Jim Dincalci

Presentation Title: Why Letting Go Of Resentments, Grudges And Guilt Is So Difficult:  Results From The New Field Of Forgiveness Therapy

Presentation Description:  In careful scientific studies, forgiveness training and therapy has been shown to:  

  • reduce depression,  anger & anxiety

  • increase hopefulness,  and emotional self-confidence

  • heal relationships and improve quality of life

  • produces improvement in cancer and heart disease.  

It is effective in working with abuse and trauma victims.

Learn the first steps to do to achieve these results and what prevents releasing many upsets.   

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Biography: As a therapist and university instructor, Dr Jim Dincalci has been developing and researching methods to help people forgive for 17 years. His award winning book, "How to Forgive When You Can't: The Breakthrough Guide to Free Your Heart & Mind," lays out how a person can get past the social taboos, lies and brain mechanisms that keep a person from being willing to forgive. In it, he gives a proven sequence of powerful methods that can heal even the most serious resentment, grudges and guilt including from abuse or trauma, so that the reader will have peace of mind and joy in their life.

Before writing the book, he taught this work for several years at Sonoma State University in their Conflict Resolution program. In addition, he has taught forgiveness work in hospitals, professional conferences, public seminars, churches, and at other universities. Most recently in 2011, he taught a semester forgiveness course at Duke University.

His book is the winner of the Living Now Book Award in Personal Growth in 2010; winner of the Global eBook Awards in psychology/Mental Health 2011; a finalist in the Indie Book Awards - Self-Help; and finalist in the esteemed 2009 Foreword Review Magazine Book of the Year Award in Self-Help.

His master's is in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University; and doctorates are in Religious Studies and in Divinity from Emerson Theological Institute. He started training in psychology in graduate school at New York Medical College in 1968. Since then, he has used and taught many effective methods for healing the mind, spirit, and body. These methods helped him in his own forgiveness transformation in 1993.

That transformation and his forgiveness work with others has encouraged him to become a very strong advocate for the development of an effective forgiveness therapy and training. His book is the result of that work. His is the founder and executive director of The Forgiveness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non profit charity, whose mission is: Building kind and peaceful families, communities, and organizations by helping people let go of their blame, resentments, grudges, and vengeance

He has worked as a child, adolescent and family therapist, as a school-based clinical therapist for the Department of Health and the Department of Education of Hawaii. He has three years of experience as a facilitator in domestic violence and anger control groups for court-ordered men and for teens in prison; was a meditation instructor for eight years; is trained as a police, fire, and emergency medical chaplain, and worked as a volunteer Law Enforcement Chaplain in Sonoma County, California.

Since the 1960's, he has also worked in traditional and alternative health, and pastoral counseling. He trained intensively anthropologists in cross-cultural healing for over ten years. From 1984 to 1991, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in cross-cultural healing & spiritual perspectives in the Holistic Health and Psychology Departments at John F. Kennedy University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and California Institute of Integral Studies, all in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"The more I do this forgiveness work, the more I continue to be astounded at the power of forgiveness to heal all avenues of life - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. When people forgive, their lives become richer, healthier, happier and certainly filled with more love and peace."

How to Forgive When You Can't: The Breakthrough Guide to Free Your Heart & Mind

{Winner: 2010 Living Now Book Award; Finalist: Self Help- Book of the Year Award- Forward Review Magazine}

This book presents numerous ways in detail that help heal a lifetime of blame, resentment, grudges, and especially regret, guilt, and self-blame, so that you can move onto a more peaceful, joyful life. 

It provides proven, powerful methods that will help you get rid of your upsets for good - even those that seem unforgivable, for it gives researched ways to deal with heavy trauma, tragedy and abuse.

The author, Dr. Jim Dincalci, provides:  case studies, brain studies, and how to maintain gains made. 

  1. Discover which of the 27 powerful forgiveness techniques is best for you.
  2. Defuse the two brain mechanism that prevent forgiving.
  3. Get past the 13 blocks to forgiving
  4. Attain self forgiveness. 

You will learn:

  • The 8 Essentials and 7 Secrets for dealing with upsets.
  • 12 overlooked aids in empowering yourself to forgive 
  • The 3 best strategies to manage difficult situations 
  •  How to get out of the cycle of victimhood and guilt
  • What trauma survivors and their family members need to know
  •  And more

This book can also be used as a guide to help assist others to forgive. Mental health, legal, religious, and medical professionals will find it useful as a guide to help people cope with very difficult problems.

**Winner - Living Now 2010 Book Award ** Finalist - Book of the Year Award in Self-Help - Foreword Review Magazine ** Winner - 2011 Global E-book Award in Psychology/Mental Health ** Finalist - 2010 Indie Book Award in Self-Help 2010

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