Community workshop focuses on forgiveness

Event offers practical tools for personal healing


“Forgiveness: Finding Peace in Letting Go” will feature a panel of experts who will share how people can experience personal healing through forgiveness.

Part of Oxford Treatment Center’s 2018 Community Workshop Series, the event will take place Tuesday, March 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 431 N. 16th St. in Oxford. Refreshments will be provided. No prior sign up is required.

“The event will give the public direct access to clinical therapists who have years of experience in treating addiction and counseling people on forgiveness,” said Brain Whisenant, Community Relations Representative for Oxford Treatment Center. “Anyone who has struggled with forgiveness who wants to understand how they can live healthier lives will benefit from this event.”

Panelists at the workshop will include:

  • Barry Doughty, ICADC, Clinical Therapist at the Oxford Treatment Center
  • Rick Balkin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi
  • Robin Minyard, Oxford resident, who shares her own story of forgiveness

On the following day, Balkin will present a similarly themed program for professionals in mental health and behavioral health. “Working Through Forgiveness & Conflict,” a Continuing Education Lunch & Learn, is set for Wednesday, March 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m at the Oxford Outpatient Center, off Highway 7 South at 611 Commerce Parkway.


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