Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane

Joe Bailey (author of Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane) welcomes you to his new podcast which happens every three weeks at 1 PM (CDT).

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From the publisher of “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, Unlocking Resilience in Turbulent Times” 

This book is for our times: How to Survive and Thrive in Our Uncertain and Turbulent New Normal

Joseph Bailey has helped bring a new paradigm to the public’s attention called Three Principles Psychology. He has taken this paradigm into the healthcare field, addictions and psychotherapy and calls it “The Transformation Principle.” Those who have learned this new form of resilience develop an inner compass that enables them to live in the “eye of the hurricane”, even in the most challenging situations.

What is the Transformation Principle? 

Transformation happens through an understanding of the very nature of human experience and how it is governed by principles.  When we insightfully realize these principles in our lives we bring about a “transformative resilience” that radically shifts the way we understand ourselves and our chaotic world. It creates an inner strength and self-confidence, enabling us to see it is our thinking that defines our experience and lifestyle.

Calm at the center of the storm. 

In this ground-breaking book, discover that you are the author of your own reality. That you live in the feeling of your own thinking, moment to moment. If your own internal thinking defines your reactions, you can rediscover your innate mental health and feel more in control of your levels of stress and exhaustion–even in the most challenging situations.

Burnout prevention and resilience in a changing world. 

As a leader in the field of addiction therapies and strategies for overcoming fear and burnout, Joseph Bailey has piloted a number of programs on transformative resilience at the Mayo Clinic, The University of Minnesota Medical School, addiction treatment centers, and healthcare facilities. Thousands of students, clients, and professionals have been inspired and educated by his Transformation Principle. He has provided his program of practical tips and proven methods to first responders and a variety of professions including businesses, social service agencies, hospitals, and universities.

If you enjoyed books like Addicted to the Monkey Mind, The New Normal, or Leverage Your Mindset, you’ll love Thriving in the eye of the Hurricane. Also, enjoy Joseph Bailey’s Slowing Down to the Speed of Life (co-author Dr. Richard Carlson).

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Airdate: Tuesday, September 21st. Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: “Resilience in Action: Transforming Schools, Children, Parents, and Education”. with Barb Aust, Christa Campsail, Brooke Wheeldon-Reese, and Gary Johnson

Three guests in this episode are transforming the way education is experienced by everyone involved including schools, children, parents, and the education system itself!

Excerpt from Chapter 11

Resilience in Action: Transforming Children, Parents, and Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World”, Nelson Mandela

Children are our future. Whether we are parents, teachers, police, religious, or volunteers, we all want to invest all our love, wisdom and guidance to prepare our children for life. Children are like a seed that has all the potential of the mature plant, that realizes its full potential through practicing principles of gardening or horticulture. 
Raising children with an understanding of the Principles of resilience allows that seed to grow, to help them realize their purpose, talents, happiness, and success in life. Without an understanding of the Principles behind resilience, we as influencers in their lives are handicapped to nurture that resilience. This chapter will share stories of how the Three Principles is transforming parenting, education, and counseling children.

About our guests:

Barb Aust, BEd., MEd.

Barb Aust

Barb met Syd Banks in April 1975 and her life and that of her family changed 180 degrees! Barb has been actively involved in education for five decades as a teacher, principal, university instructor, consultant and author. Barb has served as a volunteer on many community health and seniors’ related boards. A registered Patient Partner in British Columbia, she currently sits on Island Health’s Seniors’ Council as an advocate for seniors. Barb is fully retired but keeps her finger in the pie as a voracious letter writer encouraging and advising policy makers in the areas of senior support, healthcare, education and the environment.

Christa Campsall BEd, DiplSpEd, MA

Christa is a teacher who has been in service at the primary, intermediate and secondary levels in the Canadian K12 education system as: Classroom Teacher, Learning Integration Support Teacher in Special Education, and Teacher-Leader of School-based Teams.Throughout this varied experience, Christa has benefitted from an understanding she encountered when she was a student at the University of BC in 1975. At that time, she was introduced by Sydney Banks to what today is called the “Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought.” Even a first glimmer of this knowledge had the power to transform her life by impacting her teaching and learning, as well as deepening the level of happiness and peace of mind in her personal life. Christa was privileged to be mentored by Mr. Banks throughout her teaching career.
For 40+ years Christa had achieved dramatic results sharing the Principles with her own students and therefore was inspired to answer the National Resilience Resource Center call for a global curriculum. With a team, she developed and designed the MGI series to innovatively meet government education guidelines. My Guide Inside is disseminated in over 20 countries and multiple translations are available.
Christa lives on Salt Spring Island in BC; she enjoys connecting, sharing, and collaborating with educators in the global community.

