Meet our speakers for ViVA 2023!
Amy Johnson, PhD is a psychologist, coach, author, and speaker who shares a groundbreaking new approach that helps people find lasting freedom from unwanted habits, anxiety, and self-doubt via insight rather than willpower.
She is the author of Being Human, The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, and Just a Thought: A No-Willpower Approach to End Self-Doubt and Make Peace with Your Mind. In 2017 she opened The Little School of Big Change, an online school that has helped thousands of people find freedom from anxiety and habits and live a more peaceful life.
Amy also shares the no-willpower approach in her top-rated podcast, Changeable, and she’s trained over 100 coaches in her Change Coach Training Program. She 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.
Transformative Coach & Founder: AJC Coaching School
Ankush Jain is a Principles-based coach, business consultant, author, podcast host and public speaker based in the UK. He is the founder of The Powerful Men’s Immersions which are the best personal development programs for men in the world. Clients fly from all around the globe to work with him and he is amongst the most successful coaches in Europe. He has a waiting list of people wanting to work with him.
Ankush also coaches other coaches to grow impactful, ethical and sustainable practices and is the founder of the hugely successful AJC Coaching Career School which quickly sold out after it launched. He is the author of the book: Sweet Sharing: Rediscovering The Real You and is currently penning his second book about his journey to becoming the coach he is today.
Educator Chana Studley recovered from severe PTSD after 3 separate violent attacks in the 1980s. She trained as a counselor and coach with Manchester Women in Crisis Center and has been working with people in all areas of mental health for the past 30 yrs. Chana trained as a Three Principles Practitioner at the One Thought Institute, is a member of the United Hatzalah Psychotrauma and Crisis Unit and a World Health Organization Psychological First Responder.
After 25 years of debilitating chronic pain, Chana realized that her pain had gone away around the time she came across the Principles. Fascinated by this she conducted 5 successful case studies into pain-relief and her research was presented at the 3PUK conference in London in 2019. She has now turned this into a new program called Painless and is helping people with chronic pain and other physical illnesses to heal by understanding the MindBody connection. She is so excited to see her work getting attention in the medical world of pain management and bringing people to the Three Principles as they gain both physical and emotional freedom.
Chana also had a very successful career in Hollywood including an Academy Award which she gave up to live in Jerusalem where she coaches and counsels clients locally and online with anxiety, trauma, and all kinds of physical issues. In 2019 she published her first novel -The Myth of Low Self Esteem and is working on her next two.
Derrick Mason came across The Three Principles in 2017 during his time in HMP Onley where he had an insight around the innate source of his well being, getting a glimpse of a feeling pointing to the infinite nature of his own potential. He saw it had only ever been his thinking in the moment separating him from the feeling.
After being released in August 2018, armed only with the feeling that he didn’t have to be who he always thought he had to be, Derrick has continued to look deeper into who he thinks he is by being in the feeling, and has a beautiful way of sharing from that space. He now works alongside several organisations delivering workshops on the power of the feeling.
Derrick is also on the board of directors of the 3PGC.
Ian Watson is an educator, writer & trainer whose work has been based on the 3 Principles understanding since 2011, following a lifelong career in the field of holistic healing and personal transformation.
Ian became widely known as a speaker and writer in homeopathy, which he taught and practised for fifteen years. He subsequently trained in a wide variety of psychological and emotional healing disciplines, and trained in the principles understanding with Dr Mark Howard and Cathy Casey in 2011. Ian has shared this groundbreaking understanding with health professionals, business leaders, school children and countless individuals & groups around the world. He runs an annual Practitioner Training Programme at Regent’s University in London, and co-hosts a seasonal Natural Wisdom programme at Dartington Hall in Devon.
Jackie Barrie discovered improvised comedy at the same time as she started exploring the 3 principles, and soon realised there are amazing parallels between the two.
Both involve being in the moment. Both are about feeling rather than thinking. Both recognise the power of co-creation.
