GROWING WITH GRATITUDE 

BUILDING & PROTECTING STUDENTS 
MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS INDIA
TEACHING RESILIENCE & 
HAPPINESS SKILLS 
RESULTING IN GREATER 
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
           ~ EVIDENCE BASED~



GET STARTED TODAY!



TEACHING RESILIENCE & 
HAPPINESS SKILLS 

RESULTING IN GREATER 
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
~ EVIDENCE BASED~



GET STARTED TODAY!

We have had a major focus on wellbeing for a number of years. We have been searching for a worthwhile positive education program for a number of years. Without doubt Growing With Gratitude is the best positive education program I have seen.

Robert Hoff - Principal IPS
We have had a major focus on wellbeing for a number of years. We have been searching for a worthwhile positive education program for a number of years. Without doubt Growing With Gratitude is the best positive education program I have seen.

Robert Hoff - Principal IPS

Outcomes
  •  higher academic achievement
  •  learn to use self-talk to reframe situations to help overcome adversity 
  • are more productive and creative at school
  •  cope better with stress and trauma
  •  have more friends and social support
  •  are less depressed and anxious
  • are better leaders and negotiators 
  •  more resilient 
  •  find themselves in less conflict at school 
  •  commit to achieving goals 
  •  are often the first to help other people  
  •  have more fulfilling relationships
The research by the one of the founders and leaders of Positive Psychology Professor Martin Seligman suggests you can impact your life your life in the above ways. When I explained to Martin Seligman my plan for Growing With Gratitude he responded by saying; "it is a worthy endeavour".

Most importantly what if your students developed habits of gratitude, empathy, kindness, positive reflection, mindfulness, optimism and service? The foundation of resilience and happiness. You will give your students the best chance to thrive in this crazy world.

In this crazy world what teacher is not busy? 

Our program is designed for busy teachers and schools. We use a habit forming approach that focuses on short 2 - 10 minute daily activities with longer lessons to explicit teach sprinkled in. 
Meet The Team
Head of Operations
Vibbin Richerd Benjamin
Vibbin is not only a serial entrepreneur but also an energetic Basketball player. His vivid entrepreneurial spirit has provided him immense passion and integrity for his profession. His successful entrepreneurial journey took off with a construction business where he served as a Managing Director. Gradually he started exploring various opportunities and diversified his business portfolio into various sectors.  

His education began with pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in India and by completing his Masters Degree in Business Administration from The University of Greenwich, London, has made him well informed. With his exploration nature, he cultivated a strong interest towards granites and mining that led to the start of another company under his hood, “Richerd Granites Ltd.” Later when he believed that Technology is going to take over the world, he gathered up a team for starting his own Cyber security and Digital marketing business.

Besides his professional side, his affinity towards Basketball is no less. He has joined hands with International Coaches to conduct several training camps for students in India to create awareness and uplift the spirit of the game.

In a nutshell, Vibbin is a passionate serial entrepreneur and a spirited Basketball player.
Lead Trainer
Vijayalakshmi Ganesan
Over 10 years of experience with training and mentoring, Vijayalakshmi acquired the right technique in transforming lives of numerous people to find the right path towards success.

Her audience can be classified into different groups ranging from school children to young professionals. Out of her own interest, she volunteers to help students of Grade 12 to motivate them, guide them to face examinations without fear and help them choose their career wisely.

Vijayalakshmi has completed her Under Graduation successfully in Psychology, specialising in Child and Social psychology. To sharpen her administration and social skills, she pursued her masters in Business Administration from The University of Greenwich, London. Apart from this, out of her love towards French language, she completed a Diploma in French from Alliance Francaise De Madras.

Her multifaceted talents in training, led her choose the role of being an Assistant Manager for training and development and French Language instructor. Her training area diverges across various soft skill programs such as communication skills, professional grooming, Team work skills for IT professionals at TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)- where she has been involved in training professionals to handle Propel sessions.

She is a holistic trainer possessing exceptional qualities like dynamism and flexibility which helps to transform the audience to stay motivated and energised, and the spirit not only stays within, but also is exhibited to the world for the betterment.
About the 
"GROWING WITH GRATITUDE" 
WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH
Growing With Gratitude is an evidence based program, that aims to help teachers, students and families easily develop the habits of gratitude, kindness and mindfulness that have been identified as the stepping stones to greater happiness and success.
The 5 Most Outcomes:
  •  Children to learn to be more resilient, relaxed, less envious, happy memories and experience more good feelings during their lives
  •  Children learn to experience better friendships, improved relationships, & more kindness.
  •  Children are more optimistic, less self centred & materialistic, and increased self esteem
  •  Children have increased energy, improved sleep, more likely to exercise and less sick
  •  Children experience better academic achievement, improved decision making, increased productivity and better management skills
    The research by the one of the founders and leaders of Positive Psychology Professor Martin Seligman suggests you can impact your life your life in the above ways. When I explained to Martin Seligman my plan for Growing With Gratitude he responded by saying; "it is a worthy endeavour".

    Most importantly what if your students developed habits of gratitude, empathy, kindness, positive reflection, mindfulness, optimism and service? The foundation of resilience and happiness. You will give your students the best chance to thrive in this crazy world.

