What People Are Saying

“Genuine forgiveness is one of the most powerful healing tools of all time, but the actual how-to is often elusive and shrouded in mystery. Now, thanks to Mary Hayes Grieco’s profound new book, we have a deeper understanding of the power of forgiveness and how to put it to work in your life.”
Gay Hendricks, PhD, Author, The Big Leap and Five Wishes

“Of all the factors that foreshorten our lives and erode its quality, emotional stress increasingly emerges as the biggest culprit. Mary Hayes Grieco’s book offers us engaging, story-driven science and a straightforward approach to relieving emotional pain—something from which we all suffer from time to time. It’s a must-have manual for anyone interested in living a longer, better life.”
—Dan Buettner, author of New York Times bestseller The Blue Zones

“Mary teaches a forgiveness process that is simple yet powerful in healing long-standing hurts and resentments. I recommend this forgiveness process to anyone who wants to lead a more loving life.”
—Rev. Ann Romanczuk, Unitarian Universalist Minister and Chaplain

“This forgiveness process is the most effective tool I have to use in my psychotherapy practice. For many of my patients this process has healed wounds they felt couldn’t be healed—they are amazed by the results.”
—Mary Conner, MA, LP

“A simple way to make important changes! I have worked for so many years in the field of recovery, trying to help people with forgiveness, and indeed apply it to my own life. Mary’s training gave me new tools and fresh ideas that I had not experienced before.”
—Sr. Eileen Fahey, founder and former CEO of Aiseiri Treatment Center, Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

“When it comes to teaching people how to forgive, Mary Hayes Grieco is the master! With her depth and breadth of insight into this difficult topic, and her warm, creative teaching style, I have witnessed Mary successfully lead group after group of individuals from their starting point of pain and limitation into the new territory and the wider vista that opens up with the liberating experience of forgiveness.”
—Sue Paisley, training department, HealthEast Care System, St Pau lMN

“This is a beautiful and wise book about one of the greatest and most challenging spiritual paths: the practice of forgiveness. This clear and gentle guide offers the promise of release from wounds both small and large, the creation of genuine emotional freedom, and the opening of the heart to be able to give and receive love. Who would not want that?”
—Dr. Henry Emmons, author of The Chemistry of Joy

“Mary… is a gifted and inspiring presenter with a wealth of knowledge. In the training she presented for the European Branch of the American Counseling Association, our members gained valuable skills to use in their counseling practices. It was a very enriching experience, personally and professionally, and I am using my new knowledge already.”
—Frankie Nielsen, EdD, former president of EB-ACA

“Forgiveness can feel so foreign. Even though we sense deep inside that freedom lies on the otherside of forgiveness, we can’t quite seem to get there on our own. In Unconditional Forgiveness, Mary Hayes Grieco takes us gently by the hand, never leaving our side, as we walk through the eight-step process that has healed thousands. As we close the book, we are, at long last, free, healthy, and whole. And life can begin afresh. I highly recommend this important book.”
—Janet Conner, author of Writing Down Your Soul and My Soul Pages