ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For the past 16 years, Dr. Jim Dincalci has been putting together methods to help people forgive. The sources of these methods are not only the modern ones of psychology and medicine, but also traditional spiritual methods and cross-cultural healing practices. He has spent over 40 years learning and using emotional, spiritual, psychological, and physical methods to help people feel better and heal their lives. In his book he integrates not only the effective thinking and emotional processes of psychology, but also the time-proven spiritual methods and perspectives—such as specific prayers, meditations, and inspirational viewpoints—that aid in forgiving.
His masters degree is in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He also holds doctorates in Religious Studies and in Divinity from Emerson Theological Institute. He started training in psychology in graduate school at New York Medical College in 1968. Since then, he has used and taught many effective methods for healing the mind, spirit, and body. These methods helped him in his own forgiveness transformation in 1993.
Besides Dr. Dincalcis private practice, his counseling experience includes facilitating domestic violence groups for three years and working for the Department of Health and the Department of Education of Hawaii as a clinical therapist in their school system.
Since the 1960s, Dr. Jim has worked in traditional and alternative health, pastoral counseling, and psychotherapy. He worked intensively with indigenous healers and anthropologists in cross-cultural healing for over 10 years. From 1984 to 1991 he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in cross-cultural healing and spiritual perspectives in the Holistic Health and Psychology Departments at John F. Kennedy University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and California Institute of Integral Studies (all in the San Francisco Bay Area). He taught regular meditation classes for eight years at Santa Rosa Junior College.
At Sonoma State University, he taught "Teaching How to Forgive" from 2001 to 2005 in the Conflict Resolution program. His forgiveness courses have been offered at California State University-Hayward, California State University-Fresno, University Of The Pacific, City College of San Francisco, and College of Marin.
In September 2011, his forgiveness class will be offered at Duke University in North Carolina.