It’s that lovey-dovey time of year!
Romance is in the air for some of us.
For others it’s ‘just another day’ that highlights a difficult relationship status or relationship history.
Developing a strong internal locus (perhaps by completing The Thrive Programme) makes the difficult process of forgiveness much easier.
The Thrive Programme advocates understanding, forgiveness, communication & humility: the wheels that make the carriage roll! The Thrive Programme promotes the importance of an ‘internal locus of control’ which makes it easier for you to forgive someone, when necessary. Forgiveness is possibly the ultimate sign of having a strong internal locus.
Forgiveness is about a change in emotion and a willingness to let go of negativity. It is about remaining actively in control; not a passive slump into ‘victim’ status. It can be a sense of ‘shutting the book’ on a situation; avoiding retaliation and feeling a sense of benevolence and high self-esteem. Forgiveness means reacting to betrayal in a constructive way, which takes huge courage and love; both for oneself and the perpetrator of the betrayal.
Forgiveness is a sign of strength and an almost selfish act, such are the personal benefits. It can lead the way to reconciliation. Once you have forgiven someone, negativity you were feeling is replaced by compassion and benevolence. Your mood improves and you feel less stressed: the rewards are there for the taking.
We’ll be back with more romance later in the week.
‘To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.’
Louis B. Smedes
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The Thrive Programme is suitable for all and if you feel that life is merely ticking over for you, The Thrive Programme will enable you to master the skills and resources you need so that you won’t get anxious, stressed or depressed – whatever bumps in the road you encounter. If however, you are already suffering from depression or other mental health concerns (e.g. phobias, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, confidence issues, weight problems, children’s problems, social anxiety). The Thrive Programme is a quick, effective way to overcome these for good in 6 weeks, even if you have found other forms of therapy or treatment to be ineffective for you.
The Thrive Programme is revolutionising the way we create mental well-being.