Forgiveness As Healing

with Dr. Mary Ann Iyer
Saturday, June 25 – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Elk Haven Wellness Center
Brevard, N.C. (also online)


Most religious traditions focus on forgiveness as an essential part of the spiritual path, but it matters for our personal health, too. Beyond the obvious discomfort we experience from an inner roiling diatribe, it is literally hard on the heart. “Held-in hostility” has been linked to heart attacks, and difficulty healing if we have one.

The challenge, of course, is that though we may be willing to forgive, we can’t will it to happen. How DO we forgive when it is so challenging to do? Please join us in a three-hour workshop on June 25th in which we will explore:

    • The reasons why forgiveness – of others as well as of ourselves – matters
    • Typical blocks we have to authentic forgiveness
    • Supportive methods to move beyond our stuck places

At the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will receive a forgiveness guided meditation CD at no additional charge.

Registration is available at two levels: $20 per person General Admission or Admission Plus at $39 per person (which helps cover administrative costs for this & future CSW events).

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Mary Ann Iyer, MD has been at the forefront of Mindbody Medicine since 1982. Board-certified in Internal Medicine and with a Masters in Psychology, she takes a uniquely psycho-spiritual approach to healing. Since 1982, Dr. Iyer has focused on the “mind-body” connection in her climical work, writing, and teaching. She and her husband live in Western N.C. Learn more about Dr. Iyer at her website.