The Spectrum of Gratitude Experience

The Spectrum of Gratitude Experience

by John Elfers, Patty Hlava

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319822464
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Elfers, PhD, is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and education consultant. He has created educational programs in the areas of mental health, adolescent reproductive health, drug intervention, and community building. He continues to conduct research in the area of transformative practices. He is an associate core faculty for Sofia University, USA.

Patty Hlava, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Meditation Instructor in practice at Healthwise Behavioral Health and Wellness as well as Healthwise Mindfulness and Yoga Psychology Studio. Her research has been published in The Journal of Humanistic Psychology and The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.



Table of Contents


1. Understanding Gratitude
2. The Gratitude of Caring
3. Expression of Gratitude
4. The Value of Gratitude
5. Transcendent Gratitude
6. Gratitude and Spirituality
7. Application of Gratitude to Healing
8. Integration

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“The book offers a broad overview of the nuances of gratitude, ranging from how gratitude is felt to how gratitude is expressed. This book is steeped in cutting-edge research. If you want to learn everything you can about gratitude, read this book; you’ll be grateful you did.” (Jeffrey J. Froh, Associate Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, USA)

“This book is a compelling invitation to explore gratitude in its myriad of manifestations from the simple to the sacred. Drawing upon their original gratitude research the authors present an excellent case for keeping gratitude central for any life that desires to be well lived and/or well loved.”(Fred Luskin, member of the advisory board of the Greater Good Science Center)

“This book not only reviews the comprehensive theory of gratitude, but also provides an insight into the lived experience of gratitude. Reading this book, you’ll not only capture the newest knowledge of gratitude, but also learn how to cultivate the mother of virtue.” (Chih-Che Lin, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)

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