Forgiveness is usually something we think of as a kind, magnanimous act. An act of compassion towards someone who has wronged or angered us.
This is sometime the case but research has revealed great personal benefits to ourselves if we practice forgiveness. According to research, forgiveness is good for the mind, body and soul.
Forgiveness can lead to:-
- Healthier relationships.
- Greater spiritual and psychological well-being.
- Less anxiety, stress and hostility.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Fewer symptoms of depression.
- A stronger immune system.
- Improved heart health.
- Higher self-esteem.
The next time you have feelings of anger, revenge or hostility building up in you when you are thinking about a time that you believe you were wronged; think about the benefits to you if you made the choice to forgive. Think about the positive effects on your life, your health and your well-being. Choose to move away from feeling a victim of that past situation and refuse to let that other person or situation continue to affect your life in a negative way today.
So who do you need to forgive to bring about a happier, healthier you?
Sharon lives with her partner Geoff in Warwickshire and they have two adult children. She worked for over 25 years in an office environment, gaining qualifications to degree level in finance, business and management. While there she witnessed and experienced many stressful situations and suffered illnesses which were stress related.
Sharon was advised to make some changes to her lifestyle which included trying complementary therapies. After experiencing the benefits of complementary treatments, she decided to retrain and to share her knowledge and experiences to help others recognise and manage their own physical and emotional stress and anxiety levels.
Sharon has been working as a complementary therapist for over 12 years now, and she loves helping people to feel uplifted, focused, positive and empowered about their lives.