NFL’s Offer of Fresh Start to Innocent Ex-Con May Help Him Heal
The NFL offers an innocent ex-con a chance to try out with the Seattle Seahawks, says CBS News (http://cbsn.ws/LPU2aZ). Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil says this shows amazing care and flexibility for a man who lost the last five years of his life and can be part of the healing process.
(PRWEB) June 02, 2012
Twenty-six-year-old Brian Banks was sentenced to prison for a rape he didn’t commit,according to CBS News (http://cbsn.ws/LPU2aZ). Now, more than five years later, he’s been exonerated and the dreams he had in high school are still alive and well. Because he wanted to play for the NFL, Banks lawyer urged the organization to give Banks a chance, and the NFL came calling, confirms Sports Illustrated (http://bit.ly/KxPWrh)
“It’s so wonderful that he’ll be offered a chance at his dream of the NFL,” Dr. Bonnie says. She commends the League for being open to giving someone a shot to reclaim their dream. “It shows they’re open and caring – it’s not fair that the last five years should ruin his life when he is innocent.”
Dr. Bonnie hopes that Banks will remember – forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. “Although he didn’t do anything wrong, and CBS News says he has been exonerated” she says, “it might still be tempting for him to dwell on the last five years. Or to harbor resentment toward the person who wrongly accused him, which is only natural.” It would be justifiable to feel anger toward someone who took the past five years.
Dr. Bonnie says, “One of the key issues I see when people can’t let go is that they are actually doing it to protect themselves so they don’t have to move on, so they don’t have to do the work to forgive.”
In some cases, it feels easier to harbor the pain and resentment than to deal with moving forward in life. Just like getting over a death or the end of a relationship is painful and takes time, so too will Banks need to grieve his loss. It will be important for Banks to deal with this loss appropriately so that he can start experiencing life again – and perhaps even the NFL.
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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil’s best-selling book, Adultery the Forgivable Sin is being re-released under a new distributor and making its appearance available in eBook format and print on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Adultery-Forgivable-Bonnie-Eaker-Weil/dp/1587768151/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321019076&sr=8-1). Adultery the Forgivable Sin was also made into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Kate Jackson.
Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, is also author of the 2010 New York Times Reader´s Choice Award-winning book Make Up Don´t Break Up with accompanying DVD. Dr. Bonnie is a marriage counselor treating couples, singles, and step families. She works with those considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle.
As a marriage and family therapist, Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with intimacy, communication, and connection tools, and counsels families and children.
Named the Best Local New York Therapist by the US Commerce Association two years in a row (2011 and 2012) and known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of other books like Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity: Making Money Sexy.
Dr. Bonnie was named by NY Magazine as one of America’s Best Therapists and is presently featured and available now on the Discovery Health/Oprah Winfrey Network documentary titled “Unfaithful” (http://bit.ly/GSP0KB) and A&E on addictions. The San Francisco Chronicle, which interviews Dr. Bonnie regularly, voted her one of their love experts.
Also find her on Good Morning America, on the Today Show’s three-day series on infidelity, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, and a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN; and is often featured in USA Today and the New York Times. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.
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