What Do Gratitude and Forgiveness Have to Do with Living and Aging Well?

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This web seminar will provide ways to deepen the capacity for both so that the meaning and quality of life improve.

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Presented by ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging 

George Vaillant, in his book, Aging Wellwhich is based on the Harvard Study of Adult Development, concludes that “[those] who have aged most successfully are those who worry less about cholesterol and waistlines and more about gratitude and forgiveness.”  Other researchers also note the improvement in life satisfaction that accompanies their enhancement.  This web seminar will provide ways to deepen the capacity for both so that the meaning and quality of life improve.

Participants in this web seminar will:

  • Develop a clear sense of the meaning of gratitude and forgiveness
  • Consider and appreciate what the research says about the impact of gratitude and forgiveness on the quality of life 
  • Learn exercises that enhance the development of the capacity both gratitude and forgiveness

Presenter:
Robert L. Weber, Ph.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  He supervises, consults, and teaches at Massachusetts General Hospital for the Department of Psychiatry.