Forgive Yourself Podcast

Are you ready to live life feeling free and inspired?

So many of us carry the weight of the past with us, and hold onto regrets that hold us back. But we don’t have to stay in that place. There is a better way, a way to release the weight and redefine how you live your own life.

Based on the book “Forgive Yourself” By Brenda Reiss

It’s Time to Stop Feeling like You’re Not Good Enough

It’s Time to Ditch the Weight of Regret and Finally Break Free.

Let Go of your Past and Reclaim Who You are Moving Forward.


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In the Forgive Yourself Podcast, Brenda Reiss, one of only twenty forgiveness coaches in the world practicing today, will share inspiring stories, groundbreaking truths, and tangible ways to help you move from confusion to clarity, so you can have more joy and live your best life.

“I Specialize In Helping People Step Into Their Own Power.”


Changing your typical way of thinking is a game changer. It allows you to be in control of your thoughts and how those thoughts affect your life.

You can reshape your life into one that you are not just living, but that you are in love with. Imagine waking up and feeling excited for not just today, but for every day.

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Are you struggling with a situation or a person in your life? Wondering if you are ready to work on forgiveness?

Take our quiz to find out your emotional IQ and how this impacts your ability to forgive.


“Brenda, I wanted to take a moment to send you a sincere heartfelt thank you.   I've done a lot of personal and spiritual growth work over the last twenty years but I didn't realize until recently how much my childhood relationships were still controlling my reactions and happiness.  After my first session where I complained about all the reasons other people should be different, you gently encouraged me to engage in the Radical Forgiveness process with my mother.

My motto is that if you are going to take the time to do something, do it all the way.  Which I did. I wrote pages of thoughts and feelings about and to my mother. And then you lovingly lead me through a powerful re-frame process. I feel completely different now, about my mother and about myself.

I have a whole new connection to my mother because I see things from an adult's perspective, not a child's.  I now have a tool to help me re-frame all of my relationships and I'm committed to doing the work. I'm excited to see how this fresh perspective will improve my life. Thank you for sharing your gifts and passion for this work." 

Tresa Leftenant

“Brenda has walked me through the Radical Forgiveness worksheets and concepts time and time again. She is patient and very generous with her time. She instinctually recognizes when I need time between lessons. I am still hard on myself, but she is always accepting of what is and lovingly encourages me to do the same. We laugh about one step forward and two backward. There are times that we are both amazed at my progress, yet she is careful not to take me further than I am ready to go. I find her instincts to be respectful and accurate. I’m honored to be on this journey with Brenda. Through Brenda and the Radical Forgiveness community, I am learning to receive the love.” - 


“I feel honored and blessed to have been part of Brenda’s Class. Brenda is a natural when it comes to being a great speaker! She is organized, loving, intuitive and pays attention to detail as well as how people are feeling. The group connected so well and we all benefited from each other’s insights and experiences. This study is a life changer and for the better. I highly recommend it and with Brenda’s extensive background of training and personal skills she is by far a teacher of excellence! Thank you Brenda so much!”


“I have attended Brenda’s forgiveness workshops 2 years in a row and they are transformative. They come just at the right time, when I’m getting that stuck feeling again.   This work has helped me identify my blocks and release them. Brenda is divinely inspired and her radiant presence is compassionate, loving and supportive throughout the process.  I highly recommend her work if you are tired of being tired and ready to change your life for the better."


“What I admire the most is that Brenda walks her talk - she radiates that joy and peace of mind which she says is possible with forgiveness. And from her story I learned that this wasn't how she used to live - this brave woman has to heal and recreate, rediscover herself. Thank you for hope and inspiration."

Anna M

"Brenda will teach you to transform what hurts you into what heals you.  Powerful medicine that all of us need. 

You will immediately use the forgiveness steps as easily as you use a fork and knife. You’ll be astounded at how often this comes in handy.  Once Brenda places the power of forgiveness into your hands, you’ll carry it always. 

I highly recommend her as a coach and workshop guide." 

