Forgive To Live
Every one of us has a “grievance story” – a hurtful event perpetrated by someone who mattered in our lives. And for most of us, that hurt simply will not go away.
Unfortunately, while most of us have been taught we should forgive, we’ve never been shown how or why to forgive. In this revised and updated edition of Forgive to Live, Dr. Dick Tibbits demonstrates that understanding and practicing forgiveness can literally save your life!
The truth is, forgiveness does not balance the scales of justice any more than vengeance does. But a failure or inability to forgive creates an inner anger – sometimes observable, but oftentimes unseen – that affects our emotional, spiritual and physical well-being, from broken relationships and cynicism that lead to isolation, to health issues that lead to a shortened life expectancy.
Using his years of study in the behavioral sciences, observation of patients and his own published scientific study, Dr. Tibbits not only provides practical advice on anger management and goal-setting, but also case studies, assessment tests and other interactive techniques to help you learn and live honest-to-goodness forgiveness. As he provocatively shows, forgiveness is the only way to get your life back and to keep your past from destroying your future.
Forgive to Live: How Forgiveness Can Save Your Life, 10th Anniversary Edition
Forgive to Live Workbook
Forgive to Live Devotional: 56 Spiritual Insights on Forgiveness that Could Save Your Life
Live Simulcast Event
During this two hour simulcast event, Dr. Dick Tibbits presents original medical research demonstrating how forgiveness can actually prevent heart disease as well as reduce multiple other negative physical and emotional elements in a person. As Christians we understand the overwhelming need for forgiveness both for our salvation and relationship with God and others, but during this event, you’ll not only see the spiritual importance, but the physical reality of forgiveness as well. This process could save your life!
CEUs Through Simulcast
Presented by AdventHealth, AdventHealth University of Health Sciences Division echelon® , and AdventHealth Clinical Pastoral Education.
Drawn from his groundbreaking research and his popular “Forgive to Live” seminars – Dr. Dick Tibbits reveals the clinically proven steps and tools every person needs to uncover their grievance story, eliminate the unresolved anger that they can and can’t see – and forgive for good.
This course is from the “Forgive to Live: How Forgiveness Can Save Your Life” seminars by Dr. Dick Tibbits in which he presents original medical research demonstrating how forgiveness can actually prevent heart disease as well as reduce multiple other negative physical and emotional elements in a person. As Christians we understand the overwhelming need for forgiveness both for our salvation and relationship with God and others, but during this course, you’ll not only see the spiritual importance, but the physical reality of forgiveness as well.
This course is appropriate for Chaplains, Nursing Professionals, Social Workers, Bereavement Specialists, Mental Health Counselors, CPE Students, Seminary and Religious Studies Students, Patient Advocates, Volunteers, Lay Ministers and other persons in care giving vocations and professions. This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for 1.5 CNE.
About the Research
In a groundbreaking clinical study, Dr. Tibbits demonstrated there is a link between practicing forgiveness and better health—specifically hypertension reduction. The results of his clinical study were published in The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (Spring-Summer 2006, Vol. 60, Nos. 1-2).
For his pioneering research, Dr. Tibbits collaborated with Florida Hospital and Stanford University in conducting the study to determine if there was a link between a spiritual intervention (forgiveness) and better health (lowering blood pressure). The specific objective of the study was to determine if patients with diagnosed stage-1 hypertension could benefit by a forgiveness training program to achieve measurable reductions in anger expression and blood pressure. The results of the study indicated that patients who had experienced high anger had significant drops in their blood pressure.
Dr. Tibbits was invited to present the results of his original research on forgiveness and heart disease at the National Institute of Health (NIH) conference on Spirituality and Healing. His findings have been cited by numerous subsequent studies on the topic.