where science, spirituality & art intersect to facilitate healing, support the transition from surviving to thriving, and create well-being.
- ABOUT -
Flourishing. connects scientifically-validated therapeutic approaches, spirituality, and art to create educational content and self-guided practices in healing and happiness, in order to make therapy more accessible, approachable and engaging.
The approach is grounded in positive psychology + neuroscience and has two simple premises:
a) We don't have to accept our baseline feelings or state and b) there is no ceiling to how much we can expand. After we've overcome hardship, we have the opportunity to strive for being more than okay. With intention and dedication, we can become one of the outliers - the people who are exceptionally resilient, optimistic, and happy, even in the face of trauma and adversity. By learning and practicing the skills needed to (1) effectively manage life's challenges, and (2) use those challenges as catalysts for exponential growth, we can experience unlimited elevation and ascension. And by focusing on relatedness (to oneself and others) we can make a remarkable change in the quality of our lives and our overall sense of well-being.
- SELF GUIDED COURSES -
Multi-Week Skill-Building Exercises in Healing & Happiness
Although they may be excellent tools for maintaining an existing sense of well-being, isolated practices (like meditation or affirmations) are not typically sufficient for healing from complex trauma or events - what we need is a complete and holistic practice that includes complex skill-building + deconstruction of behavioral and emotional responses / patterns + a deep understanding of oneself.
These interventions are designed to empower you to take healing into your own hands, explore and understand the self on a deeper level, and learn + practice new skills that help you reconstruct your behaviors, feelings, + responses, and develop a stronger and more affirmed sense of self.
I'm feeling anxious and depressed.
I'm having a hard time managing my emotions.
I need help getting over a negative event.
I want to feel happier and more fulfilled.
- THE LAB -
We use an outcomes-focused approach to ask "how do you want to grow & what do you want to feel?" and provide integrative practices, activities, and prompts to facilitate
healthy feeling, reflection, and transformation.
- ARTISTIC & CREATIVE PROMPTS -
We use visual and sonic mediums to stimulate reflection, drive discussion on theme exploration, and understand and recognize our deep-rooted fears and desires.
Ink & Paint Blots
Select one of our custom blots at random to tell a story or paint a mental picture and answer our guided questions about what the narrative means for you and what potential current life applications exist.
Use tarot, not for predictions or fortune telling, but to think through the interpretations of your current pull. What symbols or elements of the interpretation resonates with your thoughts and circumstances?
Listen to our custom instrumentals and allow your mind to wander. If it feels appropriate, create a story to go along with the music. What cognitions come up? What feelings are invoked? What did you see?
Engage with our visualization exercises, following a primer exercise and facilitated through guided questions, until you have a complete picture or story. What does the story reveal about your deepest desires?
When using affirmations, we may find that while some lines instantly resonate, others are uncomfortable to recite. Write down which parts of the affirmations are most uncomfortable for you - use that insight to determine where you need to lean in.
Select one of our guided art exercises or create your own art; the exercises are designed to invoke or express emotion and relaxation and span a broad range of mediums.