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The Essential Guide To The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Looking to put some attitude in your gratitude? 

Expressing gratitude can provide a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits for the person practicing gratitude.  We tend to focus on the warm, fuzzy feeling that the recipient of gratitude tends to acquire; however, those that engage in a regular practice benefit in profound ways as well.  In fact, there are biological reasons that gratitude can help those that have an ongoing practice and take the opportunities to notice and show gratitude toward themselves and others.  Check out or download the inforgraphic below to see how prolific gratitude practices can be.


The Essential Guide To The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Jim Holsomback

Jim Holsomback (MA; ABT) is the director of clinical outreach for McLean Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and program director for Triad Adolescent Services, located in Lexington, Massachusetts. He has more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents and families struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and self-injury. Jim has a vast amount of experience teaching and supporting families struggling to identify ways to establish effective family systems as well as presenting in regional and national trainings and conferences on topics such as contingency management, digital and substance dependence and supporting parents of preteens and adolescents struggling with self-harm & suicidality.

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, . (2018). The Essential Guide To The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 15, 2020, from


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