Philip Friedman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. He has been practicing psychotherapy and healing for over three decades in the Philadelphia suburbs. Dr. Friedman is on the Adjunct Faculty of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology as well as the executive director of the Foundation for Well-Being. He is the author of the books The Forgiveness Solution: The Whole Body Rx for Finding True Happiness, Abundant Love and Inner Peace (2009) and Creating Well Being: The Healing Path to Love, Peace, Self-Esteem and Happiness (1989). Dr. Friedman is one of the founders of Integrative Psychotherapy and Integrative Healing. He has published original research on forgiveness, gratitude and well-being in a clinical population showing that dramatic changes are possible in a relatively short period of time. Dr. Friedman has also developed the Friedman Assessment Scales on Well-Being, Beliefs, Quality of Life, Affect and Personal/Spiritual Growth. He is trained in cognitive-behavior therapy, multi-modal therapy, marital and family systems therapy and many alternative energy and spiritual therapeutic or healing techniques. He is also the founder of the Positive Pressure Point Techniques or PPPT. His websites are: http://www.philipfriedman.com and http://www.forgivenesssolution.com
The Forgiveness Solution is a comprehensive, in-depth look
into every aspect of the power of forgiveness. Drawn from a wide
variety of perspectives, it has more exercises, techniques, and
energetic processes than any book about forgiveness on the shelves
today. Dr. Philip Friedman shows us how one simple act can
transform our personal lives and the world around us. If you're
experiencing challenges of any sort and don't know what to do,
forgiveness is your next step and this book will guide you true.
The Forgiveness Solution is a winner! --Tony Burroughs,
author of The Code: 10 Intentions for a Better World--
The Forgiveness Solution is a treasure-trove of inspiring quotations, powerful examples from Friedman's clinical practice, and numerous effective and healing exercises that bring the material alive. Whatever your orientation, you will find doors to walk through and abundant resources to continue your journey toward greater peace, happiness, love, and joy. --Martha Crampton, Ph.D., founder and former director of the Canadian Institute of Psychosynthesis in Montreal-- "Reviews"
The Forgiveness Solution is a wonderful, passionate, healing book that is easy to read, practical, integrative, and powerful. Readers will not only learn how to forgive themselves and others but will also be on the way to developing a forgiving personality and reconnecting with the inner goodness and light within themselves and each other. Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear and co-author of A Mini Course for Life-- "Reviews"
The Forgiveness Solution is a wonderfully healing book, an inspiring and practical guide that assists individuals on working through the rigorous task of releasing even the darkest of emotions. --Caroline Myss, author of Defy Gravity and Anatomy of the Spirit-- "Reviews"
The Forgiveness Solution makes two bold claims -- that unforgiveness underlies virtually all psychological problems, and the solution to that underlying problem (and also other problems) is to forgive. Philip H. Friedman, equipped by years of practical psychotherapy experience, offers you a practical, powerful, and personal book that will help you forgive. Doable exercises are engaging, useful, and therapy-tested. While many psychologists integrate scientific findings into their practice, I know of no therapist who does as often as Friedman. His integration of research and practice has resulted in a book that will help you, teach you, and heal you. It is the best blend of science and clinical practice. --Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Forgiving and Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope-- "Reviews"
A comprehensive and powerful book that teaches hurt people to recover their center and let go of painful wounds and grievances. Fred Luskin, PhD, Director, Stanford Forgiveness Projects, and author of Forgive for Good-- "Reviews"
An amazing contribution to the field that draws upon scientific research, clinical experience, spiritual wisdom, and cutting-edge methods. Keeping this resource handy will help anyone navigate the toughest of times. --Fred P. Gallo, PhD, author of Energy Psychology and Energy Tapping for Trauma-- "Reviews"
Dr. Friedman's years of study and practical application of his deep knowledge, along with his obvious grace in dealing with this most sensitive and significant psychological problem, will inform and inspire you to new freedom from unforgiveness. Unforgiveness runs deep in all of us; it is ingrained in our childhood and highly reinforced in our society. The Forgiveness Solution will help you enormously, both personally and with your clients who suffer silently with this debilitating problem of how to become free through forgiveness. This book is a treasure and is well suited for laypersons as well as for professional practitioners. --Larry P. Nims, PhD, author of the BE SET FREE FAST(TM) book and DVD-- "Reviews"
Dr. Phil Friedman's The Forgiveness Solution draws upon extensive knowledge of contemporary forgiveness research, and then charts new territory by fusing that research with a deeply spiritual orientation. It offers a veritable goldmine of practical exercises drawn from years of guiding therapeutic clients into the experience of forgiveness. Friedman's profound commitment to helping his clients and his readers along the road to true forgiveness shines through on every page. If you are serious about walking on that road yourself, read this book and use it. Robert Perry, Founder of the Circle of Atonement and author of Path of Light and Signs: A New Approach to Coincidence, Synchronicity, Guidance, Life Purpose, and God's Plan-- "Reviews"
Forgiveness is quite possibly one of the most misunderstood words in the dictionary. We've all been told we 'should' forgive, but why is it so important and so difficult to do? Dr. Friedman's book answers these questions. Not only does he point to the benefits of forgiveness for your own health and inner peace, he gives you numerous ways to actually forgive and release the pain, hurt, guilt, and anger. World peace begins with inner peace; you owe it to yourself and the planet to read this book. --Mary T. Sise, LCSW, former president of the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology and co-author of The Energy of Belief: Psychology's Power Tools to Focus Intention & Release Blocking Beliefs-- "Reviews"
I opened this book and could not stop reading it! If you want to give up guilt, suffering, or painful distance from loved ones who have disappointed or hurt you, definitely get yourself a copy of The Forgiveness Solution. This is the most practical book you can buy on forgiveness. It can help you restore your own peace and happiness and make a rapid 180 degree turn in healing the most important relationships in your life! --Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love