Non Amatsu CPD - Blog on Introductory session of Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness & Thought - Amatsu Therapy International

Non Amatsu CPD - Blog on Introductory session of Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness & Thought

Susan Doyle, an experienced Amatsu Practitioner shares her non Amatsu CPD

Last May I was forwarded a flyer which read: ‘Many people in the caring professions live with an underlying state of anxiety, both at home and at work, constantly searching and chasing new skills thinking they are not yet good enough’ – that caught my eye – it’s so easy to undermine yourself when you work in a clinic all alone with deadlines front and back at the school gate.


What followed was: ‘the possibility of a life free from –Stress, Anxiety, Lack of confidence’ with a taster session for €20 and a two hour investment – I was on my way.


The introductory session of ‘Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought’ was facilitated by Bernie Gillespie.  It was eye opening.  Three principles fits with all the NLP, Eckhart Tolle, Mindfulness and other long lists of books and courses that I mean to do – as I chase new skills (see above!!!).  In a short session – Bernie made it so obvious that everything we feel comes from what we think, and by becoming aware that thoughts are just that – thoughts (a fabrication in our heads that decides how we see the world ) we get to have a lot of choices.  I choose to hold onto all the thoughts of beautiful flowers, magnificent sunsets and happy moments but not the thoughts that cloud a bad day with ‘I’m not doing it right’ delusions.


I followed up the introductory session with a six session workshop, and spent a lot of time laughing at myself as the fabrications or thoughts of a lifetime unfolded into a complex spiders web of the good, the bad and the clearly ridiculous.


The ‘guru’ of the Three Principles was Sydney Banks, who wrote several books included the ‘Enlightened Gardener’, I keep thinking of buying the book, but it’s just a thought not a stick with which to beat myself, so when I’m ready I’m sure I will read it – for now, I’m loving my new view of the world and helping clients all the time as I share the idea that every thought is actually optional. 


If you fancy learning a bit more about it – why not look up Bernie Gillespie


Susan Doyle, Amatsu Practitioner Ireland

Comments (1)

  1. Taz:
    Mar 05, 2014 at 02:13 AM

    Great article that sounds like a fantastic course

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