Explore how mindfulness and compassion practices in therapy can help heal deep wounds and teach us to genuinely forgive ourselves and others.
Forgiveness: Mindfulness & Compassion in Action – Ron Siegel
Research confirms it—holding on to anger is like drinking a cup of poison and expecting the other person to die. It’s terrible for our mental and physical health. So, why do so many of us cling to hurt and blame? Why do we get paralyzed by shame? And how can we learn to genuinely forgive ourselves and others?
Mindfulness and compassion practices are now being widely integrated into psychotherapy, medicine, education, and other settings. As a result, we’re discovering their potential to move us beyond stress reduction toward radical psychological freedom. We can use these practices to heal our deep wounds, accept our shortcomings, and develop wisdom and compassion—including the ability to effectively apologize for our mistakes and forgive others for theirs.
This workshop will explore how we might use mindfulness and compassion practices to free both ourselves and our clients from cycles of hurt and blame—whether triggered by ordinary events or by more serious trauma. You’ll learn how to utilize mindfulness and compassion practices to overcome shame, self-doubt, and feelings of inadequacy. You’ll learn how to safely connect to others and sustain intimate relationships. And you’ll also learn practical skills to help you and your clients forgive yourselves and others more readily, enriching both your personal and professional life.
While this course is suitable for seasoned mindfulness practitioners, no prior experience with meditation is required.
What you will learn in this workshop
- Describe the three core components of mindfulness practices.
- Identify the evolutionary roots and mechanisms of compassion toward self and others.
- Specify the four central elements of forgiveness.
- Explain how the “self” is experienced in mindfulness practice and its implications for the forgiveness process.
- Describe how to determine forgiveness readiness.
- Demonstrate an experiential understanding of mindfulness, compassion, and forgiveness interventions through personal practice.
- Specify how a therapist can best choose which mindfulness, compassion, and forgiveness exercises are most appropriate for different individuals.
- Describe the physical and psychological benefits of learning to forgive.
- Indicate how to use mindfulness and compassion practices to foster forgiveness at different stages of the forgiveness process.
US attendees: Approval for CE Credits for this workshop is pending. For information about CE Credits, click here.