Practicing gratitude and empathy can help build a more positive and peaceful outlook on the world and starting this education young can help families and children with emotional well-being.
Educator Hugh van Cuylenburg began studying this phenomenon while teaching children in the north of India. The desert community had no running water, no electricity and no beds, and yet the community was happy and thriving. Inspired by what he learned from this village, he founded The Resilience Project, a group of educators that teach emotional wellness to children by focusing on Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness to help them cultivate more fulfilling experiences.
“Happiness is like anything you do in life, if you want to be good at, you can’t just hope that it happens, you’ve got to practice it,” he said.
The Resilience Project uses evidence-based mental health strategies to teach and emotionally engaging programs and meditation to schools, sports clubs and businesses to build resilience and happiness.