ISSN 1538-1080

Tag: Volume 6, Number 2

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FORGIVENESS, GRATITUDE AND WELL-BEING: A review of the literature

ABSTRACT Research findings point consistently to the conclusion that forgiveness is positively associated with well-being, quality of life, life satisfaction, gratitude, optimism, hope, trust, self-worth and positive beliefs. Forgiveness also affects and is negatively associated with emotional distress and negative affective states such as depression, anger, vengeance, anxiety, somatic symptoms, guilt and vulnerability. Gratitude, like

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CHANGES IN FORGIVENESS, GRATITUDE, STRESS AND WELL-BEING DURING PSYCHOTHERAPY: An integrative, evidence-based approach

Abstract This article demonstrates: 1. How to track changes during psychotherapy using a wide variety of measures drawn from the fields of positive, cognitive and spiritual psychology and well-being. This assessment approach was first discussed over 20 years ago. (Friedman, 1982a: Friedman, 1982b) 2. How substantial and often dramatic changes in these measures can be

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IJHC Book Reviews May 2006

Stephen Larsen, PhD, The Healing Power of Neurofeedback: The revolutionary lens technique for restoring optimal brain functionJane Buckle. Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice, 2nd ed.Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman. Transforming Stress: The HeartMath Solution for Relieving Worry, Fatigue, and TensionMartin L. Rossman. Guided Imagery for Self-Healing: An Essential Resource for Anyone Seeking Wellness, 2nd.

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Energy As Emotion

Emotional wellness is a complex subject. Each of us has our own conditioning that tells uscertain emotions are good and others are bad. Well, heres the news: emotions are neithergood nor bad. Emotions are simply energy moving through the body. Emotions are notsomething to be gotten rid of, judged, or analyzed. Anger, for example, in

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Dad, Please Give Us a Sign

Sunday night we had to say goodbye to our dear little Sammi. We had found Sammi in a pet shop a little over fourteen years ago. She was quite a sight, this tinypuppy that had very short hair, and longer snips of feathers sticking out randomly over her body.We were told she was a mix

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YOGA OFF THE MAT: Darshan in the Streets

Zen Starbucks You can find enlightenment at any time and in any place. Tonight it zapped me at the Starbucks at the corner of State and Main in Doylestown, PA. There I sprawled in a comfy chair across a low table from my friend, Deev (short for Diva) as we sipped favorite drinks; coffee for

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