INSPIRE – Insight, Spirit, Innate Resilience

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INSPIRE – Insight, Spirit, Innate Resilience

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Programs for High Schools


Graduate Course Work at Western Virginia University & Innate Health Wikispace


Reflections Essays


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The Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness describes how people are always creating their own personal experience of life. The truth of the Principles, that we are all functioning exactly the same way -- making thoughts up and seeing them as real, moment-to-moment -- resonates with people. INSPIRE is committed to making Principle-based mental health and well-being information available to people wherever and whenever they seek it.


This site contains information and resources on Dr. Sedgeman’s educational programs in high schools and at Western Virginia University which focus on the Three Principles approach to understanding the human experience.


Programs for High Schools


Helping students to understand the relationship between their minds and their bodies, their thinking and their emotions, is a critical need. Too many high school students are involved in violence, bullying, substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors. Too many high school students suffer loss of hope, lack of motivation, fear of failure, depression, and low self-esteem. 

When students come to understand themselves and others, they are able to navigate the ups and downs of puberty, the challenges of high school, the difficulties of life and family circumstances that are beyond their control.


This page features a slideshow with a few ideas excerpted from a sample assembly-length program for high school students. Students have responded positively to this program, which tells them, in practical terms, why they and others feel the way they do, and how to handle their emotional ups and downs. 

This program can also be developed, with school partners, as an online presentation to be made available to students for self-directed learning.


Graduate Course Work at Western Virginia University & Innate Health Wikispace


Prevention Through Resilience, PUBH 580, is popular with school counselors, health professionals, and students in sports psychology and public administration, as well as Public Health students. To visit the course Wiki space, click here.

Innate Health - is the unrealized psychological aspect of our immune system. It is resiliency. It is as natural to us as the physical immune system that we count on to heal our cuts and bruises and fight off the flu.


The site also offers a number of downloadable essays:


Reflections Essays


Reflections on the philosophical meaning of the Principles

The empowerment that arises from these principles in action is of a much different quality. It is not effort or willpower. It is a sense of freedom before the thought of any particular activity or frame of reference is formed in our minds and impelled into action. 

Reflections on the Principles in life situations

Sometimes we start to think the shell of our life is "who we are". We think we are no more than a blur of first impressions.  We chase ourselves through life, trying in vain to capture a lasting and meaningful image and cling to it and give it substance. Beneath that shell is the human spirit, the essence of each person, which shines through the light of our eyes and finds expression in the laughter that bubbles up when we catch on to ourselves. 

Reflections on the Principles in Business and Leadership

The most effective motivational training would be for all of us to see how our thinking works and how experience naturally changes as thinking naturally changes. Those who are temporarily enclosed within a cell of thoughts that impede their progress and enjoyment would have the key to their own prison. Those who are temporarily soaring on a current of thoughts that send them surging ahead happily would have the wingspan to glide gracefully through the downdrafts. 

Reflections on the Principles in Education and Learning

It isn't recognized that insight and the intellect are partners, each as significant to the development of our knowledge as the other. Are we inhibited by our intellect, bound to work out the solutions to life's problems only by sorting through the details? Or are we set free by the energy of our minds, to continually gain sight from within, insight that feeds our intellect and energizes its service to us? 

Reflections on the Principles and Health professions training

Knowing that our experience is originating within our own thinking, which mediates what we perceive as we look out upon our world, we experience the freedom to see things differently and know the hope for all people to do so. We are not concerned about whether we will ever run dry or have enough to give to others because everyone already has what they need. 

Reflections on the Principles and the aftermath of 9-11

No individual, no culture, no race, no nation can claim perfection of thoughts or deeds. Yet every human being, every culture, every race and every nation can claim the perfection of the purity of the energy that precedes all thoughts and deeds, of whatever universal power they will call God, before the forms they give it to name it



School counselors, health professionals, and students.





Author Affiliations

Dr. Sedgeman’s university teaching take place at West Virginia University graduate courses and are taught entirely online in the Master's in Public Health program at West Virginia University School of Medicine.