Anatomy of Gratitude (Episode 126)
As Canadian Thanksgiving approaches, Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss gratitude. For centuries, spiritual leaders and philosophers have been aware of the importance of gratitude. In the past 15 to 20 years, the effect of gratitude on mental health has been a topic of discussion among psychologists and other therapists. This week:
- the development of gratitude in children
- the social impact of gratitude, in relationships and in communities
- is gratitude an antidote to aggression?
- how gratitude affects people who are dealing with depression and anxiety
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