study examined the efficacy of 2 novel interventions on gratitude and
mindfulness. Previous work has demonstrated that established interventions can
increase gratitude and mindfulness levels; however there is wide variation in
the magnitude and duration of change.
were randomised to a gratitude intervention, a mindfulness intervention or a
wait-list condition. Interventions were completed 4 times a week for 3 weeks.
Participants completed wellbeing measures at baseline, at 3 weeks and at 1
month. Measures included the Gratitude Scale (GQ-6) and the Mindfulness Scale
(MAAS) and other measures of wellbeing.
patterns of change in levels of gratitude and mindfulness were observed for
both intervention conditions. The slope and pattern of change was moderated by
These findings indicate that short interventions can enhance mindfulness and
gratitude. The effect of each intervention on levels of the alternative
construct suggests a shared mechanism or pathway.