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THRIVE is Richmont’s campus-wide emphasis on wellness.

Richmont is interested in your overall wellness, not simply your academic or work performance.  As a university, we want you to live a satisfying life while you are in graduate school and develop and practice the tools to find fulfillment in your life.

What is THRIVE?

  • Wellness Activities on campus through small and large group activities
  • Individualized, Student-Developed Wellness Plans 
  • Regular review of your wellness goals with your advisor
  • Annual snapshots of your wellness through brief online assessments
  • Support and encouragement from faculty, staff & peers who are all working on their own personal wellness goals.

Richmont cares deeply about the well-being of our students and employees. The university places strong emphasis and value on wellness in spiritual, relational, physical, emotional, and mental domains for our staff, faculty, and students.

Wellness Resources

Your journey towards wholeness and wellness can be complicated. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. These resources can be helpful tools to help you make realistic steps towards your ultimate wellness goals.

Recommended Wellness Resources

Books on Wellness
Sacred Rhythms (Ruth Haley Barton)
Crafting a Rule of Life (Stephen Macchia and Mark Buchanan)
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook (Adele Calhoun)
Emotional Healthy Spirituality (Peter Scazzero)
Anatomy of the Soul (Curt Thompson)
Life without Lack (Dallas Willard)
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself (Kristen Neff)

Books on Sabbath
The Sabbath (Abraham Heschel)
Sabbath as Resistance (Walter Bruggeman)
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly (Marva Dawn)
The Rest of God (Mark Buchanan)
Sabbath (Dan Allender)

Wellness for Clinicians
The Resilient Clinician (Robert Wicks)
Clinicians Guide to Self-Renewal (Robert Wicks and Elizabeth Maynard)
Simple Self-Care for Therapists (Ashley Bush)
Self-Care Strategies for Clinicians in Training (Leigh Carter and Jeffrey Burnett)
In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors (Diane Langberg)
Therapists’ Workbook: Self-Assessment, Self-Care and Self-Improvement Exercises for Mental Health Professionals (Jeffrey Kottler)
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self while Caring for Others (Van Dernoot, Lipsky and Burk)

Your journey towards wholeness and wellness can be complicated. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. These resources can be helpful tools to help you make realistic steps towards your ultimate wellness goals.

This online Wellness Checklist is for Richmont faculty advisors to complete about their student advisee’s wellness plans. Advisors can review their student advisee’s Wellness Plan draft and complete this brief checklist for submission.

THRIVE Wellness at Richmont