What’s it all about?
Research shows that holding on to anger can eat up our immune system from the inside. People who are less forgiving tend to be more angry in general, more hostile and experience greater anxiety and depression.
The good news is that forgiveness is a skill that we can cultivate. It’s not always easy but learning to forgive can be an effective pathway to inner peace and true happiness.
‘Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future’ – Paul Boese
What will we cover?
Drawing on the latest Positive Psychology research we will explore what forgiveness is (and is not), why it is important to forgive yourself and others and then look at techniques the experts believe can help you to build this skill of forgiveness, sampling a few of these as we go along.
Who will be teaching?
Helen Eveleigh is a qualified and highly experienced meditation and yoga teacher and founder of Happy Minds Work Better. She is currently studying Happiness and Positive Psychology with RMIT, runs Melbourne’s Action for Happiness group and is Director of Action for Happiness Australia.
Helen’s first novel ‘The Blue Knickers of Happiness’ – a humorous story of the ways meditation can affect people’s lives – was published in 2013. Forgiveness is one of the key themes in the novel and one Helen has explored extensively as she understands from personal experience how damaging it can be to hold anger and grudges. You can read more about Helen on her website.