The Forgiveness Letter Template
Regarding the situation/time where/when__________________________________________________
(What happened? Who is involved? When/Where did it happen? What was said?)
I have been holding feelings of__________________________________________________________
Label the specific feelings
And I have been holding these feelings ever since__________________________________________
Holding on to these feelings have cost me_________________________________________________
And what these feelings have done to me is_______________________________________________
My payoff in keeping these feelings has been______________________________________________
The possible difference it could make in my life if I could let these feelings go is_________________
The fears I have in letting go of these feelings are___________________________________________
I am able and willing to let go of these feelings now and I would like to replace these feelings with feelings of________________________________________________________________
And I would like to tell myself such things as_______________________________________________
I am able and willing to let those feelings in. The behaviors I want to show when feel these new feelings are_________________________________________________________________________
And the words I want to say when I feel these new feelings are________________________________
A previous time when I have felt similar feelings was the time when____________________________
Thank you for your loving presence for me to let go.
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*Journaling exercises written by Cort Curtis, Ph.D, used with permission.