Definition

Forgiveness means 'to cease to feel resentment against (an offender)'.

Forgiveness leads to:

  • a reduction in negative affect and depressive symptoms
  • a restoration of positive thinking
  • a restoration of relationships
  • a reduction in anxiety
  • strengthened spirituality
  • raised self-esteem
  • a greater sense of hope
  • a greater capacity for conflict management
  • a greater ability to cope with stress and find relief

How do we demonstrate forgiveness?

In school:

  • By correcting my mistakes instead of punishing myself.
  • By remembering that everyone makes mistakes and therefore not holding grudges or taking revenge, even if we feel they don’t deserve it.
  • By letting go of feelings or anger that affect my present and future.

During home learning:

  • By letting go of feelings or anger that might occur when using new technologies.
  • By having patience when I am struggline with my learning or technology.