out theme july 2017 OUT

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Gandhi

This month, OUT focuses on forgiveness. Here are some tips on helping you to forgive.

• Acknowledge your feelings; that you were hurt or are feeling angry 

• Work through your feelings: talk about it, write about it, cry about it

• Learn to let go of these feelings (It may take time)

• Forgiveness is NOT about forgetting, but about letting go of those feelings

• Letting go of the pain of the memory means that that it no longer controls us

• Forgiveness is about freeing up and putting to better use the energy consumed in holding on to grudges or resentment

• NOT forgiving is like drinking a cup of poison, and hoping the other person will die

 

For advice or support:

- Dr Dick on www.men2men.co.za 

- or Dr Delicious on www.womyn2womyn.co.za

- Get FREE face-to-face counselling at TEN81 in Pretoria (Book now on 012 430 3272)

- or get FREE telephonic counselling nationwide (0860 688 688)