Best-selling author, Sheryl Lynn facilitates the science of joy for organizations, uniting people of all ages. Through her work, she has created a way for children and adults to be more joyful, using something as simple as a chair.
On April 7, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) marks its 75th anniversary and this year’s theme is, ‘Health for All.” This epic event inspired Sheryl to release a book called, Chair of Joy™. The Chair of Joy™ in part is an interactive 4-step experience that helps people reduce stress, anxiety, overwhelm, and frustration.
Health for all matters! And our kids are watching. In fact, what then would it mean to give less effort to the Time Out chair, and more energy to the Chair of Joy™? Research shows that positive psychology intervention is effective in school-age children, and Sheryl, therefore, believes change is possible for everyone when we positively disrupt or interrupt some of the negative daily patterns.
The Science: The School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program [SWPBIS] is a preventative maintenance strategy to help reduce behavioral issues in children. A study conducted by Bradshaw et al.  had over 12,000 children participate.
Children involved with the SWPBIS program showed
- fewer behavioral issues at home and school
- 33% less likely to be in trouble
- less often sent to the principal’s office for discipline
What these and other studies show is that positive behavioral interventions work with several different age groups and backgrounds.
Why is joy important to our health and overall well-being?
1) Physical: positive people are considered healthier individuals.
2) Mental: those individuals that practice mindfulness through joy practices have less stress and depression
3) Socially: overall better relationships and a sense of belonging can lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation
What if there was a way to benefit from joy every day and have our kids as well as adults access joy at any given moment?
We invite School Administrators, Officials, and Executive Leaders to learn more and to read the Chair of Joy™ Book to their communities. This is a 5-minute read that is impactful for all ages. Complimentary books will be left with your teams.
We would welcome the opportunity to share this Chair of Joy™ framework so everyone of all ages can have Good Mental and Physical Health on World Health Day, as well as every day hereafter!
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