Enhance Belonging through Forgiveness

Monday, May 11, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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Much has been written about the need to love ourselves before we can truly love another. This is probably true with forgiveness as well. Guilt and shame are often nothing more than hostilities that we hold against ourselves. They can also take the form of regret—punishing yourself over and over for a bad decision you have made or think you have made. Participants will discover where in their life they struggle with forgiveness, the mental health value of forgiveness and strategies to help them forgive themselves and others more easily.

The history of the world is plagued by dualistic thought: mind vs. body, humans vs. nature, God vs. the world, science vs. religion, country vs. city, male vs. female. The spiritual practice of making connections instead of disconnections erases such unhelpful distinctions. The universe is actually a web of dynamic relationships and this session is intended to help people realize that web.

 

About the leader(s)

Karen Edwards

Karen Edwards PhD was a Professor of Psychology for 40 years and taught Theories of Counseling, Group Psychotherapy, Cultural Psychology, and Psychology of Spirituality among others. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Hayes Scholarship to China. Dr. Edwards was also a licensed individual and Family Therapist for 26 years.  She was a co-creator for the Becoming Women of Wisdom Curriculum.