Downloads & Assets
My Mantra Meditation (Use a Positive Word To Boost Gratitude)
Compassion & Lovingkindness Meditation
Notes On Evidence Based Research
The relationship between a disposition of gratitude, clinical stress, and clinical satisfaction in nursing students (Moon, 2020)
- 171 Nursing Students in South Korea Using a Questionnaire
- Students who had a stronger disposition of gratitude, lower clinical practice stress, and better health were more satisfied with their Clinical Practice.
- What if you don’t have a high disposition of gratitude, are totally stressed out and are less than healthy? The practice of gratitude can shift you from being a pessimist to having a more optimistic worldview. What we used to think of as a trait can be changed with wise effort.
Gratitude between patients and their families and health professionals: A scoping review (Aparicio, 2019)
- Metadata review of 32 publications
- “Gratitude from patients and their families may contribute to motivation and retention among health professionals.”
- “Gratitude can be nurtured and is associated with a healthy work environment.”
- What if you do not receive gratitude from patients and families? Set up a system for receiving feedback from families and patients. What if you do not have a healthy work environment? Teams can weave gratitude into staff meetings, which not only boosts gratitude, but can create deep social connections when the worst happens (and it is happening).
Gratitude Researcher Shawn Achor in 10% Happier Podcast
- Orlando Health: Level 1 Trauma Center
- Staff Meetings on Resource Allocation: Life or Death Decisions Made.
- Everyone in the Daily Meeting Say 1 Thing They are Grateful For 2 Years. Then the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Happened. Several Hours Later, they had their staff meeting, and started with their gratitude practice.
- What was revealed was that the two years of prior practice made them all feel deeply connected to one another. It built what Achor describes as an emotional immune system.
- It is better to be in the trenches with friends. Social Support and the Perception of Geographical Slant (Schnall et. al., 2008)
- “Participants accompanied by a friend estimated a hill to be less steep when compared to participants who were alone (Study 1). Similarly, participants who thought of a supportive friend during an imagery task saw a hill as less steep than participants who either thought of a neutral person or a disliked person (Study 2)”
- Thank you letters from patients in an intensive care unit: From the expression of gratitude to an applied ethic of care (Herbland, 2017)
- Reviewed themes in 17 letters, in which 2 emerged
- Description of and gratitude for caregivers humanity and professionalism and recognition of surviving the intensive care unit
- Story of their experience in the ICU
- Give meaning to the world and “raise the question of what the core values of care should be for all concerned in the healthcare providers-patients relationship”
A worksite wellness intervention: improving happiness, life satisfaction, and gratitude in health care workers (Berkland, 2017)
- 98/110 Employees of Academic Health Care Wellness Center
- 12 Week Stress Management & Resilience Training (SMART) happiness, life satisfaction, gratitude, mindfulness, spirituality, and stress in health care workers
- Subjective Happiness Survey, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Gratitude Scale, Mindful Attention Awareness Scale, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-Being, and Perceived Stress Scale.
- Significantly improved happiness, satisfaction with life, gratitude, mindfulness, spirituality, and stress
Online training in specific meditation practices improves gratitude, well-being, self-compassion, and confidence in providing compassionate care among health professionals (Rao, 2016)
- 177 nurses, physicians, social workers, and others
- Gratitude, Positive Word, Lovingkindness/Compassion Meditation training offered in 3 One Hour Modules that earned CEs
- Improvements in gratitude, well-being, self-compassion, and confidence providing compassionate care
- “Even a fleeting experience of positive emotion temporarily broadens thinking and allows individuals to consider ideas they would not have otherwise considered.”
◦Achor, S. (2018). Big potential: How transforming the pursuit of success raises our achievement, happiness, and well-being. Currency.
◦Achor, S. (2011). The happiness advantage: The seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work. Random House.
◦Aparicio, M., Centeno, C., Robinson, C., & Arantzamendi, M. (2019). Gratitude between patients and their families and health professionals: A scoping review. Journal of nursing management, 27(2), 286-300.
◦Adair, K. C., Rodriguez-Homs, L. G., Masoud, S., Mosca, P. J., & Sexton, J. B. (2020). Gratitude at Work: Prospective Cohort Study of a Web-Based, Single-Exposure Well-Being Intervention for Health Care Workers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(5), e15562.
◦Berkland, B. E., Werneburg, B. L., Jenkins, S. M., Friend, J. L., Clark, M. M., Rosedahl, J. K., ... & Sood, A. (2017). A worksite wellness intervention: improving happiness, life satisfaction, and gratitude in health care workers. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes, 1(3), 203-210.
◦Boggiss, A. L., Consedine, N. S., Brenton-Peters, J. M., Hofman, P. L., & Serlachius, A. S. (2020). A systematic review of gratitude interventions: Effects on physical health and health behaviors. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 110165.
◦Hanson, R. (2016). Hardwiring happiness: The new brain science of contentment, calm, and confidence. Harmony.
◦Herbland, A., Goldberg, M., Garric, N., & Lesieur, O. (2017). Thank you letters from patients in an intensive care unit: From the expression of gratitude to an applied ethic of care. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 43, 47-54.
◦McNulty, J. K., & Dugas, A. (2019). A dyadic perspective on gratitude sheds light on both its benefits and its costs: Evidence that low gratitude acts as a “weak link”. Journal of Family Psychology.
◦Moon, H., & Jung, M. (2020). The relationship between a disposition of gratitude, clinical stress, and clinical satisfaction in nursing students. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.
◦Rao, N., & Kemper, K. J. (2017). Online training in specific meditation practices improves gratitude, well-being, self-compassion, and confidence in providing compassionate care among health professionals. Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine, 22(2), 237-241.
◦Schnall S, Harber KD, Stefanucci JK, Proffitt DR. Social Support and the Perception of Geographical Slant. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2008;44(5):1246-1255. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2008.04.011