3PGC Practitioner Application

3PGC Practitioner Application

Requirements to become a 3PGC 3PGC Practitioner

The point of this criteria is to establish that your work is connected to the body of work of Sydney Banks.

It’s equally important to establish your connection to the work of Sydney Banks with your clients. This allows us to keep the purity and legacy of this body of work alive long-term.

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You will work with your clients under the basic premise that all and any problems or difficulties that arise in yourself or in your clients can be resolved by a deeper understanding of the Three Principles. No other method, technique, or approach is needed. A deeper realization of the Principles is always the answer.

This Three Principles practice or business is not combined with other services you offer. For example, a practice in which you provide services such as acupuncture or creativity training would not qualify. A practice in which you also teach or incorporate other spiritual or personal development methods or philosophies would not qualify. If you are running a 3 Principles based practice but are also running an additional practice based on a different psychological approach, that would be considered mixing.

There are 3 Categories of 3PGC Practitioners:

  1. 3PGC Practitioner ** All currently registered practitioners will remain in this category unless (and until) they apply for the 200- or 400-hour category.
  2. 3PGC Practitioner with 200+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year)
  3. 3PGC Practitioner with 400+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year)

A.To qualify as a 3PGC Practitioner with 200+ or 400+ hours of Direct Client Contact, you’ve met the minimum number of Direct Client Contact hours annually (every year) for the practitioner level you’re applying for:

3PGC Practitioner with 200+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year):
– Practitioners have a minimum of 200 hours of Direct Client Contact.
– Of those 200 hours, at least 150 hours were paid for through financial compensation, salary, grant, or barter. No more than 50 hours were volunteer or pro-bono.

3PGC Practitioner with 400+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year):
– Practitioners have a minimum of 400 hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year).
– Of those 400 hours, at least 300 hours were paid for through financial compensation, salary, grant, or barter. No more than 100 hours were volunteer or pro-bono.

B. What qualifies as Direct Client Contact hours:

  1. Coaching or teaching with someone who has hired you as a ThreePrinciples practitioner and not in any other capacity.
  2. Coaching or teaching an individual or in a group setting that takes place in a professional setting and/or capacity (for example: an office, public service facility, banquet room, retreat site, community center, rehab center, jail/prison/juvenile hall, scheduled walks, retreats, outings.)
  3. A session, class, or meeting that is arranged in advance. Unscheduled, casual or informal conversations would not qualify.

C. You may be asked to confirm the number of Direct Client Contact hours you have completed and to submit a verification log.

D. There may be a possibility that we contact you in the future to discuss or review the philosophy, model, approach, or focus of your practice in an effort to maintain the integrity and alignment of our 3PGC Practitioners base.

E. When renewing each year, practitioners will be asked to re- confirm that they still meet these requirements.

Being a Three Principles Practitioner means that we place ourselves in a position of trust with our clients. It is the Practitioner’s responsibility to ensure that they act in a morally responsible and professional manner and maintain professional boundaries. A Three Principles Practitioner should not engage in false advertising or unrealistic claims, demeaning language, violence, bigotry, racism, harassment, sexual harassment or inappropriate communications in person or through the use of technology and other means. A practitioner will do their best to listen to client’s complaints of mistreatment and to resolve any moral and ethical conflicts that arise. If these are not resolved to the client’s satisfaction, the 3PGC board expects that these complaints or unresolved conflicts be brought to the attention of any 3PGC board member. The board/Practitioner’s Committee will strive to resolve these issues to the satisfaction of all involved. The 3PGC board reserves the right to remove practitioners from our list due to what it considers serious ethical violations.

You can also Download the requirements here

Read the 3PGC Principles-Based Practitioner Philosphy

Watch the video of Dicken Bettinger explaining the requirements of becoming an 3PGC Practitioner

If you downloaded and reviewed the requirements, and if you meet all the criteria and agree with the 3PGC Principles-Based Practitioner Philosophy (above), please order the  3PGC 3PGC Practitioner Application.  There is a $25 application administration fee.

If you were a 3PGC 3PGC Practitioner, and your Practitioner dues has lapsed longer than 3 months, you will need to fill out the application and re-apply.

The annual 3PGC Practitioner Membership dues is $160.

If you do not meet one or more of the criteria, we encourage you to come back in the future should your situation change.

Thank you for your interest and support in bringing the Three Principles to a broader audience.

3PGC Practitioner Application
3PGC Practitioner Membership includes
Community Membership
Apprentice Membership
Listing in the 3PGC Directory
Listing on our website of your own 3P podcast
Listing on our website of 3P books you have authored
Listing on our website of 3P events that you hold
Discount on 3PGC Events & Courses for practitioners

3PGC Principles-Based Practitioner Philosphy

As an organization, we at 3PGC believe that The Three Principles, as discovered by Sydney Banks, form the complete basis for people’s experience of life; and an understanding of these principles is all that is required to achieve well being.This belief is the cornerstone of our organization and we believe that integrity demands that we be true to it when listing practitioners on our site.Therefore, we intend to list only those practitioners who are aligned with it. We must be able to assure visitors to that any listed practitioner they may engage through our site will teach them The Principles exclusively because that is what we advocate.


We call listed practitioners “Principles-based Practitioners”. Simply put, a Principle based Practitioner is someone who is actively engaged in helping people realize their innate well being solely by gaining an understanding of how The Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought create their experience of life. Additionally, in order to be listed, a person must have been a Principles-based Practitioner for a minimum of two years and be willing to volunteer their time and financial support to 3PGC. The former two requirements show our visitors and members that our practitioners have been committed to teaching The Principles for a sustained period and are committed for the future as well.

If a practitioner believes and practices that an understanding of The Three Principles is the sole key to mental health, we feel comfortable listing him or her on our site. If a practitioner believes and practices that something is required in addition to an understanding of The Three Principles, we would elect not to list that practitioner on our site. If we were to list any practitioners who combined The Principles with other approaches, it would be inconsistent with our stated purpose and a misrepresentation to the public.

Our decision on whether or not to list a given practitioner is based simply on what that practitioner tells us regarding the above criteria. This criteria and each practitioner’s good faith response to whether they meet it or not is the only due diligence or “quality control” that we believe is possible or appropriate. Therefore, a practitioner who confirms that they meet the criteria and that they desire to be listed would be listed based on that confirmation. 3PGC has no interest in policing or otherwise evaluating a Principles-based Practitioner or Practice. We do not intend to concern ourselves with how individuals use or understand The Principles in their work, the language they use to teach The Principles, or the context in which they teach them. That is not our place.

We recognize and appreciate that there are as many ways to teach The Three Principles as there are practitioners doing so. We believe that the pivotal question deals with one’s belief regarding the value of The Principles: Does a practitioner see The Three Principles as a complete basis for practice (and helping clients find well being) in and of itself, or as something to be used in combination with other approaches? We will trust each practitioner’s answer to that important question as our primary standard.

Another high priority is being inclusive and open-minded. We want to emphasize that we pass no judgment regarding any practitioner who does not meet the definition of Principles-based Practitioner above. We recognize and respect that not everybody sees The Principles the way 3PGC does, that every person must practice as they see fit, and that there are bound to be differences of opinion on this matter. We are hopeful that these differences will not deter practitioners from joining 3PGC as a general member. We do not expect or require any practitioner to agree or comply with our definition of a Principles-based Practitioner in order to join the organization as a general member. The above criteria deal only with membership at the Practitioner level.

We hope this clearly describes our philosophy on the subject of Principles-based Practitioners.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, we would greatly appreciate if you would contact us at info@3pgc.org.