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24 Forgiveness Activities, Exercises, Tips and Worksheets

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Non-Region Specific
General
How Forgiveness Happens

A Meta-analysis of the Association Between Forgiveness of Others and Physical Health

Research
Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

A Student's Introduction to Forgiveness

Tool
Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education
How Forgiveness Happens

An Analysis of a Sample of the General Population's Understanding of Forgiveness: Implications for Mental Health Counselors

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Apology and Restitution: The Psychophysiology of Forgiveness after Accountable Relational Repair Responses

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Research
Africa
Policy Makers
Policy

Bibliography of Narrative Reviews and Meta-analyses on Forgiveness

Research
Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Compassion-focused Reappraisal, Benefit-focused Reappraisal, and Rumination After an Interpersonal offense: Emotion Regulation Implications for Subjective Emotion, Linguistic Responses, and Physiology.

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North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Compassionate reappraisal and emotion suppression as alternatives to offense-focused rumination: Implications for forgiveness and psychophysiological well-being.

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Conceptualizations of Forgiveness: a Latin America-Western Europe Comparison

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South America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Consecutive Reappraisal Strategies Strengthen and Sustain Empathy and Forgiveness: Utilizing Compassion and Benefit Finding While Holding Offenders Accountable.

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North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Creating Space for Forgiveness by Letting Go of Anger

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Non-Region Specific
Educators
How Forgiveness Happens

Effects of lifetime stress exposure on mental and physical health in young adulthood: How stress degrades and forgiveness protects health

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North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Efficacy of Psychotherapeutic Interventions to Promote Forgiveness: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions to promote forgiveness: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Efficacy of the REACH Forgiveness Intervention in Indian College Students

Research
Asia
Educators
Education

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Community-based Forgiveness Campaign

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North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness

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Non-Region Specific
General
How Forgiveness Happens
What Forgiveness Can Do

Forgiveness

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Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education

Forgiveness

Research
Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education

Forgiveness Therapy for the Promotion of Mental Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Forgiveness Therapy: 6+ Techniques to Help Clients Forgive

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
How Forgiveness Happens
Social Science
Physical and Mental Health
Restoration Practices

Forgiveness and Its Moral Dimensions

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Forgiveness and Love

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Non-Region Specific
Faith Leaders
Spirituality and Religion

Forgiveness and Resentment

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Non-Region Specific
Policy Makers
Policy

Forgiveness and Well-being

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Forgiveness as an Educational Goal with At-risk Adolescents

Research
North America
Educators
Education

Forgiveness as an Intervention with Incest Survivors

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Forgiveness in the Classroom

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Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education

Forgiveness of Others and Health: Do Race and Neighborhood Matter?

Research
North America
Policy Makers
Policy

Forgiveness, Embodiment, and Relational Accountability: Victim and Transgressor Psychophysiology Research

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Forgiveness, Resentment and Hatred

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Non-Region Specific
Faith Leaders
Spirituality and Religion

Forgiving the Self and Physical and Mental Health Correlates: A Meta-analytic Review

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Forgivingness

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Non-Region Specific
Policy Makers
Policy

Freedom and Forgiveness

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Gender Differences in Forgiveness and its Affective Correlates

Research
Europe
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Gender and Forgiveness: A Meta-analytic Review and Research Agenda

Research
Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

God's Standing to Forgive

Research
Non-Region Specific
Faith Leaders
Spirituality and Religion

Granting Forgiveness or Harboring Grudges: Implications for Emotions, Physiology, and Health

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Granting Forgiveness: State and trait evidence for genetic and gender indirect effects through empathy.

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Handbook of Forgiveness (2nd Edition)

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

How is Self-Forgiveness Possible?

