Event Type: Online Class
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Jul 09 - Jul 30 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
At your computer/device
Give Up the Grudge – The Healing Power of Forgiveness
It is natural to hold onto anger and hurt when we have been wronged, but research shows that people who hold onto grudges are more likely to experience severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other health conditions. Conversely, studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards in your health, reducing anger and depression and enhancing hopefulness, resilience, and self-efficacy.
Come explore the power of forgiveness in this online engagement class. Through 4 sessions of lecture and discussion interspersed with guided practice of forgiveness tools, you will understand the core components of personal grievances and explore how forgiveness provides new strategies for managing anger and hurt. By the end of the course, you will have a clear understanding of how forgiveness can be used to solve problems and enhance interpersonal relationships, and you will have new tools in your toolkit to prevent conflicts by practicing forgiveness.
The format is not intended as group therapy, but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and prevent new ones.
Instructor: Fred Luskin, PhD, is a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University, the director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good.
Class details are subject to change.