|Forgiveness as a Step to Acceptance - A Fundamental Health Concept|
|Forgiveness as a Step to Acceptance
|A Fundamental Health Concept|
|Forgiveness is a long term process that promotes release from painful events of our past. In that respect, it is a skill to be learned and to be practiced over and over. The lack of forgiveness is a major component to ongoing chronic stress, reflected through emotions such as resentment, hatred, fear, shame, or/or guilt. Thus, forgiveness is an important factor to physical and mental health and the recovery from disease. This course strives to integrate both the traditional, (and largely mental/emotional) and the alternative, (and largely body-based) approaches to forgiveness, making the point that true forgiveness requires work in all domains, and thus is more complete when the body/mind is all part of an ongoing process.|
|Purpose and Objective|
- Objective No. 1:Define what forgiveness is and what it is not.
- Objective No. 2: Associate abuse or harm with a loss of personal power.
- Objective No. 3: Identity how power moves within the disempowerment triangle of the perpetrator, the victim and the rescuer.
- Objective No. 4: Recognize how our judgments trigger power loss.
- Objective No. 5: Identify five domains that usually become part of the neuro-net of power loss, demonstrating the multiple layers of forgiveness work required.
- Objective No: 6: Consider forgiveness as a mental process, reviewing the descriptions of leading authorities in forgiveness research.
- Objective No. 7: Recognize the value of helping the victim reframe the story.
- Objective No. 8: Support the process of discovering the characteristics of our internal self-talk, and chose an internal dialogue that allows growth and healing.
- Objective No. 9: Recognize internals beliefs about the situation that are disempowering, and become aware of your true beliefs that will create a nurtured life.
- Objective No. 10: Recognize features of self-concept that support victimization and choose to enhance self-love.
- Objective No. 10: Explore guilt and shame as erosive to self-concept and to the boundary building process.
- Objective No. 11: Identify the features of a good apology and its effects on the forgiveness process.
- Objective No. 12: Consider unmet needs as a motivation for attacks, and resolve to develop internal resources that would allow greater responsibility for personal needs.
- Objective No. 13: Consider common difficulties people have processing emotions and learn to allow emotional expression.
- Objective No. 14: Consider how the body holds memories and emotions as tension, or stores unconscious feelings in deep tissues.
- Objective No. 15: Identify how body-based therapies help the process of forgiveness.
- Objective No. 16: Recognize the potential growth that acceptance allows and the benefits of sufficient personal power.
|Board Approval Information for this Course|
|Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Massage Therapy, and Acupuncture, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61, Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334; the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider NO. 50-435; and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity. |
|Author: Linda S. Greenfield|
|Contact Hours: 5|