Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University strives to create a world where we are "Thriving Together." The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being is to catalyze human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, and resilience.
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As an interdisciplinary teaching and research center at George Mason University, we are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty. The Center’s vision is to impact the well-being of 10 million people by 2019. Individuals who engage with the Center learn to build a foundation of well-being that enables them to:

• experience a deepening sense of personal meaning in their lives
• increase their ability to creatively solve problems
• become more resilient and develop a greater capacity to respond to challenging and stressful situations
• build and deepen meaningful, supportive relationships

These qualities increase well-being, performance, and success in all areas of life. The Center serves both individuals and organizations, including:

• Mason students, faculty and staff
• Lifelong learners and organizations
• Researchers
• Industry leaders, practitioners, and executive coaches

Operating as usual

Taking the time to listen to how another person feels - without immediately and sometimes impulsively reacting - creates...
04/10/2021
How to Practice Listening Without Getting Defensive - Mindful

Taking the time to listen to how another person feels - without immediately and sometimes impulsively reacting - creates the space for both parties to feel heard. How to practice #listening without getting defensive: https://www.mindful.org/how-to-practice-listening-without-getting-defensive/
#wellness #wellbeing #mindset #mindfulness

Taking the time to listen to how another person feels creates the space for people to be heard. Try this exercise to strengthen your listening skills.

Our new Leading Thriving Organizations program helps #leaders learn to thrive and build a workplace culture of #wellbein...
04/09/2021
Leading Thriving Organizations

Our new Leading Thriving Organizations program helps #leaders learn to thrive and build a workplace culture of #wellbeing! Register now to join our live virtual program this fall: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead/leading-thriving-organizations
#leadership #wellbeingatwork #wellness #wellnessatwork #wellnessjourney #wellbeingjourney #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipskills #leadershiptraining

The Leading Thriving Organizations certificate program will provide you with tools and resources to create a thriving workplace culture. You’ll...

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to eat a meal with no distractions! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, #menta...
04/09/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to eat a meal with no distractions! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, #mentalhealth, and dances from international cultures: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
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Today's #siwb21 challenge is to support our students on Mason’s Giving Day at givingday.gmu.edu! #Give2Mason: https://yo...
04/08/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to support our students on Mason’s Giving Day at givingday.gmu.edu! #Give2Mason: https://youtu.be/GpwqlWBFgVA
Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, student activism, trauma recovery, and #mentalhealth: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University Life

Discover the #wellbeing power of stories for positive change with racial healing!There’s still room for you to join a Rx...
04/07/2021

Discover the #wellbeing power of stories for positive change with racial healing!
There’s still room for you to join a Rx Racial Healing Circle on either Tues. April 13, 9 am-12 noon or Mon. April 19, 2 pm-5 pm: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/resources/racial-healing-circles
#racialequity #racialequality #racialhealing #wellness #wellnesswednesday #WellbeingWednesday
Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University Life

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to de-stress with 3 minutes of deep breathing! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfuln...
04/07/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to de-stress with 3 minutes of deep breathing! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, a BurnAlong class on #mentalhealth and #stress management, trauma recovery, and more: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University Life

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to unsubscribe from unnecessary emails! Today's #wellbeing events include #mindfulness, a @...
04/06/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to unsubscribe from unnecessary emails! Today's #wellbeing events include #mindfulness, a @BurnAlong class on #mentalhealth and #stress management, and our center's virtual open house: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
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What #wellbeing questions are you wondering about? Ask us at our center’s virtual open house today from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m....
04/06/2021

What #wellbeing questions are you wondering about? Ask us at our center’s virtual open house today from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events/12044
Let us know how we can help you strengthen your well-being. Looking forward to meeting you!
#siwb21 Mason Chooses Kindness

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to plan a few healthy meals for this week! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness,...
04/05/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to plan a few healthy meals for this week! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, Earth Month, and self-care: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University Life George Mason University's Office of Sustainability

Research shows that using strengths-based #leadership can lead to higher levels of employee motivation, engagement, and ...
04/03/2021
Strengths-Based Leadership

Research shows that using strengths-based #leadership can lead to higher levels of employee motivation, engagement, and #wellbeing. Register now to join us on Wed. April 7 for a live webinar on how to use your #strengths well as a #Leader: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead/strengths-based-leadership
George Mason University Continuing & Professional Education
#leadershipdevelopment #leadershipskills #leadershiptraining

What goals could you accomplish if you used your strengths instead of worrying about your weaknesses? How could your personal and professional life...

#wellbeing research shows that sharing #kindness can make you happier and healthier! Learn about the benefits of kindnes...
04/03/2021

#wellbeing research shows that sharing #kindness can make you happier and healthier! Learn about the benefits of kindness in the #masonchooseskindness toolkit: https://kindness.gmu.edu/mck-toolkit/
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#kindnessmatters

Hear Mason student activists share their powerful stories at the online event "Resistance and Resilience: Student Activi...
04/02/2021

Hear Mason student activists share their powerful stories at the online event "Resistance and Resilience: Student Activism and #wellbeing" Thurs. April 8, 4 pm-5:30 pm: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events/12233
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Today's #siwb21 challenge is to track your spending for one day! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, Earth ...
04/02/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to track your spending for one day! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, Earth Month, and #mentalhealth: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University Life George Mason University's Office of Sustainability

Mason Recreation
04/01/2021

Mason Recreation

"One tip I have for others interested in infusing well-being in their lives is to find a new hobby!"

