There isn't a person in the world who hasn't been hurt by someone. Releasing the pain from these wounds is difficult for many, if not most. In this module, you'll learn how releasing the pain from the past is more complicated than just "getting over it." There are emotional, physical, and mental reasons why letting go of the past is so difficult.
The number and type of hurts you've suffered in the past, combined with your thoughts and beliefs, can make it difficult to release the past. When you add the biochemical response of your body, it's a wonder anyone can forgive another. In this module, you'll learn that your view of forgiveness can add to the difficulty of putting the past behind you. In this short module, you'll explore what forgiveness is and what forgiveness isn't. This knowledge will assist you in letting go of the hurt and moving forward with your life in joy.
You now know why it's difficult to release or forgive the past. You also know why forgiveness is so very important for you. The question you are left with is, "If forgiving is difficult and good for me, how do I let all the pain go?" In this module, you'll be introduced to a number of activities and techniques to assist you in forgiving and releasing the past. Some will appeal to you and others won't. Choose the two or three which you can relate to and use them to achieve peace. Know this about you: You can do this!!!
Complete the self reflection questions and submit to instructor in one of the following formats (pdf,doc,docx) for review and grading.