Gratitude in Practice

School of Natural Sciences and Health

This course will assist participants in gaining a deeper understanding of gratitude and its relevance in their context, whether it be that of a learner, leader, or educator. It aims to create a community of practice through an online book club where fellow participants are able to explore together the interplay of gratitude and resentment as a way of creating more flourishing relationships and workplace cultures. Cross-cultural dimension of gratitude will also be explored.

- 10:00 - 17:00

Time of live sessions: Tuesdays, 6pm AEDT (10am Estonian time)

Registration deadline

Credits 1 EAP

Minimum number of participants 20

Price 200

Document issued upon completion of training Certificate

Training Manager

In this six-week course, participants will engage in live online sessions and interactive book club discussions. They will be required to purchase and read the prescribed text and take part in a discussion around prescribed themes.

  • What is gratitude and why is it important?
  • What does it mean to 'practise' gratitude?
  • How to identify resentment and its underlying causes?
  • How can we choose an inner attitude of gratitude when we are in the midst of adversity?
  • How can we practise self-gratitude?
  • How does understanding cross-cultural dimensions of gratitude?
  • How can you develop your own community of gratitude

Learning Outcomes

- Discover how to enhance teaching, leadership and professional life with gratitude
- Explore the interplay between gratitude and resentment and its impact on relationships
- Adopt research-based gratitude practices 
- Investigate how to enhance personal resilience, relational wellbeing and creativity


This course will be assessed through participation in the live sessions (which will not be recorded) and interactive book club discussions, where 80% attendance is required. It will also be assessed through a 500-word reflection at the end of the course.

Prescribed Text:

Howells, K (2021) Untangling you: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful? Major Street Publishing.
Available as book or e-book at 

Time of Live Sessions:

Tuesdays, 6pm AEDT (10am Estonian time)



Dr Kerry Howells has spent over 25 years researching, teaching and presenting on gratitude, both nationally and internationally. Kerry is passionate about harnessing the role of gratitude to bring about flourishing relationships, a respectful workplace culture and, ultimately, a more peaceful world. Kerry’s work is underpinned by a deep philosophical exploration of gratitude and focuses on how to apply the research on gratitude, and the strategies she has developed, to life’s challenging situations. She has a particular interest in cross-cultural lenses of gratitude and their implications for communication and has studied this in the context of Australian indigenous and African indigenous cultures. Working worldwide with school leaders and teachers she has embedded gratitude in all levels of education, and her first book, Gratitude in Education: A Radical View has been used widely to guide the development of educational programs and strategic change in universities, schools and Early Childhood education.

Kerry has presented on the topic of gratitude to multi-faceted audiences in the form of keynote addresses, conference presentations, podcasts, radio interviews and a popular TEDx presentation, ‘How thanking awakens our thinking’.

Kerry’s recent book Untangling you: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful? explores the dilemmas of accessing gratitude in difficult relationships, has won three prestigious international awards, and is now available in six languages. Her publication in 2023, Gratitude Practices for Teachers, draws on her extensive experience in education to offer practical strategies when facing everyday challenges.  Kerry is based in Hobart, Australia, but offers professional development and presents on her work internationally. She is currently a visiting professor at Tallinn University, Estonia, where she teaches an online postgraduate course – Gratitude in Practice

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