Healing the Heart of Humanity: The Power of Political Forgiveness

The best leaders have proven that it isn’t arrogance or might that wins, but something more profound—leadership that comes from a deeper place within oneself that heals society instead of tearing it apart, which taps the power of understanding, the power of compassion, and the power of forgiveness to heal nations. Empathy, compassion and forgiveness are the qualities imbued in political forgiveness which heal and transform societies so that history does not have to repeat itself, breaking the cycles of hatred and violence.

This book illustrates how nations can rebuild themselves, applying a political forgiveness framework to stop social violence, and describes the tools needed to heal on an individual, community, and national level. It narrates powerful stories of political forgiveness processes around the world, so individuals and leaders from all walks of life can begin healing processes for their own nations. It addresses what political forgiveness is and why it is so important to achieve it. The book focuses on the intent and power of individuals in the public sphere, who become the way-showers of forgiveness, and what they have been able to achieve on personal, community, and national levels, renouncing past structural violence.

This book is grounded in Dr. Borris’ background as Director of Training at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. and at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, where she teaches graduate courses in conflict resolution processes. It will serve as a guide not only for those involved in international conflict resolution and diplomacy, but also for the general public interested in applying forgiveness in their daily lives, communities and their nation.



Finding Forgiveness: A 7-Step Program for Letting Go of Anger and Bitterness

Finding Forgiveness: A 7 Step Program For Letting Go of Anger and Bitterness

With a forward by his holiness the Dalai llama

This book will help you deal with conflicted emotions and find it in your heart to forgive. Written by Dr. Eileen Borris, an internationally known speaker on conflict resolution and trauma recovery, Finding Forgiveness offers a remarkably sensitive yet powerful approach to healing your heart, lifting your spirit, and finding the power to love, grow, and forgive.

Winner for “Best Books for 2007” award in the self-help category

“This book provides a very practical stepped process to transform destructive emotions, extreme suffering, and trauma into a powerful sense of justice and love.”
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In this book

7 Steps Towards Forgiveness

  • Clear your mind of negative thoughts that get in the way of your

  • Uncover your feelings of bitterness, betrayal, victimization, and blame.

  • Let go of your anger and move on with your life.

  • Work through your guilt and learn to forgive yourself as well as others.

  • Reframe the situation that hurt you and restore your faith in others.

  • Absorb the pain of the past without the need for apologies or revenge.

  • Gain inner peace through newfound compassion, understanding, and

About Eileen

Author, Thought Leader, Healer of Nations

Dr. Borris has been invited to create and instruct peace-building programs in more than fifteen of the most unstable and war-torn countries. She has taught at the most prestigious universities in the world, including Thunderbird School of Global Management, where she works today, delivered multiple addresses to the United Nations, and has written two highly acclaimed books on the topic of forgiveness.

© Eileen Borris 2020