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The Freedom of Forgiveness for Counseling Professionals 6 CEUs

September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Freedom of Forgiveness
for Counseling Professionals – 6 CEUs
Sept. 21, 2018  St. Cloud, MN       $110
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The Freedom of Forgiveness —
An effective process that will help your clients become free of past hurts

“The experience of facilitating true forgiveness for a client is profound and inspiring! We use a reliable method to produce an ever-fresh miracle: the palpable release of a heavy emotional burden and the liberation of the shining human spirit.” – Mary Hayes Grieco

Purpose and Objectives

This day-long course is intended to introduce the counseling professional to a model of wholistic psychological health and an effective tool for emotional healing that can be used to assist clients who need the relief that comes with forgiving another. The eight steps of forgiveness can be used as needed by professionals who wish to help someone reduce emotional pain and physical stress symptoms associated with unresolved hurt, loss, disappointment, trauma, resentment, and low self esteem. The course material reflects the connection between spirituality and emotional healing; the content is inclusive and non-sectarian. Self-forgiveness will also be discussed. CEUs will be available.

The student will

– review current research linking forgiveness with stress reduction
– learn The Eight Steps of forgiving another and the steps of self forgiveness
– understand how forgiveness brings healing into a family system
– develop strategies for applying this work to the Twelve Step Recovery program
– learn how forgiveness brings integration and closure to trauma survivors
– develop strategies for applying the eight steps of forgiveness in a clinical practice

Seminar schedule

8:30 -9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 Overview of model, tools, and review of current research about forgiveness and health
10:45-12:15 The eight steps of forgiveness
1:15 – 1:30 Psychosynthesis Disidentification Exercise
1:30 – 3:00 Demonstration of technique and Q&A
3:15- 4:30 Applications of eight steps in clinical practice

The training is sponsored by The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training, and will be held at The Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph St. St. Paul 55105.
Further details will be sent in an email with your registration confirmation. Questions?
Call 612-874-6622

Mary Hayes Grieco is the director of The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training, and the author of Unconditional Forgiveness, The Peaceful Heart, and The New Kitchen Mystic. She has been training the public and professionals in this model of forgiveness since 1990, and her work has taken her around the US, as well as to Ireland, Germany, & Kuwait. Mary served on the staff of Hazelden’s Renewal Center for sixteen years, and also has served for five years as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Mary will be team-teaching this seminar with one of her colleagues from The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training – Dr. Kate Pfaffinger PhD LP RN  or Mary Conner MA LP


September 21, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training


CentraCare Southpoint Building, Todd Steinke Auditorium
3001 Clearwater Rd
St.Cloud, MN 56301
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