PRELIMINARY FINDINGS ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF WELL-BEING PROGRAM
To get a sense of the potential benefits of the Foundations program, we sent out a voluntary survey to participants before they began the program and then many months later, letting us make “before” and “after” comparisons. The survey consisted of ten well-established psychological measures that are listed in the Table of Results, and it was analyzed with standard statistical methods.
In sum, participants reported significant improvements in every single area that we assessed. In particular, they described becoming more mindful, self-compassionate, satisfied with life, and grateful, with increased happiness, self-esteem, and sense of connection with others. They also reported less anxiety, loneliness, and depression.
Our findings showed that education did not impact the program outcomes, which supports the idea that this program is useful for everyone regardless of educational attainment.
We are really pleased with these results, and very glad that the Foundations program can be helpful to people.