I believe gratitude is the keystone of living a life of happiness and contentment. Making gratitude practice a habit, making it part of my everyday routine, is the most effective step I’ve taken to bringing more joy into my life. It’s simple and it’s powerful and by creating a meaningful gratitude practice you will put happiness at the heart of your life too.

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Course duration: Three weeks
You receive: Daily emails with gratitude guidance and prompts. Plus connection, inspiration and support in the private Facebook group

“Gabrielle has taught me the power of gratitude, which, with practice, has helped retrain my mind to focus on the positives, no matter how small or big they might be.” Danielle

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Overview

Research studies have found that cultivating an attitude of gratitude not only helps you find more joy in the everyday but also builds your resilience to deal with life’s difficulties. The benefits of a thankful mindset are far reaching.

Grateful people

  • experience more joy, optimism and enthusiasm
  • cope better with stress
  • are healthier and recover more quickly from illness
  • are more generous and helpful
  • feel a greater sense of purpose
  • are more resilient to adversity

Gratitude is the foundation of happiness. It’s not about being indebted or beholden to anyone. It’s about being aware of the good in our lives, in others, in the world around us. By feeling and expressing gratitude for what you have in your life you are more mindful of your connections with others, you’re more aware of your thoughts, words and actions to yourself and those around you, and you are able to recognise and savour the good in your life, however insignificant those moments may appear. All of which has been found by countless studies to have a significant positive impact on your wellbeing and happiness.

Practising gratitude has become second nature to me. Throughout the day I’m aware of what I have to be thankful for, whether it’s something fundamental like working from my home studio or seemingly trivial like my dog snoozing next to me. And writing in my gratitude journal at night is as integral a part of daily life as brushing my teeth.

Course details

A Thankful Heart is a three-week online course designed to make gratitude an integral part of your everyday life. It’s three weeks long for two important reasons: it takes 21 days to establish a habit, and daily gratitude practice studies have shown that noticeable changes can occur within three weeks.

In this course I will teach you how to express gratitude in ways that feel comfortable and are effective in improving your mood, and how to make gratitude a habit as part of your daily routine as drinking your morning cuppa.

You will receive an email each day for 21 days with gratitude prompts and guidance. During the course we will explore different ways of practising gratitude including journaling, letter writing, visualisations, savouring and reflecting.

What you’ll need
  • 10 minutes of your time each day
  • a phone, tablet or computer to read the emails and listen to the visualisations
  • a notebook to write in
  • a readiness to develop your attitude of gratitude

“A Thankful Heart really opened my eyes to all the smaller things around me to be thankful for. It’s helped me make gratitude practice a part of my everyday. The course has helped me to see the beauty in the everyday.” Amanda

What this course will do… and what it won’t do

A Thankful Heart will empower you to create a meaningful gratitude practice that puts happiness at the heart of your life. Through regular, consistent gratitude practice you will become more resilient and better able to deal with life’ difficulties and stresses. You’ll notice the good things in life more readily, brush off life’s smaller irritations and cope better with the bigger challenges.

This course won’t instantly make life easy and wonderful. Nothing does that! You won’t develop a lasting gratitude practice by just reading the emails without taking action. It’s called a gratitude practice because it takes practice to train your brain to look for the positives in life. The good news is that the more you do it the easier it becomes and the more happiness you can bring into your life. Everyone has the power to increase their happiness and this course will give you the tools to do just that.

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A bit about me

I’ve spent a considerable chunk of my life researching and experimenting to find out we all can live the contented, fulfilled, happy lives that we want.
My journey into self-development and wellbeing has not been an easy one – I’ve experienced anxiety all my life and, at times, let it get the better of me. But, several years ago, I decided that however daunting it felt, I wanted to live my life to its fullest. Through my research into positive psychology, exploring and experimenting in my own life, I’ve discovered how we can all live with more contentment, positivity, peace and happiness.
Everything I teach is inspired by and created from proven scientific research in the field of positive psychology and my own experiences. What I teach is practical, applicable, realistic and doable. I can’t wait for us to get started.
If you’d like to find out more about me check out my About page.

Gabrielle Treanor
A Thankful Heart FAQs
There are two reasons A Thankful Heart is three weeks long: 21 days is considered enough time to create a habit, and research studies have shown that the benefits of gratitude practice such as increased happiness and lowered stress levels can be felt in three weeks of practice.
Practising gratitude takes less time than you think, only a few minutes a day and the benefits to you vastly outweigh the effort. Saying you don’t have time for gratitude is like saying you don’t have time for happiness.
Gratitude practice doesn’t require a big time commitment and this course needs only ten minutes of your time each day. As your gratitude habit becomes more established you’ll find it easier to recognise what there is to be thankful for in your day. And your happiness will increase.
A Thankful Heart begins on Monday 16 May and the day before I will send you an email introducing you to gratitude practice. Then, from Monday 16 May until Sunday 5 June I will send you an email every morning with that day’s gratitude prompt. Most of the emails will include material to read and a few of them will include audio recordings to listen to. The emails are for you to keep, print, file forever and you can download the recordings to save too. After the course finishes you’ll receive an e-book of all the written materials in one, tidy PDF.
• Ten minutes a day for 21 days.
• A phone, tablet or computer to receive and read the emails and listen to the audio recordings.
• A notebook or gratitude journal to write in.
• A desire to live a happier life and a readiness to create a gratitude habit.
Because it will make you a happier person. It’s that simple. Gratitude enables you to focus on the positives in your life and the impact on this is huge. Research over several years has found that practising gratitude regularly:
• makes you more resilient and able to deal with life’s challenges
• lowers stress levels
• decreases feelings of depression
• increases feelings of happiness, hope, optimism and enthusiasm
• makes you more helpful, generous and feel a greater connection with others
• boosts your immune system
Not at all. Gratitude has nothing to do with religion and it’s definitely not about feeling in debted to anyone.
Gratitude is simply recognising something positive in your life and appreciating it. Gratitude practice means making time on a regular basis to recognise, appreciate and be thankful for the good in your life.
Whatever is happening in your life, however a tough time you might be experiencing, there will be something to be grateful for each and every day. A Thankful Heart will empower you to see the positive when you feel surrounded by negatives, and by doing so you’ll make your own life happier.
Gratitude is about being aware and appreciating the tiny, seemingly unimportant moments in our days that are good. It’s not about celebrating big achievements or bringing new shiny things into our lives.
A cup of tea, the sun shining, a tasty lunch, a funny film, your train running on time, a stranger holding the door for you – all these small moments are worthy of your recognition and gratitude. Through gratitude practice you’ll notice these little things, be thankful for them, and so show yourself there is good in a difficult day. And it’s this awareness of the positive that gives your happiness level a boost.
A Thankful Heart is for people just like you, by the end of the course you’ll see just how much good is in your life.