07 May Being Well Podcast: Gratitude
On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest move on to the fifth of the twelve strengths they’ll be covering during this series: Gratitude. During this episode they explore the role of positive emotions generally, and particularly the value of “thankfulness.”
1:00: Why use “gratitude” as a blanket term for positive emotions?
1:45: What benefits do positive emotions have for mental health?
5:55: Why did you choose to focus your work on increasing positive experiences rather than reducing negative ones?
8:15: What are the psychological benefits of “thankfulness?”
12:20: Critiques of telling people to ‘just be grateful for what they have.’
17:00: Dealing with blocks to thankfulness.
23:30: How can we become more thankful?
28:25: Using gratitude to move into agency.