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.
Center for Disease Control, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015
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
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...
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.
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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.
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