DR. DICK TIBBITS has worked in the field of behavioral and spiritual health for over 30 years and has assisted thousands of people in achieving whole-person health and healing. He has a doctoral degree in psychology and a masters degree in theology, is a licensed professional mental health counselor and an ordained minister. Dr. Tibbits currently serves as Chief People Officer at Florida Hospital the largest admitting hospital in America.
Everyone has a "grievance story." We've all been hurt or rejected by someone who mattered to us. Too often, that damage leads to negative emotions – such as anger – that lingers for years. Unfortunately, while most of us have been told to forgive, we've never been told how or why to forgive. Dr. Dick Tibbits, author of Forgive to Live, explains that understanding and practicing forgiveness can literally save your life! In Forgive to Live Dr. Tibbits presents the scientifically proven steps for forgiveness – taken from the first clinical study of its kind conducted by Stanford University and Florida Hospital.
"Forgiveness is a choice you can and should make if you want to live longer and be healthy, according to Tibbits, a mental health counselor, speaker and clergyman who is Chief People Officer at Florida Hospital. Using a step-by-step approach, Tibbits explains how we can stop listening to and telling our "grievance stories" (tales of past hurts), develop the skills of empathy and humility, change our perspective on the past and focus on goals for the future, leading us to forgiveness. Written in simple, nontechnical language reminiscent of that used in motivational seminars, Tibbits explores the connection between hanging on to past angers and hurts, and hypertension and its associated health problems, and concludes that we should forgive others for our own benefit. ("There is only one thing to consider when you hit the fork in the road that splits forgiveness and unforgiveness: which is the better choice for you?") The book suffers from repetition and could be substantially shortened. Those seeking a spiritual approach to forgiveness may be disappointed at the lack of reference to faith or religion, but those who like step-by-step guidance, or have enjoyed Tibbits's seminars, will find the text useful." Publishers Weekly, Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"Dick Tibbits has written a helpful guide to the difficult task of forgiving. He writes with a deep understanding of the subject and offers a methodology that will certainly work for those who apply its principles" — FRED LUSKIN, PHD, Director and Cofounder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, and author of Forgive for Good and Stress Free for Good
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (September 5, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
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