Let go and learn to forgive
Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting what happened or returning to the way things were before: it means choosing to release resentment and live a freer, happier life. For anyone seeking a starting point on the path to forgiving themselves or someone else, The Forgiveness Workbook can light the way.
This simple and straightforward guide gets right to the heart of what forgiveness means and why it can feel so hard to do. Explore all the ways that practicing empathy and forgiveness encourages healing and growth, with activities, quizzes, and guided prompts that offer support for every step of the process.
Go deeper than other personal growth books with:
• Six steps to moving on—Find a road map of what to expect along the journey, with chapters that clearly break down the six stages of forgiveness.
• Focus on self-empowerment—Learn how a willingness to forgive helps build resilience, healthier relationships, and a stronger sense of self.
• The science of forgiveness—Understand what happens in the brain and body when you hold in negative feelings—and the benefits of leaving them behind.
Find strategies for releasing blame and moving on with The Forgiveness Workbook.
“This is a book for all adults working on forgiveness. Dr. Cohen’s expertise jumps off each page with easy skill-building coping activities. If 10 minutes a day is all you have, this will help you learn to work on letting go and growing in your forgiveness. I am happy to recommend this book to anyone who wants to heal and grow.” —Dr. Edrica D. Richardson, LMFT, CEO of Richardson Psychotherapeutic & Consulting, Ltd.
“There is something about Dr. Ilene Cohen's writing. With each book she publishes, she seems to speak to you on a level unlike any other, like she knows exactly what you need to hear, what you need to heal, and how to go about helping you do so. Now, with The Forgiveness Workbook, Dr. Cohen goes even deeper, affording readers the tools to take their present life into their own hands and mold it in the most empowered way possible for a healthier, happier future.” —Michelle Dempsey-Multack, MS, CDS, president and founder of Moms Moving On
“Dr. Ilene Cohen has done it again in her latest book on forgiveness. After many years of research and clinical practice, Dr. Cohen has developed a series of practices and exercises to assist people to navigate the emotional processes of anger, resentment, and disappointment toward the horizon of forgiveness and equanimity. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of managing and mastering the challenges involved in forgiveness. Reading this book provides a map to take daily steps to more mature functioning. I believe those who read it will be rewarded with improved relationships as well.” —Jim Rudes, PhD, associate professor of counseling
Ilene S. Cohen, PhD, is a respected author and psychotherapist. Her books and therapy practice are fueled by a passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self, and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Learn more about her work at www.doctorilene.com.