Forgiveness and Health Book

Forgiveness and Health

  • Author : Loren Toussaint
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-10-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401799935

Forgiveness and Health Excerpt :

This volume collects the state-of-the-art research on forgiveness and mental and physical health and well-being. It focuses specifically on connections between forgiveness and its health and well-being benefits. Forgiveness has been examined from a variety of perspectives, including the moral, ethical and philosophical. Ways in which to become more forgiving and evolutionary theories of revenge and forgiveness have also been investigated and proposed. However, little attention has been paid to the benefits of forgiveness. This volume offers an examination of the theory, methods and research utilized in understanding these connections. It considers trait and state forgiveness, emotional and decisional forgiveness, and interventions to promote forgiveness, all with an eye toward the positive effects of forgiveness for a victim’s health and well-being. Finally, this volume considers key moderators such as gender, race, and age, as well as, explanatory mechanisms that might mediate links between forgiveness and key outcomes.

Handbook of the Psychology of Self Forgiveness Book

Handbook of the Psychology of Self Forgiveness

  • Author : Lydia Woodyatt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319605739

Handbook of the Psychology of Self Forgiveness Excerpt :

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 p

8 Keys to Forgiveness  8 Keys to Mental Health  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

8 Keys to Forgiveness 8 Keys to Mental Health

  • Author : Robert Enright
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-09-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393734065

8 Keys to Forgiveness 8 Keys to Mental Health Excerpt :

'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.

Forgive and Forget Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Forgive and Forget

  • Author : Lewis B. Smedes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1996-04-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060674311

Forgive and Forget Excerpt :

For all of us who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond our feelings of hurt and anger, Lewis Smedes's classic book on forgiveness shows that it is possible to heal our pain and find room in our hearts to forgive. Breaking down the process of healing into four stages and offering stories of real people's experience throughout, this wise book provides hope and solace for all who long for the peace that comes with forgiveness.

Forgiveness Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Michael E. McCullough
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 157230510X

Forgiveness Excerpt :

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.

Forgiveness Book


  • Author : Eugene L. Olsen
  • Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 1634833341

Forgiveness Excerpt :

Many people view forgiveness is a pivotal process in avoiding unnecessary conflict and our ability to maintain valued relationships. The chapters in this book explore a range of cognitive and social factors that are purported to contribute to forgiveness and which ultimately influence one's memory for the offending incidents; the relationship between forgiveness and psychological and physical health; forgiveness in parent-child relationships; forgiveness between people who act as parents and carry out their parental role and forgiveness between couples and in intimate relationships; the act of forgiveness and reconciliation in war survivors; research on people's disposition to forgive the self when they have done harm to another person (intrapersonal or self-forgiveness) as well as the victim's response to the wrongdoing, and the relationship between the offender and the victim in the self-forgiveness process. In the final chapter, the psychological process of forgiveness is questioned, and forgiveness as both a psychological capability and normalitive ideal is examined. The author argues that any sense of forgiveness as a moral relationship (and achievement) between two people is lost in a world in which ideally, the psychology and morality of forgiveness reinforce each other at times, and conversely, are at times in conflict.

The Book of Forgiving Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Book of Forgiving

  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062203588

The Book of Forgiving Excerpt :

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation. Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation Book

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

  • Author : Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135450953

Forgiveness and Reconciliation Excerpt :

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.

The Forgiveness Project Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Forgiveness Project

  • Author : Michael Barry
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9780825489747

The Forgiveness Project Excerpt :

All religions value forgiveness, but only Christianity requires it. Internalizing anger is destructive to our spiritual health and can destroy families, marriages, and even churches. But what about our physical health? Is there a relationship between a spirit of unforgiveness and cancer? Between forgiveness and healing? How do you really forgive? After thorough medical, theological, and sociological research and clinical experience at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), author and pastor Michael Barry has made a startling discovery: the immune system and forgiveness are very much connected. Through the inspiring stories of five cancer patients, Barry helps readers identify—and overcome—the barriers that prevent healing and peace. See how a breast cancer patient named Jayne experienced spiritual and physical renewal when she learned to forgive. Meet Cathy whose story illustrates how forgiveness can positively change relationships. Be inspired by Sharon’s story of spontaneous remission. With each true account comes proven strategies, tested and used by CTCA, that readers can implement to find peace with their past, relief from their hatefulness, and hope for healing. Competing titles may talk about forgiveness, but none specifically address the connection between forgiveness and physical health or offer forgiveness as a specific step toward healing from cancer. The Forgiveness Project presents scientific findings in easy to-understand, accessible language and offers practical steps to help Christians let go of past wrongs and find peace.

