Everett Worthington is a professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a clinical psychologist. His research and writing focus on forgiveness and other virtues, religion and spirituality, and issues related to marriage and family. His mission is to help individuals (every heart), couples and families (every home), and even communities and countries (every homeland) forgive.
Everett was counseling couples when he first became interested in the concept of forgiveness, and he began studying the topic scientifically in 1990. Since then, he has been a leader in the field of forgiveness research. From 1998 to 2005, he directed A Campaign for Forgiveness Research, a nonprofit organization that, during that time, awarded more than $6 million to studies on forgiving. He has also worked to help nurture researchers in other countries.
- What happens physiologically to our bodies when we hold a grudge?
- What are the health benefits of forgiving?
- Can one forgive and still experience negative emotions?
- Should one forget when he or she forgives?
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