We all make mistakes. We say things we do not mean or we do things we later regret. But saying sorry can be the hardest words we say.

Why is apologizing so difficult? Even if we know that we are wrong, some apologies are never given. Perhaps we have learned that saying sorry is a sign of weakness. Or perhaps we fear the repercussions of admitting our mistakes. Or maybe we need to apologize on behalf of a group and have no idea where to begin.

This one-hour session starts from an assumption that learning to say we are sorry is an important aspect of rebuilding damaged relationships. From there we will consider some of the complexity and potential ways forward.

This session will explore:

  • the benefits of apology
  • what constitutes a meaningful apology
  • practical ways to apologize