“Since Seligman’s announcement of 2000 the American Psychology movement has been researching Happiness of which an integral part of that research, under the direction of Dr Robert Emmons, has been on Gratitude; its nature, its causes and its impact on human health and well-being…So it seems the evidence is pointing towards the possibility that, when people express their gratitude and are of a grateful disposition, people tend to have higher levels of subjective well-being or happiness and are generally less stressed. They suffer less with feelings of depression or anxiety and self-worth issues. They tend to be more independent, learn well from life’s lessons, develop healthy coping strategies, are more generous, sleep better, have a greater sense of fulfilment. People who exercise gratitude also appear to have less negative coping strategies, being less likely to try to avoid the problem, deny there is a problem, blame themselves, or cope through substance use…”
Read about Emmon’s findings, the principles behind Albert Ellis‘ Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and few tips on how to practice gratitude. For full post at the Hypnotherapy team blog please click here.
With the help of hypnotherapy we can encourage changes in our behaviour. By first rehearsing those changes mentally and later on applying them on to our daily lives those changes may be easier to process and to integrate into our daily routines.