Episode 13: Healing Through Forgiveness with Lisa Cooper Ellison

About Healing Through Forgiveness with Lisa Cooper Ellison

Welcome to season two of the Writing Your Resilience Podcast!  After celebrating season one’s fantastic interviews, I decided to kick things off right by having a fireside-style chat with you about a topic that keeps coming up: Forgiveness. 

Whether we’re on a healing journey or writing the tough stuff, forgiveness can be a complicated thing to grasp and work through. In this episode, I talk about what forgiveness is, what the process looks like, and how it’s related to the writing process. 





Healing Through Forgiveness with Lisa Cooper Ellison

Healing Through Forgiveness 

Welcome to season two of the Writing Your Resilience Podcast!  After celebrating season one’s fantastic interviews, I decided to kick things off right by having a fireside-style chat with you about a topic that keeps coming up: Forgiveness. 

Whether we’re on a healing journey or writing the tough stuff, forgiveness can be a complicated thing to grasp and work through. In this episode, I talk about what forgiveness is, what the process looks like, and how it’s related to the writing process. 

As you listen along, consider the following questions: What do you think about the word forgiveness? More importantly, how do you feel about it? What do you want to know about it? And finally, what relationship do you think it has to the writing process?

Episode Resources

Episode Highlights

  • 2:00 Why People Hate Forgiveness
  • 7:00 Forgiveness Myths
  • 9:00 Defining Forgiveness
  • 13:00 Forgiveness Prerequisites
  • 22:00 The Process of Forgiving
  • 30:00 Two Powerful Writing Exercises
  • 36:00 Renewing and Releasing Relationships with Yourself and Others
  • 48:00 Empowering Yourself 

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About Your Host


Lisa Cooper Ellison is an author, speaker, and trauma-informed writing coach with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art, and currently teaches courses in memoir, the psychology of writing, and the book proposal. Her essays have appeared in Huffington PostHippocampus Literary Magazine, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. 


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