Welcome to Counseling Services Direct for Marriage and Family Therapy. Forgiveness is defined as the act of ceasing to experience anger and resentment toward yourself or another person over a particular situation and creating a sense of felt resolution. Forgiveness provides a release to both yourself and the other person which occurs by developing a deeper understanding of the situation and taking into account all of the events that lead to a circumstance which then allows for a chance for letting go of hurtful and difficult feelings.
The main purpose of practicing forgiveness is to develop peace and well being in your life and all relationships. By moving through this process it provides a stage for healing, learning, and growth that results in healthy, gentle, and nurturing relationships. Finally, forgiveness is an overall emotional, psychologiical, relational, and spiritual gift, that provides freedom from suffering and painful memories that if left unresolved can cloud a path to balance. I would like to encourage you to please consider the following ways to cultivate an awareness of the importance of moving throught the process of forgiveness and the benifits to you and your relationships:
- Forgiveness is a way to change a painful state of mind into a peaceful one by releasing anger and resentment by accepting the situation without judgement. (EX: Allowing yourself to view the situation through a lense of perception that is not based on expectations of “what should have been or what should be” rather accept it for what it is right now in this moment).
- Forgiveness is an important part of maintaining significant long term relationships and letting go of negitive feelings. (EX:Keeping an open mind that promotes healing and allows for sharing of strong positive emotions).
The previous points are important to provide you with information to help you acknowledge the importance of forgiveness in all of your relationships and how they contribute to your well being. I hope this information has been helpful and has awakened your awareness of the value they hold in providing a strong foundation for the health of your marriage, family and all your important relationships.
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Stacey Chernin, M.A., LMFT, CFT