How to Help Your Clients Let Go of Resentment – Maureen Cooper


April 14


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Online Event

How to Help Your Clients Let Go of Resentment Workshop with Maureen Cooper

When we experience pain and hurt it’s all too easy to cling to feelings of resentment like an old friend. We become afraid to let them go because then we don’t know how to resolve our suffering. If we are free of resentment, how will others know we’ve been hurt?This workshop aims to look at resentment from several different angles. We will consider when resentment has more to do with anger and when it is a result of envy and jealousy. We’ll explore the impact on our wellbeing and how easily resentment can slide into bitterness.

Through exploring the antidotes to anger, and envy the workshop will suggest alternative ways to cope with our challenges. By recognising that all human beings go through similar difficulties and disappointments, we begin to glimpse a bigger picture and open our minds to the possibilities of acceptance and forgiveness.

This two hour workshop consists of talks, video extracts, exercises, sharing and discussion. Participants will receive a PDF workbook with all the main quotes, charts and exercises.

Learning Objective Participants Can Expect From This Event

  • To recognise the different faces of resentment while seeing alternative strategies for working with these feelings.
  • To realise that our brains pay great attention to threats and that we need to work at new ways of compensating for that.
  • To understand the negative effects on wellbeing of ongoing resentment.

Who is This Workshop Appropriate For?

  • Counsellors and therapists working with clients struggling with anger, and holding on to grudges—while also exploring these tendencies in themselves.

How May This Workshop Impact Your Practice?

  • The broad scope of this approach to working with resentment will serve to provide new insights, strategies and exercises for participants to use.


This workshop will be recorded and you can use the ticket function to pre-purchase the recording before the event. This will be useful for colleagues who are not able to attend the event live and also for those who attend the event live and want to watch it again.


This workshop will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our cameras and microphones to interact with each other as a group.


The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training.


All the colleagues at ONLINEVENTS and the presenters we collaborate with are committed to working in a manner consistent with the BACP Ethical Framework, which can be accessed on the link below. When registering for this event you are agreeing to be present and interact in a manner that is consistent with this Framework.

Maureen Cooper

Maureen is the founding director of Awareness in Action, an organization dedicated supporting people to make sustainable wellbeing part of their lives—through developing clarity, connection and openness.

Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a professional educator, senior manager in a non-profit organization, an entrepreneur and as an experienced practitioner of Buddhist meditation, she leads Awareness in Action workshops and training programs in the UK and Europe.

Her new book, The Stress Workbook is a groundbreaking effort that brings together the best of modern science and the wisdom of the world’s ancient contemplative traditions into a practical manual for thriving in today’s fast-paced world. Although born in London, UK love took Maureen to Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she lives with her husband.

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