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Presenter: Larry Burk, MD
This workshop introduces a protocol that incorporates CBT, hypnosis, energy psychology and spirituality in a process that leads
to authentic forgiveness. Clinicians and researchers agree that forgiveness leads to improved psychological and physical health;
however, grudge theory explains why so often patients who perceive themselves as innocent victims have a great deal of difficulty
letting the incident go for their own good. Authentic forgiveness eliminates the grudge. This protocol combines CBT, energy psychology,
psychoeducation and hypnosis to eliminate the grudge, detach from the perceived perpetrator, release the learning that has been locked
into non-forgiveness and bring the patient to a wholeness enhanced by that learning.
This workshop will provide a description of physiological and psychological benefits of forgiveness (with participation by attendees); a
description of grudge theory and the victim role with a focus on secondary gain (with participation); a brief description of energy theory
and how it works (with participation); demonstration of the protocol of authentic forgiveness, using hypnosis, spiritual imagery based on
the patient?s spiritual orientation, CBT, measurement of SUDS and an energy intervention; practice of the protocol of authentic forgiveness
with a colleague (done in small groups or dyads).