How forgiveness improves health

How forgiveness improves health

Forgiveness is an important component of emotional recovery following interpersonal trauma. Forgiveness is associated with mental, relational, physical, and spiritual health. Learning to forgive those who hurt you can significantly improve psychological well-being and...

Anger management is learned with practice

The ability to regulate and control impulses, emotions, and level of arousal is usually learned in the context of the secure attachment relationship during the first three years of life. A child with relational trauma has often failed to master this stage-specific...
Kindness improves health

Kindness improves health

Committing acts of kindness increases and sustains happiness and well-being. Kindness improves health. Volunteering to reduce suffering and improve others’ lives has been found to increase physical health, life satisfaction, and sense of purpose and meaning. Acts of...
Relationships and health

Relationships and health

A large body of research has shown that close relationships and social support have a profound effect on health and well-being. Adults in close and secure romantic relationships have more positive emotions, hope, optimism, social competencies, and emotional...
Gratitude and health

Gratitude and health

Gratitude is an important component of a happy and fulfilling life. It is a thankful appreciation for what you have and receive, whether tangible or intangible. Gratitude is consistently linked with feeling more positive emotions, savoring positive experiences, having...
Positive emotions and health

Positive emotions and health

In hundreds of well-controlled studies, positive emotions have been shown to contribute to success at work, improve immune function, and lead to a longer life and overall well-being. The “nun study” is a perfect example. Twenty-year-old nuns began keeping journals of...