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Resentment Part 2

In last week’s post “The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment” I introduced the idea that resentments can be difficult to let go of because they not only have negative effects but also they can serve the purpose of feeling powerful.

The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment

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Robert Enright Ph.D.

Dr. Enright, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a founding member of the International Forgiveness Institute, in Madison. He is the author of over 100 publications, including four books: Exploring Forgiveness, Helping Clients Forgive, Forgiveness Is a Choice, and a children’s book, Rising above the Storm Clouds. He has been a leader in the scientific study of forgiveness and its effects since 1985. His work on the subject has...

Fred Luskin, Ph.D.

Dr. Luskin is Director of Forgiveness Projects and a Senior Consultant of Health Promotion at Stanford University. He conducts research on the effects of forgiveness education and therapy. A central goal of Dr. Luskin’s work is to show that forgiveness is helpful for emotional, physical, and relationship well-being. His research demonstrates that learning to forgive leads to increased physical vitality, hope, optimism, and conflict resolution skills and decreased anger, hurt, depression, and stress. Dr. Luskin’s work has been used as a response to the violence...

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