Pricing : $197 per person. Discount available for large groups 6-12 attendees. Includes a 12-month gratitude journal plus art card. Value: $25.00.
During this course, through Creativity and the Creative Process, we will explore Gratitude, Grace and Compassion and how these states of being are connected. Gratitude, like the creative spirit, has the ability to change you. It gets you to tune in to what you love, to what inspires you, to shift your thoughts and perceptions, to befriend and embrace life, regardless of what you are going through. This befriending helps you to defuse the pain, the negative, the difficult. You begin to see things as they really are … and you also begin to see that you are stronger than you think.
Being grateful also opens you up to being in a state of Grace. Grace is often used as an expression of the Divine—for example, the grace of God. Grace is also an elegance of action, such as walking with Grace or feeling comfortable in one’s own skin. It also means that you are a part of something deep and powerful and sustaining. When you feel this deeply, you can experience Compassion for Self and for others.
Robert Emmons, PhD, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis tells us through his clinical studies that Gratitude is incredibly important to one’s health, lowering depression and increasing resilience to trauma. Grateful people achieve more, have positive relationships, and emotional well-being overall.
“Excellent Leadership and facilitating. Great course materials. Wonderful spiritual focus. Valuable exercises in writing. Awesome time of sharing with group discussion. Thought-provoking and inspiring.”
“This has been a fabulous experience. I enjoyed the creative outlet for exploring these important topics. Of course, sharing our work was so enlightening. Thank you for the thought, effort and good will that you put into this series. I believe it is sorely needed and will be well-received by others.”
“I appreciated how Patricia skillfully wove so many golden threads into a rich tapestry of experience and creative expression of Gratitude, Creativity, Grace and Compassion."