Gratitude: for the positive experiences and people in our lives. Practising gratitude on a daily basis has demonstrable effects on brain function. Individuals who practice gratitude are more enthusiastic, attentive and optimistic.
Empathy: for others and the pursuit of kindness in our interactions. Acts of kindness and empathy are linked to the release of oxytocin in the brain. Increased oxytocin levels contribute to increased self-esteem, energy and happiness.
Mindfulness: building a consistent mindful practice to improve motivation and concentration. Practicing mindfulness; being completely present in the moment, increases focus, engagement and appreciation of a student’s surroundings and of others.