Build Your Resilience and Navigate Change with Gratitude Blooming
One of the biggest amplifiers of stress is change. Change is constant. What is not constant is the pace of our ability to adapt to change. The practice of gratitude builds resilience.
Why gratitude? The brain has a biological bias to focus on the negative. This bias amplifies our stress. The state of our emotional well-being shapes how we show up in our work, life, and relationships.
Gratitude is a social emotion and a call to a new kind of bravery. When we practice gratitude, we learn to give ourselves permission to lean into and honor our emotions.
In this in-depth Gratitude Circle and workshop, we will:
Use the Gratitude Blooming 39-card deck and prompts
Pause with meditation and breathwork
Become more aware of the brain’s biological bias to see the negative
Shift our perspective with the card deck’s “third object” nature and art exercises, which create room for emergence and new ways of thinking
Navigate uncertainty with greater intention and mindfulness
Reflect with insights that can only happen in community and shared experiences
Accelerate our transformation to become more resilient
Join Southern California Grantmakers, gthx, and Gratitude Blooming for our final 2-hour gratitude circle workshop that will explore a different kind of personal transformation and way of connecting with others. Gratitude Circles provide a safe way to explore self-awareness and shared insights in ways that only can happen through practicing gratitude in community.
This moment is not about going back to normal. It’s an invitation to reimagine our collective future. We take inspiration from nature which shows us that when we grow together, more blooming is still possible.
There are only three real rules for a Gratitude Circle:
● You are your own best inner-teacher and guide
● There is no fixing, advising, or saving of others in the circle
● Silence is a participant in the conversation.
Who will benefit
This series is designed for leaders who want to better align their intentions with their actions. People who learn by doing will appreciate this applied practice.
I seek a more equitable world and appreciate inclusive spaces where diverse voices feel safe to speak and be heard.
I am a leader and want to grow my self-awareness and compassion.
I often take care of others, and now I want to practice self-care through gratitude.
I care about healing people and the planet and seek tangible ways to put this into practice.
I want to awaken my senses and relationships through a healthy connection to Nature.
This series is a collaboration between two impact-driven companies founded by people of color: Omar Brownson with gthx and Belinda Liu with Gratitude Blooming. They seek to accelerate the growth of leaders through the emergent practice of Gratitude Circles. This method was developed based on their respective work in inspiring the practice of gratitude through art, technology, nature-inspired products, and branding.