DACA Thriving Tuesdays: Pushing Back Against Unhelpful Thoughts

May 27, 2020 | Lisseth Rojas-Flores & Norma Ramirez | Health & Wellbeing, Thrive Thoughts, Video



Lisseth Rojas-Flores and DACA recipient, Norma Ramirez lead the first DACA Thriving Tuesdays webinar, introducing our self-care guide for undocumented individuals with and without DACA and sharing tips on how push back against unhelpful thoughts.


Additional Resources

  1. Grief and Mindfulness: The Importance of Checking-In with Your Body by Joey Fung
  2. Grief and Mindfulness: How to Manage Your Emotions by Joey Fung
  3. 7 Qualities of Mindfulness Trained in the Body Scan by Mindful.org
  4. How to Do Progressive Muscle Relaxation by Therapist Aid
  5. 5 Steps to Raise Your Emotional Awareness and Gain Control by Psychology Compass



Author’s Note

This presentation is part of our five-week webinar series, DACA Thriving Tuesdays in collaboration with Fuller Theological Seminary. See the full series here.


About the Moderators

Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Lisseth Rojas-Flores is associate professor of clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and a licensed psychologist. Her research focuses on trauma, youth violence prevention, parent-child relationships, and the overall wellbeing of immigrant children and families in the United States. Her work is deeply informed by culture and context. As a bilingual/bicultural clinical psychologist, Dr. Rojas-Flores is especially interested in addressing the interrelationships between family issues, mental health, and social justice.


Head shot of Norma Ramirez

Norma Ramirez

Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Norma Ramirez is DACA recipient and doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology Program at Fuller Theological Seminary. It wasn’t until attending graduate school that she realized crossing the border was a traumatic experience that continues to shape every part of her life. Norma is both an advocate for her therapy clients within the system and an activist in the greater socio-political context for Latino/a immigrant youth and families.



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