Deptford Twp. – The Center for People in Transition at Gloucester County College will host “Forgiveness: A Healing Journey,” a free personal-growth workshop on campus beginning Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
This eight-part series is designed for individuals who have been emotionally or physically hurt by people or events in their lives. Participants will learn how to conquer feelings of anger and loss of trust. Special emphasis will be placed on overcoming self-destructive behaviors and alleviating pain so that individuals can move on with their lives.
According to workshop facilitator Dr. Jennie McQuaide, Licensed Professional Counselor, the journey to forgiveness begins with a decisive choice to let go of negativity.
“Holding on to anger requires a great deal of emotional energy and keeps a person tied to the past,” said McQuaide. “In order to achieve a healthier life in the future, a person must make a conscious decision to let go of anger. Learning to forgive is an important part of the healing process.”
The workshop will take place on Thursdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Eugene J. McCaffery Sr. College Center. Registration is mandatory. For more information or to register, contact the Center for People in Transition at (856) 415-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.
The Center for People in Transition is a semi-independent social service agency dedicated to assisting displaced homemakers to become self-sufficient. It maintains a staff of financial, human resource management, legal and certified mental health professionals. It operates under the sponsorship of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Women, United Way of Gloucester County, Pascale Sykes Foundation, Heart of Gloucester County, Women’s Leadership Council and Gloucester County College.