PRACTICING GRATITUDE IN CHALLENGING TIMES (via Zoom)
Presenter: Elizabeth Lewis: A spiritual coach, motivational speaker, writer, artist and teacher.
Registration deadline: January 29
Spiritualist Stephen Levine has described gratitude as “a way of seeing and being.” Leading gratitude researcher Robert Emmons calls gratitude “an antidote to negative emotions,” such as fear and anxiety, that can help us positively cope with life and life’s disappointments. In the midst of pandemic life and an ever-changing political and social landscape, approaching life with an attitude of “thanks be to all things” can be mentally, emotionally and spiritually challenging – and doable. In this virtual workshop, we will delve into both spiritual and research-based approaches to gratitude to discover how gratitude practices can provide a solid-ground path of daily renewal, healing and forward movement during times of loss, transition and stress. This workshop experience will include guided visualizations, resilience-building gratitude practices, short writing exercises and discussion.