Dr. Frederic Luskin, director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, will be conducting a workshop on the importance of forgiveness on Friday, Oct. 22. Luskin is a counseling and health psychologist who works with people who have experienced severe loss, such as murder of a loved one, betrayal, infidelity, dishonesty and abandonment.
Luskin, who is returning to Cal Poly Pomona for his second workshop, teaches skills that will help people forgive, become more productive and continue to work with others. Luskin uses cognitive methods to assist those who are suffering to view things in a different way.
“We are very delighted to have Dr. Luskin return. There’s a lot of conflict in the world, and anything that we can do to lessen the conflict helps out a great deal,” says Victoria Bhavsar of the Faculty Center.
Luskin first came to Cal Poly Pomona in July 2009 for K-12 teacher education through the Ahimsa Center. This event will be held by the Hugh O. La Bounty Endowed Chair of Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge.
Luskin has succeeded in 10 research projects focusing on forgiveness therapy. His research shows that forgiveness can lead to a more spiritual life involving decreased stress, anger, hurt and lower blood pressure. He is also the author of the best sellers “Forgive for Good, Forgive for Love” and “Stress Free for Good.”