Gary Johnson, MSW,

has had a variety of social service jobs in his career and was introduced to the Three Principles in 1996.  He worked in public schools for the last 35 years as a school social worker in St. Cloud, Minnesota and for the last 20 years in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  Prior to that time he worked in a hospital mental health setting, in a group home with young men, Head Start program teaching and administration and teaching in a prison education setting.  When he was introduced to the principles he moved from trying to fix people to drawing out the health that he knew was present in the people he worked with.  He worked as a trainer with the National Resilience Resource Center in Menomonie and other educational settings.  His last years before retirement, he worked as a mental health therapist seeing himself as a mental health educator.  He continues to live in the joy of gratitude.



Interview with Michael Neill, Author of the Forward to Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, The Inside-Out Revolution, The Space Within, and Host of his radio show on Haye House Network.

About our guest Michael Neill:

Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of six books including SupercoachCreating the ImpossibleThe Inside-Out Revolution, and The Space Within. Michael is often described as the ‘coach’s coach,’ and commands extraordinary respect within his field for unleashing the human potential with intelligence, humor, and heart.​

He has spent the past 30 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. He has been consistently ranked by the international research agency as one of the top 30 coaching thought leaders in the world.

His TEDx talks, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’ and ‘Can a TEDx Talk Really Change the World?’ have been viewed by nearly two million people, and his blog and podcast, Caffeine for the Soul, is now in its 19th year and going strong. His books have been translated into 24 languages, and his public talks, retreats, seminars​, and online programs​ have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and​ in over 60 countries and on six continents around the world.



We had three awesome guests: Cynthia Stennis, Lloyd Fields, and Joyce Davis work with housing projects in the Bronx, Miami, and South Carolina. Even though it was an intimate group for the live zoom event, folks who just popped in began to stay, transfixed by the power of the speakers, and their active role in making history with their activities in some of the most dangerous and underserved housing projects in the United States.

If you missed the live event catch it now!

If you missed the live event, watch it now, and listen to how these humble servants showed up and employed the power of the principles to achieve what others couldn’t. They inspired the people of the community by showing them the power and inner resources unlocked by understanding the 3 Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness.

About our guests:

Cynthia Stennis

Cynthia Stennis enjoys a life of retirement after working in the Miami-Dade Human Service Department for 32 years. While working in the agency, she has held various positions that focus primarily on the wellbeing of youth throughout South Florida. In the 3 Principles community, she is known for being a key agent in working with Dr. Roger Mills in the Modello Project. Cynthia has worked along with Dr. Mills and, later, with his daughter Ami, as a consultant in various community projects around the county over the years and has shared the 3 Principle with other groups in the U.K. Enjoying retirement, she stays active at her local church and various community activities.

Lloyd Fields
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Lloyd Fields has worked in the field of Social work for over 34 years. He has experience working with various populations during his tenure. Under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Roger Mills, Mr. Fields worked as the lead social worker in the Modello project in Miami, Florida. He worked extensively with the youth, parents, and professionals utilizing what is now known as the 3 principles model.
Since the Modello project, he has worked as a Community Social worker; a Community Organizer/ facilitator, 3 Principles trainer/facilitator, Delinquency Diversion Coordinator/Counselor, and a Domestic Violence Victims Advocate. Since 2000 he has worked as an advocate for victims of violent crimes and victims of Domestic Violence. Presently, he is employed at S.H.A.R.E. House Inc., a Domestic Violence Service center in Douglasville, Ga. as an Outreach Coordinator overseeing 4 programs. He has a B.A. degree in Sociology; a Masters in Social work, and a Doctors in Ministry. He is married to Sylvia Fields for 33 years and together has three children.

Joyce Higginson Davis, MDiv. Consultant, Joyce H. Davis Associates
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Building communities is Joyce’s passion. Joyce Higginson Davis is a community leader, activist, advocate, organizer, and business consultant, providing support in community building, leadership development, and organizational change for both major corporations and non-profit organizations. She specializes in models designed to inspire and empower individuals, teams, and organizations to take positive action. Her goals are to provide leadership and build institutions that inspire and empower people to solve their own problems and create healthy, thriving personal lives, teams, partnerships, and cultures.

Under every circumstance and without exception, Joyce has displayed the qualities of a magnificent neighbor as well as a civic leader. She is possessed of great compassion, she is reasoned, highly intelligent, and always, a person upon whom one can depend. These qualities are tempered by her sense of humor and above all by the abiding faith which shapes her daily life.



We had four powerful guests, Jacqueline Hollows (aka MamaJ), Omar Wilson, Derrick Mason, and Pete Mears, featured in my upcoming book “THRIVING IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE, UNLOCKING RESILIENCE IN TURBULENT TIMES” appearing live on our podcast. They each had an amazing message and some great dialogue from our participants made it one of our best episodes yet! Here’s a small introduction to each of our guests.

