directs the Stanford Forgiveness Projects and is a senior teacher and supervisor for the Compassion and Altruism Research and Education program at Stanford. He is the author of Forgive for Good and Stress Free for Good. At Stanford he teaches classes on Happiness and Emotional Intelligence.
At some point in each of our lives we have been hurt, mistreated, or disappointed. Unfortunately too many of us linger too long in self pity and anger. Learning to acknowledge and grieve our wound is the beginning of a process that ends in forgiveness. We will begin with grief but this workshop will focus on the qualities of gratitude and compassion that lead to forgiveness. Compassion understands the universality of suffering with the desire to make it better, while gratitude reminds us of the beauty in each life that pain cannot fully obscure.