Reflecting on the good things in our lives or cultivating a sense of gratitude is advice as old as the hills and the sages who lived in them. There is now good evidence that cultivating gratitude has a large number of mental (and physical) health benefits.
In one study more than 400 volunteers took part in the following exercise:
Three good things in life: Participants were asked to write down three things that went well that day and their causes every night for a week. In addition they were asked to provide a causal explanation for each thing.
After just one week of doing these exercises they were followed up for six months. Those who ‘counted their blessings’ in this way for just one week became happier and less depressed and stayed that way for at least six-months after the experiment.
In the first EFT Café of 2011 Andy Hunt how to use EFT to deepen your experience of gratitude. This workshop goes way beyond a simple gratitude list using EFT to tap into the deep good feelings that lie beneath the things you are grateful for.
The EFT Café meets on Wednesday January 5th, 2011 between 7pm and 9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The fee is just £10.
You will need some practical experience of EFT to attend this workshop.
- February 9th – Permission To Feel Good – While growing up we probably all received messages about what it was appropriate to feel and do: “Don’t speak out”.” Don’t be too enthusiastic”. “Don’t be too demonstrative”. In adulthood we may want to undo those restrictions so that we can have access to a greater range of possibilities. In this EFT Café you can learn a process to relax those restrictions to your human potential.
- March 9th – Softening The Resistance – If you have resistance to getting things done you’ll know that achieving your goals can be a real challenge. In this EFT Café you will learn a process to soften the resistance to going for your goals so that you can just get on with want to do.
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