„The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life. That I feed the hungry, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy…these are undoubtedly great virtues…But what if I should discover that…the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me, and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness; that I myself am the enemy who must be loved? What then?
C.G. Jung: Memories, Dreams, Reflections.
While it is extremely difficult to do, it is fundamentally important that we learn to accept and forgive ourselves. Guilt and shame, both debilitating emotions, suggest that something has been amiss and that further exploration is necessary.
In this daylong workshop, we will explore the mechanisms at work when self-forgiveness is needed and some ways of moving toward acceptance of responsibility when that is the issue, toward the release of guilt and shame, and ultimately toward self-acceptance.