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Frederic Luskin

Stanford University Forgiveness Project
Dr. Luskin founded and currently serves as director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project. He is also senior consultant in health promotion/wellness at the Stanford University Health Center and department chair in clinical psychology at Sofia University. At Stanford, Dr. Luskin teaches undergraduate and graduate students, and he conducts numerous workshops and staff development trainings in relationship enhancement, stress management, and positive psychology through the Stanford Be Well program.

Dr. Luskin is the author of the best-selling books Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness and Forgive for Love: The Missing Ingredient for a Healthy and Happy Relationship. His research has shown that the Forgive for Good methodology leads participants suffering from a wide range of concerns to improved physical and mental health.

Dr. Luskin’s forgiveness work has been applied in veteran’s hospitals, churches, in resolving legal disputes, with cancer patients as psychological education, and in psychotherapy. He has helped people in Northern Ireland whose family members were murdered in political violence, survivors and families involved in the 9/11 attacks, people in Sierra Leone after their civil war, and native populations in arctic Canada dealing with the loss of their ancestral lands.

Dr. Luskin’s work has been made into a PBS pledge drive video called Forgive for Good. He has been interviewed many hundreds of times on forgiveness in world-wide media, including the New York Times, O Magazine, Today Show, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and CBS Morning News.

Dr. Luskin teaches stress management, emotional intelligence, and happiness skills to corporate clients throughout the United States. His work focuses on the research-proven triad of a healthy and happy life: enhancing interpersonal relationships, creating a positive purpose in life, and guided practice in appreciation and other positive emotions.

My Friday Slate Sessions

Friday, October 18

1:50pm PDT