Sarri Gilman, LMFT

“My husband and I were lucky enough to attend Brenda’s Radical Self-Forgiveness Group Class. Brenda’s blend of humor and compassion set the stage for open and honest conversations. We left each class with rich tools and guidance that, to this day, help us communicate, forgive, and move forward with a healthy and strong sense of self. When it comes down to it, it is the person in the mirror that needs our forgiveness to live a happy joyful life. I highly recommend Brenda’s council, workshops and book studies to anyone that wants to understand themselves and how self-image impacts relationships.” - 


“The forgiveness work Brenda does is powerful and life changing. I was able to experience forgiveness at a deeper and more freeing level. Her courage to share her story and how she walked thru radical forgiveness is evidence of how transformational it is. Going through the worksheets she provides and doing the work she teaches impacted my life and I know it will impact yours.” 

Rae Ann Hall

“Great workshop yesterday with Brenda Reiss - Coach, radical forgiveness. I have been to hundreds of workshops and conferences in my life and I have to say, this is one of the best I can’t think of anyone who would not benefit from this amazing teaching and process.  It was an amazing day."


“I so greatly appreciate Brenda Reiss.  Working with Brenda the past 3 months and attending the Magic of Forgiveness workshop has brought me freedom that will last my life time."  

Holly A.

“As a coach/teacher Brenda is filled with so much caring and information and had our groups and individual sessions so thoroughly planned out. This was such an amazing process for me, not only being able to diffuse the misinformation and twisted truth that I had carried around to believe as my story, but to reframe the story and then be able to move on with a clearer and much lighter story. After years of much work in many areas, this form of spiritual clearing and unblocking is so much better for me and helps me grow in so many areas.” 


“When I attended the ceremony I really didn’t know what to expect. But it was easy for me to think of an issue I needed to release. I had been angry and sad about the fact that my mother had had thousands of dollars stolen from her by a caretaker who was also a family friend. The police didn’t seem interested in pursuing the case and the bank was not being helpful. So that was my issue. Two days after the ceremony, I heard from my sister that the bank had given my mother the money that had been taken from her account and was now becoming the plaintiff in the case! So that was a real relief for me. I’m sure the ceremony didn’t hurt and it may have been the catalyst for the movement on this event.” 


“Those qualities are especially important to me when I am in need of support from a coach. I personally feel better understood if I email my dilemma ahead of time as a journaling exercise instead of being confused as to what I want from our one-on-one sessions. Sometimes just being heard was all I needed, but if not she offered me the support I needed through her personal radical approach to helping me sort out whatever it was that bothered me. Brenda is a talented coach, and she is committed to her client’s growth and wellbeing. Thanks, Brenda.” - Dean


“I attended the Radical Self-Forgiveness book study because I realized that I had a major self- forgiveness issue and was looking forward to resolving that issue. Throughout the book study, I experienced considerable enlightenment and relief. Even more, now I have the tools necessary to bring quick relief and clarity to current self-forgiveness issues as they come up, which they continue to do. I would certainly recommend taking this book study to future participants if they are experiencing shame and guilt about themselves and their behavior past and present.” 


"Forgiveness is a process.  It does not happen overnight or in one declaration.

 I thought I had healed my heart from hurts from the past. I've attended years of counseling sessions, seminars...and then I have an encounter that takes me back, and the wound is raw, painful and I am transported back in time.

 Brenda Reiss' The Magic of Forgiveness event is not your typical workshop.  It is truly amazing, transformative and life changing. Brenda masterfully guided our sold out workshop through exercises, rich tools and personal discovery.  This cathartic process helped me to let go of the anger, betrayal and pain that I experienced in my first marriage at a level that I have never before experienced.

 I walked away from this event feeling free, light and peaceful.  Brenda reminded us that the work that we had done that day would also effect the party we had focused on.  Ironically, my ex contacted me the next day, and asked if we could meet on the trip to Boston I had planned the following week.  The power of forgiveness really is magical!" 

CD – Mill Creek