The ‘Three Principles’ Understanding of How the Mind Works: An Overview

Background

The Three Principles is an understanding of how the mind works, and thereby an understanding of how we experience life — moment by moment and day by day. This understanding of how the mind works describes three fundamental…

About Anthony Kessel

Professor Anthony Kessel is a public health physician, academic and author. Since 2019 Anthony has been working as Clinical Director (National Clinical Policy) at NHS England & Improvement. Prior to this, Anthony worked for a decade as Director of Global Public Health at Public Health England and…

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Author and physician Anthony Kessel on uncertainty and coping in the time of Covid

As a teenager in the 1980s I read the full set of John Wyndham books. Although I can’t now remember all the details, I can still powerfully recall a recurrent theme. Wyndham liked to explore what happens to human beings — and to the human race — when presented with…

Global Health Experience

April 2017

“Reculer pour mieux sauter”

Over lunch last month in a restaurant in Lahore, a colleague from the Punjab Ministry of Health told a story she’d heard on a recent work trip to Turkey. The fable, as I’ve since researched, is well-known in Turkish folklore and will be familiar…

Security: global, collective, and inner

July 2016

“Deep roots are not reached by the frost” [JRR Tolkien]

The past month has been an unusual one, by any account.

Early on, I finished a novel, Remainder, by Tom McCarthy, in which the protagonist is hit on the head by falling scaffolding…

The problem with self

June 2016

The problem with self

“Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune” (C J Jung)

I’m not much of a science fiction fan…

About the Author

Professor Anthony Kessel is a public health physician, academic and author. Since 2019 Anthony has been working as Clinical Director (National Clinical Policy) at NHS England & Improvement. Prior to this, Anthony worked for a decade as Director of Global Public Health at Public Health England and…

A commitment to lifelong learning

May 2016

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking” (Albert Einstein)

In the early 1990s, lyrics to a song by the strangely named band ‘The The’ struck a chord: “If you…

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