The Healing Code of Forgiveness introduces a unique, healing modality that has demonstrated—in over 20 years of real-world application—the ability to permanently resolve long-standing personal and emotional challenges that fuel addiction and dependence behavior.
Ester Nicholson’s Soul Recovery Forgiveness Cycle is a spiritually-based, compassionate healing modality that was forged out of the author's long-term addiction to crack cocaine and family-history of domestic violence. Ester's teaching is actively practiced in communities across the United States today.
Utilizing spiritual re-contextualization, emotional exercises, journaling, EFT Tapping, visioning, meditation, contemplation, and other processes unique to the Soul Recovery model, this course directs the student toward paradigms and practices that lead from often-deferred expressions of anger and resentment, to resolution, clarity and freedom. The Forgiveness Cycle is a carefully-crafted “iterative” process that can be repeated as often as needed, and—once learned—is possible to complete in under an hour.
The Cycle itself has 12 powerful processes—each with video instruction, worksheets and other materials to assist you in your work. Each Cycle is dedicated to addressing a single “resentment” which is the access point to identify and heal “core wounds” as you release patterns of dependence.
The Cycle is not limited to treating life-threatening addictions alone, but is perfect to address “life-diminishing” dependence as well, including: chronic fear and worry, acute procrastination, attachment to a not-good-enough, unworthy, unlovable self image, etc.
The Soul Recovery Forgiveness Cycle can be used concurrent with 12-Step or other programs with complete freedom. This is a powerful and complimentary program of compassionate healing that we promise will shift your self-awareness, your relationships and the quality of your life!
Forgiveness provides the access to releasing mental and emotional patterns that inform our experience and guide our actions. When we are challenged by life experience, we tend to recalibrate our thinking that has the effect of "burning" reactive mental pathways. Forgiveness is a powerful way to release those pathways, so we can optimize a more appropriate set of patterns for living.
The author provides a personal history that informed the development and refining of the Soul Recovery Forgiveness Cycle.
Differentiating between "traditional" forgiveness and "Soul Recovery" forgiveness and how the latter process is able to bring formerly-closed issues into the light.
Many people have never been given the opportunity to communicate their resentments in an unfiltered way.
Often resentments are born out of early experience. This lecture offers resolution through awareness of the inner child.
Resentments depend upon triggering "core" wounds or beliefs that create energy around experience.
Separating the person who brings up resentment from the root cause.
Provides instruction on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) "Tapping."
Ms. Nicholson outlines universal spiritual concepts that help re-contextualizing identity and relationship.
This lecture introduces the concept of "spiritual" or "karmic" agreements—the unconscious conclusions we hold about ourselves and others.
This lecture is specifically designed to use EFT Tapping for releasing spiritual agreements.
A guided meditation process designed for freedom from past patterns.
This is the process of breaking old, outworn "agreements" that make room for new ideas and conclusions about ourselves and our relationships with others.
Now free from the core wounds that have driven your past experience, it is time to begin to affirm what is to take its place...
A process for forgiving all concerned—from oneself to others.
The final step in the cycle—getting to closure.
Walking back from the crack dealer's house was always the hard part. With her seven-year-old in tow, no promise of "never again" could convince. Even seven-year-olds know better than that. Fast forward to another life and a higher purpose: Walking off the stage at Madison Square Garden after singing with Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Beyonce' or Barbra Streisand—and having her life story featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
Ester Nicholson, daughter of a Baptist minister, renowned vocalist, former addict, teacher and author of Soul Recovery - 12 Keys to Healing Dependence – finally realized what her healing called her to: A mission worth living for.
Soul Recovery, the process that Ms. Nicholson developed to heal herself of a life-threatening addiction unifies the 12 Steps of Recovery with universally accepted spiritual practices—and has guided thousands to their recovery and higher purpose.
In keynote speeches, retreats, workshops, staff trainings and more, Ester shares the stories, inspirations and lessons-learned that led to her transforming journey from addiction and domestic violence to healing, serenity and success.
In the process, she challenges all of us to a far-reaching reexamination of how addiction and dependence takes root and how it can be overcome and ultimately healed.
“So much of what progresses to dependence starts with how we ‘identify.’ Growing to adulthood is a messy process as we discover who we are. Our identities are forged through life experience and we selectively identify with the experiences that give us a sense of security. That does not always create a positive sense of self—resulting in challenges ranging from feelings of unworthiness to substance abuse.”
By addressing addiction and dependence on this more foundational level, Ms. Nicholson finds that people respond more powerfully to the central 12-Step principles, the forgiveness of others, a deep sense of compassion for themselves and a practical system they can engage in.
"Joining 12-Step process and accountability within the context of a compassionate, spiritual practice offers a profound opportunity for the treatment and management of addiction and dependence," Ms. Nicholson states. "The work is so powerful and the results so stunning that it has become the focus of everything I do.”