This seminar is based on the work of Dr. Everette Worthington Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and my many years of work helping persons find freedom in forgiveness. Research in Forgiveness has blossomed over the past decade however; there is a significant gap between research and individual knowledge and practice. Even more important Christian forgiveness is biblically based and differs in some respects to what may be called secular forgiveness. Professor Worthington is a Christian Psychologist whose REACH model of forgiveness is supported by years of research and has been found to be effective for thousands of individuals and Christian congregations nationally and internationally. He and his colleagues have published ten scientific studies that support the effectiveness or the method to REACH forgiveness. Many other investigations are underway in Worthington’s lab and the labs of others. The model has also been discussed at major scientific conferences; in magazines like People magazine, O magazine, Redbook, Reader’s Digest Canada, virtually every major US newspaper, television shows (like Good Morning America, The Jane Pauley Show, The Leeza Show, The Iyanla Show, Starting Over, the 700 Club, CNN). This weekend seminar brings the benefits of this work to participants who “have been hurt, wounded or offended by a hard-to-handle transgression, want to forgive, have tried to forgive, but have not been able to forgive.” The sessions will teach members how to REACH an experience of emotional forgiveness by working with a particular hurt.