Frederic Luskin - 1440 Multiversity

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Frederic Luskin, PhD

Research expert in health benefits of forgiveness

Frederic Luskin is director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects, senior consultant in wellness at Stanford University, and author of best-selling books Forgive for Good and Forgive for Love as well as Stress Free for Good. He has been teaching happiness classes at Stanford since 2009.

Dr. Luskin’s research validates the importance of practicing forgiveness, confirming its virtues in the promotion of psychological and physical health. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression, and stress and lead to stronger relationships and greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion, and self-confidence.

Dr. Luskin is department chair of the PsyD program in clinical psychology at Sofia University and professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He presents lectures, workshops, seminars, and trainings throughout the United States, and his work is featured in Time; O, The Oprah Magazine; Ladies’ Home Journal; US News & World Report; Parade; Prevention; the New York Times; the Los Angeles Times; the Chicago Tribune; USA Today; and the Wall Street Journal.


Previous Programs

Happiness: Gratitude, Gumption, Grace, and Generosity

July 2 - 7, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Most of us want to experience deep happiness and fulfillment. The good news is that research shows happiness is within reach, but our complex and demanding lives often blur our ability to prioritize the behaviors and attitudes that make us feel truly alive. Even more baffling, research makes clear that most of us are unaware...