Awakening the human potential for inspiring sustainable, impactful, solutions.

October 27th-29th 2017

Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia

Awakening Action Focus Track

Beyond the Ego

with Amy Leo and Dicken Bettinger (virtual speaker)

The Awakening track is designed to increase kindness, compassion, gratitude and well being naturally.

Self-confidence and self-esteem don’t come from isolating the self as a single entity. If you have ever struggled with concepts such as “living in the now” or “transcending your ego” or “thinking positively” – this is an innovative and simple way to explore a deeper possibility than these concepts can provide.

Instead of adding more practices and tools, you will learn a foundational principles that naturally yield realization and reveal insight.

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Dicken Bettinger

Dicken Bettinger, Ed.D., 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.

Dicken co-founded and was the director of a center in Vermont that was the first center in the Northeast to teach the Three Principles. He served as one of the original nation-wide Core Faculty and is currently a faculty member for the Three Principles Global Community. In 1996 Dicken joined Pransky and Associates, a Three Principle-based institute in La Conner, Washington. Dicken was instrumental in developing and teaching leadership and staff development programs for universities, hospitals, publishing companies, defense contractors, health departments, banks, and non-profit organizations. He teaches company employees what it takes to be resilient and agile in the face of today’s business challenges and rapidly changing environments. He mentors CEOs and their leadership teams in raising the bar on their productivity, teamwork, and business success. He also specializes in teaching individuals, couples, and families, as well as leading group seminars on the Principles and their relationship to psychological well-being.
In January of 2012 Dicken founded Three Principles Mentoring to guide individuals, groups, and organizations in deepening their understanding of the Three Principles. He offers 4-day retreats for individuals, couples and families; Skype distance learning programs; supervision; individual coaching; group seminars; and business consultation.

Dicken enjoys public service work and has worked with refugees from South and Central America. He was an integral part of the Tibetan Resettlement Project in Vermont. Dicken has been married for 44 years and loves teaching people about what it takes to create healthy, thriving relationships. He has two adult children and plans his day around when he can be with his two grandchildren. He enjoys photography, hiking, canoeing, traveling, and his golden retriever.

Amy Leo

Dicken Bettinger

Virtual Speaker

Amy Leo is a singer-songwriter, keynote speaker, mental health educator, and music community leader who is all about making music +life fun again!

Her debut EP, Quarter life, is playing on college radio and on online platforms such as Spotify and Soundcloud.

Popular songs include: “The New Girl,” an expose on bullying, and “Crooked Story,” an illustration of the nature of domestic abuse. She is currently working on her second studio album.

Passionate not only about music, but mental wellbeing, she also hosts events, gigs, and group/one-on-one trainings that introduce an educational framework for health, based on three simple principles of human functioning.

Those in attendance report that they now experience more freedom, peace of mind, and greater clarity in their day-to-day lives without the use of tips, tricks, or techniques.

To learn more, for booking information, or just to say hello, email Amy at

Amy Leo

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