Forgive for Good Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Forgive for Good

  • Author : Frederic Luskin
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-08-17
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062028747

Forgive for Good Excerpt :

Based on scientific research, this groundbreaking study from the frontiers of psychology and medicine offers startling new insight into the healing powers and medical benefits of forgiveness. Through vivid examples (including his work with victims from both sides of Northern Ireland’s civil war), Dr. Fred Luskin offers a proven nine-step forgiveness method that makes it possible to move beyond being a victim to a life of improved health and contentment.

Integrative Medicine Book

Integrative Medicine

  • Author : David Rakel
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416029540

Integrative Medicine Excerpt :

Drawing on solid scientific evidence as well as extensive first-hand experience, this manual provides the practical information you need to safely and effectively integrate complementary and alternative treatment modalities into your practice. It explains how alternative therapies can help you fight diseases that do not respond readily to traditional treatments... presents integrative treatments for a full range of diseases and conditions, including autism, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various forms of cancer...explores how to advise patients on health maintenance and wellness...and offers advice on topics such as meditation, diet, and exercises for back pain. 24 new chapters, a new organization, make this landmark reference more useful than ever. Provides dosages and precautions to help you avoid potential complications. Delivers therapy-based pearls to enhance your patient care. Facilitates patient education with helpful handouts. Offers helpful icons that highlight the level and quality of evidence for each specific modality. Includes bonus PDA software that lets you load all of the therapeutic review sections onto your handheld device. Presents a new organization, with numerous section headings and subheadings, for greater ease of reference. Provides additional clinical practice and business considerations for incorporating integrative medicine into clinical practice.

Forgive to Live Book

Forgive to Live

  • Author : Dick Tibbits
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 0999698370

Forgive to Live Excerpt :

Using his years of study in the behavioral sciences, observation of patients and his own published scientific study, Dr. Tibbits not only provides practical advice on anger management and goal-setting, but also case studies, assessment tests and other interactive techniques to help you learn and live honest-to-goodness forgiveness. As he provocatively shows, forgiveness is the only way to get your life back and to keep your past from destroying your future.

Handbook of Forgiveness Book

Handbook of Forgiveness

  • Author : Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-12-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135410957

Handbook of Forgiveness Excerpt :

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.

Getting Even Book

Getting Even

  • Author : Jeffrie G. Murphy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004-11-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195178555

Getting Even Excerpt :

In this short and accessible book, distinguished philosopher and law professor Jeffrie Murphy proposes that vindictive emotions (anger, resentment, and the desire for revenge) actually deserve a more legitimate place in our emotional, social, and legal lives than we currently recognize, while forgiveness deserves to be more selectively granted. Murphy grounds his views on careful analysis of the nature of forgiveness, a subtle understanding of the psychology of anger and resentment, and a fine appreciation of the ethical issues of self-respect and self-defense. He also uses accessible examples from law, literature, and religion to make his points. Providing a nuanced approach to a proper understanding of the place of our strongest emotions in moral, political, and personal life, and using lucid, easily understood prose, this volume is a classic example of philosophical thinking applied to a thorny, everyday problem.

Families and Forgiveness Book

Families and Forgiveness

  • Author : Terry D. Hargrave
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317307808

Families and Forgiveness Excerpt :

Families and Forgiveness, Second Edition gives the therapist a working knowledge of the importance of love and trustworthiness, skills to adequately assess hurt and pain in a family, and different techniques and conceptualizations to help family members move to make progress in restoring function to broken identities and senses of safety. The authors consistently demonstrate that the work of forgiveness—in any form—is possible with every family member and improves the intergenerational health of the family. In this new edition, a reorganized structure efficiently brings the therapeutic focus on love and trustworthiness, and revised case studies and updated interventions provide mental health professionals with practical methods to treat troubled families.