PHOAG Meeting: The Importance of Forgiveness
While just the routine stress of being a parent can cause ripples in even the strongest relationships, the strain caused by a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness can cause tidal waves.
How can parents, as a couple and as individuals, calm the waters and maintain a positive outlook and even a sense of hope in the face of such challenges?
The concept of forgiveness is centuries old, and has been considered a crucial and courageous response to injustice within personal, family and community relationships.
The act of forgiving isn't just about achieving reconciliation, but rather, finding a way to move forward without the pain that was present before.
PHOAG Meeting: July 27
Dr. Gayle Reed, RN, PhD, will discuss forgivness at the July 27 PHOAG meeting: why forgiveness is important, what it means, how to forgive, and how life can change when the act of forgiveness takes place. Dr. Reed will share information that is both helpful and healing for relationships.
Dr. Reed is a practicing psychologist in Madison. She trained at the Forgiveness Institute in Madison with Dr. Robert Enright. Dr. Reed teaches a class titled,"The Psychology of Interpersonal Forgiveness" at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Reed will share with parents information that is both helpful and healing for relationships.
For questions please contact Sandy Bakk, Parent Liaison, at (608) 890-8312.