The psychoanalyst and philosopher Erich Fromm has had many incredible works speaking of human freedom, will, emotional giving, and being itself, within the human heart and mind. Also of great importance and significance to him, was the art of creating a loving personality character within the self. It was his belief that this loving character was an ongoing development and discipline and effort, and that it was indeed the answer to the problems of human existence and suffering. Fromm's work—in my opinion—has been severely underestimated and studied; however, has found some new light in the current culture through the relationship psychotherapist Esther Perel, who attributes some of her theoretical understanding to him. Come join me as we read through this remarkable little book, four Monday evenings in October, in a group-seminar-style environment. We'll discuss his theory and practice of love-as-art, and love-as-cure, not only for the patient and therapist alike, but for every relationship that we find ourselves in across our lives.
This study group is limited to 10 participants. RSVP to D. Michael Louderback at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
Please purchase the book, Erich Fromm The Art of Loving before the first class. The four part class fee is is $40 and payment can be made at our first class.