Love and Forgiveness

A Workbook for Self Healing and Healing Relationships

by Leonard Shaw, A.C.S.W., ©1989

English or German versions of my book are available in PDF form, and also available as paperback in English. PayPal is my Merchant Solution, however you can use any major credit card for purchase (Paypal account is not required). To purchase, simply click one of the buttons below. If you purchase the PDF version, you will be sent an email with instructions on where to download it after purchase. A PDF-reading software such as Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF versions.

PDF, English version

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PDF, German version

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Paperback (English only)

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"Leonard is one of the few therapists I know who teaches love and practices love as a teacher, therapist, and a person. He has great credibility because of this. He has developed a way of working that is deep and efficient. He has an impact that changes your way of dealing with your problems and your life."

- Nils Hoffmeyer, Ph.D, Co-founder of the Nordsjaellands Gestalt Institute. Copenhagen, Denmark

"Leonard is a man of great courage: he put the most mind-challenging truths about life, love and relationships out here ... for all of us to grasp and live them, so truly changing our individual and collective life energies."

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"Leonard bridges the gap between Eastern paradoxical wisdom and day-to-day living like no one I have ever read, heard or met!"

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"This is a very well organized, informative book for teaching and clients."

- Alyssa Hall, M.A. Individual, Group and Relationship therapist. San Rafael, California

When Love Is A Roller Coaster

This two-disc CD set covers the Good News/Bad News about relationships and coaches you on how to turn difficult or turbulent times into transformational experience.

MP3

(size 104MB, high-speed connection recommended)

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2 CD Set

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Food Sex and Money

This two-disc CD set coaches you on how to use compulsive behaviors for healing opportunities.

MP3

(size 130MB, high-speed connection recommended)

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2 CD Set

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Progressive Relaxation and Creative Visualization

Part one is excellent for self healing, lowering heart rate and/or blood pressure and a great way to rest your body when you do not have time to nap or have difficulty sleeping.

Part two is excellent for healing injuries, opening the space to achieve specific goals (relationships, careers, athletics, financial, academic or material) and discovering the attitudes or behaviors that are barriers to these goals.

MP3

(size 43MB, high-speed connection recommended)

U.S. $10.00

CD

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Barefoot in Stehekin

The Story of Fay Inslow's Childhood

by Virginia Bakken & Leonard M. Shaw, ©1979

PDF (English only)

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Chapter

Love and Forgiveness: Controversial Healing Tools for Survivors and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

(as well as physical/psychological abuse)

The purpose of this chapter is to

  1. Explain and interpret my Love and Forgiveness work with survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse
  2. Share criticisms and controversy about this work
  3. Respond to those criticism

I have been a psychotherapist since 1963. I was originally trained as a non-directive Freudian, said little to my clients, and rarely revealed my own feelings in my work. Soon, however, I was strongly influenced by the Existential approach and Rogerian therapy (Rogers, 1961). I started focusing on the feelings and thoughts held "right now" in the moment by the client (and myself, the therapist).

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