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Research

This is a cross section of published and unpublished research articles and papers addressing the effectiveness of the Three Principles within a diversity of fields. Some of these publications span back over twenty years and may refer to ‘Health Realization’, ‘Psychology of Mind’, ‘Innate Health’ and ‘State of Mind, all these are historical names for the Three Principles. A lot more stringent quanitative research needs to be undertaken to address the efficacy of a Principle based approach, but these articles (mostly qualitative) are a reflection of some of what is currently available.

Thank you to everyone who helped collaborate the articles for this page especially Dr Thomas Kelly, Linda Ramus and Dr Judith Sedgeman.

Business

  • 90% increase in remaining calm under pressure
  • 63% increase in feelings of respect and goodwill

Significant increase in personal:

  • wellbeing
  • resilience
  • clarity of mind
  • leadership ability
  • working smarter
  • creative thinking
  • rapport building
  • productivity

Significant increase in companies:

  • profits
  • turnover
  • goal achievement
  • Innovation and solutions

Measurable decrease in absenteeism, error rates, meetings, employee burn out and stress

Community

  • 74% reduction in assaults
  • 62% reduction in violent crime
  • 100% reduction in homicides
  • 60% increase in employment

Education

  • 75% reduction in school discipline referrals and suspensions
  • 500% increase in parental school involvement
  • 80% reduction in school truancy rates
  • 56-64% increase in three middle school years grade point average

Mental Health

  • 91% reported being significantly more in control of their behaviors, feelings, and thoughts
  • 75% reported feeling significantly less depressed
  • 91% reported being significantly more in control of their behaviors, feelings, and thoughts
  • 82% reported significant consistently (after 6 years) high self-esteem and positive changes in marriage and personal relationships

Psychology

  • 80% ʻsignificantʼ reduction in affective disorders
  • 84% ʻsignificantʼ reduction in anxiety disorders
  • 79% ʻsignificantʼ reduction in adjustment disorders

3P Inventory

  • Three Principles Inventory (3PI)

    Three Principles Inventory (3PI) (Revised 17 November 2015)   For information regarding scoring for those who research or evaluate the responses to the Three Principles Inventory, please contact Dr. Tom Kelley at aa5216@wayne.edu.

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Business

  • Quantitative business results

    Quantitative business results As we looked across all of the places where an understanding of Insight Principles (the Three Principles)had been used to address a business issue, many commonalities emerged. These Qualitative Results address the commonalities.

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  • Qualitative business results

    These are the specific business results, including, where possible, the economic value of achievements based on an understanding of Insight Principles ( the Three principles).

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  • Leadership Training, Leadership Style, and Organizational Effectiveness

    The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between 3 Principles based (State of Mind) leadership training and organizational performance. The results show that leadership behavior and the work environment/cultural norms improved. The measures for organizational effectiveness showed […]

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  • Insight and Wisdom: New Horizons for Leaders

    A review of nearly 20 applications of Insight Thinking shows some common factors and some very agreeable business results.

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Community

  • Summary of Outcome Data collected

    87% of the parents reported that their children were more cooperative and reported significantly less frustration with or hostility toward their children. 2.) Over 60% of residents involved in the program became employed, from a baseline of 85% on public […]

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  • National Civic Review

    This article reflects the differences between a ‘Principle based approach’ and more traditional approaches for community regeneration.

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  • National Community Resiliency Project (NCRP) Report Year 2

    74 percent drop in aggravated assaults, and 22 percent drop in the overall crime rate. School dropout rates for Lakewood children have decreased over 50 percent and the percentage of Lakewood children scoring at or above grade level increased by […]

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  • National Civic Review

    A new paradigm in addressing psychological readiness and heath, particularly in terms of people’s innate capacity for resilience and self-efficacy within poor inner city housing projects.

