Gratitude can help with trauma. In this episode I talk about two ways this is true and how to practice it.

Full Show Notes

It might be tacky to talk about gratitude right after Thanksgiving, but this idea popped into my head a few days ago and it won’t let go, so apparently one of you really needs to hear about it!

I think gratitude can help heal trauma for two reasons.

Gratitude Keeps You in Abundance

The first reason is that trauma keeps you in scarcity mindset and mode, and gratitude is a quick and magical way to shift into abundance.

And if you can get to the place where you can feel grateful for your trauma, that will really shift things for you! Not all of us can get there quickly, and it’s ok, but I do believe you can look forward to that.

I believe that I didn’t go down a much darker possible path, and instead created the amazing life I have now, because of the faith I practice and how it encourages me to practice gratitude on a regular basis, keeping me in abundance.

Gratitude Ahead of Time

Practicing gratitude ahead of time can help shift your identity quickly and bring the things you would like to create in your life to you faster. Can you imagine a trauma-free life in detail? Can you feel grateful for that now?

Your brain doesn’t know the difference between something physically happening now and something you are simply imagining to be happening. Especially if you can touch into the FEELING of whatever you want to create, your mind will assume you already have it and you are short-cutting becoming the person who has it.

Journal Questions:

  1. What about your trauma are you grateful for? Why? (And if you don’t think you have “trauma” what difficult thing are you grateful for?
  2. What thing or experience would you like to bring into your life in the next year? (I know this is really hard!) Can you write out gratitude statements now as if you already have it?

Download the journaling questions for printing here.

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