Gratitude with Dr. Patty Hlava


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Today I have Dr. Patty Hlava on the show to discuss gratitude.


Dr. Patty Hlava has over 15 years of clinical experience in the health and wellness field as a licensed psychotherapist. Additionally she has over 7 years of experience teaching in University settings and provision of clinical supervision. She is a Certified Meditation Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda wellness coach, and Certified Intrinsic Coach. She has been providing meditation instruction and mentoring in a variety of settings since 2005. Dr. Hlava has been involved in research and teaching on the subject of gratitude since 2006. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and Journal of Humanistic Psychology, as well as in several books. As co-founder of AwakenPeace, she thrives on the opportunity to create and participate in nurturing community and heartfelt connections. You can find her audio course on cultivating gratitude, as well as several guided meditations on the Insight Timer app.


  • We discuss the emotional components of gratitude.
  • How gratitude is relational
  • Gratitude as a skill & trait. How it can be developed an integrated into your identity.
  • Appreciation as the precursor to gratitude.
  • Bodily awareness and being at home in your body.

You can find out more about her work with the links below!



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwakenPeaceHealing/

Audio course on Insight Timer: http://insig.ht/course_the-power-of-gratitude-to-enrich-your-life

Gratitude Summit (featured on 11/19): http://www.globalgratitudesummit.com/?ref=pattyhlava

Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-Hlava/e/B004PPRK36?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1540742601&sr=8-3-spell

Soundtrack “Sacred Connection” by DTO, listen to more at DTOmusic.com

Thank you! 



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Published by Alec Hurley

Alec Hurley is a Yoga Health Coach, yoga teacher in the San Diego area and a life long surfer. He is the founder of Higher Self Wellness and an avid practitioner of ancient wisdom and spiritual practices which he infuses into his public yoga classes and group program “The Art of Connection”. He is professionally trained as a Chef and incorporates the ancient wisdom of “food as medicine” into his culinary creations. Alec infuses the practices of personal and planetary alignment into his modern healthy lifestyle toolkit to help shift the collective into deeper states of connection.

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