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The Science of a Meaningful Life: Forgiveness and Gratitude
Date Friday September 25
Time 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
International House, UC Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorJason Marsh
Emailgreater [at]
Phone(866) 992-9399
Address2425 Atherton Street #6070, Berkeley, CA 9472
This seminar will feature presentations by two of the world’s leading experts on forgiveness and gratitude—Frederic Luskin and Robert Emmons. Dr. Luskin will teach participants the “Nine Steps to Forgiveness” training he has validated through successful studies, including his famed Stanford Forgiveness Projects. This research, as well as others’ research, has consistently shown that forgiveness increases physical vitality, optimism, hope, compassion, and self-confidence while reducing anger, blood pressure, hurt, depression, and stress. Dr. Luskin’s presentation will combine lecture with a hands-on approach to forgiveness. Participants will explore forgiveness with the goal of reducing hurt and helplessness, letting go of anger and grudges, and increasing their feelings of confidence and hope. They will also learn how to facilitate forgiveness in others through a combination of cognitive therapy and narrative approaches, intermixed with mindfulness and guided imagery practices. The seminar will also feature a brief presentation by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, whose groundbreaking research has shown how gratitude—in many ways the foundation of forgiveness—can promote health, happiness, and strong connections to others. Dr. Emmons will discuss the profound benefits that come from practicing gratitude, and he will highlight research-tested methods for boosting gratitude in everyday life.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 10:39 AM

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