Alice Bryan co-facilitates a Three Principles discussion group in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, and serves as Board Member and Past Vice President of 3 Principles Network, a 501c3 non-profit. She has been organizing and implementing community trainings in schools, community, and business since 2004. Alice also serves on the Youth Justice Initiative Advisory Board. She has served this Three Principles based restorative justice program as a Case Monitor working with youth, parents and community, and as a Community Representative, educator and volunteer.
For 25 years, Alice worked at Iowa Lutheran Hospital and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She loved working in many departments and roles, from patient care to administration, finally as part of The Center for Healthy Communities. While at The Center for Healthy Communities, she attended the first local Three Principles community training in 2004. She was deeply moved by what she discovered for herself and about the origin of our human experience. From this training, a group of attendees formed a task force to continue to explore opportunities to learn and to share this understanding with others for the betterment of individuals and the larger community.
Alice feels privileged to have learned from Sydney Banks during his lifetime by attending his international conferences, spending time on Salt Spring Island with Mr. Banks, Elsie Spittle, and friends and to have shared telephone conversations with Mr. Banks during our early exploration days. It has been a gift to have to learned from many of his first-generation students and pioneers in their field and to be a part of this global community.
Right now, Alice works to keep the Three Principles work as pure to Sydney Banks vision as possible while she enjoys time making a home with her significant other, spending time with their family, grandchildren, and friends, doing a little listening and dancing to her favorite musicians, and seeing more about life via the Principles each day.