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Learn to Release the Past


Facilitated by: Emily J. Hooks

Saturday September 29th 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss

    2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757

Fee: $50, Lunch included

Full and partial scholarships available

Please RSVP below

This workshop provides a detailed, secular framework designed to increase an individual’s ability to forgive themselves and others. Research shows that holding onto resentments and shame increase risk for heart disease, compromise the immune system and decrease life expectancy and enjoyment. During the workshop participants will learn the skills they need to become forgiving as well as an eight-step process anyone can use to forgive themselves or others. In addition to learning the framework, we will spend time learning meditations to help increase compassion and let go of judgment and fear. Activities will provide clients with an opportunity to share the challenges they have faced when considering how to forgive. The workshop will be highly interactive.

Objectives: Learn what forgiveness is and is not and why it matters.  Understand the skills we need to fully embrace forgiveness: our story, empathy, non-judgment, emotional-somatic awareness, and the 8-step forgiveness process.  Share the essential role of self-love and mindfulness in healing.  Help individuals create their own individualized action plan.



Emily J. Hooks is the author of The Power of Forgiveness: A Guide to Healing and Wholeness, a guidebook to learning the skills we need to become forgiving, compassionate human beings. She is a specialized life coach, professional speaker, and trainer and has worked with thousands of people to help lead them gently through the forgiveness process. Emily speaks on forgiveness and self-empowerment, facilitates workshops for individuals and mental health providers.

Emily has an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. When she is not traveling, she spends her days working with coaching clients, writing her next book, Next Level Healing: What it Takes to Release Embodied Trauma, and selling real estate in Austin, Texas. Her son, Zach, lives in Austin too, and still inspires her to reach for the stars.

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