Jackie had always loved laughing, enjoying comedy on TV, attending standup and improv shows, watching re-runs of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and seeing ’ShowStoppers’ in the West End.
About a decade ago, she accidentally found herself at an improv workshop. By the end, she was hooked. Since then, she’s attended a course or show every month, most of the training has been with the world-class Maydays. Before lockdown, she was even performing regularly in a musical improv troupe.
This is someone who used to call herself a borderline introvert. Whose day job is copywriting, speaking and training. Yet improv is her happy place. It’s so much FUN!
Jackie runs ‘beginner’s guide to improv’ sessions, has played ’Tracey the Techie’ at online murder mystery parties, and hosts fun games and activities for her business clients. She’s also published books about audience engagement, online and offline.
Come to Jackie’s session and get involved, for a belly-laugh experience of the 3 principles in action.
Jacquie Moses is a wellbeing leadership coach and Three Principles practitioner.
With 30 years experience working with a diverse range of people from all walks of life. She is passionate about helping people to embrace their humanness, while they navigate life and success.
Jacquie offers a unique and inclusive perspective, having shared the Three Principles with over 12 different populations for 10 years, including people in prison, the community, education, in gangs and in organisations like Pret, Cook and Frontline.
Nowadays, she coaches clinical and non clinical staff in the NHS, London Ambulance service. She also mentors coaches and Three Principles practitioners to thrive as they make a difference in the world.
Jason Shiers is a certified psychotherapist and certified transformative coach that has gone through the full journey from childhood trauma, to addictions and mental health problems, to jails and psychiatric care, to 12 step recovery and becoming a professional helping others.
His story is painful and eye opening showing how the system pathologises normal intelligent human response to tragic life circumstances and also showing how there really is a way out for everyone when people discover their true nature and follow ‘their’ own wisdom.
His work has included co-founding The Minneapolis Institute of Mental Health, developing programs for health care provider wellness at the University of Minnesota Inner Life of Healers Program and numerous hospitals including North Memorial Hospital, Minneapolis, East Lansing Health System and Mayo Clinic Arizona (The Resilient Physician Program). He has also worked extensively in treatment centers for addictions—Gulf Breeze Recovery, Meridian Systems and Farnum Center, and numerous social service agencies.
Joseph is author of six books with over a half million in print in 26 languages and 65 countries, including the best seller, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life with Dr. Richard Carlson, The Serenity Principle, The Speed Trap, Slowing Down to the Speed of Love, Fearproof Your Life: How to Thrive in a World Addicted to Fear, and his latest book that he contributed to, Creating a Marriage You’ll Love. His newest book called Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Unlocking Your Resilience in Our Turbulent Times. He is currently working on a new book: My Magic Carpet Ride.
Kjetil has been working as a coach and public speaker for the last 18 years. He has worked with businesses, leaders, salespeople and employees for many years to increase profit and level of satisfaction at work and life. He has also written a bestselling book in Norway, and travelled all across Norway to give speeches, and built a following in Norway through his facebook live shows and videos. He has also mainly focused on educating coaches with an understanding of the three principles for the last five years.
His biggest passion is to help others realize the power of their own mind by understanding the principles of mind, thought and consciousness. He is also deeply passionate about helping to raise the consciousness on the planet to a higher level, so that we can live together in an increasing level of love for each other.
Coach, medical physicist and free athlete, saw on the 3 Principles a way of harmonizing his main values into one single understanding.
Out of Portugal, Rui works with clients around the world, helping them see their innate design and how their conscious choices can influence their lives for the better.
Sheela loves to help people do what they love to do; this takes the form of coaching them to grow their businesses and practices. She works with small businesses, leaders, coaches and solopreneurs around the world from Israel to Canada, and Russia to the USA. She has over 15 years’ experience coaching and working globally both as a business coach and a life coach. She published her first book, Inside Out Transformation – A Revolutionary Guide for Coaches, Therapists and Counsellors, in June 2022.
