The Art & Science of Happiness

The Art & Science of Happiness

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San Francisco, CA 94103

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What makes us happy, especially in current times? Join us as Professor Luskin explains to us the misconceptions around happiness.

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What does it mean to be happy?

The concept of happiness and how to achieve it has become a constant conversation. In the age of instant gratification and the need for constant success, trying to be present and happy has become more difficult. Additionally, there are many misconceptions around happiness and what we need to be happy.

Join us for a special lecture by Dr. Fred Luskin about these misconceptions around happiness and some simple guided practices that can help us.

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About Fred Luskin, Ph.D.:

Faculty Stanford Executive Program- Graduate School of Business

Director Stanford Forgiveness Projects

Co-founder Life Works and Wellness Education-Health and Human Performance

Dr Luskin founded and currently serves as Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects. He is also the Department Chair in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University. At Stanford Dr. Luskin teaches classes on Positive Psychology, The Art and Science of Meditation, Forgiveness, Wellness, Flourishing and The Psychology of Storytelling to undergraduate and graduate students. He co founded the Life Works and Wellness Education programs at Stanford Medicine Health and Human Performance. He is also an instructor for the Stanford School of Business Executive Education programs.

Dr. Luskin is the author of the best-selling books and Forgive for Love: The Missing Ingredient for a Healthy and Happy Relationship. His book Forgive for Good is the best-selling self-help book published on the topic of forgiveness. His research has shown that the Forgive for Good forgiveness methodology leads participants suffering from a wide range of concerns to improved physical and mental health.

Dr. Luskin’s forgiveness work has been applied in veteran’s hospitals, churches, in resolving legal disputes, with cancer patients as psycho education and in psychotherapy. He has helped people recover from the murder of their family members as a result of political violence in Northern Ireland, as an aftermath of the attacks on 911, in Sierra Leone after their civil war and in artic Canada where native populations deal with the loss of their ancestral lands.

Dr. Luskin’s work has been made into a PBS pledge drive video called Forgive for Good. He has been interviewed many hundreds of times in world -wide media on forgiveness including the New York Times, O Magazine, Today Show, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and CBS Morning News.

He is also the author of Stress Free for Good: Ten Scientifically Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness which emerged from his 10 years as a researcher in preventive cardiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His work showed the effect of enhancing stress management and positive emotion skills to in help patients cope with congestive heart failure and arrhythmia. He also did some consulting work for Stanford Hospital nurses in managing their emotions.

Dr. Luskin teaches stress management, emotional intelligence and happiness skills to corporate clients throughout the United States. His work focuses on the research proven triad of a healthy and happy life: Enhancing interpersonal relationships, creating a positive purpose in life and guided practice in appreciation and other positive emotions.

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