Discover Forgiveness Tools

Use evidence-based practices to get the scientific benefits of forgiveness.

Explore our tools and techniques for implementing forgiveness.

Download the REACH workbook
Available in five languages

The science of forgiveness has provided exciting insight into how we forgive and the impact it has on us.

Researchers and mental health professionals have applied these findings in the creation of tools to elucidate the process and help people to forgive.

25 years ago, we knew virtually nothing about how forgiveness might be related to your overall mental health, happiness, and physical well-being. Today, through forgiveness research, we can quantify, with accuracy, that forgiveness has tangible, positive benefits.”

Dr. Loren Toussaint
Professor of psychology at Luther College,
Discover Forgiveness Advisory Council Chair

The REACH Workbook

Everett Worthington's REACH model is a scientifically validated tool that provides a step-by-step process to reach forgiveness mindfully.

The REACH model was recently the subject of a global randomized controlled trial conducted in six languages in sites across the world — the largest ever forgiveness study of its kind. It found that those who followed the workbook showed significant reductions in unforgiveness, depression symptoms, and anxiety symptoms, compared to a group who was delayed in receipt of the workbook.

The evidence is clear: the REACH model is an effective supplemental therapeutic and preventive tool.


Recall the hurt: Face that you have been hurt, but make a decision to forgive and not pursue retaliation


Empathize with your partner: Work to understand why you may have been wronged, allowing you to heal from hurt and give forgiveness


Altruistic gift: Forgive unselfishly


Commit: Write a note to yourself about who you forgave to help the forgiveness last


Hold onto your forgiveness

Download the REACH workbook today, follow the process, and discover how forgiveness can improve your life.