Group Leader’s Toolkit


In this introductory lesson the format is a little different to those that follow. Here is a suggested Lesson Plan for Lesson 1:

  1. Welcome the participants and tell them a little about the program:
  • The Lift Project is a 10-week educational adventure that explores scientifically proven ways for lifting your mood and your life. Several academic publications have shown that it works!
  • The Lift Project was developed, and is presented, by Dr Darren Morton who is an Australian-based but internationally recognised wellbeing expert. It is presented in a simple and fun way.
  • The Lift Project is designed to be experiential and so each lesson includes some challenges. It’s challenge by choice, but the more you put in, the more you will get out.

2. Introduce yourself and give the participants the opportunity to introduce themselves (if appropriate). You can make this fun by asking them to share something about themself like what they love to do for fun, what their favourite food is, etc. Generally a group will be less inclined to share in this first session but they will open up more as they get to know each other.

3. Play the #WATCH video under the Learn section of Lesson 1.

4. Play the Challenge video under the Experience section of Lesson 1.

5. Reinforce the daily and weekly challenge for the week.

6. Explain that as participants they have access to The Lift Project

  • Welcome the group and ex

Click on the links below for a suggested Lesson plan.



One of the best ways to learn is to do. Let me show you how to put the learnings from this lesson into practice. Watch the video or read about it below!


To learn best it is important to think about and reflect on what you are learning. To help you with that click on the image below to take a quick quiz!


What’s the Big Idea? Imagine you are in an elevator and you have 30 seconds to explain to someone the Big Idea of this session. What would you say?

How did the challenges go? Did they give you a lift? What worked well and what could be even better next time?


Here are 3 ways to share your Lift Project Adventure: Talk, Tell, Tag

#1.  Talk about this lesson with others who are also doing The Lift Project. Meet-up for a “walk and talk” or connect over a meal to chat about what you learnt this lesson that is new and helpful to you and how you went with the challenges.

#2.  Tell someone who is not doing The Lift Project something you learnt this lesson that could give them a lift. Let’s lift 10 million lives together and change the world (#lift10)!

#3.  Tag on Instagram your experience of this lesson’s challenges (such as your favourite uplifting quotes). Use the hashtags: #yourlimboislistening; #theliftproject; #lift10.