Soaringwords’ SOARING Into Positive Wellbeing Initiative is an seven-module program which integrates the latest science from leading Positive Psychology experts, utilizes immersive workbooks, and provides an engaging pay-it-forward project.
Soaringwords collaborates with municipalities, health and human service agencies, community organizations, schools, hospitals, and companies to create substantive change through providing turn-key solutions that companies, educational organizations, and health care systems can utilize to support the wellbeing of their employees.
No other organization has synthesized such a wide array of relevant findings from wellbeing science into an award-winning, accessible workshop series.
Our goal is impact – the greatest impact possible. In 2012, Soaringwords codified its unique approach into the SOARING Into Positive Wellbeing scientific model, which was published in 2013. This empirical data has been presented at 16 international scientific conferences and featured in leading media.
Since 2000, Soaringwords’ interventions have been shared with more than 500,000 people. The SOARING Into Positive Wellbeing Initiative includes seven virtual workshops led by Soaringwords’ CEO & Founder Lisa Honig Buksbaum, integrating the latest science from leading Positive Psychology experts.
After three life-changing encounters with death and illness occurred in Soaringwords’ CEO & Founder’s family in the span of ten months, Lisa Honig Buksbaum knew that she had to do something to help millions of ill children, families, and adults to “Never give up!” One day while walking along the ocean during the height of her son’s catastrophic illness, she had a calling and heard the name “Soaringwords.”
Suddenly, she knew why she was born and was determined to create an organization to provide healing tools that could bolster the physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing for people facing challenges. Soaringwords was founded in 2000 to inspire hospitalized children, their families, and their health care providers to take active roles in self-healing. In 2019, the nonprofit pivoted and now provides programs which benefit adult individuals, companies, educational organizations, and health care systems through the SOARING Into Positive Wellbeing Initiative.
Since she was a child, Lisa wanted to help. Whether it was rescuing a blind duck at a park or defending her younger brother against bullying when he experienced severe asthma attacks—Lisa always found herself in the role of a helper during times of crisis.
As an adult, a phone call at four o’clock in the morning launched a trifecta of trauma that changed Lisa’s life forever. Three experiences with death and illness occurred in her family in just 10 months. Her beloved brother died suddenly of an asthma-induced heart attack, her father was battling lymphoma, and her son became catastrophically ill. When her family’s world imploded, Lisa felt as if she had become irrevocably damaged.
Instead, she discovered her calling during a sunrise walk along the beach at the height of her son’s illness. Lisa heard the word “Soaringwords,” and suddenly knew why she was born. She channeled her passion and resilience into a global movement that would inspire millions of people to never give up.
Her lifetime of experiences helping others through trauma, grief, illness, and setbacks—combined with her own personal experiences—led her to found Soaringwords, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of inspiring children, families, adults, seniors, and health care professionals to take active roles in self healing to experience greater physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Today, Lisa is an internationally recognized Positive Psychology thought leader.
Overcome life’s obstacles with grace, humor, and courage
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