The Fountain of Health TM is a national non-profit association to put wellbeing science into action. Our offers training and resources to help you apply the science of wellbeing to your life. Thrive Learning Centre We offer resources for individuals, organizations and clinicians, and Thrive MD, a special wellness program for physicians. Click below to find the right resources for you.
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The THRIVE © Approach to Wellbeing
Fountain of Health’s is a unique THRIVE © Approach to Wellbeing integration of key findings from scientific research on wellbeing, brain neuroplasticity, resilience, preventative medicine, and behaviour change. The program was developed by Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy in collaboration with other international experts, with contributions by our Thrive MD instructors.
Does the Fountain of Health™ approach work? Tested in over 1500 people, 80% at least partially achieved a goal and reported improved wellbeing in just 4 weeks.
The THRIVE Approach includes six high impact actions known to promote wellbeing:
T houghts : Positive Thinking.
It turns out, your thoughts are a key to good health. Due to brain "neuroplasticity" your brain is changed by your thoughts and actions. Learn more about the power of thinking!
H ealth Habits: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating. Physical activity is one of the best ways to promote brain “neuroplasticity” and to improve health and mood. Healthy eating is a key ingredient for wellbeing, at every age!
R elationships : Social Activity.
Having positive relationships are important for wellbeing. Connecting with others improves mood, and supports brain health across the lifespan.
I nterests : Brain Challenge.
Did you know challenging your brain with mental exercise is as important as physical activity? Engaging your mind with your interests promotes brain health and wellbeing.
V alued Goals : SMART Goal-setting. What matters most to you? Set a “SMART” micro-goal to do something meaningful to you. When your actions line up with your values, wellbeing and happiness grow.
E motions: Taking Care of Mental Health. Taking care of your emotional health is vital for wellbeing. Notice your feelings, manage stress, get enough sleep and take care with substances like alcohol.
WHAT WE OFFER
Optimal Aging Workshop
Changing the way you think about aging is an important way to stay healthy! This 4-week program can improve your wellbeing and outlook on aging.
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Invite a Speaker
Invite one of our academic or physician FoH experts across Canada to speak at your next meeting about the science of wellbeing and happiness.
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Try out The Wellness App
The Wellness App invites you to rewire your health habits for long-term wellness! Small changes over time can make a great difference to your health.
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The Thrive MD Physician Wellness Program supports physicians to apply the science of wellbeing for their own health and happiness to jumpstart self-care
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