A fascinating and inspiring exploration of the healing power of apology and how to put it to work in your life.
In this first-of-its-kind book, Engel offers her practical, easy-to-follow prescriptions for putting the power of apology to work in our own lives now. Based on her quarter century of research and clinical practice, she provides dozens of exercises and strategies to help readers learn
to ask for, give, and receive meaningful apologies--as well as guidelines for those who tend to over-apologize. She also shows readers how to make amends to those with whom they have lost contact, how to understand and deal with a partner or family member who refuses to apologize, and how
to teach children to take responsibility for their actions. The Power of Apology is destined to be a classic.
What the critics say:
Beverly Engel has indeed eloquently explained the power of apology in a remarkably insightful and perceptive manner. This book is a wise contribution to the ever-growing literature on forgiveness and reconciliation. No one has been better able to explain what an apology means and its
role in reconciliation.
-Rabbi Charles A. Klein (Author, How to Forgive When You Can't Forget)
An engaging and in-depth book on a subject that has rarely been addressed so intelligently and thoroughly. Ms. Engel offers the reader specific suggestions that can help you improve all your relationships.
-Steven Farmer, M.F.T. (Author; Adult Children of Abusive Parents)
In The Power of Apology author Beverly Engel looks through the eyes of both giver and receiver. She touts the benefits of this restorative process but cautions against potential pitfalls, such as self-blame and unreasonable expectations of forgiveness. She provides practical,
thoughtful advice on how our everyday use of apology can transform our lives for the better.
-Ted Wachtel (Founder' Real Justice, a Restorative Justice Organization • Co-Author, Toughlove)
Readers of this wise and lucid guide to the neglected art of authentic apology will acquire a powerful tool to help repair relationships with others, and with themselves.
Jeanne Safer, Ph.D (Author; forgiving and Not Forgiving)
Apology is one of the most healing interpersonal social interactions, In The Power of Apology, Beverly Engel provides compelling evidence that not only can apology heal personal relationships but that it has the potential to transform families, communities, and this global village in
which we live.
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Hardcover (John Wiley and Sons, July 2001)
On Main Street TV show, "The Power of Apology"
Sam Donaldson, ABC News Internet Show, Sept. 14-17
"I'm Sorry: Start the New Year with an Apology" Copley
"Who's Sorry Now" article for Milwaukee Journal
Sentinal, Jan. 21, 2002
Men's Health Magazine article, "Wipe Away Her Tears."
Canadian Living magazine article, 2002
Shape magazine, "The Art of Saying Sorry" May, 2003
Sunday Express article (National British newspaper)
Upcoming Lifetime Magazine article, Feb 2004
One Spirit Book Club-Alternate Selection Sept. issue
US Weekly, Sept. 2008
Toronto Sun, Oct. 2008
Personal Development Magazine, Dec. 2008
Article in The Register-Guard, (Oregon) Sept. 2009
ABCNews.com. Oct. 2009