LGAT's / Lifespring

(Large Group Awareness Trainings: Updated 5-21-07)

This is my personal collection of links to trainings that are being done in a similar tradition to Lifespring.


4 is a very special number to Grads.

Lifespring as a corporate entity, at the moment sort of does not exist officially anymore, so please regard all postings as a fellow human being's best guess, and nothing more.

[Thanks to Summit Education & Millennium 3 for the info below, and to Maria Strong for standing to keep straight all the info on our fellow grads and their work in the world.]

The various Lifespring-style workshops workshops are designed to use an experiential, or participatory, learning model.

The roots of the experiential model date back to 1947 at the National Training Laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland.  There, researchers developed what was called the "process learning model" involving the use of exercises (processes) which enabled participants to learn from the whole experience instead of just the intellectual input. 


The original Lifespring Home Page


 (currently owned by someone just using it for spam, although ownership expires in July 2007 if anyone wants to bring it back under the real LS Umbrella.)

Click to subscribe to LifespringGrads

Join my Yahoo Lifespring Grads Online Community to learn more about the trainings, talk to people who have done them, or discuss the distinctions they teach.

For Grads, future Grads, and those they stand for. All interested parties get to go!

Tracy A. (Turner) Phaup's

free support web site for grads.





(If you know the current whereabouts of any of these trainings, please let me know).


(Las Vegas, NV)


Minneapolis, MN

[5-20-07 Site is dead]



Someone's personal page in France which purports to neutrally present information on various LGATs and workshops, both positive and negative information.

I do not necessarily support the information on it, but what I do support is people's permission to see other sides and opinions and choose for themselves, so I am leaving this link up so that they can do so.

I feel that even some of the negative information might provide insight to those considering the trainings, and I hope even after reading it, you are still open to that possibility.


NB: If you have come here through a link on Wikipedia, you should be clear that I did not post or approve posting of my page as a link, and have been battling fruitlessly with Wikipedia to remove it.

This is not an official page of any kind.

It is my personal collection of links and should be treated like anyone's personal links web page, not an authoritative source of any sort. The groups on it did not ask to be included, any more than any web site asks to be on someone's personal links page.

It's very sad that a disclaimer of this type even needs to be posted, but apparently it does.

This is a link to a relevant discussion about it.

If anyone knows who to effectively complain to at Wikipedia to make them remove my web page, please drop me a note @ gotmalk at hotmail dot com. I don't have time to sit and learn how to edit a Wiki to fix it. Thanks in advance.



Impact Trainings

Salt Lake City/Bluffdale, Utah

Dallas, Miami, Santa Monica, & WORLDWIDE

Locations Worldwide

Click here to find one near you!



Dallas, TX

[4's to Bernie!]



New York City, NY




Personal Dynamics

New York City, NY




St. Louis, MO

Summit Education, Inc.

Vero Beach, Florida




Eugene, OR


"Our mission is to inspire and support positive change, creating an abundant, loving and respectful world community."


WorldWorks, Inc.

Aliso Viejo, California

(Orange County, near Laguna Niguel)

(Lisa & Lynne, the women who head this, used to work in DC when I took the trainings, and I love them both dearly for all they taught me.)




Other Links

(for other empowering people, groups and web sites with compatible or similar stances, but who are not technically Lifespring-styled trainings or groups.)

Above Rubies

Above Rubies is a magazine to encourage women in their high calling as wives, mothers, and homemakers. Its purpose is to uphold and strengthen family life and to raise the standard of God's truth in the nation.

The name has been chosen from Proverbs 31.10 AMP, " A capable, intelligent and virtuous woman, who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far Above Rubies or pearls."


Association for Christian Character Development


(kind of like a Christianity-centric version of the Lifespring Trainings)



E3 Trainings, Inc. 

Washington, DC

Seem to now be more focused specifically on Lorne Epstein as personal coach, but site still functions.







A passaround page with the now-famous speech by Marianne Williamson.



Renee's and James' Spot on the Web


Someone's personal site, but clearly they are either a Grad or hang out with someone who is.


 "We stand for a world transformed through Love."





A video showing the power of one person's choice to make a difference, no matter how small.


(Courtesy of Ben Aronson & The Global Transformation Network)





"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or dehumanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."

- von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist.