One Thought Foundations for Practitioners Programme

If you have experienced the life changing potential of understanding the principles and realized the possibilities it has for others and for the world and you are drawn to help others or contribute to the social impact it will have, our Foundations for Practitioners Programme is designed for you.

Programme description

The Foundations Programme is designed to provide aspiring practitioners and internal experts with an understanding and exploration of everything you need to:

  • Impactfully share an understanding of The Principles and/or provide a professional level of expertise within your organisation (for internal experts).
  • Continue to deepen and develop how you share an understanding of The Principles.
  • Continue to deepen the impact that your work has for you and for your clients.

The most fundamental piece in working with clients is really knowing what matters and what does not. What are the key foundations for what we are doing and what is not. This programme is all about identifying, exploring and understanding the core fundamentals. It is focused on gaining an appreciation of what drives and determines the impact and quality of the work we do.

The Foundations Programme isolates and highlights the essential foundations of Principle based Practice, whether you are a practitioner or internal expert.

An internal expert is a person in an exiting position who wants to bring a professional-level understanding of the Principles to their work, possibly provide support to their colleagues and have a positive influence on the culture they work in. To date, we have trained internal experts from the business world, government departments, the prison service, the NHS and education.

"I just finished giving my first group of classes and wanted to write and thank you. I feel so grateful to be able to share this understanding and to help others. I thank you for giving me the layers of understanding together with the much needed confidence to be able to see myself as a practitioner and be able to give over that which has changed my life!!"
Miriyam Kampf 2018/19 programme
"The series of in person classes, webinars and one on one coaching with faculty members enable you to deepen your understanding of the three principles. The programme makes you feel supported along the way and sets you up for success for whatever you want to accomplish being on a personal or a professional level."
Josianne Fox Director of SmartFox Consulting (HR)
"Having completed the One Thought Foundations Programme last week, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at One Thought for a truly brilliant course. I'm still quietly buzzing from it and feeling so grateful to have been mentored by such a brilliant faculty."
Kate Habberley 2018/19 programme

In person training sessions

The course has been designed by Aaron Turner based on seventeen years of professional practice in multiple field’s including individual and couples counseling, business consulting and training and over 10 years mentoring, training and designing programmes for practitioners. Aaron will lead all the three-multi day trainings. These three 2.5 day events will focus on:

Core Fundamentals

The core fundamentals. What are the core fundamentals of working with others and what does the practitioner need to know to use these fundamentals effectively.

Working with Clients

How do the core fundamentals play out in all aspects of working with clients.

Continued Learning & Development

How do the core fundamentals provide the basis for what you want to do and your continued learning and the development of the quality of your client work.

Learning from the best: Core webinar courses

Because we want you to gain a rich appreciation and keen focus on the fundamentals, we want you to learn in a meaningful way from the best. We are thrilled and honored to offer three webinar courses as part of the programme.

Each course is from a first generation, leading practitioner personally mentored and developed by Sydney Banks. Practitioners who have pioneered Three Principles work and overseen its development for the past 40 years and have constantly distilled and deepened their own appreciation of the fundamentals. Elsie Spittle, Linda Pransky and George Pransky will each distill the essence of the foundations in their course to pass that on to you.

Webinar faculty

Dr. George Pransky

Dr. George Pransky is one of the two professional founders of the understanding of The Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. He has taught the Principles for over thirty years to individuals, couples, businesses and colleagues. Dr. Pransky is the author of The Relationship Handbook and over fifty audio recordings. During his career he has served on the faculty of three graduate universities and continues to pioneer this understanding in new industries. Currently he is a partner at Pransky and Associates and on the executive committee of the Three Principles Global Community.

Elsie Spittle

Elsie Spittle has been an internationally recognized trainer and consultant for over four decades. She is in the unique position of having known Sydney Banks, originator of the Three Principles, before he had his epiphany. She witnessed the extraordinary change that occurred in him and the unprecedented impact his work had on thousands of people, and how this has brought about a new paradigm in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. Elsie had the privilege of receiving “on the job” training directly from Mr. Banks, travelling with him to address mental health prac titioners, educators, and others seeking a deeper understanding of life. She is considered the first formal teacher of the Principles, after Sydney Banks. Elsie is co-founder of the Three Principles School, based on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Linda Pransky

In 1976, George Pransky and his wife Linda stumbled on a new way of helping people that was radically different from the traditional counseling methods they’d been using in their work. The new principles they were learning had a huge impact on their personal lives, their relationship and the way they worked with their clients. They began to teach these principles and became pioneers in a new field of psychology that profoundly changed their clients in a short amount of time. During her career Linda has had a passion for training other practitioners in. Away that improves their impact and capability. Linda was a core faculty member on The One Thought Institute and is currently on the executive committee of the Three Principles organization (3PGC) and Senior Partner at Pransky and Associates.

