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gratitude expands attention and treats anxiety

Gratitude Treats Anxiety

Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation or thankfulness experienced after receiving kindness or generosity. Most clients seeking therapy for anxiety disorders arrive with little sense of gratitude. They just want their anxiety, their panic attacks, their worries, their depression, to go away. And who could blame them. In the face of overwhelming negative emotions, reacting to the positives of life doesn’t seem nearly as important as avoiding the next panic attack, for example, or being able to sleep despite an onslaught of worries.