Help Clients Overcome Resistance to Forgiveness so They can Heal after Trauma

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, provides a simple 5-stages model to debunk forgiveness myths and help your clients start their healing journey.

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

Forgiving people who’ve wronged us increases happiness and improves mental health. Most of us would welcome happiness and better mental health... Right?

Well, like everything else, that depends on the personal cost involved, especially after trauma. Clients may believe that if they forgive those who’ve hurt them, it means they:

  • Condone the behavior of the perpetrator
  • Must reconcile with the person, or re-establish a relationship with them
  • Must pardon the person, allowing them to continue causing more damage

But none of these are true.

To help your clients break through the myths of forgiveness, download these FREE printable worksheets: The Myths & Stages of Forgiveness.

You’ll discover simple-to-use exercises that’ll take your clients through the 5 stages of forgiveness so they can finally start to heal.

Download your FREE worksheets below!

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Meet the Expert:
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC, in Havertown, PA. She provides clients an integrative approach to trauma, and treats PTSD in adolescent and adult populations, including clients with eating disorders, sexual trauma, and self-injury. An international speaker on the treatment of trauma, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma.

Linda is the author of the best-selling Trauma Competency: A Clinician’s Guide (PESI, 2010) and 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward (PESI, 2013). She is the producer of the best-selling Interview Trauma DVD series in which she collaborated with the world’s leaders in Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.; Peter Levine, Ph.D.; Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCS; Stephen Porges, Ph.D.; Janina Fisher, Ph.D.; and many more.

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Topic: Trauma

Tags: Strategies | Therapy Tools | Tools | Trauma | Trauma Treatment

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