Within eight years of its founding, Lifespring
had commissioned rigorous scientific analysis to examine the
effects of the Lifespring trainings on its participants.
Eminent researchers from such institutions
as the University of California School of Medicine and Stanford
Medical School conducted in-depth analysis of the before-and-after
and long-term effects that Lifespring had on the hundreds of thousands
of people who were taking part in their experiential trainings.
The research, by overwhelming statistical margins, allowed a
consensus statement: Lifespring trainings led to improvements in
participants' "self-confidence, self-esteem, lowered job stress,
a heightened sense of control in life, and a more positive and pleasurable
range of events and experiences in their lives." A large
percentage of Lifespring graduates ranked the trainings as one of
the most valuable experiences of their life.
This web site introduces and highlights the
work of prominent researchers who studied and detailed the effects
that the Lifespring training generally produced. The overarching
trends of the research conclusions reveal the larger success of
experiential education in becoming a major force in global thinking,
as revealed by the many offshots of Lifespring's foundational work
and the intangible and unchronicled effects which will only be grasped
with the gift of time's historical perspective.