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Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement

Mental Health / Resilience

  • WCMH Article

    The article describes the three Principles, explains how these Principles appear to work within people to create their psychological lives, and presents evidence in support of the spiritual basis of the Principles. It then distinguishes the intervention grounded in these principles from cognitive and […]

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  • JSMH Article

    JSMH Article: The results supported the prediction that as participant’s understanding of the three Principles increased, their perceived dependence on mindfulness techniques to realize mindfulness/mental health would decrease and as participant’s perceived dependence on mindfulness techniques decreased, their ability to maintain well-being […]

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  • Discovering Our Health: Rethinking Mind, Consciousness and Thought

    This paper focuses on the emergence, in the field of psychotherapy, of a new level of therapeutic understanding, deeply consonant with the world view of the wisdom traditions that affirm the spiritual nature of the human personality and the spiritual […]

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  • Principles for Realizing Resilience: A New View of Trauma and Inner Resilience. Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment

    This article uses the logic of the three principles to explain the various experiences of people exposed to potential traumatic events, and contrasts trauma treatment based on drawing out people’s natural resilience versus helping people manage or cope with trauma.

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  • American Psychologist

    This comment emphasizes the need for a positive psychology based on the three principles.

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  • American Psychologist

    This comment critiques an article on the nature and sources of resilience by Bonanno (2004) that appeared in the American Psychologist.

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  • Mindfulness

    This empirical study uses the logic of the three principles to offer an alternative explanation for the aggression attenuating effects associated with dispositional mindfulness for 272 prospective criminal justice professionals

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  • Thought Recognition, Locus-of Control and Adolescent Well-Being

    This empirical study uses the logic of the three principles to examine the relationship between locus-of-control and self-reported happiness/life satisfaction for 1,872 at-risk adolescents from 17 nations.

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Programme Review

Psychology / Counselling

  • Realizing Improved Mental Health By Understanding Three Spiritual Principles

    Realizing Improved Mental Health By Understanding Three Spiritual Principles,” has finally officially appeared in the peer reviewed American Psychological Association journal,Spirituality in Clinical Practice.   2015, Volume 2, Number 4, 267-281.

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  • Comparison of Health Realization and 12-Step Treatment in Women’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

    The results showed that clients in both Health Realization and 12-Step treatment exhibited comparable outcomes on domains such as substance use, criminal justice involvement, employment, housing, adverse effects of substance use and psychological well being. Substance use declined significantly between […]

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  • Discovering Our Health: Rethinking Mind

    This paper focuses on the emergence, in the field of psychotherapy, of a new level of therapeutic understanding, deeply consonant with the world view of the wisdom traditions that affirm the spiritual nature of the human personality and the spiritual […]

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  • American Psychologist

    T. M. Kelley is concerned by the apparent absence of causal psychological principles to guide the emerging field of positive psychology in its study of optimal human functioning. Kelley illustrates how the principles of psychology of mind or health realization […]

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  • Families In Society

    The author discusses the tenants and applications of the Psychology of Mind/Health Realization (Three Principles) for self empowerment and self help effectiveness and efficiency and how the focus on wellbeing is more productive than painful thoughts and disturbing memories.

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  • Re-Humanizing Psychology

    This article discusses the flaws of the current medical-model of psychology. The text goes on to point out that the Principles are very real, universal human qualities that can themselves be used to improve and insure mental health. The article […]

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  • Journal of School Violence

    This article proposes that a principle-based, positive psychology of optimal youth development is the most effective means of addressing school-based violence.

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  • An Innate resiliency Paradigm for School Psychology

    Health Realization (Three Principles) shows significant promise as an antidote to alienation and emotional disorders, and in fact brings to light underlying principles that determine how perception is formed and to what extent it is clouded by past experiences as […]

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  • False Promise or True Breakthrough

    This paper contrasts the three principle ‘inside-out’ view of psychological experience and innate mental health with the “outside-in” view of the emerging field of positive psychology.

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  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Research

    This empirical study examines the relationship between three principle understanding and psychological well-being for 54 adult prisoners on probation. Positive relationships were found between three principle understanding and psychological well-being, and three principle understanding and mindfulness.

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  • Qualitative business results

    These are the specific business results, including, where possible, the economic value of achievements based on an understanding of Insight Principles ( the Three principles).

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  • Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice

    This paper uses the logic of the three principles to propose a new, health-focused approach to correctional counseling with juvenile and adult offenders.

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  • Journal of Holistic Nursing

    A strengths-based, community-focused intervention known as Health Realization (HR) is a promising strategy for nurses to promote positive psychological outcomes in these populations.

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  • Journal of Health Psychology

    The author explores practical aspects of Community Health Psychology through assessing the ways in which its organizing principles were manifest in community-wide processes of individual and community change in one low-income housing project in South Central Los Angeles called Avalon […]

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Stress

Youth / School