How to Help Your Clients Forgive Themselves Workshop with Maureen Cooper

WORKBOOK INCLUDED – When we forgive ourselves we allow ourselves to be free of the...

Last updated 27 May 2024

WORKBOOK INCLUDED – When we forgive ourselves we allow ourselves to be free of the past and begin to heal and grow. It’s through forgiveness that we make meaning out of our suffering and restore our self-esteem. It’s a chance to tell a new story of who we are but we need to be authentic. We won’t be able to enjoy the peace of forgiving ourselves by faking it. We must endeavour to take an honest look at ourselves and to go through the process.

There are many layers to forgiving ourselves. Being able to acknowledge a mistake, and to attempt to put it right is one level. Feeling that we are unworthy of forgiveness and being steeped in shame for not being perfect is another deeper level

This workshop will look into why we find it so hard to forgive ourselves and what we can do about it. We’ll explore the steps we can take to forgive ourselves and to see it as a process of learning, rather than a source of blame. We’ll touch on how shame and the illusion of perfection can prevent us from having a healthy sense of ourselves.

The workshop will be interactive and include talks, video clips, exercise and opportunities for questions. Participants will receive a PDF of quotes, reflections and exercises.

Learning Objective Participants Can Expect From This Event

  • To explore how to forgive ourselves from different perspectives
  • Understanding how the ability to forgive oneself will impact wellbeing.
  • To look at what makes forgiving ourselves difficult.

Course Content

How to Help Your Clients Forgive Themselves Workshop with Maureen Cooper

Presenter

Maureen Cooper

Maureen is the founding director of Awareness in Action, an organization dedicated supporting people to make sustainable wellbeing part of their lives—through developing clarity, connection and openness.

Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a professional educator, senior manager in a non-profit organization, an entrepreneur and as an experienced practitioner of Buddhist meditation, she leads Awareness in Action workshops and training programs in the UK and Europe.

Her new book, The Stress Workbook is a groundbreaking effort that brings together the best of modern science and the wisdom of the world’s ancient contemplative traditions into a practical manual for thriving in today’s fast-paced world. Although born in London, UK love took Maureen to Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she lives with her husband.