Synopsis of Dr. Lieberman's Research
The research on Lifespring programs represents
one of the most extensive bodies of scientific inquiry in the field
of human development.
Lifespring has commissioned studies
by independent research scientists widely respected for their work
in human change and development, including: Morton Lieberman, Ph.D.
of the University of California at San Francisco Medical School;
Lee Ross, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Stanford University;
Irvin Yalom, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University.
Over the last 35 years, Dr. Lieberman has
produced landmark research in his field and has received the highly
prestigious and coveted Research Scientist Award from the National
Institute of Mental Health for seventeen years in a row. His research
on Lifespring has been published in the Journal of the American
The research on Lifespring focuses on the
perceived value of our courses, risk assessment, issues analysis,
and demographics of Lifespring participants.
Key findings of the studies show:
Participants experience significant and
lasting changes in personal effectiveness, such as: lower job
stress; increased self-confidence; higher self-esteem; a greater
sense of being in control of life; a more positive and pleasurable
range of events and experiences in life.
-Over half of participants felt that
the Basic Training was one of the most valuable experiences they
had ever had, and nearly nine out of ten (87%) felt it was at
least of considerable value or more. Seventy-one percent of Advanced
Course participants felt the Advanced Course was one of the most
valuable experiences they had ever had, and fully 93% found it
to be of considerable value or more.
-Nearly four out of five (79%) participants in both the Basic
Training and Advanced Course stated that they received more value
from the courses than they had expected.
-62% of participants believe the value of the Basic Training to
be worth more than the actual cost, and 76% of Advanced Course
students thought the same about that course.
-98% of the participants in the Basic Training found it to be
interesting and enlightening.
-95% of participants in the Basic Training experienced enhanced
feelings of responsibility and control.
-83% of Basic Training students intended to recommend Lifespring
to others, and 92% of Advanced Course participants intended to
recommend Lifespring to others.
There is no evidence that Lifespring causes
psychiatric harm to participants, even participants who showed signs
of vulnerability to harm prior to entering the training.