Opening the Door to Freedom with Forgiveness Therapy

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Author: Wayne Kauppila

Publisher: Wayne Kauppila

ISBN: 143031429X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 88

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This book introduces a new form of therapy - Forgiveness Therapy. Clear therapeutic methods are given to help heal resentments by forgiving. The awesome spiritual power to heal is in all of us and can be accessed by using the clinical forgiveness guidelines presented. Healing resentments can have a huge positive impact on a person's ability to establish and maintain long term sobriety. Healing resentments can improve mental health and significantly raise self-esteem. Real life stories testify of people who have forgiven terrible abuse and have finally experienced peace and joy.

Forgiveness Therapy

The thirty-five axioms in Forgiveness Therapy are inspired by the author's book, Getting Bitter or Getting Better Choosing Forgiveness for Your Own Good. They can guide you through those times when your desire for vengeance seems to ...

Author: David W Schell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497688360

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

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Move beyond being a victim of others’ actions and discover the freedom that is yours in choosing therapeutic forgiveness. The 35 lessons contained in this book can help you to put yourself back in control, transcend the most hurtful of circumstances, and make the healing choice of wellness over bitterness.

The Therapist s Encounters with Revenge and Forgiveness

I also noticed that many clients rushed to forgiveness to avoid much of the painful work of therapy. They believed thatby forgiving they could find a shortcut to feeling better. A handful of them 'forgave', left therapy, ...

Author: Mary Sherrill Durham

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853028151

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

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Mary Sherrill Durham explores the concepts of vengeance, revenge fantasies, and the granting or withholding of forgiveness, as they are manifested to the therapist during treatment. She also examines potential for the therapist/patient relationship to become a re-enactment of an abusive or controlling situation.

Handbook of Forgiveness

Human Development Study Group, 1991) model of forgiveness is covered in traditional therapy, such as feelings of guilt and shame, confrontation of anger, how one has been changed as a result of being hurt, and reframing who the ...

Author: Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135410957

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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There is a need in both public and professional sectors for a deeper, and more complete understanding of forgiveness, as we are - in the author's own words - "on the threshold of an age of forgiveness and reconciliation." And yet despite continued interest and development in the field, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and academics have long been without a comprehensive resource on which to base their work. The Handbook of Forgiveness summarizes the state of the science in the research, practice, and teaching of forgiveness. Chapters approach forgiveness and reconciliation from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in fields such as biology, personality, social psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and international/political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatments of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical interventions strategies in order to appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners. This volume is the most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the understanding of the science of forgiveness. The Handbook of Forgiveness has been chosen as a Book of Distinction by Templeton Press.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Throughout the forgiveness therapy process, both the clients and therapist examine the ways in which they were treated unfairly to help clients understand the offender and learn how to replace anger with a positive response of goodness ...

Author: J. T. Blackledge

Publisher: Australian Academic Press

ISBN: 9781921513145

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Showcasing the very latest in the theory, research and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) across a range of clinical applications, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and substance abuse, with contributions from leading ACT practitioners including co-founders Kirk Strosahl, Kelly Wilson and Rob Zettle. Chapters range from detailed treatments of the scientific and theoretical aspects of the ACT model and research program, to detailed discussions of how to apply ACT to a variety of human problems. Divided into two parts, the first section features theoretical treatments of ACT, with the second (and larger) section presenting extended descriptions of how to apply ACT in different contexts. This rich content mix reflects the strengths of the contextual behavioral science (CBS) research program espoused by Michael Levin and Steven Hayes from the University of Nevada. In the end, ACT is an applied treatment model, and as such, it lives and dies by its ability to effectively benefit a wide variety of clients. In order to make the treatment increasingly effective and to maximize understanding about precisely how the treatment works, its tenets must be theoretically coherent, firmly based on empirically tried and true principles, and must have its active psychological processes clearly identified and sufficiently assessed. This book clearly demonstrates such a mix of full application, an appreciation of basic-applied research linkage, clear and behaviorally-consistent conceptualization of specific problem areas, and coherent explication of the ACT model. This book will not only tell you what to do with clients struggling with various problems, it will also tell you how those things work.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Consequently, in this book, Ihave not assumed forgiveness therapytodominate psychotherapy, couplestherapy, orfamily therapy.Set within a general process approach to psychotherapy,Ihave described the REACH model to promote forgiveness ...

Author: Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135450953

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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To be unforgiving is harmful. The inability to come to terms with one’s anger or strife often can lead to stress disorders, mental health disorders, and relationship problems. Forgiveness is a personal decision. Forgiveness and Reconciliation focuses on individual experiences with forgiveness, aiming to create a theory of what forgiveness is and connect it to a clinical theory of how to promote forgiveness. Dr. Worthington creates an evidence-based approach that is applicable for individuals and relationships, and even for society. He also describes an evidence-based method of reconciliation - restoring trust in damaged relationships. Dr. Worthington hopes that this theory will inform scientific research and improve intervention strategies. Showing that forgiveness transforms personality, Worthington describes ways a clinician can promote (but not force) forgiveness of others and self. He provides research-based theory and applications and discusses the role of emotion and specific personality traits as related to forgiveness. Forgiveness and reconciliation might not be cures, but, as Worthington shows, they are tools for transforming both the self and the world.


