Frederic Luskin, Ph.D.
Frederic Luskin, PhD, is director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, director of wellness education at Stanford University, and professor of clinical psychology at Sofia University. He is author of Stress Free for Good, Forgive for Good, and Forgive for Love. Luskin is renowned for teaching about the psychological and medical benefits of forgiveness. Research done by Luskin and others has confirmed that forgiveness can reduce anger, depression, and stress while it leads to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion, and self-confidence. As director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, Luskin conducts an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on a variety of populations. The forgiveness project has explored forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland and Sierra Leone, as well as from the attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. In addition, his work has been successfully applied and researched in corporate, medical, legal, and religious settings. Luskin’s work has been featured in Time; O, The Oprah Magazine; Ladies' Home Journal; US News & World Report; Parade; Prevention; the New York Times; the Los Angeles Times; the Chicago Tribune; USA Today; and the Wall Street Journal. Luskin is also a professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He offers lectures, workshops, seminars, and trainings nationwide on forgiveness, stress management, and emotional competence.