Gratitude Facilitates Deep Healing

November 27, 2008 1:53 am

At the University of California at Davis, psychology researchers conducted a study to explore the factor of gratitude on human health and wellness.

One of the things that researchers discovered was that “a daily gratitude intervention (self-guided exercises) with young adults resulted in reported levels of positive states of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness and energy.”

Also, adults with neuromuscular disease benefited greatly in terms of higher energy, positive moods, and optimist ratings of one’s life when they practiced a 21-days gratitude intervention program.

Why 21 days? It takes 21 days to establish a habit and re-train the brain to develop new thought patterns that then influence behavior.

You can use the following self-guided meditation to begin your 21-days habit.

Start  on Thanksgiving day and continue for 21 days.

It takes less than five minutes to perform and is easy to integrate into your day.

Gratitude Visualization

Inhale deeply for a count of five. Exhale deeply for a count a five. Continue breathing deeply and naturally.

Imagine all the blessings in your life as golden tangible energy flowing from the heavens above, entering your crown point on the head, and washing through you like a loving, warm waterfall.

Allow all feelings of tension, stress, anxiety and worry to wash away as this loving warm energy of gratitude flows all through you.

Take a moment to send out this loving glowing energy of gratitude to all your loved ones and those in need.

End the visualization by giving thanks to your highest healing power.

Close the meditation by placing your hands on your lower abdomen and storing those wonderful feelings of gratitude.

Mindfulness training is integrated into every aspect of the Aiki Healing professional medical qi gong certification program. Call us today for a free class or demo:   512-468-6588

Kay Hutchinson, CAMQ, CAMT

Kay is the founder of Aiki Healing, a practice of medical qi gong dedicated to increasing the energy and well being of clients across the body, mind and spiritual levels. Email or call her today for a personalized consultation or bliss bodywork session. 512-468-6588