Businesses and Organizations

When your employees thrive, so does your organization.

I learned how much attending to these aspects of wellness make me a happier and more productive person, at work and at home.
- 2016 Wellness Challenge Participant

Thrive's wellness programs are designed to improve employee mental health and wellness, which has a direct impact on the vitality, sustainability and profitability of your business or organization. In the U.S., mental illness costs businesses more than any other health condition in lost hours of productive work, at an estimated $63 billion annually. On an individual level, employees who suffer from depression lose an average of 5.6 productive hours a week. Thrive's programs engage employees in enjoyable, evidence-based exercises that improve physical and mental health, raise morale, and boost productivity. 

 

The Wellness Challenge

The Wellness Challenge is a 4-week online program that engages employees in activities to improve mental and physical health and boost productivity.

Participants receive a weekly email with a menu of activities that fall into six categories: setting and achieving goals, building emotional resilience, strengthening interpersonal connections, improving health, connecting to a sense of meaning and purpose, and practicing positive self-talk. Employees select the activities that are most appealing to them, schedule them at a time that is convenient, and complete them on their own or in teams.  Participating for as little as 30 minutes per week has resulted in significant improvements in mood, morale, and engagement. Employees report that they that they appreciate the opportunity to focus on wellness in the workplace, see immediate results, and learn concrete tools that they will continue to use in the future. The Wellness Challenge may be offered to a specific group or department, or across the entire organization. Companion workbooks are available to maximize the benefits of participation.

To learn more about implementing the Wellness Challenge at your workplace, or becoming a research partner, contact Jessica Gifford, jessica@growingwellness.life 413-548-4688.


    Programs to Improve Health, Engagement and Productivity

    We offer single and multi-session professional development trainings to promote thriving in the workplace.

    Creating a Culture of Engagement and Resilience
    Presentation: option of a 60 or 90-minute talk
    This talk offers specific approaches to creating a work environment that fosters employee engagement and commitment. Employee satisfaction and morale have a direct impact on productivity, work quality, and the overall health of your organization. This session provides concrete strategies to capitalize on employees' strengths, increase engagement, and encourage creative problem-solving and idea-generation.   

    Grit and Resiliency Training for Well-being and Success
    Workshop: 90-minutes, option of 1-4 sessions
    Grit helps us persist in the face of obstacles and is a significant predictor of personal and professional success. Resilience helps us recover from setbacks and challenges and is vital to positive mental health. This training provides a toolbox of specific practices to help navigate difficulties, connect to what matters most, and thrive at work and at home.    

    Five to Thrive: 5 Strategies to Prevent Burnout and Flourish at Work.
    Workshop: 90-minutes
    Multiple demands on time, competing priorities, and other work stressors can eventually lead to employee dissatisfaction and burnout. This workshop will offer 5 exercises to help employees re-connect with what they value about their work, strengthen focus, and replenish energy. These exercises have been shown to improve health, engagement and increase flourishing.

    To learn more, please contact Jessica Gifford, jessica@growingwellness.life, 413-548-4688.  


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