Intervening to Promote Reconciliation
Forgiveness is imbedded in a social context. Reconciliation is restoring trust. Talking about transgression is both the road to reconciliation and the social context within which people express and often experience forgiveness. Clinically, Forgiveness and Reconciliation through Experiencing Empathy (FREE) is the intervention I use with couples to promote reconciliation and facilitate the experience of forgiveness. Let us take a bird's eye view of this method.