Talk: Lifeskills for Love: How to Have Happy, Nurturing, Passionate Relationship
Relationships are beautiful, wonderful, and challenging! Developing life skills to love well and be happy can help us to enhance relationships, increase well-being, and avoid suffering.
We will learn about and practice wisdom skills that have scientifically been found to enhance love and relationships. Skills such as mindfulness, emotional intelligence, empathy, compassion, gratitude, ego transcendence, and openness to experience have been empirically established as critical to having positive relationships. Other skills such as forgiveness and humor will also be presented and applied.
The workshop will delve more deeply into Lifeskills for Love.
Shani Robins, Ph.D. pioneered the field of Wisdom Therapy TM in 1998. He is a licensed Psychologist (PSY18795) by the California Board of Psychology and is the founder and director of the Wisdom Therapy Institute since 2000. He is an instructor at Stanford University Medical School’s Health Improvement and BeWell Programs and the Director of Clinical Training at Sofia University (Institute of Trans-personal Psychology). Dr. Robins received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from UCLA in 1989, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Experimental Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1996, completed a 2-year National Institute of Mental Health Postdoc at U.C. Irvine in 1999 and a Ph.D. re-specialization in Clinical Psychology in 2002. He has published and has given numerous clinical workshops, invited talks, scientific conference presentations, and corporate consultations nationally and internationally on Wisdom Therapy TM and its relationships to cognition's, emotions, stress reduction, relationships, work place effectiveness, coping, emotional intelligence, performance, and organizational consulting. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, and has won many honors & awards. In his spare time Shani plays racquetball, chess, and GO, roller blades, salsa dances, runs marathons, and watches sun rises.