I received my NLP master practitioner at ITS with Ian McDermott in 2005. I did that before I took the Hypnotherapy diploma course at Hypnotic World. The NLP practitioner and Master practitioner courses lasted over a year at weekends. One weekend was dedicated to Forgiveness. Ian explained that the idea behind forgiving isn’t to have to tell the person you feel has wronged you that you have forgiven him/her. The idea is to clear the heavy emotions and traumas that have built up inside you, and made you unable to live a full life.
“One forgives for one self” we were told.
I raised my hand and I asked Ian, how could you possibly forgive the Nazis (my grandparents were gassed in Auschwitz) Ian looked at me… deep into my eyes and in a very calm voice said: because you can.
That was such a profound moment for me. All through my childhood I suffered my mother’s Trauma, which became mine. The fact that I was able to let it go, truly freed me.