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The Power of Forgiveness

On May 10, 2023, the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association featured Professor Robert Enright as part of the Wisconsin Idea Spotlight.

Bryan Suzan
May 23, 2023

As a professor of developmental psychology at the UW, Enright cofounded the International Forgiveness Institute and has spent more than 35 years developing step-by-step models for forgiveness. In studies from around the globe, Enright’s techniques have shown that forgiveness can reduce the negative health effects of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and anger. And not only does forgiveness lessen adverse symptoms, but it can also promote positive results in practitioners, including hopefulness, peace, and increased self-esteem.

This discussion focuses on forgiveness and its healing effects, both emotionally and physically.

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