The Ultimate Gratitude Practice

Wednesday, 21 September
9.30am - 1pm
Online

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.

Sarah and Suzanne have spent 18 months researching gratitude, to bring together the Ultimate Gratitude Practice, which they have published in their new book – and they will be sharing with you in this practical, interactive workshop.  They will share with you the key components of an effective gratitude practice, how to use your multiple intelligences to amplify the results and how to weave in stories to take the outcome to a whole new level.

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn the research behind Gratitude and how it rewires the brain
  • To Understand the key components of an effective gratitude practice
  • To explore the latest cutting edge recommendations that amplify the results from gratituding
  • To create your own Gratitude Practice to continue beyond the workshop

Suzanne and Sarah have published their latest book ‘The Ultimate Gratitude Journal’ (the forward of which was written by Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE).

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.  

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.

Who should attend?

Everybody!  But in particular....

  • Anyone struggling to find joy and satisfaction in life
  • People who have been juggling too many balls and are feeling overwhelmed
  • Anyone who knows they have a “half glass empty” outlook on life and wants to adapt that
  • Coaches and Counsellors who want to know the latest research to equip their clients with
  • Teachers who want to apply the latest neuroscience around gratitude in their learning programmes
  • People interested in learning the latest research on Gratitude, including how and why it works to rewire the brain
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to access their heart and truly feel gratitude

Date & Time

This morning interactive workshop will be held on:
Wednesday 21 September
9.30am - 1pm
Online via Zoom

Pricing & Registration

Standard: $250 incl GST, per person

Registration process
Payment online is by debit or credit card (VISA, Mastercard or American Express) only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.  
Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by credit card) there will be a $25 surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

If you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly, or have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex 027 204 0425 or email: feona@grow.co.nz

What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 
All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the workshop – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
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CONTACT FEONA


For further details, please contact:
e: feona@grow.co.nz
p: 027 204 0425

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