Finding Forgiveness: A 7-Step Program for Letting Go of Anger and Bitterness

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 20, 2010 - Self-Help - 304 pages
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Free yourself from anger, pain, and the past

Have you ever felt betrayed, hurt, or wronged? Are you struggling to get over a nasty divorce, the death of a loved one, a shattered friendship, or broken family ties? This book will help you deal with conflicted emotions and find it in your heart to forgive. Written by Dr. Eileen R. Borris-Dunchunstang, an internationally known speaker on conflict resolution and trauma recovery, Finding Forgiveness offers a remarkably sensitive yet powerful approach to healing your heart, lifting your spirit, and finding the power to love, grow, and forgive.

The 7 Steps Toward Forgiveness

  • Clear your mind of negative thoughts that get in the way of your happiness.
  • Uncover your feelings of bitterness, betrayal, victimization, and blame.
  • Let go of your anger and move on with your life.
  • Work through your guilt and learn to forgive yourself as well as others.
  • Reframe the situation that hurt you and restore your faith in others.
  • Absorb the pain of the past without the need for apologies or revenge.
  • Gain inner peace through newfound compassion, understanding, and acceptance.
 

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Contents

1 How Do We Forgive?
1
2 Learning to Forgive
13
3 Beginning the Journey
43
4 Developing Patience
57
5 Poor Me
75
6 Working with Anger
97
7 Understanding the Impact of Guilt
113
8 Stop Running and Face Your Guilt
127
11 Breaking Cycles of Violence
175
12 The Power of Love
193
13 A Justice That Heals
209
14 With Love We Can Heal the Future
219
15 What You Can Do for Yourself
235
References
257
Resources
259
Index
263

9 Releasing Our Pain
151
10 Listening Within
165

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Eileen R. Borris-Dunchunstang, Ed.D., is an internationally renowned speaker and trainer in forgiveness, reconciliation, conflict resolution, and trauma recovery. Dr. Borris-Dunchunstang is the director of training for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.

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