PDV 13 — Forgive for Good
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jun 29—Jul 27
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 12
Instructor(s): Frederic Luskin
Jun 29—Jul 27
The secular push for forgiveness emerged with the field of positive psychology, where, since the late 1990s, research has demonstrated that forgiveness can be taught and is effective in promoting physical and mental health. The results from the Stanford Forgiveness Project show that interpersonal forgiveness leads to decreased anger, depression, blood pressure, stress, and hurt, as well as increased hope, physical vitality, and self-confidence. In this course, we will explore forgiveness from a biological, psychological, and social perspective. We will reflect upon the need for forgiveness in our own lives, and through guided practice in the methods developed through the Stanford Forgiveness Project, we will work with one of the few forgiveness methodologies that has been successfully subjected to scientific examination.
Frederic Luskin, Director, Stanford Forgiveness ProjectFrederic Luskin is a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford’s Vaden Health Center. He is the author of the bestselling books Forgive for Good and Forgive for Love. Luskin received a PhD in counseling and health psychology from Stanford.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Luskin, Forgive for Good (ISBN 978-0062517210)