What is “visual healing”?
Anecdotal evidence from Louie Schwartzberg’s Gratitude Revealed project suggests watching two weeks of daily short films about gratitude correlates with improvements in well-being. Advanced research in areas of health and wellness show positive effects on health outcomes, including shorter length of stay in hospital, increased pain tolerance and decreased anxiety.
In this breakthrough study, participants are asked to complete the 14-item Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale at the onset of their involvement and watch a unique short film each day ranging from 2-7 minutes in length. These films explore what gratitude is, why it's important, and what we can do to live more gracious lives. After two weeks, participants are once again asked to complete the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale.
You can begin the study by downloading the Quantified Citizen app, whose link can be found at the top of this page. If you have trouble with registration, please see the FAQ section of this page. Once in the app, look for the Gratitude Study. You will be guided through the steps to enroll in the study.
Louie Schwartzberg | Lead Researcher
Louie Schwartzberg is an American director, producer, and cinematographer.
"We protect what we love." Schwartzberg makes the invisible visible by taking viewers through journeys of time and scale. - courtesy of Moving Art.
For more on Louie Schwartzberg, please visit MovingArt.com.
By Louie Schwartzberg:
- the age of 18 or older
- participants with full legal and mental capacity
- access to a smartphone with internet (iOS or Android)
- lack of fluency in English
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