We all have a deep Emotional Need to be part of a community or a “tribe” and to feel connected to others in a meaningful way. However, living in a community that does not love and accept us can leave us feeling lonely in a crowd. In fact, UCLA states that 3 out of 4 people in the U.S. show signs of serious loneliness. They found a
connection between loneliness and a premature death. Approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 in the United States are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness. The Harvard Study of Adult Development discovered that loneliness seems to be a better predictor of people's physical health at age 80 than their cholesterol levels.
According to the responses from Gallop polls gathered over several decades in over 150 countries, the number of people who report a sense of well-being on all seven levels are less than 7%. And based upon the growing number of people on anti-depressants, that number is on the decline for all types of people, regardless of race, religion, or
nationality. This workbook intends to explore this subject and pinpoint the gaps in our support system that might be responsible in part for the wide-spread lack of well-being around the world. What is missing in today’s society that
produces such loneliness and despair? Once identified, we can focus our think tanks filling in those gaps. We hope that every participant will join us for this important next step on their pathway to greater well-being.
This workshop starts by teaching how to create an environment of well-being. You will learn the 7 Elements of Well-Being and become familiar with the emotional needs that are common to all people no matter what their unique circumstances may be. Knowing this, we can formulate a plan that will assist any group in their goal of creating an environment of well-being.
Over the course of 10 30-minute sessions, this workshop you will learn how to gain well-being as well as how to offer well-being to others. You will be taught how to create an environment of well-being in your home, your school, or your workplace.
Learning the difference between “basic needs” and “emotional needs” you will learn the art of self-care that will improve their own well-being significantly. About half-way through the 10 sessions the program takes a fundamental shift in perspective from gaining well-being to offering well-being. This shift causes immediate improvements in your overall sense of well-being, elevating yourself from the "needy recipient" to the "compassionate hero." You will be
empowered to change the world around you through projects that we accomplish as a group. Every project starts as a Well-Being Think Tank.