The Foundations Faculty

Your exploration and feel for the foundations will be supported by a hand-picked team of practitioners who, although relatively new to the field, already have growing and impactful practices. They are demonstrating the ability to have a thriving practice and a social impact by understanding and using The Principles as the sole basis of effective practice and practice development. They have all been using this foundation and it has allowed them to develop their work easily and effectively. They represent what is possible: to be an impactful practitioner through a grasp of the basic fundamentals.

Without a lot of noise and fuss, they do great work, have impact, get referrals and opportunities using just what this programme is providing: a workable grasp of the fundamentals and these thriving practitioners are here to support and oversee your learning.

Lila Turner

Lila spent twenty years working as a designer in the high-end fashion industry. In 2013 she gained a clearer understanding of the mind that highlighted the pervasive and costly issues caused by people working in a disturbed and insecure state of mind. Since then, Lila’s sole focus and passion has been addressing the ‘Leaky bucket’ issues people’s state of mind causes in their lives, their businesses and their relationships. She is driven by the ability to easily eliminate these issues rather than working around the suffering and inefficiency they cause.

In addition to working with leaders and organisations, Lila has worked within schools with staff and students and also with charities. Her work has been aimed at solving key persistent challenges and problems through an increase in clarity and wellbeing. Within schools, this has been staff stress and student exam attainment and anxiety. Within charities, it has been stress and burnout and hence, staff turnover.

Lila is the founder of Relationship Ready, a sister business of One Thought with the sole purpose of addressing the invisible hurdles that frustrated singles face. It was clear to her that it was people’s state of mind around relationships and dating that was causing these frustrating patterns. Relationship Ready was designed to solve this struggle for people.

Lila works alongside Aaron running One Thought, designing, developing and providing programmes to individuals and organisations. Lila has been developing new practitioners in this field since 2013 and currently co-runs the One Thought Foundations Programme. She has designed and run the youth day for the Life 2.0 conference since 2018.

Her clients vary widely from leaders, engineers, filmmakers, teenagers, teachers and entrepreneurs.

Lila is a regular conference speaker and presenter both in the UK and abroad.

Jacqueline Hollows

With over 20 years of delivering services and senior management experience in industry Jacqueline Hollows changed direction in 2012 after learning about a new understanding of how the mind works and its relationship to addiction, compulsion and mental health. Jacqueline became passionate about eliminating stigma, building communities and revolutionising the way mental health and addiction is viewed and treated, particularly within the Criminal Justice System.  Jacqueline founded Beyond Recovery C.I.C in 2013 and has been working within the prison system and the community since then delivering workshops and services to those suffering from addiction and mental health issues and the professionals who support them.  As part of this work, Jacqueline has mentored a growing team of practitioners and volunteers.

Jacqueline is delighted to be part of the faculty for the Foundations Programme “I joined the One Thought Professional Institute as a student when I first started working in the prison system. I thought I pretty much knew what I needed to know as I had created a business and was already teaching the principles.  The reason I joined was I realized that one of the biggest ways I could impact my clients (the prisoners) would be to become really grounded in my own understanding.  The One Thought Institute delivered above and beyond my expectations.  Immensely pragmatic and simple, the team pointed me to a deeper and simpler level of understanding, which has turned into incredible results with my client group.  Working with One Thought and my peers on the programme has enabled me to grow my business exponentially, increase my impact and create sustainable change in my own life and the lives of the people I work with.”  

Jacqueline is enthusiastic about the Foundations Programme because it is focused on social solutions and ensuring a depth of grounding in anyone wishing to teach this understanding.

Susan Marmot

Susan came across The Three Principles four years ago. She trained at the One Thought Institute graduating in January 2015. 

