Goals groups are small groups of 4 - 6 people who provide supportive accountability to each other. They provide encouragement, affirmation and acknowledgement. The gentle pressure of accountability keeps people focused and motivated to stay on track.
The simple act of connecting and communicating with other people has been shown to decrease stress hormones. For example, cortisol levels drop, which leads to less inflammation and less adrenal gland overload. Also, whenever we are trying to make a change in our behavior, like exercising more, having someone along for the ride really helps.
We tend to think about ways to improve the individual. Yet research shows that we all do better when we receive constant, consistent support and feedback from our peers. That's where goals groups come in.
Our mission is to spread the power of goals groups. To that end, we teach people how to create their own goals groups, and we develop goals group initiatives for businesses and organizations. Our goal is to enhance wellness, broadly defined. Jennifer Stone, Ph.D