How do I forgive someone who has hurt me so much? We all have asked ourselves that and want to know how we can move through those hard times and life altering events? Kirsty and friends discuss how to forgive when it's hard.

Sometimes intervention and counseling is essential, because there a need to form a new sense of security. Forgiveness is also key. Lisa tells us, "The forgiveness first has to be against the person that perpetrated these awful acts. It's hard understand the concept that once we release the forgiveness for our own judgements, it's easier to release the other person. We're not letting the person off the hook. We don't forget. We're deciding the be healthier and happier and in order to do that, we need to forgive."

Chappale Burton, a guest on Kirsty TV went through childhood trauma and abuse which lead him on a journey of forgiveness as he grew into adolescence. He for example, literally started to consider why his offenders hurt him. He understood empathy was a tool he could use to understand forgiveness. To watch his interview, click here:

Some tweetables from this Kouch Time episode -

We must first forgive the judgement we hold against the perpetrator. #KirstyTV

The person who commits the crime is in as much, if not more pain. #KirstyTV

Do not let them rent space in your head for free. #KirstyTV

Here on the couch with Kirsty this week on Kouchtime:

Michelle Patterson, Executive Director of the California Womens Conference:
Lisa Cypers Kamen, of Harvesting Happiness:
Allan Anderson, Fitness Trainer and Actor:

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My hope is that you hear something universal Chappale Burton's story, that you connect with his raw honesty and vulnerability. Perhaps you will realize, you are not alone... I want for everyone to be at peace with who they are (warts and all) and to learn, grow & heal through hearing another person's story. is a safe place for anyone to share their story without judgement. We love and support everyone who is part of our 'Kommunity' and love for everyone to get involved. So please join the conversation on my blog ( and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.

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