Wahbeh, H., Yount, G., Vieten, C., Radin, D., & Delorme, A. (2021). Reported paranormal experiences associated with improved outcomes of personal development workshops, 10 March 2021, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square. doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-311640/v1
We explored personal development workshops’ transformative effects by evaluating participants’ transformative, noetic, transpersonal, and relational experiences during workshops and their association with interconnectedness, well-being, and extended perception measure changes in a prospective, uncontrolled, within-participant design study. Participants reported positive changes that a majority felt would affect their behavior and relationships. Perceived contact with the dead was associated with an increased interconnectedness, as was a meaningful experience with wildlife or animals. A meaningful experience with a person, place, or thing was associated with increased well-being. These analyses support the idea that engaging in personal development workshops is positively transformative.