The proven science behind Gratitude – an article by Giuliana Wheater with her video
Gratitude is a huge part of mindfulness. Not only is it a beautiful practice but it comes backed by hard scientific research and evidence, a leading researcher in this field being Robert A Emmons PhD.
After just three mindful practices your body has already produced 16% more of the happy hormone, serotonin.
With regular mindfulness practices, toxic emotions such as envy, jealousy, anger and aggression diminish significantly and empathy, compassion and emotional/social intelligence increase significantly.
Doorways to relationships both personally and as a team at world or school open, health improves, mental health strengthens and focus, concentration, perspective, motivation and good decision making are massively boosted.
Those who practice mindfulness have much happier lives, far greater self esteem and they sleep better too !!
Mindfulness is all about being aware in the present moment, not drowning in the past or feeling anxious about the future. It can be practiced through meditation, an awareness of the five senses and mindful exercises or even games.
Today’s video to accompany this article shares a mindful game that even a two year old could participate in. With all these benefits, the younger we start the better !!