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Finding Forgiveness

Why is it so hard to forgive – or to feel forgiven? This retreat explores the psychological processes involved in forgiveness, which are rather different from what many suppose. Forgiveness needs much more than the will to forgive: like grief, it’s a multi-stage process, and each stage needs something different if it is to progress to the next. Better understanding of those stages can help us to focus efforts to forgive more effectively – both for ourselves, and for those we help. A core conclusion is that, fully embraced, the natural psychological processes of forgiveness lead us not just to forgive X for doing Y, but to become people who live in forgiveness.

Finding Forgiveness

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton

Why is it so hard to forgive – or to feel forgiven? This retreat explores the psychological processes
involved in forgiveness, which are rather different from what many suppose. Forgiveness needs much
more than the will to forgive: like grief, it’s a multi-stage process, and each stage needs something different if it is to progress to the next. Better understanding of those stages can help us to focus efforts to forgive more effectively – both for ourselves, and for those we help. A core conclusion is that, fully embraced, the natural psychological processes of forgiveness lead us not just to forgive X for doing Y, but to become people who live in forgiveness. 

Dr Stephanie Thornton (C.Psychol AFBPsS) is a psychologist specialising in human development, and author of a text book in the area (‘Understanding Human Development’, Palgrave Macmillan). Since retiring from an academic career at Sussex University, she has published pastoral books and led over 50 retreats for seminarians, religious and lay people.

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Non-residential

R1019-NR

Finding Forgiveness

Starts: 2nd April, 2019

Ends: 4th April, 2019

Full cost: £190.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Residential

R1019-R

Finding Forgiveness

Starts: 2nd April, 2019

Ends: 4th April, 2019

Full cost: £280.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

Please arrive by noon on Tuesday. Course ends with lunch on Thursday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.