Helpers come in many forms informally as parents, children, siblings, friends and even strangers. They also come with professional labels such as Physician, Nurse, First Responder, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Addiction Therapist, Mental Health Therapist, Family Therapist, Marriage Counselor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Clergy from varied Religions.

What is common to all of these helpers is the desire to be a healing agent.

What is also familiar to many of these caring people is the daily experience of many hours of Chronic Mental Stress all too often leading to “psychological, spiritual and physiological “burnout”.

A recently published study of over 2,000 U.S. psychiatrists reported that 78% met the criteria for “Burnout”. Incident rates of burnout are reported at greater than 50% in many of the helping named above professions and family helpers.

The label “Compassion Fatigue” is often connected to these statistics. I ask the reader to be open to the cause of the fatigue/burnout is lack of understanding and not the presence of compassion.

This program will utilize the wisdom presented in Sydney Banks 2001 book The Enlightened Gardener and augmented my thirty-eight-year winding incremental journey exploring the Universal Principles of Mind, Consciousness, 26 years of which was as a mentee of the late Sydney Banks.

This course will point to an understanding that is within the consciousness of every human being. As this understanding is realized, one’s resistance to stress is effortlessly increased, and one’s innate resilience awakened, bringing ‘more joy, less stress and more effectiveness to one’s passion as a helper.

The understanding that will be presented is on the cutting edge. That being the case, many are unaware of it.

Objectives for “Help For The Helpers: Less Stress More Joy”

After participating in this course the participant will —

  • Be able to discuss the erroneous assumption that caregiving by its very nature creates a state of mental stress.
  • Be able to discuss the connection between our spiritual (formless) nature and our psychological nature.
  • Be able to discuss the universal Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness as the building blocks of all human experience.
  • Be able to discuss the state of love and understanding as the default setting of all human beings.
  • Be able to discuss the source and role of wisdom in awakening stress resistance and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.


This is a self-study program consisting of 8 recorded sessions, over 12 hours of content, delivered in private members page immediately on purchase. 

    Continuing Education

    Many U.S. and global licensed healthcare professionals have requested professional CE’s for continuing education toward re-licensure. Hope for Helpers offers (18 CE’s) continuing education contact hours available for purchase. All different types of health professionals can use Nursing CE’s. Check with your state licensing board.

    Advancing Holistic Health is a continuing nursing education provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP16464


    “In this course, Dr Pettit shares his life, gives current examples, and humbly shows the truth in situations people are faced with. I trust Dr. Pettit. Dr Pettit spoke so honestly and knowledgeably about the MBB Connection, but also connected us with excellent resources by Sydney Banks, as well as books by medical scientists. From every vantage point, this powerful understanding of Thought consistently comes with great unconditional love. Thank you, Bill. I love this MBB Connection course and highly recommend it!

    Christa Campsall, BEd, DiplSpEd, MA

    “The live sessions and the loving passion that emanated from Bill were my favorite parts of this course. He brings such a tenderness to people and knowledge. I am a complete novice re: the physiological depth of detail Bill explored, yet it just slid into place. As a result of the course I am training a team of whole school staff on children’s behaviour and the stress response, and I feel able to add this into all my upcoming 3P school trainings. Thank you for this stunning opportunity.”

    Anni Silverdale Poole, Author of ” Simply Being YOU”

    “Thank you for the amazing Mind, brain, body course!! I went straight to doing some research into the connection between the Principles and pain relief!  My chronic back pain has gone and I wanted to see if I could recreate this in others and am having great results.  As your course went on I realized that no amount of medical knowledge, however impressive to others, can give me the confidence to do this, it comes from within and in my conversations with these volunteers they have all said how they somehow knew deep down that I just want them to get well and that has shifted something in them. Amazing!”


    – Chana Studley, Three Principles Practitioner, Transformational Coach, Speaker and Author

    “You are a great sharer who is not only flexible, but also responsive to participant requests. I find your lived experience stories truly amplify the quotes you read. Through the eight weeks of sharing, I sense that you moved the group along to be willing and able to recognize and share that this is indeed a spiritual journey and any glimmer of that is so helpful. You definitely fulfilled your mandate!”

    – Christa

    A practical, humorous, gorgeous, informative divine filled exploration of ‘real’ mental health and the body, and the wisdom we have that keeps us safe (more often than not). I loved this exploration with Bill Pettit and, as a nurse, I particularly resonated with the in-depth explanations of how our brains and body physiologically and chemically create chronic mental stress, and the simple solution for all of us to experience profound peace of mind and mental and physical wellness for more of our lives.

    Fiona Jacob, CEO, Hast International AB, Coach, Mentor and Supervisor.

    Dr Bill is amazing. He is able to take technical information and bring it to an understanding that opens your heart and allows for healing. I love listening to him and he conveys an understanding with stories that really touched me and had me see things with clarity in a way I hadn’t seen before. I could listen for hours and I’d love to do the course again!”

    Rochelle Gance, Mind Body Health Coach