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Mindful Parenting Webinar
We invite you to join us for a FREE webinar on April 9th as psychologists, Dr. Joey Fung and Dr. Trish Broderick share practical tips on mindful parenting and managing stress.
We produced and compiled resources to help you and others thrive during this trying time. We invite you to attend to your own personal growth with and for others.
DACA Self-Care Resources
Together with Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores and DACA recipient, Norma Ramirez, we've created self-care, mental health resources to support undocumented youth.
The 5 B's to Thriving
Thriving involves our whole being and body. Pay attention to how you feel physically and emotionally. Be connected to yourself. Especially during these times, be mindful of what brings you joy and pursue more of what really matters. Be aware of stress and anxiety, and seek support through practices, relationships, or professional help.
Be aware of your core beliefs. What brings meaning, strength, and hope in your life? Use this opportunity to re-evaluate what matters most, and align your life to your highest values accordingly. Although we need to renegotiate how we live out and pursue our ideals and goals, be intentional about making traction towards what matters.
Thriving involves being known and loved as our authentic selves. This means we need to know and cherish ourselves. Resist the urge to fit in, but invest in the relationships that truly matter. Ask to whom do you belong—relationally and spiritually? What can you do to nurture these connections in a time of physical isolation?
Beyond the Self
Essential to thriving is a prosocial orientation beyond ourselves. This not only includes our understanding of transcendence (which informs our life's ultimate meaning), but it also involves an ongoing contribution to the world beyond ourselves. In isolation, this might seem like a challenge. However, we thrive when we help others thrive.
Often overlooked as a resources for thriving, beauty and art are important resources of inspiration and positive emotions that can inspire vitality and our pursuit of goodness and truth. Take time to absorb nature, music, and visual arts (e.g. photography) in order to elevate your mood and connect you with something bigger than yourself.
Guest Blogger, Dr. Meredith Hope discusses the role of religion in youth thriving, and ways adults can help enable spirituality in youth.> Read More
Study with the Thrive Center
Interested in joining the Thrive Center as a student researcher? We study thriving in diverse populations, pioneering new ways to promote human thriving. Find out more about the advanced degrees in the School of Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary.
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The Thrive Center is on a mission to inspire, educate, and equip those who care for the world’s youth. Learn how you can support our mission and make a difference by putting research findings into practice!