Forgiveness intervention with postabortion men . Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology , 65 , 1042-1046 . Deffenbacher , J. L. ( 1995 ) . Ideal treatment package for adults with anger disorders .

Author: Michael E. McCullough

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 157230510X

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

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Offering a definitive overview of a vital aspect of human experience, this unique volume will help forgiveness researchers of the present and future to steer a more coordinated and scientifically productive course. It serves as an insightful and informative resource for a broad interdisciplinary audience of clinicians, researchers, educators, and students.

Handbook of the Psychology of Self Forgiveness

With the field of self-forgiveness so new, especially in individual therapy, there is much research still needed to fully understand the potential benefits and drawbacks. One foundational question that should be addressed is whether ...

Author: Lydia Woodyatt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319605739

Category: Psychology

Page: 369

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The present volume is a ground-breaking and agenda-setting investigation of the psychology of self-forgiveness. It brings together the work of expert clinicians and researchers working within the field, to address questions such as: Why is self-forgiveness so difficult? What contexts and psychological experiences give rise to the need for self-forgiveness? What approaches can therapists use to help people process difficult experiences that elicit guilt, shame and self-condemnation? How can people work through their own failures and transgressions? Assembling current theories and findings, this unique resource reviews and advances our understanding of self-forgiveness, and its potentially critical function in interpersonal relationships and individual emotional and physical health. The editors begin by exploring the nature of self-forgiveness. They consider its processes, causes, and effects, how it may be measured, and its potential benefits to theory and psychotherapy. Expert clinicians and researchers then examine self-forgiveness in its many facets; as a response to guilt and shame, a step toward processing transgressions, a means of reducing anxiety, and an essential component of, or, under some circumstances a barrier to, psychotherapeutic intervention. Contributors also address self-forgiveness as applied to diverse psychosocial contexts such as addiction and recovery, couples and families, healthy aging, the workplace, and the military. Among the topics in the Handbook: An evolutionary approach to shame-based self-criticism, self-forgiveness and compassion. Working through psychological needs following transgressions to arrive at self-forgiveness. Self-forgiveness and health: a stress-and-coping model. Self-forgiveness and personal and relational well-being. Self-directed intervention to promote self-forgiveness. Understanding the role of forgiving the self in the act of hurting oneself. The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness serves many healing professionals. It covers a wide range of problems for which individuals often seek help from counselors, clergy, social workers, psychologists and physicians. Research psychologists, philosophers, and sociologists studying self-forgiveness will also find it an essential handbook that draws together the advances made over the past several decades, and identifies important directions for the road ahead.

Understanding Forgiveness and Addiction

(2004) compared forgiveness therapy (i.e., other-forgiveness) against treatment as usual among people in residential treatment for substance use problems (whether alcohol or other drugs). Forgiveness therapy was associated with a ...

Author: Jon R. Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429575839

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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This book integrates and synthesizes numerous empirically supported positive psychological constructs and psychotherapeutic theories to help understand addiction and facilitate recovery through the lens of forgiveness. Proposing forgiveness as an alternative and critical tool to understanding the process of addiction and recovery, whether in the context of substance use, compulsive behavior, and/or suicidal behavior, the book discusses multiple theoretical points of view regarding the process of forgiveness. Additionally, foundational theories underlying the process of recovery, the psychological and spiritual nature of forgiveness, and the nature of the association of forgiveness with health all receive detailed coverage. Considerable attention is also paid to the extant empirical support for the association of forgiveness with addiction and recovery. The text’s comprehensive integration of theory, research, and clinical application, including guidelines regarding forgiveness as a treatment for recovery from addiction, provide a roadmap forward for addiction counselors and other recovery specialists.

8 Keys to Forgiveness 8 Keys to Mental Health

Kenneth's announcement that he would never forgive his mother was not said in defiance of the forgiveness therapy itself. ... He was saying this more for the therapist's sake than for his, so that the therapist would not feel badly when ...

Author: Robert Enright

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393734065

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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'A practical guide by the man Time magazine has called “the forgiveness trailblazer.” While it may seem like a simple enough act, forgiveness is a difficult, delicate process which, if executed correctly, can be profoundly moving and a deep learning experience. Whatever the scenario may be—whether you need to make peace with a certain situation, with a loved one or friend, or with a total stranger—the process of forgiveness is an art and a science, and this hands-on guide walks readers through it in 8 key steps. How can we become forgivingly “fit”? How can we identify the source of our pain and inner turmoil? How can we find meaning in what we have suffered, or learn to forgive ourselves? What should we do when forgiveness feels like a particularly tall order? All these questions and more are answered in this practical book, leading us to become more tolerant, compassionate, and hopeful human beings.