The Role of Gratitude in Stress Management
Concrete actions you can do today to practice gratitude and reduce your stress.
Gratitude changes everything. Practicing gratitude helps you maintain a positive mood, achieve greater emotional well-being, and results in a higher overall life satisfaction. Do you want a greater sense of happiness? Stronger relationships? To sleep better? To manage stress? Developing a gratitude practice is for you.
In this class you will learn 5 actions based on research that you can start doing today to embrace the practice of gratitude and better manage stress.
Lisa Allred was introduced to bellydancing in 2004 by her twin sister, Terri. Soon thereafter she started attending classes with Dawn Ruckert and fell in love with ATS® . The group format, challenging improvisation, shared leadership and beauty resonated with her in a profound way. The universal language of ATS® has allowed her to dance with others from around the world and to make so many new friends. She is a Director of Dayanisma, a well known ATS® troupe located in Raleigh, NC. In pursuance of her love of group improvisation, she has also attended Fly Fusion® Foundation Certification course and loves the way this vocabulary has enriched her dance.
In addition to teaching at the BDBA, Lisa is also a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years experience working with children, families, communities and nonprofits. As a clinician she specialized in helping victims of child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence (domestic violence), and sexual assault. She has advocated for survivors by leading coalitions that changed NC laws (marital rape and stalking), running nonprofits dedicated to these issues and serving as an expert witness for the courts. She is employed full-time for a large company in their Work/Life department and assists employees with personal issues related to parenting, relationships and achieving work/life balance. She has also served on the Ethics Committee for the NC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and as an adjunct instructor at NC State University in the Graduate School of Social Work.
StartWelcome and Introduction
StartQuotes on Gratitude to Inspire
StartSharing Gratitude and Love
StartStart a Gratitude Journal
StartCreate a Reverse Bucket List
StartSavoring and Appreciating
StartLoving Kindness Meditation
StartContinuing the Journey and a Special Offer
StartWhere Next ?
I attended the online Gratitude course at BDBA hoping to tap into alternative possibilities for improving my life. I truly enjoyed the course, very informative and interesting with options for daily integration of living with gratitude. This is a wonderful presentation! Heidi DeAngelis
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