How Gratitude Heals, Energizes, and Transforms Lives with Dr. Robert Emmons
Mayo Memorial Auditorium
Gratitude encircles much of what we do and who we are. Its power derives from a need that is deeply entrenched in the human condition—the need to give thanks. Across the life-span, research has shown that gratitude generates a positive ripple effect through every area of our lives, potentially satisfying some of our deepest yearnings—our desire for happiness, our pursuit of better relationships, and our ceaseless quest for inner peace, health, wholeness, and wellness. Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects. It can lower blood pressure, improve immune function, reduce cardiac inflammation, increase happiness and decrease depression. Mechanisms linking the practice of gratitude with key health outcomes will be explored. Evidence-based practices and techniques reveal that life is a continual invitation to gratitude that can be created at almost any opportunity.
Note: Online registration will close at 12:00 noon on February 27. Registration will be available at the door beginning at 3:00 PM.