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Exploring Forgiveness: Stepping onto the path of freedom and peace

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


‘ As I walked out the door towards my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind, that I would still be in prison.’ Nelson Mandela

You are warmly invited to join me, Helen Tanner, in  ‘Exploring Forgiveness’ and take this one day journey on the ancient path to freedom and peace.

Forgiveness has the extraordinary capacity to help us to heal from the harm which has been caused by other people’s behaviour, free us from the past, and un-burden us from the weight of carrying resentment and anger.

‘Exploring Forgiveness’ together, we will clarify what forgiveness is, how it links to and is different from reconciliation, what the forgiveness journey entails, and what helps to navigate the terrirtory. Inspirational stories,  practical tools and discussions are woven throughout the day. The main focus is on forgiving others, but we will also touch upon the journey to forgiving ourselves.

Forgiveness is one of those subjects that just about everyone has an opinion about. You may too. I became interested in it in 2008, when I was studying a two-year programme in international conflict resolution – there was not a single mention of forgiveness. Nobody was talking about it as a vehicle for peace.


The reasons for the dismissal and silence revealed themselves as I explored.

So did the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who had experienced some of the most terrible things, and yet had navigated a fierce, courageous and often lonely path, through anger, rage, and fear, to a place of healing, freedom and peace.

‘The Exploring Forgiveness Workshop was a profound, powerful, inspiring, healing and soothing day for me, thank you again. I won’t forget this work, and am so grateful to have been introduced to you and it.’ Karen

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Who is the workshop for?

It’s for you if you are interested in forgiveness, peace, and how people recover from hurt and pain triggered by others actions.

It will also be of interest if you are a practitioner and work with people who struggle to let go of resentments and incidents from the past.

 If you have attended the ‘Forgiveness is Fierce’ talk, this workshop is a deepening exploration into the journey of forgiveness.

If you are planning to do the ‘Journey into Forgiving Others’ course, (beginning 29th January in Truro) this one day workshop will set the context for your journey.

What will participants gain?

Insight, inspiration, knowledge, a clearer sense of the ancient territory of living together peacefully-even when things have happened which have led to great pain and hurt.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is some parking at the hotel, and also in the roads close to the hotel. The hotel is a short walk from Falmouth town centre, and close to bus and trainlines.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a note pad and pen. Lunch is available at the hotel, but you are also welcome to bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided at breaktimes.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive by 09.45 to sign in and grab a cup of tea. We shall be starting promptly at 10 am.

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?  It costs £50 (earlybird) or £60 (standard) for the one day workshop. This includes refreshments at break times. (it doesnt include lunch).

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations and transfers must be submitted in writing to helenmarytanner@gmail.com

■ For Cancellations: You have a 14 day cooling off period from the day of purchase. However, please note, If you do wish to cancel your purchase, as long as the cancellation takes place both within the cooling off period (14 days from purchase) and is 21 days or more before the first training day a full refund will be made. Any cancellation made 0-21 days before the first day of training = no refund.■Transfers: If there is availability on another course, transfers are free provided you notify us by email up to 14 days before the start of the original course. A transfer fee of 2o% may apply for less than 14 days notice.

If, due to unforeseen circumstances we have to cancel a course you will be given as much notice as possible and either a free transfer to another course date or a full refund of fees paid.


January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Helen Tanner


The Falmouth Hotel
Castle Beach
Falmouth, TR11 4NZ United Kingdom
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