In 2016, she was delighted to be taken on as an associate at One Thought to work with the team on their programmes in business, works with individual clients and is a co-facilitator on Relationship Ready.

Susan is also proud to be part of the Beyond Recovery team taking an understanding of The Principles in to prisons.  She is found “inside” on a weekly basis. 

Pre the 3 principal understanding Susan was a homeopath by trade and still does some clinics at Neal’s Yard Covent Garden.

Susan is the mother of two grown up sons. She has a partner and loves sharing how this understanding has enhanced her personal relationships.

Claire Shutes

Claire Shutes is a Three Principles Practitioner and Master Transformative Coach. Her training includes being a Senior Graduate of the One Thought Professional Institute, a Certified Master Transformative Coach, Apprentice to Michael Neill, a Protégé of the Coaching Academy and Personal Performance Coach (Dip. Distinction). Claire speaks and trains internationally, serving as faculty on Supercoach Academy and The Innate Health Centre’s Personal Development Programme.

In 2006 Claire founded Potent Coaching working with individuals solely via referrals. She has an international client base that includes businesses, individuals, children and the charitable sector. “Through our work together my clients transform their understanding of themselves and the world around them. As Marcel Proust said ‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.’”

Prior to becoming a coach and three principles practitioner Claire produced and directed observational documentaries for the BBC and CH4.

“I was a student on One Thought’s first Three Principles Professional Institute and then a senior student the following year. What I learned has deeply affected me personally and professionally. I am grateful for the extremely high-quality training provided to me in a foundational understanding of The Three Principles which has enabled me to impact clients across the board.”

On the job experience

In addition to an uncompromising focus on the essential foundations for Principle based practice we want you to get a feel for what work being done looks like and feels like in practice. So the learning you do is not just personal or theoretical, you see how it looks and feels when working with others. To help you with this there are a range of opportunities to sit in on ongoing projects and work being done and to observe client work and client sessions. If you have particular interests, we will do our best to give you the opportunity to see work being done in the area you are most interested in.

One Thought Practitioner Foundations Programme Summary

The One Thought Foundations Programme has 7 key learning elements:

Three 2.5 day in-person learning events led by Aaron Turner and the Foundations faculty

These events focus on

A: The essence of the foundation. What is part of the foundation and what is decoy, red herring and distraction

B: The foundation in action: How the foundation plays out in Principle based work

C: Its all foundation: Using the power of the foundation by not getting distracted by non-foundational issues and factors.

Three multi-session webinar courses from world’s leading, pioneering first-generation practitioners

These courses focus on the importance and nature of the foundation as each practitioner has come to appreciate and work from it.

Webinar courses given by Elsie Spittle, George Pransky and Linda Pransky. The three-multi session webinar courses total 11 webinars.

Six Individual learning and engagement calls with the foundations faculty

These events focus on A: The essence of the foundation. What is part of the foundation and what is decoy, red herring and distraction B: The foundation in action: How the foundation plays out in Principle based work C: Its all foundation: Using the power of the foundation by not getting distracted by non-foundational issues and factors.

Six core focus webinars from Aaron Turner PhD

These calls are also a chance for you to ask any questions you do not want to raise in the group and to apply your learning to any personally relevant issues.

Observing and participating in Principles based events and work

In addition to understanding the fundamentals of impactful Principle based work, we want you to see this work in action. During the program there will be the chance to join Principle based events and programs to see work being done by the faculty. This includes work being done within prisons, education, and charities.

Guided client conversation experience

This part of the programme gives participants a chance to get a feel for using what they have learned during the first two live sessions in client type conversations with guidance and feedback from Aaron. It is an opportunity to really get a sense of how your learning can apply to helping and talking to others.

One Thought Alumni

Once you graduate, you're invited to become part of our growing One Thought Alumni family. This is a rich community of practitioners and internal experts who have trained with us. Additionally, each year (post-graduation of the current group) the faculty each host a webinar (5 in total) to support your transition and on-going client work. We really love staying connected to our graduates.

Register today

At One Thought we want to make quality training as affordable as possible. So we are thrilled to be able to offer this six-month course for less than half the price of The One Thought Institute.

The cost of The Practitioner Foundations Programme is £6,000 plus VAT.

We will be taking 25 students and places will be given on a first come first serve basis.

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