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Can You Let Go of Past Hurts?

Are You Ready To Let Go And Forgive?

Podcast with Fred Luskin

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Today’s Guest:

Today we’re talking to Dr. Fred Luskin, who founded and currently serves as Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects. Fred is also a senior consultant in Health Promotion and Wellness at Stanford University’s health center, where he teaches classes on positive psychology, the art and science of meditation, forgiveness, wellness, flourishing, and the psychology of storytelling to undergraduate and graduate students, and conducts numerous workshops and staff development trainings in relationship enhancement, stress management, and positive psychology through the Stanford Be Well program. He’s the author of several best-selling books, including Forgive For Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness, and has been interviewed by mere outlets around the world.

In this episode, we discuss how forgiveness can help to improve our wellbeing, grit and psychological safety at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:02] – Fred explains the value of forgiveness in workplaces.
  • [02:51] – Fred shares how the Stanford Forgiveness Project has helped to improve forgiveness in workplaces.
  • [04:48] – Fred outline why it can be hard to forgive others at work.
  • [06:41] – Fred explains the two practices that work best when it comes to improving our ability to forgive at work.
  • [09:08] – Fred outlines the H.E.A.L method for forgiveness.
  • [12:13] – Fred explains how forgiveness can impact our levels of grit and resilience.
  • [13:08] – Fred shares how forgiveness shapes our relationships at work.
  • [16:20] – Fred explores how important it is for us to be able to forgive ourselves.
  • [17:30] – Fred shares his thoughts on the intersection of forgiveness and psychological safety.
  • [18:20] – Fred explains how we can intelligently forgive at work so we don’t get taken advantage of.
  • [20:12] – Fred shares some of the bottom-line outcomes he has found in workplaces who teach the skills of forgiveness.
  • [21:43] – Fred completes the lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Fred!

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