Mindfulness-Based Forgiveness Program
On Sunday, December 10th, Mariko Foulk, a clinical social worker for 24 years at the University of Michigan Geriatric Center, will present a program she designed to accompany older adults in their forgiveness journey. In addition to the traditional use of discussion through which one gains insight, the mindfulness approach creates quiet space inside each participant’s psyche, where compassion and non-judgmental awareness may arise over time through meditation exercises.
During our time together, Ms. Foulk will describe how this approach helped people with forgiveness through enhancing their mindfulness skills and by providing a group setting. She’ll discuss specific examples of participants who said that mindfulness gave them greater awareness, an ability to handle difficult feelings, and a new perspective. As a result of this group experience, participants said they learned from each other as they reflected on painful experiences while also developing greater compassion for themselves and others.
Please join us on December 10th in the Mayflower Room after the 10 a.m. service to learn about this new approach to helping people on their forgiveness journey.