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Helping others | This Emotional Life

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Helping others



The only way that people can experience the benefits of forgiveness is to make the intensely personal journey themselves and freely choose to forgive. Pressuring or obligating people to forgive may do far more harm than good. A more positive approach can be taken by simply sharing your personal testimony about the value of forgiveness in your life, as well as your concern that a friend is suffering needlessly and forgiveness may help. Faith traditions consider forgiveness a

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How to forgive | This Emotional Life

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http://www.pbs.org - Dr. Everett Worthington, a psychologist who has researched forgiveness for decades, has developed a five-step process called REACH:



R is for Recall. Recall the events and the hurt as accurately and objectively as you can.



E is for Empathize. Try to understand what happened from the point of view of the person who wronged you.



A is for the Altruistic gift of forgiveness. Recall a time that you hurt someone else and were forgiven. And offer this gift to the person who wronged you.



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