Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - How to Forgive: The Path from Resistance to Acceptance to Forgiveness to Love

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review - How to Forgive: The Path from Resistance to Acceptance to Forgiveness to Love

About the Book
In her new book, How to Forgive: The Path from Resistance to Acceptance to Forgiveness to Love, Shlomit Oz provides readers with the tools to truly move on from any situation, from life-changing betrayals to a parking ticket. The theory, she says, is a simple method for experiencing forgiveness and healing as a physiological process

In this easy to follow method, readers are invited to release physiological stresses stored in the body by utilizing mind/body techniques.

The book offers a full sensory process for restoring inner peace and harmony in the individual. In order for forgiveness to be truly experienced, it needs to be more than just thoughts or words – it needs to be a full-body sensory experiential process.

Oz is a successful mind/body expert who developed the popular iPhone® applications iWell-being App, I am Wonderful Affirmations App, Exercise Posture App, iDrummer Inside, iEat Slow, iCalm Baby and iEat Slow International, which can be used in conjunction with the book for extra guidance and support.

Oz is certified in leading mind/body techniques, including Somatic Experiencing, Alexander Technique, Yoga, Meditation & Callanetics and has helped create significant transformations and elevation in those she has worked with as a guide and coach.

“The book is a revolutionary way to forgive,” Oz says. “Nothing like it exists and it’s not just lip service, it actually creates a meaningful change and shift in the reader's consciousness.”

For more information on the book or iPhone® applications, visit

My Take on the Book
Each one of us at some time in our lives has been in a situation where someone has unintentionally or maliciously intentionally hurt us. So what can one do after being hurt? How do you get beyond your feelings? How do you move forward and not allow those emotions pull you down and rob you of your feelings of security and peace?

Shlomet Yona Oz has written a book that describes a three step process one can use to move forward past the hurt into a future of forgiving the person(s) who have been involved in the situation.

Having read other books about forgiveness, I found this one to have a different approach. I found each of the three phases interesting and doable. His approach begins with recognizing one's feelings and accepting them, but at the same time helping the reader to understand that those emotions are not who you are. He helps you to understand you need to empower yourself with positive feedback and the courage to change your beliefs , attitude, actions.

The actions of the person(s) who hurt you are not a reflection of you. Once you understand that and practice that, you will be able to forgive and allow those feelings to not overtake your life. Most important is that the choice it up to you, the reader.

This book is easy to read and concise. If you are searching for a book on forgiveness, you may want to consider this one.

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