Our mission is to help people THRIVE

We are committed to providing tools that effectively alleviate stress, anxiety and depression
and help people become healthier, happier and more successful.

What we do:

We identify strategies for improving mental health and well-being that have been proven to work, so you don’t need to sort through the overwhelming mass of research, advice and misinformation.

We develop resiliency and wellness curricula and programs that are evidence-based, high impact and easy to implement.

We take a strengths-based approach that focuses on building skills for thriving. This reduces the stigma that can be associated with mental health services and appeals to a broad range of people.

Who can benefit?

Individuals can sign up for a program or use the wellness workbook to reduce stress, increase well-being and actualize goals. Schools and colleges can implement our curricula to offer programs that demonstrably improve student mental health, increase academic performance, and raise retention rates. We also offer professional development programs for businesses and organizations to promote employee wellness, engagement and productivity.

"I now feel I have a great set of tools to help reduce stress and increase happiness in my life."
-2016 ReST Participant


The Four Weeks to Wellness workbook offers a careful selection of exercises--backed by research--to help readers improve their health and well-being, and to clarify and accomplish what really matters to them. Exercises are focused on goal-setting, emotional skills, social connection, health, meaning, and self-talk. Four Weeks to Wellness has been offered as a wellness or resiliency program on several college campuses, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback. Participation led to significant reductions in stress, anxiety and depression, and increased well-being. Workbook orders of 35 or more may be purchased directly at a discounted rate. Individual copies may be ordered from Amazon. To receive a copy of the free facilitators guide, please email Jessica Gifford at jessica@growingwellness.life. This guide contains outlines for four weekly sessions so that it can be easily implemented in schools, colleges or the workplace.

"I just participated in a facilitated Grit and Resiliency training based on Jessica Gifford's book, Four Weeks to Wellness.  I found the curriculum engaging, accessible, attainable and deeply empowering.  The exercises brought me into a more trusting relationship with my own inner wisdom, truth and belonging.  I can't recommend this book or this training enough!"
- Pete McLean, True North Facilitation