Being Well Podcast: Gratitude
May 7, 2018

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.”

Timestamps:

  • 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.
  • 31:00: Recap

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