Pilot Study

The Well-Being Workshop Pilot Study

The Well-Being Workshop Pilot Study

PART I: Information Sheet

 

Introduction

I am the founder of GlobalWell-Being.org and we are conducting a Pilot Study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Well-Being Workshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to email, text, or call or visit GlobalWell-Being.org. TereFoster777@gmail.com 262-232-3196

 

Purpose of the Research

The goal of the Well-Being Workshop Pilot Study is to test the effectiveness of the Well-Being Workshop. We intend to use a Well-Being Survey as a measurement of effectiveness. Survey answers will assess the seven elements of well-being: financial, physical, personal, emotional, social, career, and global before and after the workshop.  At the end of the ten sessions participants will be asked to complete the well-being survey again. The data we gain from this survey will help us improve the details of our workshop.

Type of Research Intervention

Over the course of ten sessions with a Well-Being Consultant, workshop participants will learn how to have well-being as well as how to offer well-being to others. They will be taught how to create an environment of well-being in their homes, their schools, or their workplaces.

Benefits

Learning the difference between “physical needs” and “emotional needs,” participants will learn the art of self-care that will improve their own well-being significantly. About half-way through the ten sessions the program takes a fundamental shift in perspective from having well-being to offering well-being. This shift causes immediate improvements in the participant’s overall sense of well-being, elevating them from the "needy recipient" to the "compassionate hero." They will be empowered to change the world around them in a legitimate and powerful way using the method they experienced first-hand during the workshop.

Risks

There is a potential risk that the positive changes in attitude and life-governing decision-making, plus the empowerment of the title of Well-Being Consultant, could disrupt relationships with those who didn’t participate in the program, namely parents, siblings, and friends. These risks will be mitigated by teaching participants how to cope with this possibility with patience and kindness and offering them an informal way to teach those close to them by using the workbook that is used during the workshop.

 

Participant selection

We are asking adults from various backgrounds to participate in the research on the effectiveness of the Well-Being Workshop.

 

Voluntary Participation - Right to Refuse or Withdraw

Your participation in this research is entirely voluntary.  It is your choice whether to participate or not. There is no penalty for changing your mind and stopping all participation without prior notification.

 

Procedures and Protocol

Strong reading skills will be required. If a participant does not have strong reading skills, they must bring a partner with them who has strong reading skills for all ten sessions. The partner will be considered a participant in the program and will receive a certificate of completion as a participant.

 

Description of the Process

The study begins and ends with a Well-being Survey assessing the participant’s well-being on seven levels. The Well-Being Workshop consist of ten 30-minute sessions. Participants will be asked to complete a short evaluation of the workshop.

 

Duration

Duration is one of the primary variables the pilot study will help us determine. The Well-Being Workshop is divided into ten sessions. Sessions will be 30 minutes each. This study will determine if ten is enough or too many and if 30 minutes is long enough to cover the material. The study will also help to determine if the length of time intervals between sessions has an impact on the amount of improvement.

 

Settings  

This workshop occurs over the course of two days, consisting of four 30-minute webinars each day.  

Certification

Participants will be given a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the workshop.  Certification gives them entry into the online think tank at GlobalWell-Being.org if they have a desire to join.

 

 Confidentiality

The GlobalWell-Being.org research team will maintain the confidentiality of data, especially with respect to the information about a participant. Strict confidentiality will be required from each participant not to share the personal details other participants may reveal during the sessions. If you have a desire to reduce the chances of a breach in confidentiality, we recommend that you do not use an email address that includes your first or last name for the webinar and all email communication.

 

Sharing the Results

The results of the study will be used for grant proposals for future project development and may be published in books and articles without revealing the personal information of the participants.

How to Join the Pilot Study

 

 Join the Well-Being Workshop.

We would like to give you the opportunity to have your survey used for the Well-Being Pilot Study. The goal is to test the effectiveness of the Well-Being Workshop. We intend to use the Well-Being Survey as a measurement of effectiveness. Your survey answers will assess the seven elements of well-being:

  • financial
  • physical
  • personal
  • emotional
  • social
  • career
  • global

You will take the survey before and after the workshop. The data we gain from the study will help us improve the details of our workshop.

 

 1) Take a pre-survey.

The 7 Elements of Well-Being survey will help assess your present level of well-being. If you have not yet taken the survey, please stop and do so now at GlobalWell-Being.org.

 

2) Telephone Interview

A Well-Being Consultant will call you to assess your goals and confirm your interest in participating in the Pilot Program for eight sessions at no cost to you.  Your surveys and comments will help us gather statistics for our Well-Being
research.

 

3) Pilot Participant Consent Form

If you are approved to participate in the study, you will be asked to sign a consent form confirming that you plan to be involved for eight sessions as a Pilot Participant.

 

4) Receive a free workbook.

When we receive a signed consent form, we will email you the first workbook, Creating an Environment of Well-Being.

 

5) 10 Sessions

The Pilot Study will only offer one format.  It will be 10 weekly sessions in an online skype format on Sunday afternoons. Your Well-Being Consultant will continue to monitor your progress throughout the 10 sessions. Upon completion you will receive a certificate of
completion.

 

 6) Take a post-survey.

Take the same survey again. We hope to see measurable improvements in overall well-being.

 

7) Accept our Invitation

The next step on your pathway to greater well-being is to join our online think tank.  This will provide an immediate
opportunity to apply what you have learned in this workbook.

 

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