Forgiving Yourself and Others

Become a happier, healthier person with better relationships by practicing forgiveness. We can forgive ourselves, just as we can forgive others, without having to become victims. Using reflection, compassion and accountability can help us to forgive.

Discuss the benefits of forgiveness for:
• Improving relationships and becoming a better person
• Improving personal health and reducing stress
Review how to forgive:
• Carefully consider: “Has my life become better since then?”
• Attempt compassion for the person you forgive
• Protect yourself as needed
• Let go, even without reconciliation
Review forgiving yourself:
• Learn from your mistakes and move on
• Be accountable and create a solution
• Use self-awareness to become a better person