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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude
April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm$25
Class offered online only.
The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. A growing body of evidence shows that giving thanks can also have a lasting effect on your mood. One study from the University of Pennsylvania found that people who wrote and delivered a heart-felt thank-you letter actually felt happier for a full month after, and the same researchers discovered that writing down three positive events each day for a week kept happiness levels high for up to six months.
And the good news is that even if this “attitude of gratitude” does not come naturally to you, you can train your brain for gratitude! In just one short class, Cindy can introduce you to several methods for developing a simple gratitude practice that will lift your mood and improve your life. Contact Cindy at 315.289.2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
About the Instructor:
Cindy holds an MS in Counseling, a post-Masters certificate in Equine-Assisted Mental Health, and a Certificate in Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Hypnotherapist, and a teacher of various transpersonal practices (including shamanism). She started practicing gratitude as a graduate student, as she found that it helped to lift her out of and even prevent seasonal depression (SAD). She continues to utilize a daily gratitude journal to re-frame her mood every morning.