Forgiveness: Have a Happier Holiday Season with Free Training from Mindful Living Programs

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Online school offers holiday gift of classes in letting go of painful old feelings.

I'm pleased to join Kelley in this project, and we welcome participants who want to let go of painful old feelings

Freely offering an opportunity to gain the healing powers of forgiveness, Mindful Living Programs is waiving the $150 cost of its holiday-season forgiveness training. Beginning the week after Thanksgiving, "The Process of Forgiveness" will be taught online in a "virtual classroom" environment on three Tuesday evenings, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and 12 at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST).

The classes will be taught by Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, an expert in forgiveness who has successfully helped family survivors of 9/11 move on with their lives, as well as assisting many other people to deal with personal trauma and tragedies. He is a nationally known researcher, teacher, therapist and author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness.

"For many people, the holidays are less than happy, because the season triggers old feelings of loss or resentment. This is also a year when we, as a nation, are discussing our response to 9/11, and possibly evaluating the costs of action based on retaliatory spirit. It seemed like the right time to simply open our door wide to anyone who wants to learn about forgiveness," says Kelley McCabe, partner in Mindful Living Programs, an online training firm.

She adds, "There is some misunderstanding about what forgiveness means. It's not about putting on a happy face when life is painful, or about forgetting what happened. It's about resolving old feelings that have nothing to do with today. Learning to forgive offers a lot of benefits. We reduce stress, enjoy life more, and make better decisions."

Dr. Luskin's class emphasizes skills for letting go of hurt, helplessness and anger while increasing confidence, hope and happiness. The method was developed in conjunction with extensive research at the Stanford Forgiveness Project, which Dr. Luskin co-founded.

"I'm pleased to join Kelley in this project, and we welcome participants who want to let go of painful old feelings," says Dr. Luskin. "Forgiveness often begins with a decision to feel better. We've all seen people go through painful events, and some get over it and others continue to suffer. Often, suffering breeds more suffering as we pass bad feelings on to others. It doesn't make a lot of sense to hold onto these feelings, if we can learn to resolve them and move on. That is what this class is about."

Technical requirements to participate are a Windows-based PC with a high-speed Internet connection and speakers.

To register for the class, go to http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com. Click the "Get Started" button to reach the list of courses. Scroll down to "The Process of Forgiveness" and click to register.

Enter the discount code, FORGIVENESS, on the payment page. This will change the price from $150 to $0.

Also sponsoring this project is RegOnline (http://www.regonline.com), the online event registration firm, which is waiving all fees for registrations for this course.

About Mindful Living Programs

Mindful Living Programs (http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com) offers virtual classroom training on stress management and improved life skills. These techniques, which were pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, were developed and tested through extensive research in medical environments. The expanding list of offerings includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and 12-Weeks to Mindful Eating. In addition, Forgive for Good, an emotional healing technique developed at Stanford University is offered. CEU and CME credits are available for professional certification requirements. College credits are also available. Online yoga and mindfulness practice classes support the techniques learned in class. The company is privately held and headquartered in Vero Beach, FL.

Contact:

Kelley McCabe

Mindful Living Programs

Kathleen Hawk

Clearview Associates

+1-845-687-2222

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