One activity we have found in all our work at Focusing Initiatives is the importance of centering into the body and remembering something one can be grateful for. In ancient philosophies and religions, gratitude is a common theme. Modern psychologists consider it an essential tool to achieve wellness. Science shows that gratitude rewires the brain in positive, permanent ways.

We welcome you to try this activity. Start by thinking of something (maybe it’s very small) for which you are thankful. After you’re done, share your experience with us.




Artwork: Hunter Keller

Graphic Design: Ali Islam Ghauri

This initiative's Team

Anna Willman
Annika Frohböse
Fida Muhammad
Georgia Kaltsidou
Haqmal Daudzai
Hunter Keller
Jerry Conway
Nasir Khan
Nazia Jamshed Khan
Nina Joy Lawrence
Ocen Daniel Osako
Pat Omidian
Wajid Syed

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