Sheela “bumped” into the Three Principles in 2010 which led to a continual juicy exploration of Life. It also led to her organising retreats and training courses in Spain since 2012 for teachers such as Jack Pransky, Gabriela Maldonado-Montano and Ami Chen Mills not to forget being the co-founder and co-organizer of The Viva Event!
Sheela’s first love is to help people understand that love and peace are our true nature because when that happens, there is a ripple effect and maybe, just maybe, the whole world will feel the love and peace that is our birthright.
Sheela has 2 beautiful daughters and a gorgeous grandson who is her ultimate teacher. She relishes the sunshine, beach and nature where she lives in Spain!
Hi my name is Steve and from an early age I have been fascinated by how people think & behave. This blended with my passion for helping others has guided me to work within the human potential development field since 1991.
Three Principles Mentoring , Soul Coach (R), Mentor, Reiki Master, Psychotherapist, are just some of the titles in which I have studied under & qualified as a practitioner.
Since discovering the Three Principles in 2010, I have realised a deeper truth about the human experience and this has gone on to guide all of my work from then. This leading to me in 2012 taking part in a fellowship programme on Salt Spring island, Canada, with Elsie Spittle and Chip Chipman.
My passion is to help you understand the incredible person that you are and that no matter your life circumstance or the things you’ve been through, you always have access to innate mental health within.
I am an international speaker, trainer, coach and mentor and I facilitate group programmes and retreats, in the UK, Europe and internationally. I have always had an ability to touch people deeply in a spiritual sense & now having insight into how wisdom works, I have seen profound results in my private practice which is in the beautiful Norfolk Broads, UK.
In 2022 I became the lead in creating 3p As You Are -which is a panel for the 3PGC working with the LGBTQIA+ Community.
I thoroughly enjoy the love of hanging out with family and friends, long countryside walks with my partner of 20 years Tony and our dog Shona; as well as meeting and celebrating people from all around the world
I look forward to meeting and hanging out with you at The VIVA Event 2023.
Sue had the great good fortune to discover the work of Sydney Banks in 2005 which led to a year-long facilitator training with Dr Roger Mills and several opportunities to learn from Mr Banks in person. She continued to develop her understanding with many other wonderful three principles practitioners.
Sue’s new quietness of mind, joy and greater ease arrived after years of tiring self-discovery, self-help whilst over-thinking her life and relationships. This had been frustrating and at best only offered limited relief. Learning about the principles behind the ‘human operating system’ revealed that the only thing that had ever stood between Sue and her longed-for life was wonderfully simple – requiring neither study nor analysis. Best of all was naturally rediscovering fun, light heartedness and freedom.
For the past twelve years Sue has shared this understanding widely in diverse settings including teaching and mentoring individuals and groups, hosting home based retreats and introducing the principles in schools to pupils and staff.
Along with her business partner and friend Sheela Masand she launched The Viva Event in 2015.
Vicki is fascinated by what is possible when beliefs are seen for what they are. Her own exploration of possibility has seen her, amongst other things, cold water sea swimming with Raynaud’s Syndrome, running 10k, travelling on her own, creating and bringing to market the world’s first wholegrain gluten free flour blend and creating artwork; none of which seemed possible from the level of thought.
After graduating with a degree in biochemistry and genetics she went into working in homelessness and supported many remarkable people using counselling skills. After falling into work in the public sector, and being made redundant, she decided to set up her own business in the food sector.
With a constant nagging feeling that she was missing something, along with crippling worry, she’d been on a long self-improvement journey. In 2018 she finally discovered the Three Principles and as everyone says, nothing changed yet everything changed.
Her food intolerances, almost constant headaches and other physical ailments disappeared, and with no ‘requirement’ to worry any more, life became more peaceful.
Now she loves nothing more than to point people to their true unlimited potential as she continues to explore her own. She works with adults and children in both 1:1 and group programmes at her business, Free From Limits.
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