Dr. Fred Luskin is the author of the bestselling book Forgive for Good and director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects. He is one of the world''s leading authorities on the teaching and researching of forgiveness and is a much-sought-after speaker. He lectures throughout the United States on managing stress, developing emotional competence, and enhancing positive emotions. Luskin has a Ph.D. in counseling and health psychology from Stanford University and is an associate professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting, insists Fred Luskin in Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness, nor does it mean condoning bad behavior. What it does mean is that you "take your hurt less personally, take responsibility for how you feel, and become a hero instead of a victim in the story you tell." Luskin, a practicing psychologist and cofounder of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, shows why forgiveness is important for mental and physical health, explains how to form a grievance and suggests practical steps for healing. He uses examples from his clinical practice including instances of broader cultural grievances like those between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland in this solidly researched and convincing guide. ( Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
"Good practical advice for a very difficult
"Luskin has the potential to do for forgiveness what John Gray ("Mars and Venus") did for relationships."--Chicago Tribune