Former TEDxTryon presenter to speak about forgiveness

Published 12:24 pm Thursday, April 6, 2017

Former TEDxTryon presenter, Robin Edgar, will talk about “Forgiveness: What’s in it for you?” as a guest speaker at the Thermal Belt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (TBUUF) on Sunday, April 16 at 10:30 am. The talk, to be held at 835 N. Trade St., Tryon, is free and open to the public.

Edgar, a former facilitator for the Fetzer Institute “Love & Forgiveness” national campaign, presented “Reminiscence: A Healing Pathway to Forgiveness” at the 2015 TEDxTryon event. Using techniques from her book, “In My Mother’s Kitchen: An Introduction to the Healing Power of Reminiscence,” she has taught workshops around the country to demonstrate how to use reminiscence as an effective tool for forgiveness as well as coping with loss or change due to illness or the death of a loved one.

Edgar says, “The topic of forgiveness can bring about mixed feelings. Some may fear that forgiving an offense means to pardon or forget the wrongdoing. The act of forgiving, however, does not justify, excuse, or condone the offense. It may not even bring about reconciliation. What is does bring about is compassion in order to experience healing and peace. Once you put aside your personal definition of forgiveness and open your heart to seeing it in this light, you will understand what’s in for you.”

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In addition to her TEDx talk and her work with the Fetzer Institute, Edgar has recently covered the topic of forgiveness in her lectures for chaplains of the ACTS Retirement Community. She also included it as part of her eight-hour education seminar for end of life care professionals hosted by the Jackson County Friends of Hospice in Holton, Kansas.

“We thoroughly enjoyed Robin’s TEDx talk about forgiveness and are excited to have Robin share more in-depth information about that important message at our service,” says TBUUF board president, Phil Nungesser.

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Submitted by Phil Nungesser