What if Instead of Just Sex Ed
We Taught Relationship Ed?

Our world would be more peaceful, joyous, and just.

We empower young people to create identities consistent with their values as they develop into mature adults who have healthy, nurturing relationships.

By starting with the relationship that young people have with Self, we guide them to connect to their inner power, honor their innate wisdom, build their confidence, and choose relationships that nurture their souls.

Our commitment is to strengthen the foundation on which our society is built: healthy, respectful, loving romantic, friendship, and work relationships.

A good relationship is the single most important factor in determining satisfaction with your life and overall happiness.

and yet there is no Education for Teens about Love and Healthy Relationships

Data from a Harvard study of over 3,000 young adults 18-25 indicated that 70% want to talk with parents about love and 65% wish they had learned about love in school.

When you stop looking for love and security outside of yourself, you can relax into your natural state of being: love, peace, joy.

When you can BE joy and love, you won’t tolerate abusive behavior on your quest to find love outside of yourself. This is the message woven into all of our workshops, weekend gatherings, and digital games.

The Mental Health Crisis is a Social Problem

The Numbers are Shocking

  •  56% increase in suicide rate for ages 10-19 between 2007 and 2016.
  •  70% of teens see anxiety and depression as a major problem among their peers. 
  • 1 in 5 high school females are physically/sexually abused by a dating partner.
  • 10% of girls in grades 9-12 are forced to have sexual intercourse by a dating partner.
  • 1 in 3 women will be raped at some point in their life.
  • 39% of women ages 15+ suffered emotional abuse by husbands/partners.

The mainstream approach is to pathologize the individual rather than examine the toxic, pathological culture that individuals are trying to negotiate. 

Switch to Your Spiritual Operating System

to experience joy and ease

We guide young people to switch from their faulty human OS where 70% of our thoughts are negative, to a deeper OS, where we are guided by universal intelligence.

We go through life relying on our human operating system believing that we are a camera taking pictures of the outside world and reacting to it. This is living life from the outside in.

When we switch to our deeper, intuitive operating system, we realize that we are projectors and what we see on the outside world is a mirror of what we are projecting from the inside. This is living life from the inside out.

Healthy Relationships Start with Self Love

Stop Being N.I.C.E. — Neurotic, Insecure, Controlling, and Ego-Driven
Neurotic: Paying attention to the endless chatter of your brain. (70% of it is negative.)
Insecure: Full of self-doubt; Feel like an imposter.
Controlling: Trying to control the world so that you feel OK.
Ego-Driven: Driven by the false belief that you’re here to get yours, compete, and win.
Don’t worry. We all are. It’s not a personal problem. You innocently believe that, if the world matched your preferences you’d be happy (good grades, a prestigious college, the perfect job, body, house, partner, etc.). Happiness is an inner job.
Our offerings guide the path to another way. And when you discover it, you will wonder why you spent so many years struggling.

Workshops, Events, and Role Playing Games that Shift Culture

By experiencing a healthier reality, we can make it come true

We offer blended learning experiences — short online workshops guided by coaches and supercharged by in-person regional gatherings where young people build their tribes.

We aspire to create role playing games (RPGs) that can be played on smartphones. RPGs are a phenomenal way of trying a new way of being. The only way to learn how to do something is by trying it. And getting it wrong, and adjusting your course.

Young People Learn...

discover inner power

By learning how Mind, Consciousness, and Thought work, you live from the inside out and don't act out of negative thinking.

put your well-being first

It is not selfish to expect and demand that people treat you with kindness, respect and dignity.

Set healthy boundaries

Firm, healthy boundaries are vital to personal wellness and to create a brilliant, creative life.

honor inner guidance

You don't have to do it alone. You are not the only woman plagued by self-doubt, lack of confidence, and uncertainty about how to start. We've got you! We are in this together.

how to identify red flag behavior

Manipulators are sneaky. It takes education and practice to be able to see when someone is manipulating you. Women are conditioned to ignore their inner warning systems and shift attention away from red flags that appear early in a relationship.

sexist behavior isn't cool

Women swim in a patriarchal They are conditioned to view themselves through male eyes and become performers seeking approval by portraying themselves as sexualized, perfected selves.

Zero-tolerance for abuse

We are entrained to passively accept violence towards women in video games, music videos, and movies. Women are programmed to be nice, put others first, and tolerate abusive male behavior. They are misguided by the pervasive attitude of “boys will be boys”.

Why Joyful Action Network? 

It is a miracle that any teens get to adulthood with a healthy sense of Self in this culture

Most social-emotional learning programs assume that you just need information. If you just knew what to do, you would do it. Most self-help programs assume that you need to do inner work to clear your heart and mind, but rarely focus on action.

We blend the best of education and transformational coaching with RPGs so that teens TAKE ACTION to create a new reality for their lives. 

Life can be a Joyous Adventure

Caprice Thorsen

Joyful Founder

Entrepreneur. Education revolutionary. Coach. Mother of 2 amazing teen daughters. Visionary. Strategizer. Doer.

Join the Ecosystem

We are building an ecosystem of organizations and individuals who are eager to invest their time, talent, and/or financial support to making Joyful Action Network a reality.

Remember, good relationships are the single most important factor in determining satisfaction with life and overall happiness. They are the fabric of our society.

If you are interested in joining our ecosystem, fill in the form below. 

Together we can build postive, life-transforming experiences.