The Neuroscience of Gratitude  -
The Neuroscience of Gratitude

FREE Gratitude Workshop

Monday 8 August
lunchtime webinar, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

To celebrate the release of their latest book ‘The Ultimate Gratitude Journal’, join Dr Suzanne Henwood and Sarah Carruther for this FREE lunchtime webinar.

Gratitude has been shown to be the most effective way to rewire our brain to be more positive.  And, did you know there are many ways of doing gratitude – and some are more effective than others!  At its optimum, gratitude connects us to others, changes our heart rhythm and reduces stress, improves immune function, we sleep longer and deeper, we feel more joyful, more compassionate, more generous, more productive at work, it enhances self esteem, resilience and we generally feel more alive.

Our brains have an in-built negativity bias: designed not to make us happy, but to help us survive.  But by focusing on what’s wrong, and keeping us safe, it can lead us to feeling stressed, worried, fearful, sad… even though there are lots of positive things going on in our lives.  In effect, the brain is like Velcro for negative experiences, but Teflon for positive ones. 

The Ultimate Gratitude Journal makes developing an effective daily practice easy: making being grateful as natural as breathing.

Sarah and Suzanne have spent 18 months researching the neuroscience and effectiveness of gratitude, to bring together the Ultimate Gratitude Practice, which they have published in their new book.  

The Ultimate Gratitude Journal makes developing an effective daily practice that will rewire your brain to be healthier and happier easy: making being grateful as natural as breathing.  Being accountable will not only short-circuit negative thought loops, but will help you shift your focus to a positive one, cultivate mindfulness and create a different way of living.  

If you have heard about “doing” gratitude, maybe you have even done a simple practice like thinking of three things every day you are grateful for, and you would like to know how to take your gratituding to the next level to see results – then come and join us, for a day you will not forget.

Meet our speakers

Dr Suzanne Henwood

Suzanne started her working life in healthcare – moving from being a practitioner in Diagnostic Imaging, to educator and to Associate Professor. She has 30+ years’ experience of teaching and training at an advanced level and is an NLP Coach and Trainer, a Mindfulness Facilitator, a Map of Meaning facilitator and an mBIT Master Coach and Master Trainer – one of only two people in the world to hold both titles. 

She is also trained in Polyvagal Informed Therapy, ACT, Havening, Heartmath, IDT (Interactive Drawing Therapy), Time Line Therapy,  Existential Coaching, Map of Meaning, The Emotional Culture Deck, Solution Focused Brief Therapy for severe stress and anxiety and Refocussing Counselling.  Suzanne works as a Neuroscience Based Coach and Counsellor, integrating her skills and working in an embodied way. 

She has authored numerous books, book chapters, magazine articles and writes regularly for Great Health Guide, Worldwide Coaching Magazine and Rapport.  Suzanne brings a down to earth, practical and pragmatic approach (along with a sense of humour!) to share her ongoing learning, her workshops are highly evaluated and in 2022 she was one of three finalists in a Global Award for Education and Training through ANLP. 

Sarah Carruther

Sarah is an internationally recognised educator, neurocoach and author who has taught the principles of embodied intelligence to individuals and organisations for twenty years.  Her approach to helping people be at home in themselves and at ease in the world is grounded, playful, compassionate and intelligent. She has worked in a wide range of areas including:- rewiring past trauma, reducing stress, building resilience, accessing creativity, finding meaning and purpose, compassionate communication, turning up performance, enhancing focus and developing leadership skills.  Her coaching toolbox includes positive psychology, mBraining, humanistic-NLP, hypnosis, havening, mindfulness, neuro-coaching, MBSC, Hearthmath, Refocusing Counselling, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Time Line Therapy, Map of Meaning, Polyvagal Informed Therapy and Spiritual Direction. 

When not working with clients or facilitating trainings, you can find Sarah poking, peering and wondering at the wonderful things cast upon her local beach with her husband and two girls outside of New Plymouth, New Zealand where she lives.

Date & Time

This FREE 1 hour workshop will be held on:
Monday 8 August
12.30pm - 1.30pm
Online via Zoom


For further details, please contact:
p: 027 204 0425

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