21 Jun Practicing Gratitude: It’s surprisingly good for you
How often do you express a thankful appreciation for what you receive?
Do you acknowledge the goodness in your life?
Did you know that there are great mental and general health benefits in cultivating the practice of gratitude?
- Research in the field of Psychology reveals that gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with higher levels of happiness
- By acknowledging and giving thanks we feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve our health, deal with adversity better and have stronger relationships.
- PSYCH-K®really does help with growing gratitude in your life. This can be done in Liza Perks Enhanced Life Coaching Clinic in Adelaide.
How do we express gratitude?
We can apply it to:
- The Past: such as going back to our childhood and being thankful for any positive experiences and memories
- The Present: by not taking good fortune or good experiences for granted
- The Future: by maintaining hope and optimism for what is to come in our lives
An article published by University California Davis stated that:
“Gratitude is associated with higher levels of good cholesterol (HDL), lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, both at rest and in the face of stress.”
Gratitude is also linked to better sleep, both in quality and duration.
A grateful outlook has also been linked to higher levels of self-esteem.
It helps us make new friends too: by thanking an acquaintance we are encouraging the pursuit of continuing the relationship and sends a signal that there’s potential for a high-quality relationship to be formed.
Practicing gratitude can:
- Improve immune function
- Lower blood pressure
- Flood your brain with feel-good chemicals such as serotonin
With so many benefits to practicing gratitude, would you like to incorporate this in your life?
By using a modality called PSYCH-K®, I will help you identify ways in which you can achieve this simply and easily.
TimeLine Therapy™ is another modality I will use to help you find moments in your day and week to put aside for gratitude.
We can look at activities such as meditation, journaling, mental, verbal and written ways to give thanks, and explore a new and exciting outlook for you.
So, what are you waiting for?
Contact me for a confidential session and bring gratitude and it’s benefits into your life.
What ways are you currently practicing gratitude?
Have you ever written a thank you note, email or card?
What are you most grateful for right now?
Does it make you feel better when you tell someone you appreciate them?