Bosch wrote the new e-book, which is titled ‘Forgiveness: Break Free From Resentment and Start Moving Forward in Your Life’, in order to show readers how toxic resentment is to both the mind and body and how forgiveness can be a path towards greater health and happiness.
More details can be found at https://boschintegrativewellness.com/resiliency/forgiveness
The release of the e-book coincides with a recent report from Forbes. According to their research, 69% of Americans now identify that they harbor grudges, with 53% noting that they are ‘too quick’ to hold a grudge. On top of this, of the participants in the study, 70% perceived that grudges were bad for their mental health. Dr. Leslie Bosch agrees.
Drawing on the latest medical research, her new e-book makes plain the connection between resentment and changes in both the physical and mental body. Firstly, as she explains, when the body enters into this conflict-oriented state, it produces an excess of cortisol and adrenalin that leads to increases in heart rate and blood pressure.
People who frequently feel resentment will ultimately see their immune system being suppressed and any chronic pain they suffer from being worsened, and they may even find themselves more prone to diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity.
All of this physical stress and tension, as Dr. Bosch’s e-book reveals, leads to profound mental health impacts, too. People who are incapable of forgiveness and who hold on to resentments can become stuck in fight-or-flight mode. In addition, they may become trapped in an increasingly negative and anti-social mindset that can lead to anxiety and depression.
In terms of personal relationships, Dr. Bosch feels that the implications of grudges, resentment, and negativity are clear.
Seeing this undeniable connection between resentment and physical and mental stress motivated Dr. Leslie Bosch to write ‘Forgiveness: Break Free From Resentment and Start Moving Forward in Your Life’. In the self-help e-book, she teaches her readers what forgiveness is, why people need it and how it can allow them to release their resentments.
The book also contains practical and actionable advice about how to overcome the barriers to forgiveness and strategies to become more forgiving.
Leslie Bosch, PhD, is a developmental psychologist, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and founder of Bosch Integrative Wellness, a firm devoted to helping clients minimize the negative effects of stress so that they can make a bigger impact without sacrificing their health, well-being, or personal relationships.
A spokesperson for the author and integrative health and wellness coach said, “Forgiveness is a powerful tool that can release resentment and improve health, mental health, and relationship outcomes!”
More information is available at https://boschintegrativewellness.com/resiliency/forgiveness
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