REACH Narrated Powerpoint

Category: Education

Presentation Description

Narration of the five steps of forgiveness using the REACH Model to help you and your partner increase empathy and commit to forgiveness


Presentation Transcript

REACH Model of Forgiveness:

REACH Model of Forgiveness

Benefits of Forgiveness:

Benefits of Forgiveness Reconciling inevitable hurts Reduce anger and resentment Rebuilding trust and hope Reduce marital conflict Strengthening commitment Coping with stress


R Recall the hurt Reflect on the offense Do your feelings intensify upon recollection? Rate level of intensity : Low intensity 1 ---- 2 ---- 3 ---- 4 ---- 5 ---- 6 ---- 7 ---- 8 ---- 9 ---- 10 highest intensity Be Objective. Imagine yourself as a news reporter reporting an event on TV.


E Empathy for the transgressor Imagine the event through the eyes of the offending person (imagine his/her motives, thoughts, and feelings at the time) Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato


A Altruistic gift of forgiveness (reflect on times you have hurt others and received forgiveness) Think about a time when you hurt somebody and received forgiveness from them What did that feel like? How did you feel toward them after receiving forgiveness?


C Commit to the emotional forgiveness Share this commitment with a family member or small group Write a letter about your commitment to forgive


H Hold onto emotional forgiveness (it’s normal to have doubts from time to time, but hold onto the forgiveness anyway)

Self-help tips:

Self-help tips Confession Recognize the hurt Acknowledge responsibility Admit wrong actions Express desire to change actions Humility Desiring change

Empirical Evidence:

Empirical Evidence O ver 20 empirical studies have found REACH to be effective for individuals, couples, and families seeking reconciliation and forgiveness.

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