- Topic Areas:
- Couples Conference | Couples Conference 2009
- Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP
- Audio Only
- Original Program Date :
- May 01, 2009
How do we forgive a partner who cheats, drinks, insults, abandons – and doesn’t show a shred of remorse? This keynote will challenge common assumptions about what it means to forgive and will present a radical model that gives hurt parties the courage to forgive – and the freedom not to.
- To define the assumption that one must forgive to achieve mental, physical and spiritual health.
- To describe how these differences can be used to promote healing.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified clinical psychologist and nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. Her first book, After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, has sold more than a half million copies and was a Books for a Better Life Award finalist in the categories of Best First Book and Best Relationship Book. The completely updated second edition (2012) includes a new chapter on affairs in cyberspace. How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To, was a Books for a Better Life Award finalist in the category of Best Psychology Book. Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent, a Living Well Award Silver Medalist, captures the extraordinary, ordinary personal challenges and moments of grace that come with caregiving and growing old.