Forgiveness: A Pathway to Emotional Healing (Online)

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Recorded audio from a one-day classroom program on the psychology of forgiveness addresses four questions for anyone interested in bringing emotional healing to individuals, families, and communities: What is forgiveness? Why forgive? How do people forgive? How can we bring forgiveness to families, schools, the workplace and other communities for better emotional health? Includes supplemental materials.


Learning objectives

  • Identify what forgiveness is and is not.
  • List scientific evidence for forgiveness benefits.
  • Examine cultural perspectives' impact on forgiveness.
  • Identify the process of forgiveness from uncovering anger to release from an emotional prison.
  • Compare relationship forgiveness versus self-forgiveness.
  • Analyze forgiveness education and how to build forgiveness communities.

Learner level

  • Introductory

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 6
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 6
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 6
Certified Health Education Specialist - Continuing Education Contact Hours 6
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Barbara Nehls-Lowe at barbara.nehlslowe@gmail.com or 608-890-4653

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor(s)

Robert Enright


(PhD), a licensed psychologist, professor of educational psychology and award winner at UW-Madison, has been a leader in the scientific study of forgiveness since 1985. He is the author of more than 100 publications including five books.