Noticing and appreciating the good in the everyday plays a key role in helping us to worry less and enjoy life more. Making gratitude practice a habit, making it part of your everyday routine, is one of the most effective steps you can take to bring more joy into your life. By creating a powerful gratitude practice you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying life.
“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.”
Research studies have found that you feel more joy in ordinary life and build your resilience to deal with life’s difficulties by cultivating an attitude of gratitude. The benefits of a thankful mindset are far reaching.
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Gratitude is 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 appreciation 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 small those moments may appear. And all of this has been found by countless studies to have a significant positive impact on your wellbeing.
Practising gratitude has become second nature to me, and it can for you too. Throughout the day I’m boosting my enjoyment of my life by being aware of what I have to be thankful for, whether it’s something fundamental like working from home 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.
A Thankful Heart is a three-week online course that will increase your enjoyment of life by making gratitude an integral part of your everyday life. It’s 21 days long because studies have shown that noticeable changes can occur within three weeks of daily gratitude practice.
In this course you will learn how to express thanks in ways that feel comfortable and are effective in improving your mood, and how to make gratitude a habit as much a part of your daily routine as drinking your morning cuppa.
What practising gratitude does is move your focus away from rumination and worry. It helps you to look at the bigger picture and broaden your perspective. It enables you to recognise what’s good in your world, pay attention to it and express your gratitude for it. And it’s this practice that empowers you to spend less of your time worrying and more time enjoying your life as it is right now.
You will have access to the private classroom where each day's lesson will become available to you as you work through the course. During the course you will explore different ways of practising gratitude including journaling, letter writing, visualisations, savouring and reflecting.
Every other month I hold 1:1 office hours and during that time you can message me through Voxer – a free walkie-talkie app that allows us to exchange voice and text messages – about anything that's come up for you in the course and I'll reply to you with a personalised response. Dates and times for the bi-monthly Voxer office hours, and how to join in, will be shared via email.
“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.”
A Thankful Heart will empower you to put joy at the heart of your life by creating a meaningful gratitude practice. Through regular, consistent gratitude practice you will become more resilient and better able to deal with life’s difficulties and stresses. You’ll notice the good things in life more readily, brush off life’s smaller irritations, cope better with the bigger challenges, worry less and enjoy life more.
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 joy you can bring into your life. Everyone has the power to increase the joy they feel on a daily basis and this course will give you the tools to do just that.
“A really good grounding in how to establish a gratitude practice and how to think about gratitude. And a massive help in training and focussing your mind on all the positive things in your day and your life, rather than the bits that didn't go so well.”
A Thankful Heart is a self-study course so it begins when you sign up. You’ll get access to the private classroom straight away where you'll find the welcome lesson waiting for you. Then, each day for the following 21 days the next lesson will become available for you to access at around the same time.
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A Thankful Heart is three weeks long because research studies have shown that the benefits of gratitude practice, such as increased positivity and lowered stress levels, can be felt in three weeks of daily 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 joy.
Gratitude practice doesn’t require a big time commitment and this course needs only around 15 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.
• Around 15 minutes a day for 21 days.
• A phone, tablet or computer to access the lessons and listen to the audio recordings.
• A notebook or gratitude journal to write in.
• A readiness to explore how practising gratitude can help you to worry less and enjoy life more.
Because it helps you to worry less and enjoy life more. It’s that simple. Gratitude enables you to focus on the positives in your life and the impact of 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 joy, hope, optimism and enthusiasm
• makes you more helpful, generous and feel a greater connection with others
• boosts your immune system
Not at all. 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, gratitude practice will help you through it by enabling you to find something positive in each and every day. Gratitude is about being aware of 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 helps you to spend less time worrying and more time seeing the joy there is in life.
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, and how being more aware of it helps you to enjoy your life more.
I'm Gabrielle and I help caring, empathetic, big-hearted women to feel calm, peaceful, confident and, ultimately, happier.
Through my one to one coaching and range of online courses and workshops I've helped more than 2,100 people to find more calm and joy in their daily lives.
As an empathetic introvert and lifelong overdoing people-pleaser myself I have spent years learning, experimenting and practising the teachings of positive psychology to discover how I could feel more relaxed and present, more in control and really enjoy my life in my own way.
It's because of this research and direct experience, along with training to become a certified life coach, that I'm able to empower you to experience more joy and ease each day.