PRELIMINARY FINDINGS ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF WELL-BEING PROGRAM
To measure the benefits of the Foundations program, we send out a voluntary questionnaire to participants both before they begin the program and then many months later, thus letting us make “before” and “after” comparisons. The questionnaire consists of ten well-established psychological measures that are listed in the Table of Results, and which we analyze with standard statistical methods.
In sum, participants have reported significant improvements in every single area that we've 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.
We've also found that level of education did not impact the program's results, which supports the idea that this program is useful for everyone regardless of educational background.
We are really pleased with these results, and very glad that the Foundations program can be helpful to people.