In this interview I talk to retired clinical psychologist Dicken Bettinger who has been immersed in the Three Principles for the past 30 years. Ever since he met Sydney Banks, 30 years ago, his life and work completely changed and what he had been doing up to that point as a psychologist was transformed beyond all recognition. Listen to Dicken, one of the longest estebalished and highly regarded teachers in this area, as he shares his understanding of the principles and their impact on himslef and others.
He received his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and began his career teaching high school students. Many students came to Dicken with problems that they were experiencing. This began his search for something to teach people that would increase their well-being. He received his Master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and his Doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Boston University. He became licensed as a clinical psychologist in 1983 and retired his psychotherapy practice after working as a psychologist for 31 years. Twenty-eight years ago he met Sydney Banks who had an enlightenment experience where he realized the Three Principles that underlie all human experience. Dicken had finally found universal principles that he could teach anyone. He was grateful to find something that was simple in nature yet had the profound effect of raising the quality of a person’s life. He feels fortunate that for 23 years he was able to learn directly from Sydney Banks. In 2008 Dicken received a Certificate of Competency from Mr. Banks authorizing him to teach the Three Principles.
Full information on Dicken and his work can be found here: http://www.3principlesmentoring.com/bio.html