BT10 Workshop 04 - Radical Self-Acceptance and Self-Forgiveness - Maggie Phillips, PhD
This workshop explores the practice of radical self-acceptance and self-forgiveness as an antidote to the suffering that stems from loneliness, loss, alienation, past trauma, physical and emotional pain, and health disorders. Participants will explore the links between self-regulation, self-forgiveness, and radical acceptance. We will also explore the practice of mindfulness and hypnotic self-suggestion as ways to address imbalances while strengthening feelings of well-being and happiness. The model of radical forgiveness as a spiritual practice and as a product of spiritual intelligence will also be discussed.
How do we forgive a partner who cheats, drinks, insults, abandons - and doesn't show a shred of remorse? This keynote will challenge common assumptions about what it means to forgive and will present a radical model that gives hurt parties the courage to forgive - and the freedom not to.
We're taught that forgiveness is good for us and that good people forgive. But, is this true? The presenter will spell out concrete strategies for helping hurt parties get healthy, including overcoming their bitter preoccupation with the unrepentant offender, de-shaming the injury, and making peace with the past - all without forgiving.
How do you forgive a partner who is unremorseful or dead? Is forgiveness the only healthy, moral response to violation? When is forgiveness cheap? This keynote will help hurt partners overcome their hate and hurt, and help offending partners earn forgiveness.
Forgiveness has been held up as the gold standard of recovery from intimate wounds. Often people find forgiveness too generous, particularly when the offender is unrepentant. Dr. Spring proposes a bold, new healing alternative that lets us make peace with the past- with or without forgiving.