Forgiveness Is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope / Edition 1

Forgiveness Is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope / Edition 1

by Robert D. Enright
     
 

Forgiveness Is a Choice is a self-help book for people who have been deeply hurt by another and caught in a vortex of anger, depression, and resentment. As a creator of the first scientifically proven forgiveness program in the country, Robert D. Enright shows how forgiveness can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem and hopefulness toward

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Forgiveness Is a Choice is a self-help book for people who have been deeply hurt by another and caught in a vortex of anger, depression, and resentment. As a creator of the first scientifically proven forgiveness program in the country, Robert D. Enright shows how forgiveness can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem and hopefulness toward one's future. This groundbreaking work demonstrates how forgiveness, approached in the correct manner, benefits the forgiver far more than the forgiven. Filled with wisdom and warm encouragement, the book leads the reader on a path that will bring clarity and peace. Enright is careful to distinguish forgiveness from "pseudoforgiveness" and to reassure readers that forgiveness does not mean accepting continued abuse or even reconciling with the offender. Rather, by giving the gift of forgiveness, readers are encouraged to confront and let go of their pain in order to regain their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557987570
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
APA Lifetools Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. IForgiveness is a Choice1
Ch. 1Forgiveness: A Path to Freedom3
Ch. 2What Forgiveness Is ... and What It Is Not23
Ch. 3Why Forgive ... and the Consequences of Not Forgiving45
Pt. IIThe Process of Forgiveness69
Ch. 4A Map and Tools for Your Journey71
Ch. 5Acknowledging Your Anger93
Ch. 6Confronting the Depth of Your Anger107
Ch. 7Committing to Forgive125
Ch. 8Gaining Perspectives139
Ch. 9Building Positive Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors157
Ch. 10Experiencing Discovery and Release From Emotional Prison171
Ch. 11Saying "I Forgive You"187
Pt. IIIGoing Deeper197
Ch. 12More Questions to Help You Forgive199
Ch. 13Helping Children Forgive217
Ch. 14Wanting to Be Forgiven245
Ch. 15Reconciling263
References277
Index287

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