Betrayal, Trust, and Forgiveness: Getting from Retribution to Reconciliation

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Ten Speed Press, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 278 pages
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The infidelities of a romantic partner, the harsh words of a parent, the failings of an aging body, the devastation of a lost job, the bigotry and prejudices of society-all of these experiences are betrayals that encourage negative feelings of separation, alienation, and emotional distance. BETRAYAL, TRUST, AND FORGIVENESS is a thoughtful guide to resolving these conflicts and overcoming feelings of disappointment and injury. Licensed counselor and author Dr. Beth Hedva combines spirituality and contemporary psychology to help individuals discover new techniques for dealing with changes in their personal and professional lives. Blending ancient wisdom, stories, and myths with modern practices, this insightful book teaches you to exchange your feelings of anger and hurt for the positive emotions of trust and contentment. Once you are free from painful patterns of betrayal, you can strengthen your sense of purpose and live out the promise of your dreams.‚Ģ Provides readers with concrete exercises and successful tools proven to effect positive change.‚Ģ Includes helpful tips for group facilitators and trainers.

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DR. BETH HEDVA is an inspirational speaker and writer who leads workshops for people who wish to overcome feelings of disappointment and injury. Focusing on integrating spirituality and therapy, Dr. Hedva weaves together academia with real life experiences, retelling stories she has collected from her travels across the United States, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Europe, and Canada.

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