We are Keith Blevens and Valda Monroe. We are married and we have a unique shared experience that inspires us to want to collaborate and work together. In 1977 we met a man named Sydney Banks, who insightfully learned how our thought and the feeling of our thought works to bring us our experience of life. Within the blueprint of what he learned a deep spiritual direction became surprisingly obvious that has added great clarity and meaning to our lives. Sydney was our friend and mentor to us up until his death in 2009. We have benefited far beyond any personal expectations for our lives, as have most people who learned from what Sydney taught.
Sydney pointed to insight as the active change agent in his experience. He did not teach people to do things to try to change. Instead, he pointed directly to the power of insight. He was changed through insight and that is what he taught. In a world where most things are lateral Sydney went deep. He taught at a level such that when people learned from him it changed them. In pointing to the inseparable principles of mind, consciousness and thought at the very core of all mental life he taught an airtight logical look at human experience that proves to be the first psychological paradigm with no exceptions.
This is not rocket science but it is more than a five minute conversation. It helps people to change in ways most thought would be too hard or even impossible. Our thinking habits started to change through this deeper understanding of how we experience life through the three principles, which is a more powerful way to change than will power. For us, stubborn habits of judgement and criticism got revealed and began to fall away. Repetitive, habitual thought is often revealed and falls away. It is so meaningful to experience these sort of changes in yourself, to lose thinking patterns that were interfering with treating loved ones well. To naturally be less reactive and to honestly be more compassionate and loving. Creativity comes more easily too, and all these things come about not from active doing on our part. As we become more aligned with the innate logic of how our experience works the deeper feelings of life such as compassion, gratitude, love, joy and forgiveness logically replace more shallow feelings.
Since 2006, we have been discovering ways to teach and share this paradigm of wisdom so it is as practical for others as it has been for us. The Three Principles Paradigm provides a practical teaching that anyone can comprehend that reveals a more insightful and wiser way to go forward.
Keith Blevens, Ph.D.
Keith is a Clinical Psychologist and Three Principles educator, trainer and consultant. He has been working with professionals, organizations, individuals, couples and families for over 40 years helping them to see a deeper order of psychological functioning that allows them to navigate a better experience of life.
He was mentored by Sydney Banks for 32 years. It was through Mr. Bank’s influence that Keith began to realize the absolute connection of thought to all feeling, whether positive or negative. He saw that his was the practical, precise, “only works one way,” paradigmatic logic that Psychology had always searched for.
At the specific request of the late Sydney Banks, Keith is working on a book with Valda about this paradigm.
Valda is a three principles paradigm leader, teacher and consultant. She does not bring degrees and doctorates to the principles, she does bring a deep respect for logic and an out of the box viewpoint that is cutting edge. Clients find her consulting and teaching to be extremely insightful, practical, and accessible.
Valda has pioneered a unique template for teaching the essence of Sydney Banks’ work as a paradigm which helps people insightfully recognise when they are aligned with the principled logic of how their thought and feeling work and when they are not. She has designed programs for hospital systems, leaders, coaches and counsellors.
You can learn about Valda’s story of meeting Sydney Banks, here.
Brett Chitty and Tess Christy are our partners and co-creators of this website. Originally, Keith and Brett gravitated towards each other out of a deep interest in insightfully understanding the Three Principles as a paradigm. Keith and Brett have spent many hours talking with one another, sharing insights and laughing together. As kindred spirits who found one another it was natural that they began working together on projects. As we became busier Brett brought Tess into the team. She was a perfect fit. They both have deep insight into the Three Principles taught as a Paradigm which allows us to collaborate at an exciting level, and everyone has a well developed sense of humor which is always a plus! Over the past year, our inspiration to create an online medium to share our work more widely has been our collective focus.
We deeply respect and appreciate Tess and Brett’s individual contributions. They are the hearts and minds behind the day to day running of the website and the first point of contact for our members. They are also both Three Principles Paradigm teachers and consultants in their own right. Tess and Brett work together at ThoughtFeeling.com, and Brett has his own personal website at BrettChitty.com