About our guests:

Jacqueline Hollows (aka MamaJ)

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Jacqueline Hollows (aka MamaJ) is the founder of Beyond Recovery, a facilitator and speaker.

BR’s mission is to revolutionize the way addictions, mental health, and offending behavior are viewed and treated. Through sharing an understanding of how our experience of life is created from our own minds, the pioneering work that BR does has the potential to reform the criminal justice system from the inside out.

Jacqueline is an author of research papers evidencing BR’s approach and is a regular contributor for a prison newspaper: InsideTime (readership c60,000).

Jacqueline is passionate about uncovering the potential in people who have been marginalized and eliminating the stigma human beings suffer as a result of mental health issues. She is an author and is working on her second book Mind Beyond Bars – Stories of Transformation and What They Mean for Humanity which describes some of the wonderful changes she has seen in people who have been in prison and charts her journey from a trauma filled childhood to becoming a pioneer in the world of prison reform.

Omar Wilson

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Omar Wilson is a director, facilitator, and speaker

He grew up in Manor Park, East London. At a young age he was diagnosed with ADHD & Dyslexia. Growing up in a single parent household with his two siblings plus a low income. Omar thought having money would help change everything and because of his disability education was not an option. The only role model he had was killed when Omar was 13. With no guidance but what was in front of him …DRUGS. Omar was part of one of Newham’s (in London) biggest drug organisations for almost 10 years. As a result of this he was sent to HMP Onley where he found Beyond Recovery.

Omar became a BR Peer Mentor helping to facilitate groups. Since leaving prison he has worked closely with Beyond Recovery at HMP Nottingham and online, in addition to working with young people affected by crime and has now become a Director at Beyond Recovery with the blessing of MamaJ

He is one of the founders of Beyond Truth.

Derrick Mason

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Derrick Mason is a director, facilitator and speaker

He first came across Beyond Recovery during his time in HMP Onley, taking the course purely to improve his chances for getting to open prison! He was so impacted by his experience that upon release from prison in August 2018 he got a job and started building good family relationships with his partner and children. When he hit a low spot in May 2019, he contacted Jacqueline and was invited to speak at a global conference about his transformative experience.

Since then, he’s become a director with Beyond Recovery, he is also now on the board of directors of the 3 Principles Global Committee and is co-founder of Beyond Truth.  Derrick co-facilitates a BR Virtual Impact Program in the community and presents on webinars and radio programs.

Pete Mears

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Pete Mears loves to share and help others. He has spent a lifetime suffering in a dark, lonely place and trying to escape the devil he thought was inside him. For 25 years he tried to escape through drink and drugs, even threw the breakdown of his marriage and eventually couldn’t see any other way out resorted to jumping off a bridge. Fortunately, he was saved by a passing policeman and is here to tell his story.

Pete has now realised the irony that the very thing he was trying to escape was himself! He didn’t know he had a choice to be how he wanted to be. He felt negative much of the time and now he realizes that is all down to Thought.

Now he can see a way of welcoming negative thoughts in as there is something to be learned from everything.

He has been sober and most importantly happy for 9 months and he wants to share his inner joy with others to spark the light in them. His message is that “you are not alone” and “the solution is simple”.



About our guests:

Guests Chana Studley and John El-Mokadem share their stories of transformation in dealing with chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as surviving the recent conflict in the middle east. 

John El-Mokadem and Chana Studley have featured interviews from chapter 6 titled: “Why Hope and Resilience are the Key to the Mind/Body connection in Dealing with Illness” from my new book “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane.”Episode #3 Resilience in Action: Healing from Chronic Illness and Feeling Safe in an Insecure World, Chana and John’s bios that demonstrate the power of understanding the nature of resilience and the power of transformation.

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John El-Mokadem is a Breakthrough Coach, speaker, and researcher based in the UK. He has over 17 years of experience working with clients internationally, providing both personal and corporate coaching, training and mentorship services. The transformations John witnesses are often life-changing, as clients gain a deeper understanding of how their minds work, enabling them to experience a healthier, happier, more successful, and creative life. John has a specialty for helping people with various chronic health conditions – a byproduct of his own healing journey from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). You can find out more about John’s work at

Chana Studley recovered from severe PTSD after 3 violent attacks in the UK and spent the next 25 years combining a very successful career in Hollywood with coaching and counseling people with trauma, addictions, and relationship problems. After graduating from The One Thought Institute in 2018 she noticed that her 25 years of chronic pain had completely gone and so conducted research to discover if she could reproduce this experience in others.  Following the success of 5 case studies, she developed a program called Painless and is now helping clients all over the world with all kinds of health issues and working with doctors and clinicians to introduce them to the Three Principles.

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Chana is also an international speaker and author. Chana’s first book, The Myth of Low Self Esteem – a novel about PTSD, Hollywood, and healing came out last year and her second novel about chronic pain and the Mind/body connection will be published early next year entitled, Painless.


