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Thriving

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From the Inside Out: Relationships, Mental Health, & Interpersonal Neurobiology with Dr. Dan Siegel

We are made for relationships. And psychiatrist, researcher, and clinical therapist Dr. Dan Siegel (UCLA) has found that emotional realities of our earliest attachment relationships reverberate through the rest of our lives. By opening up brain science and what he calls “interpersonal neurobiology” he’s helping people find emotional healing and wholeness, deep connection, and stable life-giving relationships.

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Freedom from Fear: Mental Health, Justice, and Hope for an Unencumbered Life in the Black Church with Rev. Dr. Dwight Radcliff

What would it be to dream and live unencumbered? Rev. Dr. Dwight Radcliff is a pastor, community leader, and cultural theologian who wants the pages of Christian scripture to come alive to the gritty realities of justice, equity, and social transformation. Looking through the narrative vision of hip-hop and the Black church, he weaves a story of personal and communal wholeness …. holding everything together in all the tension of life … all to find thriving and spiritual health in the embodied, emotional, and empathetic now.

Christian

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Life Worth Living: Faith, Flourishing, and What Matters Most with Dr. Miroslav Volf

Miroslav Volf (Yale University) wants to reorient theology around human flourishing. For too long, theology has left practical transformation and lived experience out of the picture. But when we draw together Christian faith and spirituality within a holistic framework of understanding who we are, why we’re here, what we’re called to, and how we should live—we’ll find a life that is truly worth living. (Includes a meditative spiritual exercise by Dr. Pam King, “Creating Space.”)…

Emotions

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The Science of Relationships: Healing, Emotion, & Connection with Drs. Sue Johnson & Jim Furrow

We’re made for relationships. It’s knit into our DNA, knit into our purpose. But relationships are a kaleidoscope of emotions. And psychologists Sue Johnson & Jim Furrow are helping us understand more about the science of relationships, the role that emotions play in healing conflict, and how our human connectedness impacts human thriving.

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How to Navigate Life: Psychological Tools to Find Your Purpose with Dr. Belle Liang

Are you looking for a sense of purpose? Does it feel like you’ve lost your way? Purpose is a vital part of our spiritual health. We know we need it, but for some of us, it can be so hard to find. Psychologist Belle Liang helps us navigate and thrive holistically through an understanding of our own journey and the stories that shape us. She names four essential elements of purpose: (1) character strengths, (2) skills and expertise, (3) deeply held values, and (4) a sense of contribution to the world. Includes a real-time practical exercise for aligning with our...

Mindfulness

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Cultivating a Healthy Mind: The Neuroscience of Awareness, Connection, Insight, & Purpose with Dr. Richie Davidson

What is a healthy mind? Do you practice mental hygiene? Dr. Richie Davidson’s mission is to cultivate wellbeing as a skill, and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the human mind. As a pioneering neuroscientist, a mindfulness and meditation teacher, and a global public advocate and guide—he has been a proponent for healing, wellbeing, and social change, finding evidence that awareness, connection, insight, and purpose are the pillars of a healthy mind—and woven through it all, is compassion. Includes two real-time meditative practices to help integrate empirical and spiritual insights with a practical way of being.

Wellbeing

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Rhythms of Work and Rest: Leadership and Self-Care After Trauma and Burnout with Dr. Alexis Abernethy

Therapist and research psychologist Dr. Alexis Abernethy brings together worlds of spirituality, leadership, and socially informed community development. She has found that communal healing from trauma comes through deep, empathic, emotional awareness. She approaches burnout from a psychologically informed perspective on the Christian practices of Sabbath and worship and offers insightful resources to find rest and care for yourself on the way to an integrated life of spiritual health and thriving.

Thriving

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Intro: A New Podcast on Spiritual Health, Wholeness, and a Life of Thriving

 What does it mean to thrive today? What can we do to pursue lives of wholeness and spiritual health? What can we learn from psychological science and spiritual wisdom to transform our relationships, our work, and our personal wellbeing? Dr. Pam King introduces With & For, a podcast for growth seekers and people focused leaders that plumbs the depths of psychological science and spiritual wisdom to offer practical guidance toward spiritual health, wholeness, and a life of thriving. With & For is a new podcast exploring psychology, spirituality, and culture, with the aim of helping you grow wholly alive, with...

Spirituality

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Loved, Held, Guided, and Never Alone: The Science of Spirituality with Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller discusses the glorious complexity of the human spiritual brain, which reveals our innate capacity for transcendence. Drawing on research in psychology and neuroscience, Lisa helps people with practical, tangible, and evidence-backed interventions that lead to their thriving and spiritual health. She explains why spirituality is so transformative and challenges us to reimagine religion, faith, and spirituality as an experience of love from beyond us. “Loved, held, guided, and never alone. We are wired to be able to perceive that. And when we do, everything in our world is reordered. And in fact, of all the dimensions of...

Spirituality

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Teaser: Our Spiritual Brains: The Science of Our Innate Spirituality (Lisa Miller)

“Every single one of us is born with natural spirituality.” This preview clip features Dr. Lisa Miller—bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and The Awakened Brain, and researcher and professor in clinical psychology at the Teachers College of Columbia University. Lisa shares about her findings in the science of spirituality; our innate capacities to perceive, to feel, and to know a transcendent relationship; and the amazing role of the human brain in seeking out this transcendence beyond ourselves. With & For is launching in January 2024! Subscribe now in your favorite podcast app. With & For is launching in January...

Emotions

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Teaser: What Makes a Healthy Mind? Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose

With & For is launching in January 2024! Subscribe now in your favorite podcast app. In this preview clip, With & For guest Dr. Richie Davidson—a pioneer in contemplative neuroscience—shares how his research on the neuroscience of emotion and meditation has led him to identify four pillars of well-being and human flourishing.

Thriving

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Trailer: Welcome to With & For: Spiritual Health, Wholeness, and a Life of Thriving

Dr. Pam King introduces With & For—a podcast for growth seekers and people-focused leaders that plumbs the depths of psychological science and spiritual wisdom to offer practical guidance towards spiritual health, wholeness, and a life of thriving. Coming soon on January 8, 2024! Listen now and subscribe! Listen now and subscribe to With & For—a new podcast from The Thrive Center at Fuller Theological Seminary. Starting January 8, 2024 the show will explore insights from psychology to understand what it means to become spiritually healthy and thrive. Every Monday, Dr. Pam King will host expert guests whose work sheds light on...