Health Realisation, Psychology of Mind, Innate Health and the Inside-Out Paradigm. Today, it is most commonly referred to as the Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness, and it continues to transform people's lives throughout the world.
In contrast to the complexity and contradictory nature of so many existing psychological theories, the Three Principles provide a simple, consistent foundation that explains what psychological and emotional well-being and resilience really is. It reveals the simple fact that everyone has access to well-being and wisdom at all times, and we cannot lose our innate mental health, although we may well lose sight of it.
What This New Paradigm Means
Some of the key implications that arise from an understanding of these principles include:
- Everyone has innate well-being and resilience on the inside, no exceptions
- Peace of mind and well-being is the natural state of all human beings
- The past has no power to create ongoing psychological suffering
- True, lasting psychological and emotional healing occurs via insight and a shift in consciousness, not from techniques, practices or prescriptions
- Changes in body chemistry are a reflection of a person's state of mind, not the cause of it
- Life events and circumstances cannot create stressful feelings in and of themselves
- Other people have no power to create your feelings - only you can do that!
- Destructive behaviours and habits arise in response to internal distress, and fall away naturally by themselves when inner peace is restored
After a lifetime working in the field of well-being and personal transformation, the Three Principles understanding transformed and simplified my work, and has formed the basis of all my workshops, trainings and individual consulting work since 2011. I was fortunate to train with two of the pioneers in this field, Dr Mark Howard and Cathy Casey, and was inspired by the simplicity, consistency and sustainability of a principles-based approach.
“I can honestly say that the workshop was probably the most profound I’ve ever attended.”
— Claire Stilling, London
Whether you would like to learn the principles of innate mental health for your own benefit or to help others, this workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction.
The Elysian Centre
18 Cinque Ports Street
Rye TN31 7AD
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Workshop Fee: £75 including refreshments
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