January 30, 2017
Alumnus and Associate Core Faculty John Elfers, Ph.D. and former faculty member Patty Hlava, have just published their new book, The Spectrum of Gratitude Experience. The book extends the subject of gratitude to include transpersonal gratitude, a perspective often missing in discussions of gratitude in positive psychology and social psychology. Read John and Patty’s blog describing the development of the Transpersonal Gratitude Scale, a psychometric instrument developed by the authors to measure the features of transcendence that emerge with grateful experience.
More About the Book
From Goodreads. “Drawing from current research in psychology, the social sciences, and spirituality, this book presents a comprehensive investigation into the heart of gratitude as it arises within lived experience and its role in nurturing relationships. It explores the range and depth of the emotion experience of gratitude and identifies its relationship with other indicators of wellbeing. New research by the authors reveals gratitude as a feature of transcendence and its connection to higher order experience including spirituality and religion. This book explores the potential for cultivating gratitude as a transformative practice for personal growth, enhancing relationships, and spiritual development.”
Since 1975, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University has continued to be an international leader and pioneer, moving humanity forward in the areas of transpersonal research and transpersonal education. training clinicians, spiritual guides, wellness caregivers, and consultants who apply transpersonal principles and values in a variety of settings. The Sofia educational model offers students not only a solid intellectual foundation, but an extraordinary opportunity for deep transformational growth and personal experience of the subject matter. How does Sofia University accomplish this? The university builds upon its strong, whole-person psychological foundation to give students a greater understanding of the human condition.