An article by our Well-being Ambassador Giuliana Wheater and her video!
Gratitude has long been proven to MASSIVELY help with mental health. So, I could not think of anything more apt to share for this week’s therapy article as well-being ambassador for the charity.
Robert A Emmoms PhD is the leading neuroscientist in the field. He has even used the practice of gratitude to significantly help war veterans suffering from PTSD and for those with trauma.
Did you know that if you think of just 3 things that you are grateful for per day, you make new positive neurological pathways inside your brain?!!! How easy is that!!?
People who practise gratitude regularly sleep better, produce 25% more serotonin (the happy, confidence, self-esteem hormone) than those who do not, they have much better physical health, are more socially and emotionally intelligent as well as more productive and resilient to stress!!!!
Gratitude can be practised on its own or woven into scavenger hunts, games and activities for younger children, families, and different abilities.
Anyone and everyone can do it!
It is totally inclusive and can be adapted to any situation, ability, different ability, or mobility.
And it costs nothing!
So please enjoy the ideas below and those I have shared on this week’s video.
Take good care of yourselves and each other and I will see you next week. Warm wishes, Giuliana
Multi award winning therapist, teacher, author, advocate, and autism Mum