|Can Gratitude Change Your Life?|
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|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Tuesday, 11 June 2013 13:36|
Acclaimed Filmmaker Cites 3 Measurable Benefits of Being Thankful
Filmmaker Doug Vermeeren likes to quote author Robert M. Pirsig when introducing the idea of positive psychology: “The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I'm looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling.”
Positive psychology entails a call for science and psychological practice to be as concerned with strength as with weakness; as interested in building the best things in life as in repairing the worst; and as concerned with making the lives of normal people fulfilling as with healing pathology, Vermeeren says.
“People can become suspicious when you tell them that they can change their lives with a simple shift in perspective; it can seem too good to be true because it’s an uncomplicated answer to many of life’s challenges. But I’m just one of many who have experienced a measurable life change with gratitude,” says Vermeeren, creator of the new film, “The Gratitude Experiment,” (www.thegratitudeexperiment.
“I feel that everyone deserves that opportunity.”
He describes three areas in life that can be positively transformed with the power of gratitude:
About Doug Vermeeren
Doug Vermeeren is an internationally renowned movie producer, director and author. His award-winning film, The Opus (www.theopusmovie.com), received critical acclaim and has been translated to more than 23 languages. Random House published the book version in more than 23 countries. His new film, The Gratitude Experiment, is now premiering in many of the world’s biggest cities. The documentary focuses on how awareness and acts of gratitude can positively transform any situation and improve one’s life experiences, both professionally and personally.
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