Dr. Frederic Luskin’s forgiveness training methodology has been validated through six successful research studies conducted through the Stanford Forgiveness Projects. He is also the author of two books: Forgive for Good and Stress Free for Good (with co-author, Dr. Kenneth Pelletier). Recently, Dr. Luskin’s and other’s research has confirmed its virtues in the promotion of psychological, relationship and physical health. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self confidence. Dr. Luskin holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University. He is the Co-Director of the Stanford-Northern Ireland HOPE Project, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on the victims of political violence. He served as the Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, the largest research project to date on the training and measurement of a forgiveness intervention. He currently works as a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation and is also on the faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Luskin presents lectures, workshops, seminars and trainings throughout the United States on the importance, health benefits and training of forgiveness. The episode closes with the podsafe tune “Forgive Me” by Cofield Mundi from Cape Town, South Africa.