As human beings, when we aren’t grateful for what we have, we aren’t capable of being happy.
This is not just some self-improvement mumbo-jumbo either. It’s been scientifically proven. For example, researchers in numerous positive psychology studies have split study participants into two groups and instructed one group of study participants to reflect on the little things they are grateful for at the end of each day, while the other group just goes about their normal routines. Then, after several weeks, both groups are interviewed, and it becomes clear that the first group enjoyed considerably greater life satisfaction than the other group during that time period.
Why does this happen?
The simplest explanation is that forcing ourselves to focus on thoughts and actions related to gratitude, regardless of circumstances, helps our brains develop positive emotions. In one notable study, researchers asked participants to smile forcibly while thinking of something specific they’re grateful for. They found that this consistently stimulated mental activity associated with positive feelings and emotions.
Dr. Crewson Andrew Martin, Ph.D, LCSW-R, M-C.Ht., CMFT, SPN, CWPhas over 35 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and groups. His approach is the synergistic and cybernetic relationship between mind and body.
He is a licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Gestalt Therapist, Licensed Master Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and is the Clinical Director of TheSuffolk Institute for Hypnotherapy.(http://www.sihonline.net/)
Additionally, Dr. Crew is a Certified Wellness Professional and a Certified NLP Practitioner. Therapy modalities he utilizes include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Meditation Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy techniques, and Light Therapy.
He has many years of hospital and home-based medical experience and knowledge. Dr. Crew has many years of experience treating patients on Hospice programs as well their families. His clinical experience is also in psychiatric based interventions. He is a certified School and Educational Social Worker.
He is an adjunct professor atDowling College, Oakdale, NY. He maintains a private practice in Port Jefferson Village(Tonglen Psychotherapy,P.C.and Subconscious Solutions, LLC), and is the owner of Mind-Body Fitness and Strength Studio,Inc. also in Port Jefferson Village. Dr. Crew is certified to provide fitness services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Dr. Crew offers supervision for Licensed psychotherapists seeking their "R" designation. He also provides supervision and instruction for Licensed Fitness Trainers who are working towards their Master Fitness Trainer certification.
His Institute, The Suffolk Institute for Hypnotherapyalso offers courses and training in Hypnosis and Clinical Hynotherapy,Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy (Master Clinical Hypnotherapy certification), Neuro-Linguistic Programming ,Assertiveness Training,Meditation Therapy, Schema Therapy,Somatic Psychotherapy,Parent Effectiveness Training, and Rational Emotive Therapy for practicing therapists and Allied Health professionals. Each seminar training and all courses are open to the general public and all are always welcome to attend.
Dr. Crew is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapy trainer and instructor with The American Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy and offers certification with ABCH through courses and seminars taught at The Suffolk Institute for Hypnotherapy.
Dr. Crew is a member of Weight Management and Healthy Eating Resources of Long Island, (www.eatingforwellness.com) which is an independent group of healthcare professionals dedicated to weight management, healthy living, and a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Crew hosts a twice monthly internet television show entitled "Mind-Body Psychotherapy, Fitness, and Wellness with Dr. Crewson Andrew Martin" which can be viewed live every other Sunday from 1pm-2pm EST on Ustream.com.