About our guests:

Debbie Milam, Louise O’Daliagh, and Teresa Walding are three amazing women who push the frontiers of applying the principles in the field of healthcare, and the wider topic of care giving.

For our second episode that aired on Tuesday, June 8th: 1 PM (CDT) “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane” I was extremely honored and excited about our guests: Debbie Milam, Louise O’Daliagh, and Teresa Walding, who are three amazing women who push the frontiers of applying the principles in the field of healthcare, and the wider topic of caregiving.

We had a great second episode, and over 22 participants on our live meeting so it was lively, yet intimate and everyone was touched by the spirit and energy in the room!

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Debbie Milam has a passion for empowering others to experience the highest level of spiritual and emotional well-being possible. Debbie is a visionary program developer, certified resiliency coach, occupational therapist and past syndicated columnist for United Press International. 
She is the winner of the Child and Family Advocate of the Year, 100 Outstanding Woman in Broward County, and Children’s Home Society Volunteer Award.
She is the creator of God’s Way to Stress Less, A Moment Of Peace relaxation CD series for parents, children, and teachers, Hopefest Family Empowerment events and the Creating Peace Project school-based curriculum. In addition,  she is the author of And God Said…, Overtaken by Grace, and I Love Being Me. 
Debbie’s ground-breaking work on faith, spirituality, conflict resolution, stress reduction, interpersonal communication and special needs kids has been featured in First for Women, the Miami Herald, Elle, and Ladies Home Journal, BEACON TV and on the Hallmark Channel, PBS, and WebMD.
For more about her work visit her online at and

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Louise O’DalaighRN
Louise O’Dalaigh is currently the Senior Manager and Acting lead for Quality Improvement at the Western Health & Social Care Trust leading and supporting the organization to develop a quality improvement culture. Louise qualified as a nurse over 25 years ago and has worked across many Acute services  for the NHS in England and Northern Ireland as well as a short period in community care in the Republic of Ireland. Louise trained outside of her healthcare role as a Clarity Coach and has a real interest in supporting healthcare staff in achieving their full potential. Louise has a particular interest in reducing burnout among healthcare staff, pointing to the innate health and wellbeing that resides within us all and sees the direct correlation between being involved in QI projects and as part of a QI culture can lead to increased compassionate care an antidote to burnout and stress in the workplace. This increased interest stems from Louise’s own experience and remarkable speedy recovery on discovering the Three Principles understanding. Louise sees her healthcare role as a super connector and human catalyst for improvers.
Twitter handle  @louiseodalaigh

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Teresa Walding BSN, RN, NC-BC earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boise State University in 1993. She has worked in a variety of clinical areas – including ICU, rehabilitation, psychiatric, pediatrics, and currently Post Anesthesia Recovery.  She is a Co-Leader of the Austin Area Chapter of the American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA).  As a speaker and teacher, she has taught the Principles of Resilience at national conferences, meetings, webinars, and retreats. Teresa is a Board-Certified Nurse Coach and Associate Director of the Advancing Nurse Coaching Program, which focuses on bringing the Principles of Resilience to nurses and health care professionals through their 80-hour virtual, self-paced course.  She is a contributor to the Beginnings magazine of the AHNA and has been re-published in the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives E-News. She has appeared on podcasts, radio shows, and webinars as a content expert on the Principles of Resilience. Teresa has recently established Teresa Walding Consulting, PLLC.


For our premiere episode that aired on Tuesday, May 18th: 1 PM (CDT) “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane” we were honored and excited about our guest Beverley Wilson Hayes.

We had a great first episode, and over 23 participants on our live meeting so it was lively, yet intimate and everyone was touched by the spirit and energy in the room!

About our guest:

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Beverley Wilson Hayes has worked in the field of recovery for over three decades, creating and leading many recovery and self- discovery programs. She is world-renowned for her ability to connect as a Spiritual conduit and trainer of trainers. She was introduced to the Three Principles Psychology by her Mentor Dr. Roger Mills, thirty years ago. As a Certified Advanced Trainer of Trainers, and keynote speaker, her range of experience is vast. She has worked with diverse populations from high crime rate communities, correctional and educational systems, to corporate board rooms.

Beverley’s life goal to help others discover their own source of wisdom and insight blossomed with Syd Banks’ support and guidance. She demonstrates this commitment working with individual clients of all ages, groups, as a seminar leader, on webinars, and mentoring. She spends her time richly loving. Beverley lives with her beloved husband/soulmate Bill Hayes, in Merced, CA.

Beverley is CEO/Co-Founder of Conduits Do it (ConduitsDoIt) International. A worldwide consulting and training Corporation, with a loving family touch. She is a developing Author and spends her time richly loving others.

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