Building Compassion, Releasing Resentments
Calming Your Ego and Opening Your Heart
1.5 Hour On Demand Workshop
Letting go of resentments and grudges is essential to free yourself from negative energy. The main person that they damage is you.
In this on demand workshop, Dr. Judith Orloff guides empaths and all caring people toward the empathy and large-heartedness to release resentments around wounds others have caused or that are self-inflicted. Based on her book Emotional Freedom, Dr. Orloff discusses the destructive nature of unresolved resentments and demonstrates how to clear the damaging effects from your psyche. Dr. Orloff shares techniques to help you cultivate the compassion to transform even justified resentments to free yourself and prevent the overflow of negative energy into other aspects of your life.
You will learn how to:
- Set your intention to release a resentment
- Cultivate compassion and aim for the grace of forgiveness
- Address resistances to letting go of resentments—including the ego
- Constructively make amends
- Resist the desire for revenge
Certainly, you are entitled to be upset if someone wrongs you. And you can try to improve the situation or else leave if it is too destructive. Compassion for yourself and others, though, ensures that resentments don’t feed on your energy and well-being. Remember, compassion refers to the actor, not the act — not the offense but the woundedness of the offender. This never justifies a harmful act, but it allows you to free yourself from its burden.
Recommended Reading by Dr. Orloff: