THE LIFELIGHT PLAYBOOK
Today we are witnessing a crises in wellbeing among our youth, with accelerating rates of anxiety, depression and suicide that surpass any other levels historically. This crises, along with the lowest college admission test scores in 30 years, has created the “Future Gap”… a critical mismatch between what is actually needed to succeed in the future and the current developmental skills and abilities that are being learned by our youth today.
We can attribute a great deal of the “Future Gap” to the shift that has occurred in our increasing digital dependency, including the amount of time we spend emotionally immersed on screens (computers, smart phones, social media, TV, etc.), as well the biological brain “rewiring” this change creates, limiting our power of choice-full choosing.
The important question today, centers around the TRADEOFFS we are making and continue to make in our information processing and mindstyle patterns. When these tradeoffs involve the reduction of the critical capacities needed for self reflection and self knowledge, an individual is left without the key “toolbox” skills needed to deal with accelerating levels of “noise” (information overload, disinformation, distractions, disruption, disengagement) in their life. Without these skills, our choices about how to maintain wellbeing, become progressively difficult or even impossible.
The LIFELIGHT PLAYBOOK is designed to teach the vital skills needed today, to PROTECT and PREPARE children for the future, beginning at the earliest stages of development. The two levels of the program cover the 3 to 6 year and 7 to 10 year age ranges.
Parents allocate a twenty minute time period each night before their children go to sleep. This time is devoted to using compelling stories combined with accompanying interactive activities, to support the development of key choice-full self reflective mindstyle skills.
Emphasis is also placed on increasing the bonding and role modeling family dynamic necessary, in our increasingly disconnected world, and to facilitating the key integral elements of social, emotional and intellectual growth.
The unique aspect of the program involves the use of a variety of LIFELIGHT strategies to transform the child’s room into a world of make believe and magical fantasy realms, dedicated to creativity, enrichment and personal development… a very special type of quality time each night before bedtime, and a positive transition toward better sleep.
The LIFELIGHT PLAYBOOK and its accompanying projector, is for parents…not an entertaining toy to be used by children without their parents involvement. Instead, the playbook and projector, provide a unique and powerful source of positive “Innertainment” feedback, to be used selectively with the special accompanying LIFELIGHT learning modules… each of which are specifically designed to enrich the core elements needed to develop positive wellbeing, choice skills and reflective mindstyle development.