THriving through COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has caused many of us to have a surviving mindset, but how can we use this opportunity to thrive even when we face uncertainty? To thrive is to grow in authenticity with and for others and for a greater purpose.

Our team offers some guidelines and tips on how we can thrive through this growing pandemic.

How to Thrive Admist COVID-19

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Mindful Parenting Practices for Stressful Times

By Leanne Bishara | 03/25/2020

Thrive Fellow, Leanne Bishara shares 4 mindfulness practices to help parents become more engaged and less stressed when interacting with teens.

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Boosting Positive Emotions at Home

By Susan Mangan | 03/21/2020

Dr. Susan Mangan provides 3 at-home exercises that can increase our positive emotions as we continue to navigate through COVID-19.

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Family Under Pressure: the Connecting Power of Being Isolated Together

By Stephanie Trudeau | 03/19/2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau offers ways we can orient our family towards growth and connection amid isolation during COVID-19.

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Helping Kids Develop Coping-Resiliency Strategies During Life Challenges

By Esther Tan | 03/18/2020

Thrive Fellow, Esther Tan shares a research-based model to understand how we can support kids in times of uncertainty.

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Changing Our Focus from Surviving to Thriving During COVID-19

By Pamela Ebstyne King | 03/12/2020

Dr. Pamela King reflects on the importance of contemplative practices as the key to thriving during the unprecedented times.

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Thriving Tip Sheets

Mindful Breathing Practice Sheet
Take Home Practice: Mindfulness Breathing
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Thriving through the Holidays
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Finding Agility through the 5 A's
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Rethinking the Basics during COVID-15
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4 Mindful Parenting Practices
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3-Step Meaning-Making Exercise
Tips for Thriving in Quarantine
Tips for Thriving in Quarantine
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4 Daily Contemplative Practices

Parenting During COVID-19 Series

Practicing Mindful Parenting Webinar

We know parenting can be challenging and stressful, especially during a pandemic. Mindfulness experts and clinical psychologists, Dr. Joey Fung and Dr. Patricia Broderick discuss how parents and caregivers can practice mindful parenting at home.


Check out Guide to Applying Mindful Parenting by Dr. Joey Fung and How to Practice Mindful Breathing by Dr. Patricia Broderick.

Helping Children Cope & Thrive In Challenging Times

Our webinar is now available on-demand! Get practical, research-backed parenting tips and mindfulness practices to support kids as they face grief, loss, and mental health issues.


Download our webinar handout, Take Home Practice: Mindfulness Breathing by Dr Joey Fung.

Spiritual Aid

Unshakeable: Thriving More Than Just Surviving

Dr. Pam King joins Connect Silicon Valley to discuss how we can thrive and not just survive in the midst of disruption and obstacles by being grounded, connected, and directed.


Read Staying Grounded, Connected, and Directed Through Disruption by Dr. Pam King.

Spiritual & Mental Health for Children & Teens During COVID-19

Hosted by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and the National Association of Evangelicals, a panel of experts, including Thrive Center's Dr. Pam King, share insights on how the church can respond to the spiritual and mental health needs of children and teens in this webinar.

Spiritual Practices

Dr. Pam King shares a variety of practices that help her spiritual life, including Ignatian spiritual exercises, silence, and carefully reflecting achievable goals.

Other Readings

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COVID-19, ICE, & the Betrayal of Latino Children

Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores writes about the trauma inflicted on Latino youth by both the pandemic and immigration system on FULLER Magazine.

 

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Helping Children & Teens Thrive Through COVID-19

Dr. Pam King shares how caring adults can help kids cultivate purpose and thriving mentalities through COVID-19.

 

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How to Experience Joy During COVID-19

Dr. Pam King joins Dr. Jamie Aten on Psychology Today to discuss how we can find and experience joy during a pandemic.

 

6 Tips for Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty

Dr. Pam King offers 6 tips on how we can manage our emotions when we face moments of loss, grief, and pain.

 

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The Role of Mindfulness in the Midst of Pain

Dr. Joey Fung offers 5 ways mindfulness can help us stay present during seasons of pain and suffering.

 

Reflections on Face Masks

Dr. Kenneth Wang, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, shares his thoughts on wearing face masks in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Read his reflections below.

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Part 1: Face Mask Dilemma (Due to U.S. Stigma)

Dr. Wang emphasizes the importance of breaking the stigma around wearing face masks.

 

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Part 2: Face Masks to Protect Others

Dr. Wang discusses potential goals and solutions on wearing face masks to protect those in our communities.

 

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Part 3: Fabric Face Masks - Enhancing Social Distancing

Dr. Wang reflects on the CDC's approach to practicing social distancing, recommending the production of more fabric face masks.

 

External Resources

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and best practices from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations.

Fuller Telehealth Services Available

Fuller Psychological and Family Services (FPFS) has launched Fuller Telehealth to extend and provide therapy and related services to clients living anywhere in California. Please contact FPFS at 626-584-5555 or submit an online request here for more information.

Talking to Kids About News & Protecting Their Sense of Safety

Safety.com offers parents a step-by-step guide to help them navigate the difficult conversations with their kids about traumatic events in the news.

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COVID-19 Spiritual First Aid

The Humanitarian Disaster Institute covers a range of topics that live at the intersection of COVID-19 and mental health in this handbook.

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UndocuHealth National Mental health Directory

United We Dream provides a National Mental Health directory for DACA and undocumented individuals seeking therapy and mental health services.

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The Quarantine Guide

A how-to-guide for teens interested in supporting the health, safety, and productivity of themselves and others during COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

A workbook by The Wellness Society to help you manage anxiety and build resilience during this unprecedented time.

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#StayHome

Health care professionals emphasize the importance of staying home and doing our part to save others.

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Our Common Humanity

Richard Davidson shares how social distancing is an act of generosity and compassion toward others.

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Resisting the Pandemic of Prejudice

The Search Institute shares ways we can respond to fear and scapegoating during COIVD-19.

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How to Talk to Kids & Teens

Psychology Today offers useful tips for how to speak to different age groups about the coronavirus.

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Managing Children's Fear & Anxiety

As COVID-19 continues to spread, children are increasingly anxious about their health. NewsDio offers ways to manage their fears and make them feel safe.

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Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

The Conversation shares 7 science-based strategies to help you deal with any anxiety and related disorders.

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Helping Kids COpe with Stress

World Health Organization offers this downloadable guide on how to help kids cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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How to Protect Yourself

Learn how to protect yourself from the coronavirus through these preventative measures by the Center for Disease and Control Prevention.

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Keeping Others Safe

Learn how to keep your community safe from the coronavirus through these best practices by the Center for Disease and Control Prevention.

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Travel Advisories

If traveling abroad, please make sure stay informed on any travel updates and alerts from the Department of State Travel Advisory.

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