    In this crazy world what teacher is not busy? 

    Our program is designed for busy teachers and schools. We use a habit forming approach that focuses on short 2 - 10 minute daily activities with longer lessons to explicit teach sprinkled in. 
    Meet The Team
    Head of Operations
    Vibbin Richerd
    Vibbin is not only a serial entrepreneur but also an energetic Basketball player. His vivid entrepreneurial spirit has provided him immense passion and integrity for his profession. His successful entrepreneurial journey took off with a construction business where he served as a Managing Director. Gradually he started exploring various opportunities and diversified his business portfolio into various sectors.  

    His education began with pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in India and by completing his Masters Degree in Business Administration from The University of Greenwich, London, has made him well informed. With his exploration nature, he cultivated a strong interest towards granites and mining that led to the start of another company under his hood, “Richerd Granites Ltd.” Later when he believed that Technology is going to take over the world, he gathered up a team for starting his own Cyber security and Digital marketing business.

    Besides his professional side, his affinity towards Basketball is no less. He has joined hands with International Coaches to conduct several training camps for students in India to create awareness and uplift the spirit of the game.

    In a nutshell, Vibbin is a passionate serial entrepreneur and a spirited Basketball player.

    Lead Trainer
    Vijayalakshmi Ganesan
    Over 10 years of experience with training and mentoring, Vijayalakshmi acquired the right technique in transforming lives of numerous people to find the right path towards success.

    Her audience can be classified into different groups ranging from school children to young professionals. Out of her own interest, she volunteers to help students of Grade 12 to motivate them, guide them to face examinations without fear and help them choose their career wisely.

    Vijayalakshmi has completed her Under Graduation successfully in Psychology, specialising in Child and Social psychology. To sharpen her administration and social skills, she pursued her masters in Business Administration from The University of Greenwich, London. Apart from this, out of her love towards French language, she completed a Diploma in French from Alliance Francaise De Madras.

    Her multifaceted talents in training, led her choose the role of being an Assistant Manager for training and development and French Language instructor. Her training area diverges across various soft skill programs such as communication skills, professional grooming, Team work skills for IT professionals at TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)- where she has been involved in training professionals to handle Propel sessions.

    She is a holistic trainer possessing exceptional qualities like dynamism and flexibility which helps to transform the audience to stay motivated and energised, and the spirit not only stays within, but also is exhibited to the world for the betterment.

    Growing With Gratitude is the best thing since sliced bread.

    Helen - Pennington Primary School

    I can't believe the change in my son. He has started to do things around the house without being told and he shows greater appreciation by using a lot more thank you's!

    Zeljka, Mother

    Letter From Ashley Manuel, Creator Of Growing With Gratitude
    Do You Want To Learn How To Embed A Deep Culture Of Gratitude Across Your School?
    Hey there!

    Like you, I want to see your children thrive and flourish in this crazy world. While working as a primary school physical education teacher in my early 30s I stumbled across a couple of books by thought leaders and scientists who were studying positive psychology and its impact on happiness, health and lifestyle.

    The more I read the more my interest in this area grew, not just because it tied into my own goals of improving the wellbeing and health of young children, but because the ideas resonated with my own journey and personal challenges at the time.

    Over the next few years I continued to read and research as much as I could. I attended conferences on the topic, read books by popular authors and psychologists such as Martin Seligman, Barbara Frederickson, Sonja Lyubomirsky, and Shawn Achor among others, and adopted the best of their advice into my own daily life.

    And after awhile I realised that all the research and studies were really saying the same thing: that contrary to our society’s long-held belief that ‘success’ is the doorway to happiness, gratitude and acceptance are the real indicators of future health, happiness and success in life.

    It sounds really basic, but developing an understanding of this principle changed my life in powerful and profound ways and I began experiencing myself the positive impact that this simple philosophy has both physically and mentally.

    Then one day while running on the treadmill I had a light-bulb moment – if learning these simple skills and techniques could have such a positive effect on my life at 34, what if I had been taught them when I was much younger? Like at school and in my home? What would my life have been like if I had these skills right from the start? And what would the lives of families be like if I shared these insights with them?

    There seemed no reason to me that the simple techniques used by adults to retrain their brains and change their beliefs couldn’t be taught to children, giving them an advantage and therefore setting them up for a lifetime of resilience, happiness and success.

                                                                                                                  And so Growing with Gratitude was born!

    Through the Growing With Gratitude Program we empower hundreds of thousands of children, parents, families and teachers quickly and simply with the skills that taught me years to learn. And by nurturing these skills in young children I’m hoping we can create a new generation of grateful, happy, kind, mindful, empathetic, optimistic and resilient people who will stamp their presence on the world and go on to make even greater positive change themselves.

    So thank you for being a part of the Family Gratitude Revolution. I hope you enjoy the journey.
    Ashley Manuel

    We believe that all children deserve to learn, live & value gratitude and we do this in a way that is fun, impactful and where each child gets to discover what gratitude truly means to them.

    Ashley Manuel - Founder of Growing With Gratitude

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