Forgiving and non-forgiving in group analysis
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Forgiveness is most important for the continuity of interpersonal relationships, and has an immense impact on the mental, and possibly on the physical, health (Thoresen et al., 2000) of both the victim and the perpetrator, on their creativity, vitality, and other aspects of their life (McCullough & Witvliet, 2002; McCullough et al., 2000). However, the process of forgiving might be difficult to accomplish and, thus, there is an ambivalent attitude towards it. There are 54two stages in the process of forgiving: the first is reparation and self-reflection; the second is an interpersonal, intersubjective relational process. The structure and culture of group analysis provides a space in which witnessing and vicarious forgiveness contribute to this process.