John is back with the Integral Recovery Podcast coaching team, Doug Prater, and a special guest for this week, Dr. Bob Weathers.

Dr. Bob Weathers has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He is also a therapist, teacher, writer and a practitioner. In this call, he shared the 9 Different Perspectives on Forgiveness, and grouped them into three.

John and the group also discussed the number one trigger for relapse which can elevate cortisol hormone (stress hormone) — shame.

Forgiveness practice – address the person with the following:

1st part

  1. For whatever I have done to you, or not done for you, causing you harm, please forgive me.
  2. For whatever I have said to you, or said against you, causing you harm, please forgive me.
  3. For whatever I have thought about you, or thought against you, causing you harm, please forgive me.

2nd part – more challenging

  1. For whatever you have done to me, or not done for me, causing me harm, I forgive you.
  2. For whatever you have said to me, or said against me, causing me harm, I forgive you.
  3. For whatever you have thought about me, or thought against me, causing me harm, I forgive you.

3rd part – the most crucial one

  1. For whatever I have done to you, or not done for you, causing you harm, I forgive myself.
  2. For whatever I have said to you, or said against you, causing you harm, I forgive myself
  3. For whatever I have thought about you, or thought against you, causing you harm, I forgive myself.

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Themes from this call:

• Harm reduction
• Refuge recovery
• Bury your phone when you meditate
• Transmitting internalization
• Shame reduction
• Situational
• Dispositional
• Trigger relapse


Links mentioned:

Refuge Recovery
Facebook Group of Integral Recovery Institute
For one-on-one coaching with Dr. Bob
Integral Recovery Institute Podcast
Integral Recovery Institute on iTunes


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