Research
Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education

Introduction

Research
Non-Region Specific
Policy Makers
Policy

Learning from Courageous Forgivers in the Classroom

Tool
North America
Educators
Education
What Forgiveness Can Do

Measures of Forgiveness: Self-report, Physiological, Chemical, and Behavioral Indicators

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Measuring Forgiveness in Health-related Contexts

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Meta-analytic Connections Between Forgiveness and Health: the Moderating Effects of Forgiveness-Related Distinctions

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past

Tool
General
How Forgiveness Happens
What Forgiveness Can Do

Negative Interpersonal Interactions and Dating Abuse Perpetration: The Mediating Role of Dispositional Forgivingness

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Please Forgive Me: Transgressors’ Emotions and Physiology During Imagery of Seeking Forgiveness and Victim Responses

Research
North America
Faith Leaders
Spirituality and Religion

Positive reappraisals after an offense: Event-related potentials and emotional effects of benefit-finding and compassion.

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Reducing Fury: A Tool for Mental Health

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Responsibility and Atonement

Research
Non-Region Specific
Faith Leaders
Spirituality and Religion

Restore: The Journey to Self-Forgiveness

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Non-Region Specific
Faith Leaders
How Forgiveness Happens
Restoration Practices
What Forgiveness Can Do

Retributive Justice, Restorative Justice, and Forgiveness: An Experimental Psychophysiology Analysis

Research
North America
Policy Makers
Policy

Self-Forgiveness and Responsible Moral Agency

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Non-Region Specific
Policy Makers
Policy

Self-Forgiveness and Self-Respect

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Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education

Self-forgiveness

Research
Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Self-forgiveness and Forgiveness-seeking in Response to Rumination: Cardiac and Emotional Responses of Transgressors

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

The Alteration Thesis: Forgiveness as a Normative Power

Research
Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education

The Association Between Parent and Child ACEs is Buffered by Forgiveness of Others and Self-Forgiveness

Research
Mental Health Professionals
How Forgiveness Is Measured
Psychology

The Community Toolbox Section 4: Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Tool
Non-Region Specific
General
Restoration Practices
How Forgiveness Happens
What Forgiveness Can Do

The Effectiveness of a Forgiveness Intervention on Mental Health in Bereaved Parents—A Pilot Study

Research
North America
Educators
Education

The Effects of a Forgiveness Intervention on Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

The Forgiveness Project: Personal Stories of Healing

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General
What Forgiveness Can Do

The Forgiveness Toolbox

Tool
Europe
General

The Normative Significance of Forgiveness

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Non-Region Specific
Policy Makers
Policy

The Physiological Substrate of Forgiveness

Research
Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

The Propensity to Forgive: Findings from Lebanon

Research
Middle East
Faith Leaders
Spirituality and Religion

The Psychology of Interpersonal Forgiveness and Guidelines for Forgiveness Therapy: What Therapists Need to Know to Help Their Clients Forgive

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Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

The REACH Forgiveness Workbook

Tool
Non-Region Specific
Faith Leaders
Multidisciplinary Practices

The Relationship Between Forgiveness and Health Outcomes Among People Living with HIV: A Cross-Sectional Study in France

Research
Europe
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

The Road to Forgiveness: A Meta-analytic Synthesis of Its Situational and Dispositional Correlates

Research
Non-Region Specific
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

The Value of Prospective Reasoning for Close Relationships

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Transforming or Restraining Rumination: The Impact of Compassionate Reappraisal Versus Emotion Suppression on Empathy, Forgiveness, and Affective Psychophysiology

Research
North America
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Understanding Inherent Worth in the Classroom: A Path towards Forgiveness

Tool
Non-Region Specific
Educators
Education
How Forgiveness Happens

When Work Relationships Matter: Interpersonal Forgiveness and Work Outcomes

Research
Non-Region Specific
Policy Makers
Policy

Wise Reasoning in the Face of Everyday Life Challenges

Research
Europe
Mental Health Professionals
Physical and Mental Health

Wrongdoing and Forgiveness

Research
Non-Region Specific
Faith Leaders
Spirituality and Religion
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