Find out more about how Minnie looks to include self-care in her daily habits in our latest edition of Mason's Voices of Well-Being: https://spark.adobe.com/page/AJmXMS39KqHDV/

How to reignite your creativity when you feel unmotivated: https://bit.ly/3rz7St1Join us for live virtual programs on #l...
04/01/2021

How to reignite your creativity when you feel unmotivated: https://bit.ly/3rz7St1
Join us for live virtual programs on #leadership #coaching, #strengths, #polarities, and leading thriving #organizations: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead
#wellbeing #wellbeingatwork
George Mason University Continuing & Professional Education

Mason is distributing FREE food through Mobile Hope! Make an appointment now on Mason 360 to pick up a food box Mon. Apr...
04/01/2021

Mason is distributing FREE food through Mobile Hope! Make an appointment now on Mason 360 to pick up a food box Mon. April 12, 3:30-5:30 pm, in Little Lot K:
https://mason360.gmu.edu/Kindness/rsvp_boot?id=1054952
#siwb21 George Mason University Life George Mason Athletics Mason Chooses Kindness Grace Covenant Church George Mason University

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to dance for no reason! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, non-violence, addi...
04/01/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to dance for no reason! Today's #wellbeing events focus on #mindfulness, non-violence, addiction recovery, Earth Month, and coping with the pandemic: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University Life Student Support and Advocacy Center GMU George Mason University's Office of Sustainability

Join our center and the Student Support and Advocacy Center GMU for Money Smart Day on April 14! Choose from multiple on...
03/31/2021

Join our center and the Student Support and Advocacy Center GMU for Money Smart Day on April 14! Choose from multiple online sessions on various ways to create financial #wellbeing in your life: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events/12188
#SIWB21 Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University George Mason University Life

This week’s Thriving Together Well-Being Weekly article is on the #wellbeing benefits of #friendships: https://wellbeing...
03/31/2021

This week’s Thriving Together Well-Being Weekly article is on the #wellbeing benefits of #friendships: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/articles/15710
#WellbeingWednesday #wellnesswednesday #siwb21 #masonchooseskindness
Mason Chooses Kindness George Mason University Career Services

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to enjoy a 30-minute walk outside! Today's events focus on #mindfulness: https://wellbeing....
03/31/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to enjoy a 30-minute walk outside! Today's events focus on #mindfulness: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness #wellbeing

Graduate Student Life at Mason
03/30/2021

Graduate Student Life at Mason

All graduate students of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage are invited to join a space to build community and solidarity in the wake of anti-Asian racism and violence. This is meant to be a safe space to be seen, heard, and supported by fellow Asian and Pacific Islander grad students across disciplines.
Open to Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Asian national graduate students of East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Southwest Asian, Filipino/a/x, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander backgrounds.
Come as you are; feel free to bring your lunch. Register at http://cglink.me/2d7/r1067450

Mason International

The experience of getting a COVID-19 vaccination stirs up emotions, from relief to #gratitude: https://n.pr/3tRPbCs#well...
03/30/2021

The experience of getting a COVID-19 vaccination stirs up emotions, from relief to #gratitude: https://n.pr/3tRPbCs

#wellbeing #Wellness

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to make a list of your short-term goals! Today's events include #mindfulness and journaling...
03/30/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to make a list of your short-term goals! Today's events include #mindfulness and journaling for #wellbeing: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness Student Support and Advocacy Center GMU

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to visit https://caps.gmu.edu/ for counseling workshops and resources! Today's events focus...
03/29/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to visit https://caps.gmu.edu/ for counseling workshops and resources! Today's events focus on #racialhealing, #mindfulness, #yoga, and trauma recovery: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
Mason Chooses Kindness Student Support and Advocacy Center GMU

#wellbeing research shows understanding this can help to lead better under #stress: https://bit.ly/2PohjhEJoin us for li...
03/28/2021

#wellbeing research shows understanding this can help to lead better under #stress: https://bit.ly/2PohjhE
Join us for live virtual #Leadership programs on #coaching, #strengths, #polarities, and leading thriving #organizations: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead
#wellbeingatwork #leaders #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipskills

How could your life improve if you knew how to move past problems and build on what is working well? Our Strengths-Based...
03/27/2021
Strengths-Based Leadership

How could your life improve if you knew how to move past problems and build on what is working well? Our Strengths-Based #Leadership #wellbeing program shows how to use your CliftonStrengths results to maximize success. Register to join us Wed. April 7: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead/strengths-based-leadership
#leadershipdevelopment #leadershipskills #Strengths

What goals could you accomplish if you used your strengths instead of worrying about your weaknesses? How could your personal and professional life...

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to practice 5 minutes of #mindfulness and today's events include Mindful Mason Moments, the...
03/26/2021

Today's #siwb21 challenge is to practice 5 minutes of #mindfulness and today's events include Mindful Mason Moments, the Art of Mindfulness Paint Night, Ask an Advocate, Patriots for Recovery, Protect Your Peace for Black professionals, virtual yoga, and #hfe2021: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events
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The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being is to catalyze human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement. As an interdisciplinary teaching and research center at George Mason University, we are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty. People who engage with the Center learn to build a foundation of well-being that enables them to: • experience a deepening sense of personal meaning in their lives • increase their ability to creatively solve problems • become more resilient and develop a greater capacity to respond to challenging and stressful situations • build and deepen meaningful, supportive relationships These qualities increase well-being, performance, and success in all areas of life. The Center serves both individuals and organizations, including: • Mason students, faculty and staff • Lifelong learners and organizations • Researchers • Industry leaders, practitioners, and executive coaches

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